A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water

A contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water.

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

Clouds at sunrise.

 

Old wood piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Orange sky at sunrise.

 

Waves and rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

Rocks and waves.

 

A sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Silhouettes.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Silhouettes.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge, the first was a selection of silhouettes spanning the decades followed by a selection of bird silhouettes.

In the end I went with a selection of silhouettes from the South Bruce Peninsula over the past few years.

Silhouetted wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.

 

Silhouetted shoreline at Berford Lake at sunrise.

Clouds and reflections.

 

Silhouetted plant remains in the snow.

Minimalist plant remains.

 

Silhouetted birds on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Two birds at sunrise.

 

Silhouetted wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn.

Fog and low cloud over Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Silhouetted sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

Sunrise and sailboat.

 

Cee’s B & W: Things Made From Wood.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos from the early 1980s. I decided to go with one photo from last summer and one from 36 years ago. Both feature some old, weathered and worn wood.

First, an interior of a ward in a former small pox hospital. I documented the hospital prior to the site being cleared in the early 1980s. The site was being developed to make way for new medical research facilities.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

 

The remains of wood piles sticking out of the water on Colpoy’s Bay, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken last year, I couldn’t take the shot this summer as the water level in the bay is up this year. Only the tips of the tallest piles are sticking out of the water at the moment.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Sculpture

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

I gave the challenge a sideways look and decided to go with a natural sculpture and a manmade sculpture that wasn’t planned as a sculpture.

An interesting weathered rock on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Eroded rock, natural sculpture.

 

The remains of wood piles sticking out of Colpoy’s Bay.

Wood piles, a manmade sculpture.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Edit

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Edit.

Normally I try to do minimal editing. What I mean by minimal editing is that I will tweak the colour balance, saturation and/or contrast if needed. These edits are done on a desktop computer not connected to the Wi-Fi. The edits are then shared with my tablet that I use for everything online.

What then sometimes happens is that I will decided to use one of the lightly edited shots in a blog post and end up re-editing using Snapseed on the tablet and then often adding a border to the photo.

Another time I edit on the tablet is doing monochrome conversions when a post calls for a monochrome image. 

Desktop edit.

Piles and ripples at sunrise.

After re-editing with Snapseed.

Wooden pilings sticking out of Colpoy's Bay.

Colour original.

Olympus E-410.

Monochrome conversion using Snapseed.

Getting down to eye level.

Desktop  edit.

Coneflower blooms.

After re-editing with Snapseed.

Echinacea or Coneflower