Shoreline detail.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Unusual Tones or Textures.

The morning after the challenge was posted I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. Despite having checked the weather conditions before heading out there was thick cloud over the area, I couldn’t tell when or where the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment.

I noticed that the water was an unusual tone, almost mirror like and brighter than I would expect with the heavily overcast sky. It made some of the old wood piles sticking out of the water appear to be floating in the air.

Mirror calm water.

Snow on the shoreline in blue.

A shot from Sunday afternoon of week 46. I was shooting with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome and gave this shot a blue tone.

The footprints in the snow aren’t mine. They annoyed me a little when I took the shots and was considering removing them but now they don’t bother me.

Early snow on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

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.

Breaking wave.

Saturday morning of week 38 saw me on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. There had been strong winds on Friday and overnight which caused the waves to come crashing onto the shoreline. I was at the flagpole at the bottom of High Street in Southampton and the waves were breaking on the rocks surrounding the flagpole.

The deep blue sky and fluffy white clouds were a big change from the weather the previous day and early Saturday morning. Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse is on the horizon.

Wave breaking on rocks.

Rockface.

Can you see it?

Taken on a recent evening walk. It’s at least the third time I have photographed this pile of rocks.

I’ve never been satisfied with any of the versions but I thought I’d share this to see if other people can see a face in the top rock or if it’s just me.

I was considering it for One Word Sunday – Hidden but decided that some explanation was necessary. So it’s a one word title followed by a long rambling post. If you can see the face it does appear to be hiding behind the other rocks.

A face in the rock.