Boulder with lines of Quartz.

Monochrome Monday is going back to last autumn and a visit to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

I was photographing the boulders that surround Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street. I isolated this boulder because of the multiple white quartz lines running through it as I thought I would make an interesting monochrome conversion.

Monochrome boulder with lines of quartz.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Harmony.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Harmony.

This got me thinking about the colour combinations in some of my photos.

Starting with a winter sunset where the predominantly cool blue foreground and sky is split by the warm yellows and reds of the setting sun. It’s a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A frozen Last Mountain Lake.

A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. You may wonder why I have included this in my selection. It’s because I planned the shot, timing it so that the bird was in the shade with sunlight illuminating the background.

Curious male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Autumn colour with a blue sky background. Taken with a fisheye lens to get as much of the foliage in the frame as possible.

Fisheye autumn colour.

Finally, lines of ice on Lake Huron at dusk. The remains of the winter ice is reflecting the blue sky overhead while the water is reflecting the colour of the sky above the horizon.

Blue ice, orange water.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42 – Creativity.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Creativity.

This gave me the opportunity do varying degrees of editing to a selection of shots.

First a photo of an Orange Day-Lily photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Group of Orange Daylily.

After that I did some work on a shot of the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise with Chantry Island on the horizon. Taken from Dominion Lookout at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Some moderate editing on a photo of a group of Coneflowers on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Echinacea or Coneflower

Finally, a heavily edited sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

Moody sunrise.

Orange water, blue ice.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Orange.

I had quite a few ideas for this challenge, from orange Lichen on a tree trunk to orange race cars. I thought an orange sunrise or sunset was to obvious until I thought of this set of photos where the ice reflecting the blue sky above and behind me contrasted with the water reflecting the orange sunset on the horizon.

This is remains of winter ice on Lake Huron in the spring at sunset. Taken from the Long Dock in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Ice at sunset.