January Squares: Green-light

This is my day 24 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and although it’s hyphenated it isn’t one of my made up hyphenated words.

To green-ligh means giving something the go ahead. Most commonly used in T.V. and film production it comes from green traffic lights giving vehicles the go ahead. This green-light is on the junction of Berford Street and William Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

January Squares: Green-Light

Weekly Prompts: The Street

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: The Street challenge.

It occurred to me when I was considering the prompt that I seem to have taken photos on the main street in the local town quite a few times since last summer. As a result I decided to go with a selection of shots taken on Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Looking north early on a Sunday morning in the summer. Berford Street is actually Highway 6 that heads up to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It’s normally busy with tourists in the summer as there’s a ferry across Lake Huron that sails from Tobermory.

Weekly Prompts: The Street

 

A similar view looking north before the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade in December.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Portal

 

The Pacific Hotel on the corner of Berford Street and William Street in the autumn. The slightly run down appearance of the buildings and the storm clouds sum up my feelings for the town at times.

Weekly Prompts: The Street

 

Finally, looking south down the street at the various Christmas lights in December. I thought the wet highway reflecting the lights added to the scene.

Weekly Prompts: The Street

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Portal

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

One portal came to mind as soon as I read the prompt. I’ve posted about this wooden structure on Berford Street in the town Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula previously. I still have no idea what it is supposed to be or represent.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Portal

 

The “Portal” from the other side.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

 

With Christmas lights on before the start of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Portal

 

January Squares: Streetlights

This is my contribution to day five of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

This is Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada approximately 45 minutes before sunrise just before Christmas. There’s quite a few different light sources with the various lights down the street.

January Squares: Town Lights

Weekly Prompts: Something New

For 2020 the Weekly Prompts Photo and Word Challenges have been merged into one, the first being Something New.

The something new for me was a different camera last year. As a long time Olympus user I picked up a small, mirrorless Sony to continue my experimentation and testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

I’m rather enjoying the camera to the point that if it wasn’t for the bag full of very good Olympus lenses that won’t adapt I would be using it almost exclusively.

Part of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade with the Meike 25mm lens from my lightweight Olympus kit adapted to fit the Sony.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

 

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise with the Neewer 35mm lens adapted to fit the camera.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

A fisheye view of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise with the Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens adapted to fit the camera.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: What Dreams May Come

 

Some interesting background blur with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit the camera.

Wordless Wednesday: 27th November 2019

 

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

The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers

Normally I restrict my Six Word Saturday posts to one or two six word sentences but this one is going to need an explanation.

Last Saturday evening it was the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Just up the street from me someone was doing a commentary using a public address system. When the people with the BDO banners passed the commentator I heard them say “and here’s the LBDO street walkers” at which point there was a brief pause before they added “I probably shouldn’t have phrased it like that” which was what I was thinking.

Six Word Saturday: The Santa Claus Parade Street Walkers