Layers of cloud just before sunrise.

Last Tuesday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. This shot was taken a couple of minutes before the sun appeared over the Niagara Escarpment. I was considering it as my pick for week 51.

One week of my 52 week photo project to go. I’m surprised that I made it this far given the weather at various times throughout the year and some of the personal issues that cropped up shortly after starting the project.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Week 51. Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Wednesday afternoon of week 51 saw me using the Wi-Fi in the local public library after we lost our internet connection the previous week. I left the library in time to get down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunset and set up the tripod on the shoreline to the south of the dock.

This shot is something a little different from me as it’s a blend of three different exposures of the scene. It was quite windy so I thought I would experiment with taking three different exposures and blend them. I was wondering how the choppy water would look after blending. I don’t normally like exposure blends but quite like the effect of the water in this.

When I got home our internet connection was back.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunset.

Colpoy’s Bay at sunset.

Still no internet access so I’m writing this in a Tim Hortons coffee shop using their Wi-Fi.

Sunday afternoon of week 50 saw me sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to post my week 50 pick. As the library is only a few minutes from the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline I headed down there for the sunset after posting.

Autumn sunset.

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.