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Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekend Challenge: Scenic

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Scenic.

I had a few ideas for the challenge but I wasn’t really happy with any of them. Then I thought about a small set of photos all taken on a back road in southern Cheshire. It was the scenic route into the village of Audlem and I used to take it frequently rather than using the more direct main road.

 

Weekend Challenge: Scenic

Farmland with St James’ Church, Audlem on the horizon at sunset. The church clock shows the photo was taken at 5:10.

 

Throwback Thursday: 20th February 2020

A wider view of the same farmland, this time snow covered shortly after sunrise. St James’ Church in on the horizon again.

 

Weekend Challenge: Scenic

Storm clouds over the farmland. An even wider view showing some of the back road. A small St James’ Church on the horizon in this photo.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

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

Having quite a few photos to pick from I decided to go with two favourites, one from Saskatchewan, Canada and one from Ontario, Canada, both featuring ice.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A frozen section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

Lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk during the spring thaw. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Pastimes.

Once again I am cheating a little with my response to the prompt. Over Christmas I started the fairy major project of digitising my colour slide and black and white negative archives.

When Ontario went into lockdown it gave me lots of time to continue the project. I currently have 8,000 slides digitised plus dozens of key black and white negatives.

This has allowed me to rediscover some personal favourites and discover some overlooked photos that have become favourites.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A section of the winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire in the 1990s. An overlooked photo that has since become a favourite.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland with the mist shrouded Cuillin mountains across the bay behind. A favourite that I didn’t have a good digital copy of until a couple of weeks ago.

 

One Word Sunday: Ice

A frozen and partially snow covered slough at sunrise with weak sun pillar. I discovered a set of sunrise photos from Punnichy, Saskatchewan with a weak sun pillar in the sky.

 

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Hoarfrost on Privet leaves in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite but I didn’t remember taking a horizontal version until I started digitising some of my black and white negatives.

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to the early 1980s as I continue the exploration of my black and white negative files.

This is hoarfrost on Privet leaves. Photographed in the winter in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden. The vertical version of this photo has long been a favourite, I didn’t realise I had also taken a horizontal version until I started going through my black and white negatives recently.

 

Monochrome Monday: 4th May 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

Ghost of a Maple leaf on Top of the Snow

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

The almost translucent remains of a Maple leaf rests on top of the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula.

April Squares: A Maple leaf on snow

 

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One Word Sunday

Division

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday challenge Division.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

 

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Shadows on Top of the Snow

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

Shadows of trees across the snow with a fallen branch sticking out of the snow.

January Squares: Sidelight