This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids.
Liquid turning into solid at sunrise as waves form icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
A Common Swift feeding on insects over the surface of Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich, Cheshire, England. This is a young bird by the brown body. It was one of around a dozen birds feeding over the water surface.
Half a cup of coffee. This is the third version of half a cup of coffee I have used in blog posts using two different cups of coffee and three different lenses. This version was photographed with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens.
A Ring-billed Gull feeding in the surf on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. The Ring-billed Gulls will often feed in the surf, either standing on shoreline or patrolling up and down watching for anything edible that gets washed up.
Monochrome Monday is a study in the aftermath of some overnight freezing rain.
I went for a walk and liked the arrangement of icicles formed by the freezing rain but the colours were somewhat muted so I decided to try converting the shot to monochrome.
Spotted on a walk last Tuesday afternoon. It had been sunny most of the day until I had a chance to go for a walk with the camera when it started clouding over.
I think that the snow had got warm enough in the sun to start thawing and then the water was freezing as it ran down to the tips of the branches. I don’t know why the tips of a couple of the icicles are crooked.
Week 9 of my 52 week photo project was titled Splish, splash and showed icicles being formed by the waves breaking on the shoreline at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario.
I was originally considering the photo below but went with a tighter view of the icicles and a wave breaking.
This photo shows the tripod set up on the shoreline. By the time I was ready to pack up the equipment the lower legs were icing up and the leg closest to the water was frozen to the stones it was standing on. I only slipped on the stones once, I was more careful after that.
Week 8 was ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. A week later and almost all the ice has either thawed or been blown out of the bay by the wind. I went down to Colpoy’s Bay and discovered that the waves were breaking on the shoreline and forming icicles on a section. By the time I had finished photographing the action the tripod leg closest to the water was coated with ice and frozen to the stones it was standing on.