Orange water, blue ice.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Orange.

I had quite a few ideas for this challenge, from orange Lichen on a tree trunk to orange race cars. I thought an orange sunrise or sunset was to obvious until I thought of this set of photos where the ice reflecting the blue sky above and behind me contrasted with the water reflecting the orange sunset on the horizon.

This is remains of winter ice on Lake Huron in the spring at sunset. Taken from the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice at sunset.

Golden leaves and blue sky.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is The Blues and the Golds.

Once again I had several ideas for the challenge. My first thought was birds, there’s lots of birds with blue or gold coloured plumage. My next thought was a sunrise or sunset, lots of blues and golds in those. That made me think of shots taken during the blue hour and the golden hour.

Then I thought about the time of year, autumn leaves and wondered how it had taken me so long to get there.

This shot was taken with a fisheye lens but as I tried to position the lens so that a lot of the tree trunks were pointing towards the center of the frame there’s little obvious fisheye distortion. But the wide angle of view means that the blue sky goes from medium to pale across the frame.

Golden leaves and blue sky.