Monochrome Monday: 30th March 2020

Monochrome Monday travels back to Merseyside in the late 1980s for a selective colour treatment.

I was photographing interesting post boxes because editors and publishers were often looking for images of typically British things and red post boxes were a regular request.

This is a Victorian post box in Abercromby Square, Liverpool, part of the University of Liverpool campus if I recall correctly. I gave it a selective colour treatment because there was very little colour in the photo apart from the postbox.

Monochrome Monday: 30th March 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Blue

On reading the prompt for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour I immediately thought of blue. In part because when I read the prompt I was picking photos for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow and blue is the complimentary colour to yellow.

I suspect that another reason for thinking blue was because of the blue, yellow and red butterfly garden ornaments I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood and that I have been taking photos of for the past few winters.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue on blue. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of Any Kind

Blue rain. Or at least raindrops on the roof of a blue car.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue aluminium. Knurled aluminium anodized blue on the body of a small torch (flashlight).

 

CFFC: Basically One Colour

Blue dawn. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky over Colpoy’s Bay.

 

Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #18

Blue ripples. The blue sky reflected in the ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Blue in the snow. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament in the snow last autumn.

 

WWE #21: An Extreme View

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21 photo challenge.

This is Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise. It is formed by a large loop in the Niagara Escarpment which runs up the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula.

The reason I say it’s an extreme view is because it was taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because I kept the horizon running across the center of the frame. This avoids the curvature very often associated with fisheye lenses.

The horizontal angle of view through the center of the frame is 130 degrees, more than the human eye can comfortably take in without turning the head. This is shown by the mouth of bay being visible on the left side of the frame which is to the north east. On the right side of the frame is the remains of a row of wood piles sticking out of the water which are to the south east from where the photo was taken.

 

Water Water Everywhere #21

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons prompt.

There’s no real signs of spring around here yet but we had a mild winter with not a lot of snow so we may have an early spring. The possibility of an early spring is shown in these three photos of Colpoy’s Bay in the first week of spring over the last three years.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2018. Refrozen after a partial thaw.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

24th March 2019. Still frozen.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

22nd March 2020. Open water, the bay hardly started freezing last winter.