Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Monochrome.

Monochrome; noun, a picture executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Sunday morning. I had taken my recently assembled lightweight camera kit.

It comprises of a small mirrorless camera body and three manual focus prime lenses, a wide angle, a standard and a telephoto. They all fit into a small camera bag, a Domke F-5XB. By far the smallest bag I’ve ever used or owned.

I put the telephoto lens on the camera and started isolating sections of the sky and water that were predominantly one colour.

Cosmic Photo Challenge:Monochrome.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead.

My first thought was looking up at trees followed by birds flying overhead.

Then I thought about some of the sunrises and sunsets where I used a wide angle lens to show of much of the sky as possible.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

I don’t really take breaks, I almost always have a camera with me and my routine is pretty much the same as when I’m at home. I get up early for the sunrises, I’m scanning for birds and wildlife and watching for photo opportunities when out and about.

Which got me thinking about some of the sunrises I’ve seen this summer. We live in an area popular with tourists. It’s fairly common for me to get to one of my local sunrise locations to find people camping despite the parking areas being signposted no overnight camping.

Do you know the really sad part? I’m guessing that these people are camping there simply to save paying for a camp site. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them appear to watch the sunrise.

Here’s four sunrises from this summer. All taken from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Taking A Break.