Spotlight.

The new One Word Sunday theme is Contrast.

Now I normally try and avoid using more than a few words in a One Word Sunday post but this week is different. I picked this photo because of the contrast between the light on the farm and the shadows on the surrounding land. But that’s not the reason for all these words on One Word Sunday.

The reason is because of where the photo was taken. It’s a section of the Peak District on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border close to an area known as Bottom-of-the-Oven. Which is such an unusual place name that I suspect it will be stuck in my brain forever.

Light on a hillside farm.

Layers of cloud just before sunrise.

Last Tuesday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. This shot was taken a couple of minutes before the sun appeared over the Niagara Escarpment. I was considering it as my pick for week 51.

One week of my 52 week photo project to go. I’m surprised that I made it this far given the weather at various times throughout the year and some of the personal issues that cropped up shortly after starting the project.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Week 47. Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Saturday morning of week 47 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I wasn’t planning on being down there as the weather forecast was for rain starting before sunrise. I checked the local weather when the alarm went off which was reporting mostly cloudy but dry so I decided to head out.

I get the current weather conditions from the nearest Environment Canada Weather Station which is at Wiarton Airport. The airport is across Colpoy’s Bay on top of the Niagara Escarpment. In this shot the airport is to the left of the right hand tree.

The band of clear sky over the Niagara Escarpment didn’t last long before it was full cloud cover. The dark specks on the foreground snow are seeds from one of the trees on the shoreline.

Snow covered shoreline at dawn.

Telephoto landscapes, part two.

A continuation of using telephotos to isolate sections of the landscape.

This shot is from a couple of years ago. I had gone down to the dock at Bluewater Park in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. There was a good display of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment so once the sun was up I put a super telephoto lens on the tripod and started isolating sections.

This allowed me to focus attention on the autumn colour while having a thin strip of water along the bottom of the frame and a small section of sky at the top giving the trees some context.

The rock edge of the Escarpment is visible center left of the frame with a couple of large boulders that have fallen from the rock face at the waters edge.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.