Waves at Sunrise.

The new Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge is Found Art.

I was considering a few photos and then thought about some of my shots of waves and ripples at sunrise and sunset. I find the randomness of the waves and ripples and the way the colours in the sky reflect on the water interesting.

This shot was taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Sunrise waves.

Breaking wave.

Saturday morning of week 38 saw me on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. There had been strong winds on Friday and overnight which caused the waves to come crashing onto the shoreline. I was at the flagpole at the bottom of High Street in Southampton and the waves were breaking on the rocks surrounding the flagpole.

The deep blue sky and fluffy white clouds were a big change from the weather the previous day and early Saturday morning. Chantry Island and it’s lighthouse is on the horizon.

Wave breaking on rocks.

Rocks, waves and clouds at sunrise.

A sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from last Sunday morning.

There was a flock of 50 to 60 Ring-billed Gulls on the shoreline with me. I was trying to release the shutter when there wasn’t some of them in front of the lens. The exposure times I was using meant that they would have appeared as dark streaks rather than birds.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Waves and rocks.

Waves breaking over rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Continuing my recent theme of photos taken with a long telephoto. In this case I used it to isolate the most interesting group of rocks and then used a slow shutter speed to blur the waves a little. A photo from over a decade ago, the water level in Lake Huron is currently quite a bit higher. I suspect most of these rocks are now under water.

Rocks and waves.

Splish, splash revisited.

Week 9 of my 52 week photo project was titled Splish, splash and showed icicles being formed by the waves breaking on the shoreline at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario.

I was originally considering the photo below but went with a tighter view of the icicles and a wave breaking.


This photo shows the tripod set up on the shoreline. By the time I was ready to pack up the equipment the lower legs were icing up and the leg closest to the water was frozen to the stones it was standing on. I only slipped on the stones once, I was more careful after that.


Week 9. Splish, splash.

Week 8 was ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise. A week later and almost all the ice has either thawed or been blown out of the bay by the wind. I went down to Colpoy’s Bay and discovered that the waves were breaking on the shoreline and forming icicles on a section. By the time I had finished photographing the action the tripod leg closest to the water was coated with ice and frozen to the stones it was standing on.