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On the Hunt for Joy 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

 

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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

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Rails

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Rails.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before realising that I had photographed a variety of rails in the local town last year.

Three very different rails from around the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

The rails on the front of this abandoned grocery store used to hold the Foodland sign.

 

October Squares: Stainless Steel Lines

Rails outside the Royal Bank of Canada.

 

Weekly Prompts: The Street

Rails on the balcony of the Pacific Hotel.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy Challenge

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days

Cee’s prompt for the On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Wear Bright Colours on Tough Days got me thinking about the proliferation of Hi-Viz clothing.

At the Air and Auto Extravaganza at Wiarton Airport on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2018 I was struck by the sheer number of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats. At the opening ceremony there was as many people wearing Hi-Viz as there was people in their regular clothes or uniforms. There’s 4 more people in Hi-Viz vests in the parking area behind the fence.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

Santa Claus escorted by a phalanx of people wearing Hi-Viz vests and coats bringing up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2019.

On the Hunt for Joy: Wear Bright Clothes on Tough Days

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The first thought that came to mind when I read the Weekly Prompts: Celebration challenge was fireworks, more specifically Canada Day fireworks.

I suspect they came to mind because this winter I have been digitizing my slide archives and have recently made digital copies of two sets of Canada Day firework photos.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 1999 Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2007 Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

The 2017 Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

 

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Monthly Squares

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