Weekly Photo Challenge

A Local Eyesore

A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All about buildings: Commercial buildings or store fronts.

This is the former Foodland grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Photographed last autumn when it had been standing empty for a couple of years. It’s an even bigger eyesore at the moment as the parking lot is currently being used for storage by the construction crew ripping up the highway through the town.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial Buildings
Weekly Photo Challenge

Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles prompt.

I decided to go with one photo of each.


Friendly Friday: Fake.

A bike on High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

A trike on Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

Motorcycles on a campsite at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.


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


Weekly Photo Challenge

Does Anyone Read All These Signs?

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs.

On reading the prompt I thought of this dollar store in a local town. So many signs, one is standing, propped up against a store window. Presumably waiting to be hung up somewhere.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Graffiti and Murals

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti and Murals although the photo isn’t really about either.

Taken last summer I gave the photo the pretentious title of ‘A Study in Blue’ as a joke and as a tip of the hat to the Sherlock Holmes story ‘A Study in Scarlet’ which is the first of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Rather amusingly, the photo features both a mural and graffiti. In the background there is a black fence which is a smoking area for people in the cafe next to it. Patrons were given sidewalk chalk to decorate the fence.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti and Murals


Weekly Photo Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Make Your Own Rainbow

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, neither of which worked out.

Then I remembered photographing a section of sidewalk some bored child had coloured in with chalk. I had photographed it last summer where the local town held a weekly farmers market. I assumed that the bored child of one of the stallholders had coloured the sidewalk in.

So I decided to do some heavy editing using Photoshop and then Snapseed to get a couple of different versions of the coloured sidewalk.


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow


On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Make Your Own Rainbow


Monthly Squares

On Top of Santa’s Stables

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

It was supposed to be my day 24 contribution but shortly after posting day 23 I ended up in the local E.R. before being admitted to hospital. I am posting this from my hospital room.  As the various doctors seem to be playing a guessing game as to why my heart is racing and my list of symptoms is growing with the time I spend in hospital I’m not expecting to be out anytime soon.

As a result my posts will become erratic until I am discharged from the hospital.

Santa in his sleigh on top of the reindeer stables getting ready to depart.

On Top of Santa's Stables