Friendly Friday: Photo Edits

A contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Photo Edits.

A recent post for Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge made me think of the edits I have made to two shots of trees in the autumn. The two shots are of the same group of trees, one is a vertical composition and the other horizontal.

The vertical shot.

Friendly Friday: Photo Edits


A monochrome conversion of the vertical composition.

Tree trunk jungle.


An edited version of the horizontal composition with a film type border added using Snapseed.

Autumn tree trunks.


A square crop of the horizontal version for Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

October Squares: Lines of Tree Trunks

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Filling the Frame

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Filling the Frame.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of filling the frame with just one thing.

Filling the frame with water at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.


Filling the frame with snow.

Tracks in the snow with shadows.


Filling the frame with leaves.

Variegated Hosta leaves.


Filling the frame with trees.

Autumn tree trunks.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

I was thinking about the challenge and had this post mostly written in my head on Sunday evening. On Monday I started considering a completely different selection of photos before deciding to combine my ideas.

My original ideas was to detail some of the magical experiences photographing nature subjects. Then I started thinking about some of the magical landscapes and skies I have photographed.

In the end I went with a mix of nature encounters and landscapes.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista


Pond Skaters, not only can they walk on water, they also mate on the water. Taken on a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Mating Pond Skaters.


An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada. Not only can the bird spot and catch a fish in rough water but it can then carry the fish in the most aerodynamic position.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.


Snow Geese on autumn migration. Taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is a small part of one of the flocks in the area.

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight.


A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year and September in a 2019 birds calender.

In the rain.


Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

I had a few ideas for the challenge after photographing some early fall colour at the weekend. In the end I decided to go with a selection of photos of fall colour covering several decades and various locations.

Fall colour on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.


Fall colour in early snow, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Birch trees in early snow.


Fall colour behind a slough, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Autumn colour and reflection.


Fall colour on the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada a few years ago.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.


Fall colour in the mist, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Autumn colour in mist.


A section of fallen tree trunk surrounded by fall colour on the South Bruce Peninsula last year.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.