Shoreline detail.

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Unusual Tones or Textures.

The morning after the challenge was posted I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. Despite having checked the weather conditions before heading out there was thick cloud over the area, I couldn’t tell when or where the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment.

I noticed that the water was an unusual tone, almost mirror like and brighter than I would expect with the heavily overcast sky. It made some of the old wood piles sticking out of the water appear to be floating in the air.

Mirror calm water.

Clouds and ripples in monochrome.

Monochrome Monday is going back to the weekend. I headed down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise on Sunday morning. With heavy cloud covering the area I decided to shoot with the intention of converting the shots to monochrome.

This is a view of the bay and the Niagara Escarpment 17 minutes before sunrise. In the foreground is a row of old wood piles sticking out of the water.

Colpoy's Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.