Mural, signs and a snow bank.

This week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Murals.

I was amused by the parking signs and the thought that anyone would be parking on top of a metre (39 inch) high snow bank which is partially burying the mural.

The mural is on the side of the Sparkles Laundromat, Southampton, Ontario and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the town.

Parking signs, mural and snow bank.

Spotted, Giant Red Butterfly.

A giant Red Butterfly garden ornament over wintering on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a walk earlier in the week when we saw some blue skies and sun between the snow squalls.

Continuing a bit of a theme from this winter as I have photographed some of the relatives of this butterfly previously and also because I gave it a film type border.

Red Butterfly garden ornament.

Snow, Ice and Clouds.

Monochrome Monday is going down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. One of those mornings where there was some interesting clouds over the bay but very little colour in the sky as the sun came up.

I noticed the similarity between the patterns in the snow and ice on the bay and the patterns in the clouds and tried to find a composition that balanced the two with the idea of a monochrome conversion.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Colourful Dusk.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Bright Colors.

A fairly easy challenge you would have thought. I came up with a long list of possible subjects in my head. I then thought about some of the colourful skies I have photographed over the years and changed direction for this post.

This colourful dusk is one that I may never forget. Not just because of the colour but also because it was -40° and a few minutes previously there had been Snow Buntings flying past me to roost in a reed bed. It should be noted that -40° is roughly the same in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

I added a glow with Snapseed to give a dreamlike quality and then a border as I’ve been on a bit of a border kick recently. The view is of a section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada approximately 20 minutes after the sun dropped below the horizon.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

Solitary seed head.

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week is Isolated Objects.

This seed head came to mind as I have photographed them a few times this winter. I picked this shot because I thought the dark background would isolate the seed head from the background when converted to monochrome.

Monochrome seed head.