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.

Wave on shoreline at sunrise.

I spent part of the summer of 1985 in Ontario, Canada shooting stock for a couple of photo libraries. So Throwback Thursday takes me back 33 years. In a strange coincidence, having moved around Britain and Canada in the intervening years I currently live about 20 minutes from where the photo was taken.

A shot of a wave breaking on the shoreline of Georgian Bay at sunrise using a slow shutter speed to get some movement in the water.

Wave on stones.

Trees in fog at sunrise.

Sunday morning saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise before checking out the hay fields on the way home. There was thick fog over some of the fields compared to the fog over the water of the bay.

One field in particular caught my eye so I stopped for some shots. I picked this shot because I like the layered effect of the different trees in the fog.

Trees in a fog shrouded hay field.

Shoreline at sunrise.

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon.

Taken close to the flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario in the early 2000s. The water level has risen since the photo was taken and this stony spit is now under water.

Sunrise on Lake Huron.

Dawn light on Lake Huron.

It’s Throwback Thursday and this week is a follow-up of sorts to last week.

Last week I posted one of the last images I shot on film. This week I’m posting an early digital image taken soon after the film image from last week.

I had been shooting film along side digital for about a while but went totally digital 11 years ago this month. The photo below is the eleventh shot taken with the Olympus E-410 I had just purchased.

After posting the photo on a photo forum I was approached by a camera magazine who wanted to use it. When I asked about their usage rates I was informed that they don’t pay for photos. Hard to comprehend that a magazine aimed at photographers expected them to give their work away. Needless to say, they didn’t get to use the photo.

So to the photo. It shows the Range Light at the mouth of the Saugeen River on the Lake Huron shoreline at Southampton, Ontario about 15 minutes before sunrise.

Range light at dawn.