Cosmic Photo Challenge: Outer Cold, Inner Warmth: The Comforts in Your Life

The latest Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt is rather long and Outer Cold, Inner Warmth: The Comforts in Your Life was giving me a problem coming up with a theme for the challenge.

After a couple of false starts I decided to go with a couple of photos taken when it was cold outside and one takes indoors in the warmth over the recent Christmas break.

I will start of on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise the morning after the winter solstice..

Sunrise the morning after the winter solstice

 

Christmas lights on a window with more lights in the warm and comfortable living room beyond.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

 

Some Viennese Shortcakes on a table in the warmth of the living room.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Christmas Memories

Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019, The Best Of?

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: 2019: The Best Of / The Worst Of?

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, both of which I abandoned. In the end I decided to simply go with a few of my favourites from the year.

A few days after the spring equinox and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen. A few days after taking the photo I fell off a ladder and spent the next couple of months in hospital and then rehab.

The fourth day of Spring.

 

On getting out of rehab I realised that I would have to make some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work. With restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm I started looking at lighter mirrorless cameras and small manual focus prime lenses. Some Dandelion clocks taken with my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a small mirrorless camera.

Dandelion seed heads.

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice. I was off the crutches and walking with a cane at this point.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

 

Red Maple leaf and Lichen on a boulder. This summed up autumn for me in 2019. Some very good colour but the wind and rain knocking the leaves off.

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise eight and a bit hours after the winter solstice. It started thawing a few hours after the photo was taken and all the snow has disappeared for now.

Sunrise the morning after the winter solstice

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Peace.

I have found getting out with a camera early in the morning is a good time for some peace and quiet. In the summer, sunrise is so early that there’s rarely other people about. In the winter the weather can keep people indoors.

Taken on this year’s summer solstice. Early enough in the morning that I had the dock at Colpoy’s Bay to myself.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Peace

 

A sunrise close to the winter solstice last year. At this time of year I often have the Colpoy’s Bay dock to myself.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Peace

Monochrome Summer Solstice Sunrise.

Monochrome Monday travels back three days to the summer solstice. I had gone down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. There was some interesting clouds over the bay but not a lot of colour in the skg.

I shot wide to get as much of the cloud in the photo as possible. As a result the patch of colour on the horizon was very small so I decided to do monochrome conversions of the widest shots.

Monochrome sunrise.