Lake Huron shoreline at dawn

Throwback Thursday travels back 12 years to a dawn over a section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Taken from The Long Dock looking towards the flagpole at the bottom of High Street and the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River. The flagpole and flag are visible above the horizon.

Throwback Thursday, Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

A couple of recent early mornings.

A couple of outings down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise. The first two outings for my recently assembled, lightweight, back to basics camera kit comprising of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus primes.

The first outing for the kit saw it and me caught in a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after the photo was taken. A 60 second exposure as it was a dark morning.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

 

The following morning saw a lot less cloud and an absence of thunder rumbling and heavy rain.

An outing for my lightweight camera kit.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters!

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters.

My first thought was of some nature subjects that can vary in size. Then I thought about my recent need to make changes to some of the equipment I’m using.

Up until this spring I was typically carrying a large camera bag with a DSLR and three large zoom lenses. This is my Domke F-2 on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline in the winter.

Domke F-2 in brown RuggedWear.

 

A shot from that visit to the shoreline. Waves forming icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. The tripod ended up frozen to the stones on the shoreline.

Icicle formation.

 

Then a few days into spring this year I fell off a ladder and fractured my left tibia and right humerus. As a result I have four screws in the tibia and restricted movement in the right shoulder.

I spent most of the spring in various hospitals and a rehab unit. On being discharged from the rehab unit I started making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work.

A small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses fit into a tiny Domke F-5XB. The bag is so small and light I can hang it on a tripod. After taking the photo I went for a walk around town with the bag on my injured shoulder with no negative impact on the shoulder.

My small and light mirrorless camera kit.

 

A shot from my first outing with the bag. Soon after the photo was taken a tremendous thunderstorm with heavy rain rolled over the bay. The bag is made with what Domke call RuggedWear, a waxed cotton material. The rain beaded on the flap of the bag but didn’t come through the material.

Storm clouds over Colpoy's Bay at dawn.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore.

Having been living close to various lakes since settling in Canada in the late 1990s I had rather a lot of lakeshore options for this challenge.

So I decided to go with a selection of shots of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. I lived a few blocks from the lakeshore for a few years in the 2000s which means that the photos are a mix of film and digital.

Storm clouds over Lake Huron at sunset. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

Canada Geese and Canadian flag at sunrise from The Long Dock in Southampton. The flag is 50 x 25 feet and the flagpole is 135 feet high to celebrate the town’s 135 anniversary.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at sunrise. Taken from close to Dominion Lookout looking north.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

A section of the shoreline at dawn. Looking north from The Long Dock.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.