A week 31 dawn.

Saturday morning of week 31 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was thick fog in places on the way there with fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay but the sky over the bay was mostly clear when I set the camera up.

This photo was taken about 35 minutes before sunrise and is a 50 second exposure.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dawn.

Low cloud and fog.

Saturday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. Before the sun came up low cloud covered the bay and what colour had been in the sky was gone.

As the sky was now grey and with fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay I started shooting images for Monochrome Monday.

Low cloud over Colpoy’s Bay and fog on the Niagara Escarpment.

Fog and low cloud.

Rocks, waves and clouds at sunrise.

A sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from last Sunday morning.

There was a flock of 50 to 60 Ring-billed Gulls on the shoreline with me. I was trying to release the shutter when there wasn’t some of them in front of the lens. The exposure times I was using meant that they would have appeared as dark streaks rather than birds.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Fog on the Niagara Escarpment.

A shot from last weekend that I almost overlooked. I was down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was some mist over the water but I noticed that there was thicker fog on the Niagara Escarpment across the bay. Despite being taken around sunrise it’s an almost monochromatic shot. This is as it came out of the camera.

The Niagara Escarpment is very long, it loops through Ontario, Canada after starting and ending in the U.S. A lot of people will be familiar with it where the Niagara River flows over it at Niagara Falls but it also forms the spine of the Bruce Peninsula. I was standing at the base of it when I took the photo as it circles Colpoy’s Bay.

The Niagara Escarpment across Colpoy's Bay.

Blue morning twilight.

A recent visit to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for a sunrise. I miscalculated the time and was down there when it was still dark. I set up the camera and started shooting long exposures to soften the water and clouds.

The photo below was a 30 second exposure about 25 minutes before sunrise. It’s s my pick from the morning as there was little colour in the later sunrise.

Twilight over Colpoy's Bay.

Having posted a couple of weeks ago about how nice it was to have locations like this to myself at this time of year two other photographers arrived about 20 minutes after I got down there.

A sunrise from week 21.

Sunday morning of week 21 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. I was accompanied by a few hundred mosquitoes, I had to clone out dozens of them from some of the photos as they hovered in front of the lens.

Some light mist over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment before the sun came up. Some nice ripples.

Mist on Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

The sun is above the horizon and shining through the mist over the water.

Sunrise through mist.

Week 19. A couple of early mornings.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise a couple of times in week 19. As the sun rises around 6 a.m. at this time of year I was down there before 5:30.

The first morning was mostly cloudy with a wind so the water was quite choppy.

A spring sunrise.

The second morning had a mainly clear sky. Less windy so calmer water.

A spring sunrise.