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.
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.
A wave rushes over stones on the Georgian Bay shoreline at sunrise.
My contribution to One Word Sunday: Rush.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Size Matters.
My first thought was of some nature subjects that can vary in size. Then I thought about my recent need to make changes to some of the equipment I’m using.
Up until this spring I was typically carrying a large camera bag with a DSLR and three large zoom lenses. This is my Domke F-2 on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline in the winter.
A shot from that visit to the shoreline. Waves forming icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. The tripod ended up frozen to the stones on the shoreline.
Then a few days into spring this year I fell off a ladder and fractured my left tibia and right humerus. As a result I have four screws in the tibia and restricted movement in the right shoulder.
I spent most of the spring in various hospitals and a rehab unit. On being discharged from the rehab unit I started making some changes to the equipment I carry when out and about shooting personal work.
A small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses fit into a tiny Domke F-5XB. The bag is so small and light I can hang it on a tripod. After taking the photo I went for a walk around town with the bag on my injured shoulder with no negative impact on the shoulder.
A shot from my first outing with the bag. Soon after the photo was taken a tremendous thunderstorm with heavy rain rolled over the bay. The bag is made with what Domke call RuggedWear, a waxed cotton material. The rain beaded on the flap of the bag but didn’t come through the material.
This is a contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Blue photo challenge.
A wave breaks over a rock on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
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.
A unique mix of Canada Geese and clouds over Chantry Island at sunset.
A unique mix of ice and open water on Lake Huron at dusk in the spring.
A unique mix of sun and cloud over Chantry Island soon after sunrise.
A unique splash as a wave breaks over a rock.
A unique mix of waves and ripples at sunrise.
The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is In or On Water.
I quickly came up with a selection before deciding that they were all a little obvious. So I went through my archives looking for something less obvious.
So here’s a backlit Ring-billed Gull at sunrise. It’s standing in foam from waves whipped up by an overnight storm. Taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.