A week 31 dawn.

Saturday morning of week 31 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was thick fog in places on the way there with fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay but the sky over the bay was mostly clear when I set the camera up.

This photo was taken about 35 minutes before sunrise and is a 50 second exposure.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.

Wiarton Village Fair fireworks.

It was the Wiarton Village Fair over the weekend of week 31. So on the Sunday evening I went down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the Village Fair fireworks.

The fireworks are launched from the public dock in the town of Wiarton. According to Google maps the two docks are 2.6 miles apart across Colpoy’s Bay.

For these fireworks I used a telephoto lens I purchased in the very early 1980s. I say very early because I remember using it at the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in April 1982. Between the camera and lens was a 1.4x teleconverter that I wasn’t sure would even fit on the back of the lens until I tried it shortly before the fireworks started.

Fireworks at the Wiarton Village Fair.

Low cloud and fog.

Saturday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. Before the sun came up low cloud covered the bay and what colour had been in the sky was gone.

As the sky was now grey and with fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay I started shooting images for Monochrome Monday.

Low cloud over Colpoy’s Bay and fog on the Niagara Escarpment.

Fog and low cloud.

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.

Fog on the Niagara Escarpment.

A shot from last weekend that I almost overlooked. I was down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was some mist over the water but I noticed that there was thicker fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay. Despite being taken around sunrise it’s an almost monochromatic shot. This is as it came out of the camera.

The Niagara Escarpment is very long, it loops through Ontario, Canada after starting and ending in the U.S. A lot of people will be familiar with it where the Niagara River flows over it at Niagara Falls but it also forms the spine of the Bruce Peninsula. I was standing at the base of it when I took the photo as it circles Colpoy’s Bay.

The Niagara Escarpment across Colpoy's Bay.