I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but in the end decided to keep it simple and stay local. I decided to look back to last summer and autumn when some of the Covid-19 restrictions started being lifted and I could visit one of my sunrise locations again.
One of my first visits to Colpoy’s Bay for a sunrise after the restrictions were eased.
In July Comet Neowise was in the news. I made several attempts to see and photograph it. On one occasion I set up the camera to record star trails over Colpoy’s Bay while I looked for the comet.
Once the restrictions were eased a little and I could visit the bay I spent quite a bit of time photographing ripples on the water at sunrise. On this occasion a Common Loon swam into the section of ripples I was photographing and created a second set of ripples.
The autumn saw lots of storm clouds over the bay but I still went for the sunrise.
Once I started selecting some favourites I realised that they were far to random to build a theme around. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos of various skies, one from each season.
Early January saw me down on a snow and ice covered section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for my first dawn photos of 2020.
Late March saw Ontario in lockdown and I was restricted to walks around the neighborhood. Paper Birch trees against a blue sky made bluer by the lack of aircraft flying at the time.
July saw some of the lockdown restrictions eased and Comet Neowise in the sky. As a result I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay to photograph star trails while missing the comet on every attempt.
November saw me down on the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula for the sunrise. The light and clouds were so widespread I used my fisheye lens to include as much of the sky as possible.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Precious Moments prompt.
As is sometimes the case with me, I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before turning 90 degrees and heading off sideways.
That was because I Googled moment to see if there was a defined range of times that fall under the word. I was surprise to discover that a moment started out as a medieval unit of time, approximately 90 seconds long.
Which got me thinking about some of the photos I have taken since the lockdown restrictions were lifted a little in the summer. Some of those photos involved exposure times minutes long which explains the title of this post.