On reading the prompt for the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour I immediately thought of blue. In part because when I read the prompt I was picking photos for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow and blue is the complimentary colour to yellow.
I suspect that another reason for thinking blue was because of the blue, yellow and red butterfly garden ornaments I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood and that I have been taking photos of for the past few winters.
Blue on blue. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky taken on a walk around the neighborhood last week.
Blue rain. Or at least raindrops on the roof of a blue car.
Blue aluminium. Knurled aluminium anodized blue on the body of a small torch (flashlight).
Blue dawn. A 60 second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky over Colpoy’s Bay.
Blue ripples. The blue sky reflected in the ripples on Georgian Bay, Ontario.
Blue in the snow. The giant blue butterfly garden ornament in the snow last autumn.
This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21 photo challenge.
This is Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise. It is formed by a large loop in the Niagara Escarpment which runs up the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula.
The reason I say it’s an extreme view is because it was taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because I kept the horizon running across the center of the frame. This avoids the curvature very often associated with fisheye lenses.
The horizontal angle of view through the center of the frame is 130 degrees, more than the human eye can comfortably take in without turning the head. This is shown by the mouth of bay being visible on the left side of the frame which is to the north east. On the right side of the frame is the remains of a row of wood piles sticking out of the water which are to the south east from where the photo was taken.
Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.
This is my contribution to week 2 of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo.
For week 2 I picked three topics from Cee’s photo, trees, clouds and early mornings. Originally I was planning on going with a single location but quickly thought of other photos. So I limited myself to six photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken over the past few years.
Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.
Trees in low cloud at sunrise.
Low cloud amongst the trees on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.
Clouds over Berford Lake before sunrise.
Clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.
Autumn colour at Bluewater Park shortly after sunrise.
Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of days to a walk around the neighborhood.
With blue sky and some wispy clouds I thought some of the trees, especially the Paper Birch, could make interesting monochrome conversions if I increased the contrast using a coloured filter during the conversion.
I used a yellow filter to darken the sky for this conversion.
Or the last sunrise before spring.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo where Cee posts a photo and participants pick something from the photo to make a post about.
As the photo Cee posted was a mural of a landscape in a panoramic format I decided to go with a small selection of panoramic landscapes.
Trees in the snow. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
Trees and their shadows. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Clouds over the lake at sunset. A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ice on Lake Huron at sunset in the spring. Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.