Cloud reflected in Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #44 Photo Challenge.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth prompt.
I had no ideas for this prompt until I was thinking about going down to the local bay for the sunrise. Which is when the idea of rough and smooth water occurred to me and at that point two photos were obvious picks for the challenge.
Rough water on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunrise.
A mirror smooth section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan at sunset in the autumn.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Water.
Having been living and photographing around water for decades I decided to go with a small selection of my favourites.
Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
A wave and ripples on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada at dawn.
This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #15 Photo Challenge and another one of my photos that was taken for the pattern of the ripples on the water.
I probably didn’t need any more photos of an immature Grey Heron on this tree stump in the water at Hurleston Reservoir, southern Cheshire. By the mid 1990s I already had a selection when this shot was taken. I suspect that it was the pattern of the ripples that I was photographing.
It’s not always about the bird, sometimes the bird is just there to provide a focal point or a sense of scale to the ripples and reflections on the water.
A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #14 Photo Challenge.
A male Common Pochard rests amongst some interesting ripples and reflections on the water.
This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #13 Photo Challenge.
This is Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Despite living quite close to the lake it’s not somewhere I visit very often. Access is via a small park which never seems to be in a good direction for photography in the blue and golden hours.
I had a couple of ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Three Angles before thinking of the old wooden piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay at one of my sunrise locations.
A colourful sunrise reflected in the water around them.
Only the tips visible at dawn when the water level was high.
With their reflections on calm water.