A recent visit to the local bay at dawn. With thick cloud cover I shot with the intention of doing monochrome conversions.
Cloud over the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at sunrise recently.
Last Saturday morning I got up for the sunrise despite the forecast being for rain with the possibility of thunderstorms.
I was hoping for the thunderstorms as it would give me an opportunity for some shots of lightning. There was thick cloud but it wasn’t raining when I got up so I headed down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise.
My intention had been to do some long exposures of the clouds streaking across the sky using the live composite feature of my Olympus camera. I quickly realised that there wasn’t going to be much, if any, colour as the sun rose so I started shooting with the intention of doing monochrome conversions of the shots.
I went for a couple walks around the neighborhood with Dave the Rubber Ducktographer recently.
At one point he was perched up a tree. There was a distracting blue tarpaulin in the background so my plan was to do a selective colour treatment. That allowed me to lose the blue tarpaulin.
My Monochrome Monday post this week is another shot of trees in snow using intentional camera movement.
Taken 10 days ago it will probably be the last of the trees in snow photos as most of the snow has gone after a rapid thaw.
Monochrome Monday this week is continuing my experiments with intentional camera movement.
For the past couple of weeks I have been experimenting with intentional camera movement when out for my walks around the neighborhood.
I have been testing a variety of lenses adapted to a couple of mirrorless cameras. In this case I was using my single coated Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the mid 1970s in conjunction with a polarizing filter from the early 1980s. I was using the polarizing filter as a weak ND filter as I didn’t want to dig my filter kit out of the car.
However, the mix of ancient equipment gave all the photos from the walk a strange colour balance. So I did a monochrome conversion to some of the images.
Shadows across snow on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.