Peaceful.

The new Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge is Peaceful.

Currently living close to a large bay and having lived close to Lake Huron in Ontario and Last Mountain Lake in Saskatchewan I have always found calm water very peaceful.

A calm Colpoy’s Bay with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon at sunrise. Ontario, Canada.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Remains of winter ice on Lake Huron at dusk. Ontario, Canada.

Blue ice at dusk.

A calm Last Mountain Lake at sunset. Saskatchewan, Canada.

The sun sets over Last Mountain Lake.

Orange and Pink.

The latest Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Orange and Pink.

Having spent some time trying to think of a bird species with orange and pink plumage I decided to go with the more obvious idea of a sunrise or sunset.

In the end I went with a colourful dawn over Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada with a conveniently parked sailboat.

Sailboat at dawn.

Week 47. Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Saturday morning of week 47 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I wasn’t planning on being down there as the weather forecast was for rain starting before sunrise. I checked the local weather when the alarm went off which was reporting mostly cloudy but dry so I decided to head out.

I get the current weather conditions from the nearest Environment Canada Weather Station which is at Wiarton Airport. The airport is across Colpoy’s Bay on top of the Niagara Escarpment. In this shot the airport is to the left of the right hand tree.

The band of clear sky over the Niagara Escarpment didn’t last long before it was full cloud cover. The dark specks on the foreground snow are seeds from one of the trees on the shoreline.

Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Week 41. 29 minutes before sunrise.

Sunday morning of week 41 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I was hoping for some sun and blue skies after the sunrise to get some shots of the autumn colour. It clouded over more after this shot was taken. I didn’t realise that the sun had risen until I checked the time.

This shot was taken 29 minutes before sunrise and is a 60 second exposure to soften the water. I used a neutral density filter to lengthen the exposure and a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure for the sky and water.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.

Week 39. Clouds over the mouth of the bay.

Saturday morning of week 39 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay well before sunrise. This shot of layers of cloud over the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay was taken 27 minutes before sunrise.

This is looking north north east so the sun is due to come up quite a way to the east. It shows the Niagara Escarpment on both sides of the bay with White Cloud Island on the horizon right of centre. I used a short exposure as I didn’t want to blur the clouds.

Clouds over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.