Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Outdoors.

As someone who is primarily an outdoor photographer I had plenty of photos to pick from but I needed a theme to follow. So I decided to go with as wide a variety of subject matter as possible and to start in the 1970s and end this summer.

One of my earliest photos. The negative for the first version got lost or damaged so I reshot the scene next time there was snow. Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the mid 1970s.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. Le Mans, France in April 1982.

Night racing

Light beam on a hillside at Loch Arkaig, Scotland in the autumn of 1985.

Sunset light beam.

A Red Fox in a hay field taken in Faddiley, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Hunting Red Fox.

A Borage flower bud photographed in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

Borage plant.

An American White Pelican at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

breeding adult American White Pelican

Waves and rocks at sunrise on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s.

Rocks and waves.

Canada Day fireworks from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay. The fireworks are in the town of Wiarton a couple of miles away across the bay. Taken on Canada Day last year.

Fireworks for Canada Day.

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise this summer.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Waves at Sunrise.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Found Art.

I was considering a few photos and then thought about some of my shots of waves and ripples at sunrise and sunset. I find the randomness of the waves and ripples and the way the colours in the sky reflect on the water interesting.

This shot was taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

Breaking wave.

Saturday morning of week 38 saw me on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. There had been strong winds on Friday and overnight which caused the waves to come crashing onto the shoreline. I was at the flagpole at the bottom of High Street in Southampton and the waves were breaking on the rocks surrounding the flagpole.

The deep blue sky and fluffy white clouds were a big change from the weather the previous day and early Saturday morning. Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse is on the horizon.

Wave breaking on rocks.

Rocks, waves and clouds at sunrise.

A sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from last Sunday morning.

There was a flock of 50 to 60 Ring-billed Gulls on the shoreline with me. I was trying to release the shutter when there wasn’t some of them in front of the lens. The exposure times I was using meant that they would have appeared as dark streaks rather than birds.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Waves and rocks.

Waves breaking over rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Continuing my recent theme of photos taken with a long telephoto. In this case I used it to isolate the most interesting group of rocks and then used a slow shutter speed to blur the waves a little. A photo from over a decade ago, the water level in Lake Huron is currently quite a bit higher. I suspect most of these rocks are now under water.

Rocks and waves.