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.
Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.
We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.
Saturday morning of week 42 saw me on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. After several days of strong winds there was some serious waves hitting the shoreline.
They were breaking over rocks surrounding the flagpole at the bottom of High Street in Southampton, the spray hit me a couple of times. I was quite surprised how rough Lake Huron was, I had been down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise a few hours earlier and the bay was calmer than I expected given the wind.
In the photo you can see Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse on the horizon left of center.
Week 30 saw me down at the Lake Huron shoreline at the Long Dock Beach in Southampton, the site of the former Short and Long Docks. The Long Dock once connected Chantry Island to the shoreline.
With sun and blue sky it was much different than my past couple of visits to the area.
The sun was still quite low in the sky providing some texture to the wet sand and wave.
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.