Week 45. Trapped.

There wasn’t many photos to pick from for week 45. I didn’t have much time to get out with a camera due to a variety of issues.

I managed to get for a walk on Saturday afternoon after the snow had stopped. I wasn’t many yards into the walk when I spotted a leaf trapped in the snow that was trapped in Pine needles. I couldn’t tell if the leaf had been caught in the Pine needles before the snow settled or if it was caught in the snow.

I tried a few different compositions and initially used a different version in this post before changing it for this one.

Trapped in Pine needles.

Week 43. Brown and green.

Week 43 saw me in a retro mood. I packed my smallest camera bag with a decade old digital camera and four manual focus prime lenses with an age range of 35 years.

Most of the week was grey skies with rain or wet snow a lot of the time so my plan was to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome adding to the retro mood. On Sunday afternoon I went for a walk and ended up leaving the shots in colour.

I often pass this patch of Ivy on my walks but don’t remember it covering as much ground as it does now. I also don’t remember seeing drifts of fallen leaves amongst the Ivy before.

Ivy leaves and autumn leaves.

 

Week 39. Clouds over the mouth of the bay.

Saturday morning of week 39 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay well before sunrise. This shot of layers of cloud over the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay was taken 27 minutes before sunrise.

This is looking north north east so the sun is due to come up quite a way to the east. It shows the Niagara Escarpment on both sides of the bay with White Cloud Island on the horizon right of centre. I used a short exposure as I didn’t want to blur the clouds.

Clouds over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Week 38. The first day of autumn.

Technically autumn started on Saturday evening of week 38 so Sunday would be the first full day of autumn. I went for a walk on Sunday morning looking for some autumn colour. I was in a retro mood and used my oldest digital camera body, now 11 years old, with a manual focus prime lens I purchased prior to April 1982.

It’s looking like being a strange autumn. Some leaves were changing colour a month or more ago and have since fallen while some trees have sections of leaves turning colour while the majority of the tree is still green.

I wasn’t really happy with any of the photos of branches and sections of trees changing colour but noticed this small group of Maple leaves in some nice light.

Maple leaves on the first full day of autumn.

Week 36. 30 minutes before sunrise.

Sunday morning of week 36 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I was down there about 40 minutes before sunrise and this is one of the first shots I took. It’s a 13 second exposure which has softened the water a little, it was quite rough and choppy at the time.

Although it was taken 30 minutes before sunrise that’s not allowing for the sun having to rise above the Niagara Escarpment. If I recall correctly the sun was about 8 minutes late by the time it had climbed over the Escarpment.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.