Week 41. 29 minutes before sunrise.

Sunday morning of week 41 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I was hoping for some sun and blue skies after the sunrise to get some shots of the autumn colour. It clouded over more after this shot was taken. I didn’t realise that the sun had risen until I checked the time.

This shot was taken 29 minutes before sunrise and is a 60 second exposure to soften the water. I used a neutral density filter to lengthen the exposure and a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure for the sky and water.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment 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.

Clouds and ripples in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday is going back to the weekend. I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With heavy cloud covering the area I decided to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.

This is a view of the bay and the Niagara Escarpment 17 minutes before sunrise. In the foreground is a row of old wood piles sticking out of the water.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Week 39. Clouds over the mouth of the bay.

Saturday morning of week 39 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay well before sunrise. This shot of layers of cloud over the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay was taken 27 minutes before sunrise.

This is looking north north east so the sun is due to come up quite a way to the east. It shows the Niagara Escarpment on both sides of the bay with White Cloud Island on the horizon right of centre. I used a short exposure as I didn’t want to blur the clouds.

Clouds over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Yellow flowers at sunrise.

Saturday morning of week 38 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. There was thick cloud over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

When the rising sun started illuminating the clouds I noticed a small group of Yellow flowers on the shoreline so framed a shot to include them. I used a graduated neutral density filter to balance the exposure for the sky and foreground.

Yellow flowers at sunrise.

23 minutes before sunrise.

A shot I was considering for my week 37 pick. A 50 second exposure of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment before sunrise using a neutral density filter to achieve the exposure time needed. I wanted to blur the water and get some movement in the clouds.

Dawn on the South Bruce Peninsula.

Nine years ago this week.

One from the archives. I was a little surprised when I checked the date of this photo to find it was taken nine years ago this week.

I picked this shot because of the interesting layers of cloud. It’s one I have been meaning to post for some time. It shows a sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay with a section of the Niagara Escarpment and White Cloud Island on the horizon.

Sailboat and clouds.