Colpoy’s Bay sunrise, week 51.

Thursday morning of week 51 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I headed to the Government Dock in Colpoy’s Bay. There had been no access during part of the autumn while the end of the dock was repaired so I hadn’t been down there much since the summer.

Access can be difficult in the winter if there’s too much snow on the ground but we’d had a thaw earlier in the week. I had been down there the previous afternoon for the sunset so I knew the access would be no problem in the dark.

This shot was taken from the path to the dock rather than out on the dock just before the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment on the east side of Colpoy’s Bay.

Sunrise over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Layers of cloud just before sunrise.

Last Tuesday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. This shot was taken a couple of minutes before the sun appeared over the Niagara Escarpment. I was considering it as my pick for week 51.

One week of my 52 week photo project to go. I’m surprised that I made it this far given the weather at various times throughout the year and some of the personal issues that cropped up shortly after starting the project.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Still no internet access so I’m writing this in a Tim Hortons coffee shop using their Wi-Fi.

Sunday afternoon of week 50 saw me sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to post my week 50 pick. As the library is only a few minutes from the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline I headed down there for the sunset after posting.

Autumn sunset.

Snowy twig.

Continuing what seems to be been a recent theme, snow. Maybe it’s because it seems like winter arrived about six weeks ago although it hasn’t officially started yet.

Spotted on a walk about a week ago and one of those shots that I can’t make up my mind about. I edited it and then it didn’t work for me so I ignored it. I re-edited it yesterday, tweaking the colour balance and contrast and now it works for me again.

Snowy twig.

Snow on the remains of a plant.

Taken on a walk last week, the title is because I don’t know what they are remains of.

As I was on one of my regular routes I must have walked past the plant lots of times without noticing it. I suspect that it is a combination of the light and the snow on the plant that caught my attention this time.

I was in a retro mood and had gone out with a manual focus telephoto on the camera which meant walking over some snow covered boulders to get the framing I wanted. Sometimes it pays to use a zoom when out for a walk.

Autumn snow on a dead plant.

Icicles in the snow.

Spotted on a walk last Tuesday afternoon. It had been sunny most of the day until I had a chance to go for a walk with the camera when it started clouding over.

I think that the snow had got warm enough in the sun to start thawing and then the water was freezing as it ran down to the tips of the branches. I don’t know why the tips of a couple of the icicles are crooked.

Icicles on the tips.