Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cobourg Harbour/ Sky Watch

Eerie winter light over Cobourg Harbour, Lake Ontario

It would have been almost sunset, if the clouds had parted even the teensiest of bits. But the sky was pretty much overcast. Ducks in the foreground (mallards) were in near to shore and Canada geese were further out in the harbour with the gulls.


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70 comments:

see you there! said...

The water looks so clear... and cold. Love that speck of red, makes the whole picture so vibrant.

Darla

Boonie S said...

Blue-min beautiful.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Kate said...

This is a chilly scene. l You captured the grey tone of the atmosphere very well.

Kathy said...

I like this shot. Such a lot to contemplate and enjoy.

Inger-M said...

Lovely scene, even if I can feel the cold :-)

VP said...

It looks like open sea, not really something we see in our (much smaller) lakes!

VP said...

It looks like open sea, not really something we see in our (much smaller) lakes!

Jack said...

It looks like a painting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sky, beautiful water.

In Oregon we sometimes stay in a little village called "Coburg" and your harbor's name made me think of it. Yours is prettier, the extra o makes all the difference ;>)

Halcyon said...

It almost looks like a painting. The colors are really nice.

Sylvia K said...

Cold, but beautiful! Terrific capture and composition as always! Love the color of the water and such lovely skies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

what a nice sight. are those floating ice?

happy first skywatch of the year.

kaye said...

I love how the ocean and sky meet in the distance.

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty and colourful view of the sky from your place. Happy Sky Watch Friday.

VALKYRIEN said...

Looks cold, especially for the birds! Nice shot!
Have a nice SkyWatch :)

LauraX said...

I love the soft colors...beautiful!

Babooshka said...

Always love the blue pink light at evening, sign of a cold but dry night.

Pekka said...

Cold, but very nice photo. Happy New Year to Canada. :-)

morememes said...

Ice on the sea?
Actually, I'm not even sure that the water is salt, sweet or bracken?
Lovely blue image.

Randi said...

Awesome capture! Love your composition and the colours! Looks really cold!

Pekka said...

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http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

i love the green in the midle of shot..congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/01/dark-day-in-sweden/

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful. Love the mallards on their mini-iceberg!
-- K

Kay, Alberta
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Greyscale Territory said...

An eerie, magical shot! Beautiful colours and lots of interesting features!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a great image! The sky, the lighthouses, the birds on ice platforms... Thanks for sharing!
God bless you!
Cezar

Gary said...

Cobourg harbour is an old industrail harbour with grand concrete wharfs. You got a great photo of it, but you're a little out of EG aren't you?

Riet said...

What a beautiful picture. I love it

EG Wow said...

Right you are, Gary! This is part of the "beyond" in my blog's subtitle. LOL

Carver said...

That's a beautiful spot. I always feel a little sorry for ducks and geese when I see them standing on ice in the winter but they seem to be pretty tough.

Jan said...

Beautiful. The bit of red adds a bit of bounce to the scenery.

Tricia said...

The poor Mallards wasn't able to take a swim... =(

Happy SWF! =)

eden said...

Lovely capture.

Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the colors are just gorgeous. Looks like theglacier color blue. Beautiful skywatch shot.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful capture - I live over a thousand miles from the sea.

Bill said...

Raw, rugged, desolate, almost overpowering shot! I assume this is lake Ontario, is it not? Such a beautiful lake, reminds me of the Atlantic.

Jacob said...

I feel chilled. Why is that? It's 55 degrees here!

Hmmm...this, I think, would be a photo for a winter month, right?

It's an exciting shot with a point of view and yet lots of interesting things going on...the ducks and geese in the frigid water, for example.

The light is haunting, almost.

Good job!

Lesley said...

Haunting is a good word - that green ice is a very strange looking!

Samson said...

beautiful shot

Kristin said...

Tranquil and beauty in the cold weather. Blue and lacking in light but yet so vibrant. The seas are so calm. It looks like a photo shot in the morning or dawn.

Happy Skywatch Friday and have a nice day. May you have a great weekend ahead.

lotusleaf said...

Lovely and friendly!

Bellybytes said...

picture perfect

Kim, USA said...

I love the colors and it looks like the water is so cold.
Winter sky

Randy said...

Beautiful photo and those ducks are so cute.

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful shot. Looks so cold in the gray light.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful shot, - cold but quite lovely.

Beverley Baird said...

Have been there! Looks very cold!
Great shot - with the 2 lighthouses, birds and all the colours of blue!
Hope you had a great New Year's.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Liza said...

What a beautiful scene. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Martha Z said...

I like the maple leaves on the light, very patriotic.

Nature Rambles said...

What a beautiful scene! Love the ducks and the geese!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice view

Happy SKF

BraCom (Bram) said...

Wonderful colors and composition
looks very very cold on that pier

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 26

Francisca said...

A lovely pastel winter sky... to complement the icy cold waters.

Rimkogeren said...

Thanks for your comment :-)
Great atmosphere

Bhupesh said...

Lovely scene, even I can feel the cold

bhupesh
http://www.mylife-myclicks.blogspot.com/

Luna Miranda said...

a terrific shot as usual. the grey, chilly scene is relaxing.

afanja said...

Great shot with the birds and the light houses, but it looks very cold overthere.

Jane said...

Lovely shot, EG-looks very cold though.

Becky and Gary said...
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Becky and Gary said...

Oh my, I messed up on that first comment.
This is an awesome shot EG. I do like lighthouses, and the birds just make it perfect.
B.

Y. Ikeda said...

Wow, it looks so chilly... You really captured a chilling water. Breathtaking photo!!! I got to increase the temperature of the heater...
Have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi

Genie said...

You were able to capture the feeling of the moment perfectly in this shot. It is so beautiful and serene, and the ducks in the foreground make it the perfect picture. Gtreat Job! Genie

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous scene, I love it!!!

mirage2g said...

I look and I feel cold...brrrr! lovely blues!

George said...

I really like the color and light of this photo.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Love the shot- makes me shiver just looking at it.

Linnea said...

Another beautiful scene from your lovely world! The horizon almost melts into the sky. Thanks for your nice comment on my SWF. Enjoy the week.

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow!Abundance of wildlife,nice light houses.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo, beautifully composed and such subtle colours in the sky

stardust said...

I love this world of shades of blue. The sea and the sky merges into one: faint purplish color tells it is the sky.

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