Monthly Squares

Monochrome Perspective on a Fence

This is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

This may look like a fence but it’s actually a row of wood piles holding back about 20 inches (50 cm) of dirt and rocks. It’s deceptive, the grass behind the fence is only a couple of inches below the top of it.

There’s a second perspective involved in the photo. When I was using black and white film regularly I the 1970s and 80s I could “see” in monochrome. Once I stopped using black and white film I lost that ability at some point. However, both my modern mirrorless cameras have an electronic viewfinder which can be set to monochrome. The monochrome viewfinder is helping me get the ability to see in monochrome back. I am once again noticing tones and light and shade before I put the viewfinder to my eye.


July Squares: Monochrome Perspective on a Fence


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 8th April 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 8th April 2020

Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #21: An Extreme View

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21 photo challenge.

This is Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise. It is formed by a large loop in the Niagara Escarpment which runs up the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula.

The reason I say it’s an extreme view is because it was taken with a fisheye lens although that’s not obvious because I kept the horizon running across the center of the frame. This avoids the curvature very often associated with fisheye lenses.

The horizontal angle of view through the center of the frame is 130 degrees, more than the human eye can comfortably take in without turning the head. This is shown by the mouth of bay being visible on the left side of the frame which is to the north east. On the right side of the frame is the remains of a row of wood piles sticking out of the water which are to the south east from where the photo was taken.


Water Water Everywhere #21

Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise in the autumn.


Six Word Saturday

Sixteen Hours Before The Spring Equinox

Or the last sunrise before spring.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Sixteen Hours Before The Spring Equinox

Weekly Photo Challenge

Interesting Clouds Over the Bay: WWE #17

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #17 Photo Challenge.


Water Water Everywhere #17 Photo Challenge

Some interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.


A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Three Angles

I had a couple of ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Three Angles before thinking of the old wooden piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay at one of my sunrise locations.

A colourful sunrise reflected in the water around them.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.


Only the tips visible at dawn when the water level was high.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Blue


With their reflections on calm water.

Wood piles in monochrome.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 8th January 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 8th January 2020