Mostly blue with some patches of white.

Sunday morning of week 30 saw me down at the Long Dock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton.

I was struck by the handful of small white clouds over Chantry Island. They seemed to be balancing the white of the lighthouse and the lighthouse keepers cottage on the island.

The lighthouse is fully automated, no one has lived on the island for years but the cottage has been fully restored. The island is a migratory bird sanctuary, as a result most of the island is off limits to visitors taking a tour of the lighthouse and cottage.

Chantry Island and it's lighthouse.

Rocks, waves and clouds at sunrise.

A sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from last Sunday morning.

There was a flock of 50 to 60 Ring-billed Gulls on the shoreline with me. I was trying to release the shutter when there wasn’t some of them in front of the lens. The exposure times I was using meant that they would have appeared as dark streaks rather than birds.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Blue morning twilight.

A recent visit to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for a sunrise. I miscalculated the time and was down there when it was still dark. I set up the camera and started shooting long exposures to soften the water and clouds.

The photo below was a 30 second exposure about 25 minutes before sunrise. It’s s my pick from the morning as there was little colour in the later sunrise.

Twilight over Colpoy's Bay.

Having posted a couple of weeks ago about how nice it was to have locations like this to myself at this time of year two other photographers arrived about 20 minutes after I got down there.

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, week 23.

Saturday morning of week 23 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. One nice thing about this time of year, with the sun rising so early in the morning I can visit any of my shoreline spots and have it to myself.

A still morning with some nice reflections on the water.

A sunrise over Colpoy's Bay.