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Month of Squares

Past Squares #28

January Squares: Headlight

January Squares: Headlight

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Words containing Light Squares Month and is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Lens-Artists

Black and White

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Black and White prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Easter 1980.

Monochrome Monday: 22nd March 2021

Intentional camera movement of trees in snow on the South Bruce Peninsula last winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Houses of Parliament in London, England from the South Bank of the River Thames. In the very early 1980s I was one of the field testers for a new type of black and white film, Ilford XP1.

Monochrome Monday: 28th December 2020

The Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise last autumn.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light and Dark

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982.

Lens-Artists: My Photographic Journey

Trees on snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

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One Word Sunday

Mobile

I had a few ideas for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Mobile prompt.

I forgot those ideas when I remembered that it’s the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France this weekend.

So a trip to the archives for a photo of Team Bike entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

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Lens-Artists

Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

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1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

At Night

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: At Night prompt.

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I was going to go with for this challenge. I didn’t realise just how many photos I had taken at night until I started selecting photos.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night
Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay at night. Taken while looking for Comet Neowise which I failed to see let alone photograph.
On Top of a Sandstone Crag by Starlight
A very long exposure of Beeston Castle at night. Taken while doing a night shift protecting a Peregrine nest site on the cliff below the castle.
Friendly Friday: Nighttime
Wybunbury churchyard at night, Cheshire, England. Taken for an art school project although I no longer remember what the brief was.
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Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around midnight. 9 hours into the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.
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CFFC

Catching People Unaware

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Catching People Unaware prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of my photo of the track invasion at the end of the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. I edited all the digital copies of the slides recently which is probably why it came to mind.

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Being ignored by Team Bike and the French race officials during a dawn pit stop.

CFFC: Catching People Unaware

Being ignored by thousands of fans as they invade the start/finish straight at the end of the race.

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One Word Sunday

Flare

And Flair.

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Flare or Flair.

Having shot a few photos of sun shining through trees with deliberate flare on some of my recent walks around the neighborhood I then decided to go in a completely different direction. So here’s a visit to the Le Mans race circuit in France for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in the spring of 1982.

The flare in this photo is created by the lights illuminating the pit lane entrance and the start/finish straight at the race circuit. The photo was taken with the silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm that I got with my Olympus OM1 in 1976. Those lenses were single coated rather than multi coated which probably explains the flare.

The flair in this photo is the motorcycle and rider. Built on a shoestring budget in a garage in London this is the bikes first race. It looks like a standard Honda CB900 rather than a purpose built endurance racer. Despite all that the team was up to 8th in the race at one point, ahead of some of the big budget professional teams.

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