Minimalist wood piles.

A shot from a couple of weeks ago in the middle of December when I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. The sunrise was so spectacular that I put my telephoto zoom on the camera and started isolating interesting details on the shoreline.

I edited this shot of old wood piles sticking out of the bay at the time but it didn’t work for me. I tried re-editing it a couple of days later but it still didn’t work for me.

Yesterday I re-edited it as a monochrome image and it works for me this way. Now I find myself wondering if subconsciously I had taken the shots as monochrome. It’s strange, when there was still a demand for monochrome images from newspapers and magazines I had no problem “seeing” an image in black and white. But since I stopped shooting black and white I seem to have lost the ability to see monochrome images the way I used to.

Wood piles in monochrome.

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.

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.

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.