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Travel Tuesday

Holiday Fireworks

Travel Tuesday is traveling back three years this week.

Last weekend was the Ontario Civic Holiday long weekend. This is normally the weekend of the Wiarton Rotary Village Fair. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s fair was cancelled.

The Rotary Club traditionally put on a firework display at the end of the fair. In 2017 I went down to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay and photographed the fireworks from across the bay.

The Ferris wheel of the fair is the white circle below the fireworks. It shows how high the fireworks went and how large some of them were.

 

Travel Tuesday: Holiday Fireworks

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Holidays

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

Having written a few posts about Christmas recently I decided to go with a different approach to the challenge. Here’s a selection of photos taken during various public holidays.

Easter egg laying. A female Eurasian Blue Tit egg laying over the Easter holiday.

Female Blue Tit egg laying

 

Canada Day fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

 

Boxing Day 2007. The sun sets behind Chantry Island while the lighthouse flashes. Lake Huron, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Holidays

 

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the August long weekend, most commonly know as the Civic Holiday long weekend.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

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Monthly Squares

October Squares: Lines of Fire

This is my contribution to day 24 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

Wiarton Village Fair Fireworks over Colpoy’s Bay, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

October Squares: Lines of Fire

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

I considered this challenge for some time before deciding that my interpretation was going to be round things in the sky, cropped square. Simple.

A moon. Not the moon because we now know that there are other moons out there. Some with more dramatic names, Titan or Deimos, for example. Taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario while waiting for the sun to rise.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square!

 

A manmade circle in the sky. Wiarton Village Fair fireworks on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a telephoto from a couple of miles away across the bay from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The same location as the moon photo.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

 

A giant setting sun behind cloud. Taken with a telephoto lens at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during autumn migration. The specks in the photo are distant wildfowl flying to roost.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Cosmically Circular/Cosmically Square

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Lines

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines.

Lines of colour in the sky.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

 

Lines in the ice on Colpoy’s Bay.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

 

Lines of fire in the sky.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night

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

I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go simple, the prompt is night so photos taken at night. I then decided on only two photos taken about 40 years apart.

Inside a graveyard at night, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. Taken in the late 1970s when I was a photography student. Part of an art school project although after all these years I don’t remember the brief. I do remember getting permission to take them. Nowadays there would probably have to be a healthy and safety assessment before entering such a dangerous location at night.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

 

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks. Taken one year ago today. This year’s fireworks will be going off in around 15 hours. You get an idea of how big some of these modern commercial fireworks are when you compare them to the lights on the fun fair rides on the horizon. The photo was taken from over two miles away across Colpoy’s Bay from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: 3 Items or the Number Three

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 3 Items or the Number Three.

I decided to limit myself to three photos of three items.

Three fireworks.

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks.

Three Coneflowers.

Echinacea or Coneflower

Three birds at sunrise.

Three in a row.