Time for a landscape. Or two.

So time to get to that landscape assignment.

Yesterday was, of course, the day I went off to capture such a thing and then found all sorts of other marvelous images.  I did get a landscape too though, cropped it and got it ready, but thought I would post it next day as three posts in one day seemed excessive.  Well, I am ever so pleased that I waited, as the ice from Thursday night’s storm is still encasing things and on my way to work what do I see, but the most beautiful glass, almost gold, sailboats.  Quality-wise, the picture may not be the best as the boats are stored across the harbour and I had to crop quite a bit off to get them to really stand out.  I am happy all the same.

glass boats in Meaford after the ice storm - Elizabeth Lavenza blog
Ice turns the masts and rigging on stored boats into golden hued glass in the morning light.

 

And here is my original landscape taken at the bottom of my street.  I am actually very proud of this one as I do not usually take good landscape shots.  I find they’re usually anaemic and, well, dinky, when they should be impressive and grand.  This one though I think gives an idea of expanse.  Making it extra long helps.  And I like the way the truck anchors it in the one side.

Georgian Bay after ice storm - Elizabeth Lavenza blog
The Georgian Bay after the ice storm.

 

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Georgian Bay photos

Well, I was so pleased with my harbour shots yesterday I thought I would do some more water shots for today’s nature assignment.  I usually find water shots problematic, but done from a lower vantage point seems to help in terms of scale.

I have taken these pictures from the side as opposed to straight on and I really like the triangle formed by the beach edge and the horizon.  Especially on the first shot, where the clouds angle down to meet the same point.  And the second shot, where the lines point to the right seems to be calmer than the first where the lines meet on the left.  In fact, I had to choose a calmer water shot because the activity of the waves seemed to be opposed to the mood of the actual composition.

Georgian Bay Meaford Ontario - Elizabeth Lavenza blog
Sky meets water in an interesting angle

Georgian Bay, Meaford Ontario - earth harvest cafe

 

Something big

Another day and another photo that is actually on topic.  Something big.

Now, I live in a small town and there isn’t much here above three stories.  But we are on a very big piece of water, the Georgian Bay.  And coming home from work there was a big fog on the bay.  So here is my attempt at capturing fog on the inner harbour.  Taken from as near the ground as possible.

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Fog rolls in on a damp afternoon.