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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth

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.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

Rough water on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: Surface

A mirror smooth section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan at sunset in the autumn.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

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

I am a morning person and often have the alarm set to allow me to get to a location half an hour before sunrise. So here’s a small selection of photos taken around sunrise but not necessarily what I would call a photo of a sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

Waves and rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline soon after sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

A female Eurasian Blue Tit egg laying early in the morning.

 

One Word Sunday: Knot

A juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

Waves and ripples on Lake Huron at sunrise.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

Snow and hoarfrost covered farmland at sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

A Eurasian Blue Tit silhouetted against the rising sun.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #22: Waves and a Rock

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #22 Photo Challenge.

A wave breaking over a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario early one morning. The result of going down to the shoreline with a telephoto lens and there being no birds to photograph.

Water Water Everywhere #22

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity

When I read the prompt for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity I had a few ideas for the challenge.

Before I had even started narrowing the ideas down we lost our internet connection for the second time in less than a week. So I forgot about the prompt not knowing when we would be back online.

When I came back to the prompt I ignored my previous ideas after thinking about simplifying some of my camera kit. An accident a year ago left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I needed a smaller, lighter kit for my personal work.

So here’s a small selection of photos from the last 10 months taken locally with a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. If I’m going for a walk around the neighborhood I pick a lens and find images with it. If I’m going somewhere in the car I take a small bag with a mirrorless camera, wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 8th January 2020

Waves on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: White

Shadows with a fallen branch stickingout of the snow.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Two autumn leaves clinging on in winter.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

When I read the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected prompt I had several ideas for a post. On Friday evening I was selecting photos for the idea I was going with.

Luckily I hadn’t started editing those photos because on Saturday morning I changed my plans for this post. Then, when the first photo l picked for the new version was square I decided that all the photos should be square.

A selection of photos of unexpected art in nature.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

Waves and ripples at sunrise.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Nature as ArtThe center of a Coneflower.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Clouds at sunrise.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Art Unexpected

Foxtail Barley detail.

 

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Throwback Thursday

Great Orme Storm

Throwback Thursday travels back to North Wales about 30 years ago. The Great Orme is a limestone headland on the coast of North Wales.

A storm was causing waves to break over the sea wall. I was photographing the breaking waves while trying to watch out for any waves that were going to soak me and the camera. As it’s the Irish Sea it’s salt water which is a lot worse for camera equipment than fresh water.

This shot was taken on the south west side of the Great Orme looking north.

Throwback Thursday: Great Orme Storm

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water

A contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Clouds at sunrise.

 

Old wood piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Orange sky at sunrise.

 

Waves and rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Rocks and waves.

 

A sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.