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Wave and Icicles

Travel Tuesday is continuing my look back at some of the photos from the 52 week photo project I did in 2018.

This week I’m traveling to a section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise to photograph waves forming icicles.

A week earlier Colpoy’s Bay was frozen but after some thawing the wind had pushed the ice out of the bay. A week after this photo was taken the wind had pushed the ice back into the bay and it was frozen again.

The tripod was frozen to the shoreline when I packed it away.

Travel Tuesday: 2nd March 2021

Waves in (Mostly) Monochrome

One image came to mind almost instantly when I read Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Moving Water prompt.

It was this image of a wave on the Georgian Bay shoreline taken at sunrise. The colour original on Kodachrome has been giving me grief since I did the first scan of it. Multiple scans and copies later it’s still giving me grief. If I get the colour of the wave looking correct the stones look wrong and vice versa. So I decided to try a selective colour treatment, converting most of the image to monochrome apart from a handful of the pebbles.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Moving Water


A different wave from the same location. I did a straight monochrome conversion of this shot trying to maintain the sense of movement in the water.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Moving Water

One Word Sunday


A wave rushes over stones on the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunrise.

My contribution to One Word Sunday: Rush.

One Word Sunday: Rush


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Unique

I had a few ideas for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which is Unique.

It was only when selecting photos for the challenge that it occurred to me just how many are unique. So I decided to restrict my selection to photos taken around the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, because that was where the first two photos I selected were taken.

A unique mix of driftwood and pebbles on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Driftwood and pebbles.

A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.

Chantry Island at sunset.

A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.

Blue ice, orange water.

A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.

Chantry Island Lighthouse at sunrise.

A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.

Waves on the shoreline.

A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

52 Week Photo Project

Week 50: Wave, rocks and pebbles

Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.

We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.

A wave breaking on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

52 Week Photo Project

Week 9: Splish, splash

Week 8 was ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. A week later and almost all the ice has either thawed or been blown out of the bay by the wind. I went down to Colpoy’s Bay and discovered that the waves were breaking on the shoreline and forming icicles on a section.

By the time I had finished photographing the action the tripod leg closest to the water was coated with ice and frozen to the stones it was standing on.