Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 19th October 2020

A visit to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula on a grey, overcast morning saw me shooting long exposures in monochrome.

This is an extremely wide view of the dock and Colpoy’s Bay taken with a fisheye lens. It was a 30 second exposure which has smoothed out the water.

Monochrome Monday: 19th October 2020

Dock at Dawn

The dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on Colpoy’s Bay at dawn last Saturday.

Another shot taken with my fisheye lens to show the dock and as much of the bay as possible.

2020: Dock at Dawn
Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace.

I have found getting out with a camera early in the morning is a good time for some peace and quiet. In the summer, sunrise is so early that there’s rarely other people about. In the winter the weather can keep people indoors.

Taken on this year’s summer solstice. Early enough in the morning that I had the dock at Colpoy’s Bay to myself.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Peace


A sunrise close to the winter solstice last year. At this time of year I often have the Colpoy’s Bay dock to myself.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Peace

Throwback Thursday

Fishing off the Dock

Throwback Thursday travels back 12 years this week.

A couple of people fishing from the end of the dock at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

What’s interesting about this shot is that since it was taken the water level in Lake Huron has increased quite dramatically. The stony patch of shoreline in the foreground is now under water.

Throwback Thursday, Lake Huron shoreline at dawn.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Vanishing Point

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Vanishing Point.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some shots from last autumn. I had gone down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise but it was thick cloud with no colour in the sky so I shot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.

It was my first chance to visit the dock after it had been closed for repairs. I was in a retro mood and grabbed my small camera bag with with four manual focus prime lenses. This shot was taken with my fisheye lens, a fairly recent addition to my retro kit. The kit was originally three lenses, a wide angle, a standard lens and a telephoto. Similar to the kit I used as a photography student in the late 1970s.

Colpoy's Bay dock.