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.

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.

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.

Trees in fog at sunrise.

Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.

One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.

Trees in a fog shrouded hay field.

Thick fog at sunrise.

Sunday morning of week 25 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay. No sunrise with a thick fog blanketing the area. Dark enough when I got down to the shoreline I had to grab a flashlight (a torch for any British readers) out of the car. I needed it to see the bubble (spirit) level I use to level the camera and to check the front element of the lens for water drops as the fog was dripping off the leaves of the trees I was under.

By the time I packed the camera away the sun had been above the horizon for 15 minutes by the clock in the car. I had guessed that it was up as I wasn’t having to use the flashlight any more.

Given the lack of colour because of the fog I decided to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome. I was also trying for some movement in the leaves on the trees so this is a 25 second exposure. I kept the monochrome conversion fairly low key to match the conditions at the Bay.

A foggy morning.

Gray on gray.

With some black and some white. Actually the birds bill is red although you can’t tell from this photo. A winter plumage Black-headed Gull on water in a thick fog taken in Cheshire, England.

One from my film archives from the 1990s. Kodachrome probably although you wouldn’t know it from this shot. I do remember that I spent a lot of time racking the focus backwards and forwards as it was very difficult to focus on the bird through the fog.

Black-headed Gull in fog, Hurleston Reservoir, Cheshire, England