Abandoned crofters cottage.

Monochrome Monday is going back to the late 1970s when four photography students traveled to the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.

I added grain to the digital version to give it a more gritty feel. It shows an abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol with the mist and clod shrouded Cuillin in the background across Loch Scavaig.

Abandoned cottage in front of the Cuillin.

Black and white between grey.

Saturday morning of week 26 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline. It was difficult to tell where the water stopped and the clouds started at times. The previous time I was down there it was like that.

So for Monochrome Monday I compared the two sets of photos to check which had the most interesting cloud formations for a monochrome conversion.

Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse on Lake Huron, Ontario.

Chantry Island Lighthouse, Lake Huron.

Thick fog at sunrise.

Sunday morning of week 25 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay. No sunrise with a thick fog blanketing the area. Dark enough when I got down to the shoreline I had to grab a flashlight (a torch for any British readers) out of the car. I needed it to see the bubble (spirit) level I use to level the camera and to check the front element of the lens for water drops as the fog was dripping off the leaves of the trees I was under.

By the time I packed the camera away the sun had been above the horizon for 15 minutes by the clock in the car. I had guessed that it was up as I wasn’t having to use the flashlight any more.

Given the lack of colour because of the fog I decided to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome. I was also trying for some movement in the leaves on the trees so this is a 25 second exposure. I kept the monochrome conversion fairly low key to match the conditions at the Bay.

A foggy morning.