Friendly Friday: Remote.

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

My first thought was of some of the remote spots I visited when living in Saskatchewan, Canada in late 1990s. I once had the passenger side front wheel of my truck disappear into a hole at a water level control connecting Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake. It was at the end of several miles of rough track that stopped at the water control point. I had to pile rocks in the back of the truck to get the rear wheel on the ground and the front wheel out of the hole.

Another time at a section of Little Quill Lake I managed to lock my keys in the truck and had to break into it with an old piece of barbed wire that I had stripped the barbs off.

Here’s a photo of a sunset over a marsh at Little Quill Lake. It was winter so I was probably the only person within 10 miles and it was -40° at the time.

Friendly Friday: Remote.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

Having photographed some Black-eyed Susan’s a short time before the challenge was posted I decided that yellow flowers would be to obvious.

As yellow is associated with warmth I thought a winter photo would be interesting. I briefly considered a winter sunrise or sunset before deciding that was also to obvious.

Then I remembered the giant butterfly garden ornaments I photographed on some of my walks last winter. I was surprised that this giant Yellow Butterfly sitting in a patch of sunlight hadn’t headed south for the winter.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

Lens-Artists: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.

I thought that the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue was going to be quite a hard challenge.

Until I thought of one photo that covered three out of the four, Old, New and Blue. All I needed was Borrowed and in the end the photo I picked for Borrowed also covered Blue and tied in with the first.

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit on a frost rimmed twig in the winter. Taken with a Borrowed 800mm lens and Nikon camera when I was toying with the idea of swapping my 600mm lens for an 800mm.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Something Borrowed and Blue.

 

Old and New Eurasian Blue Tits in a specially constructed nestbox in Cheshire, England.

Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young.

July Squares: Ice Blue at -40 degrees.

A contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.

Just in case anyone is wondering if that’s -40° Celsius or Fahrenheit, it’s both. When you get down to -40° it’s the same.

I picked this shot because this part of Ontario is under a heat warning with temperatures in the 30s with the humidity making it feel like the 40s.

A frozen section of marsh at dusk. Part of Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A dusk at-40°.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hill.

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

There was an obvious choice for me, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Bickerton Hill is a sandstone escarpment forming part of the Sandstone Trail and the southern end of the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

The hill has a long history with an Iron Age hill fort on top of part of it and other evidence of settlement in the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods.

Autumn colour on part of the hillside.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Snow on the Cheshire plain looking north west from the top of part of the hill.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Some autumn colour isolated with a telephoto lens from the top of the escarpment.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.