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.

Clouds over Lake Huron.

One from the archives taken in Ontario, Canada on the Lake Huron shoreline at the bottom of High Street in Southampton. A film shot from the early 2000s.

Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse are on the horizon at the left side of the frame. There’s no EXIF data the original being on film but given the apparent angle of view I’d guess it was taken with my 17mm Tamron lens on an Olympus OM body.

Storm clouds over Chantry Island and Lake Huron.

Snow on the shoreline in blue.

A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I was shooting with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome and gave this shot a blue tone.

The footprints in the snow aren’t mine. They annoyed me a little when I took the shots and was considering removing them but now they don’t bother me.

Early snow on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

Clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

One from the archives taken in the mid 2000s and one of my early digital captures.

The sun is below the horizon illuminating the bottom of the clouds and turning Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse into silhouettes. Taken from the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Chantry Island at sunset.