Week 52. Minimalist seed head.

This seed head was photographed on a walk mid week. I had taken shots of some of these seed heads a week or so previously but those shots hadn’t really worked for me.

I photographed another of these seed heads in low sun on Saturday afternoon but prefer the simplicity of this earlier shot.

This brings to an end my 52 week photo project. Due to various issues I wasn’t planning a project for 2019. Until yesterday that is when I came up with the minimalistic monochrome or monochrome minimalism I rambled on about in the previous post.

Simply a seed head.

Week 51. Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Wednesday afternoon of week 51 saw me using the Wi-Fi in the local public library after we lost our internet connection the previous week. I left the library in time to get down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunset and set up the tripod on the shoreline to the south of the dock.

This shot is something a little different from me as it’s a blend of three different exposures of the scene. It was quite windy so I thought I would experiment with taking three different exposures and blend them. I was wondering how the choppy water would look after blending. I don’t normally like exposure blends but quite like the effect of the water in this.

When I got home our internet connection was back.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunset.

Week 50. Wave, rocks and pebbles.

Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.

We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.

A wave breaking on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

Week 49. A weak sun pillar.

Wednesday morning of week 49 saw me down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline before sunrise.

As the sun came up a weak sun pillar formed over the Niagara Escarpment. Sun pillars form when there are suitable ice crystals in the atmosphere. The pillar is the sunlight reflecting off the crystals.

The sun pillar is the perpendicular beam of light in the centre of the frame above the Niagara Escarpment.

Sun pillar over Colpoy's Bay.

Just to side track for a minute, my week 29 photo ‘A bird in the rain‘ is featured in a 2019 birds calender.

Week 48. A spot of colour in the snow.

Wednesday afternoon of week 48 saw me going for a walk looking for details in the snow.

About halfway along the walk I spotted this leaf clinging on to the snow covered branch. I took a few variations of the leaf and snow covered branches but as is often the case it was the first version I picked.

I did a selective colour treatment of it as there was just enough colour in the background to be distracting.

A leaf clings on.

Week 47. Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Saturday morning of week 47 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I wasn’t planning on being down there as the weather forecast was for rain starting before sunrise. I checked the local weather when the alarm went off which was reporting mostly cloudy but dry so I decided to head out.

I get the current weather conditions from the nearest Environment Canada Weather Station which is at Wiarton Airport. The airport is across Colpoy’s Bay on top of the Niagara Escarpment. In this shot the airport is to the left of the right hand tree.

The band of clear sky over the Niagara Escarpment didn’t last long before it was full cloud cover. The dark specks on the foreground snow are seeds from one of the trees on the shoreline.

Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Week 46. Lichen and snow.

Week 46 was mostly thick cloud with frequent snow flurries. I was shooting with the idea of doing a monochrome conversion with poor light and little colour each time I got out with the camera.

I was down at Colpoy’s Bay on Sunday afternoon. As I walked back along the shoreline I noticed the orange and grey Lichen on a partially snow covered boulder. The similarity of the texture of the Lichen and the snow caught my attention as much as the splash of colour.

Lichen and snow on a boulder.