Monochrome Monday goes all the way back to last Saturday morning and a visit to a fog shrouded Lake Huron. There was some nice ripples on what water was visible in the fog.
This is a monochrome conversion although there was hardly any colour in the original.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is ‘Pieces of a dream…in black and white’
Having been shooting in fog this weekend when most of the shots were monochromatic I was considering a dreamy fog or mist shot. Then I spotted a partially wind blown Dandelion clock and was struck by the symbolism of it.
So a monochrome conversion to which I added some radial blur and a vignette to focus attention on the center of the clock. This isn’t the Dandelion clock that inspired me, that was all clumped together by the rain and fog. This started out as a film shot from Cheshire in the 1980s.
A florescent green kayak appears out of the fog on Lake Huron.
Saturday morning of week 28 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. The lake was shrouded in fog, I heard and just managed to spot two Common Terns over the water when I spotted the kayak.
This is a colour photo, not manipulated. I was considering it for Monochrome Monday but decided that was cheating so it’s my pick for week 28. A few minutes later the fog had rolled in and the kayak was barely visible.
A young Common Merganser hitches a ride on its mothers back.
Taken on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario soon after the sunrise I had gone down there for.
A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon.
Taken close to the flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario in the early 2000s. The water level has risen since the photo was taken and this stony spit is now under water.
I spent some time recently trying for better shots of the various young Woodpeckers and Nuthatches we have around here at the moment.
This juvenile Downy Woodpecker is the only one that wants to cooperate with me. It’s waiting for an adult to feed it.
It’s Throwback Thursday and this week is a follow-up of sorts to last week.
Last week I posted one of the last images I shot on film. This week I’m posting an early digital image taken soon after the film image from last week.
I had been shooting film along side digital for about a while but went totally digital 11 years ago this month. The photo below is the eleventh shot taken with the Olympus E-410 I had just purchased.
After posting the photo on a photo forum I was approached by a camera magazine who wanted to use it. When I asked about their usage rates I was informed that they don’t pay for photos. Hard to comprehend that a magazine aimed at photographers expected them to give their work away. Needless to say, they didn’t get to use the photo.
So to the photo. It shows the Range Light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline at Southampton, Ontario about 15 minutes before sunrise.