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beyond the cove

Beyond The Cove

continuing along the one-way conzelman road, after having left hawk hill in the marin headlands, i stopped at battery rathbone mcindoe to look at the old powder and shell room structures and to take in the wonderful views the site has to offer.

here, you have part of bonita cove in the foreground with the south tower of the golden gate bridge and san francisco beyond…

incidentally, construction of the battery started in 1904 and completed in 1905 – it was initially named after lt. samuel b. rathbone, a u.s. artillerist, who died of wounds received in action at queenstown heights, upper canada, in 1812. in 1922, the east half of the battery was renamed for brig. gen james f. mcindoe, an engineer officer who was serving in france and died there in 1919. the battery was deactivated in 1948.

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just about

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after spending some time at lands end on the western tip of san francisco, i ventured out towards the golden gate bridge following a section of the beautiful 49 mile scenic drive.

as was the case the last time i had been in san francisco, it was cloudy and overcast. i found the approximate spot i was at when ‘a february scene” was photographed from baker beach and took another shot; this time the tops of the two bridge towers still enveloped in low clouds and fog of this late morning.

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a fond farewell

A Fond Farewell

a fond farewell indeed… on the last few days of my trinidad adventure, i headed up to blanchisseuse, a small village on the north coast of trinidad. i had meant to (finally) photograph the old spring bridge at the end of the paved north coast road. alas, when i got there, there were construction crews and heavy equipment about – so much for capturing a piece of history!

i made my way back towards home stopping here and there… fittingly there was some inclement weather about as i set up to photograph this scene from a covered concrete deck on the beach. farewell to thee trinidad and to all my trini friends… you will me missed.

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contact

Contact

the same tree as ‘perched’ (the previous image posted); a tad later, as dusk was setting in… a mirror image produced in the digital darkroom.

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end of the day

End Of The Day

a pirogue beached for the day on columbus bay with it’s coconut trees lining the shore as the sun begins its descent into the late afternoon.

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l’anse chaussée beach scene

L'Anse Chaussée Beach Scene

from near the mouth of the ortoire river on the east coast of trinidad, this is a beach scene on l’anse chaussée bay on a wonderfully clouded day.

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the race

The Race

look! people! for those of you who have been following me for a while, you will undoubtedly notice that very rarely are there people in my shots. if they are, it’s usually incidental. in this case, i did not have a whole lot of time to prepare… it was another late afternoon at the beach and i was scoping out a place to shoot from. as i was doing that, there was a group of about 10 guys all lined up about to race each other. knowing that light was fading, i could get a long exposure of the guys running towards me by stopping down to the smallest aperture (f22 in this case). of course i wasn’t sure it was going to work – instinct kicked in and this is what resulted… 😉

what do you think? does this image work?

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late afternoon at roadside

Late Afternoon At Roadside

heading west on the northside road of tobago, you eventually come upon the village of castara, followed by one of tobago’s finest beaches: englishman’s bay. just before reaching that beach, however, this scene greets you. though it is an unmarked cove, i believe locals refer to it as little englishman’s bay. now, through my two visits to tobago, i have photographed this scene multiple times, with little to show for it. on this day, however, i captured something i was satisfied with. again, because of the time of day, it afforded me a longer shutter time…

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empty chairs and a crashing wave

Empty Chairs And A Crashing Wave

focusing time on the southern end of tobago this time around, we found this most incredible beach. people seemingly know it by either stonehaven bay (as the sign indicates) or as grafton beach and is located in the town of black rock. either way, this is my favourite beach of the twin island republic of trinidad and tobago. it’s a rather long sandy beach with great waves for body surfing (or indeed just plain old surfing), with a beachfront restaurant and a couple of resorts. here it is photographed late in the afternoon, affording a longer exposure…

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newfoundland – day 9

day 9 – july 9:

we got on the road at about 6am and proceeded on our scheduled itinerary. at some point before reaching main brook, i did have a moose cross the road in front of me. unfortunately, it sprinted off into the woods – i never did get a single opportunity to photograph one in its environment 🙁

it was a similar day to yesterday – foggy and overcast, but it made for peaceful and calm scenery as we arrived into main brook, a small fishing and lumbering community on the southwest shore of hare bay:

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bide arm:

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everything happens for a reason, as the saying goes… were it not for a malfunctioning internet connection, i would not have met robin and i certainly would have missed these towns that exemplify living in newfoundland’s hinterland. robin, it was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for the great tour – we shall meet up again one day! (for now it will have to be through facebook… ;-))

i left bide arm at around noon, after robin and i had some homemade ice cream at the local hardware store, randell james & sons. this store is the ‘goto’ place for virtually all necessities in bide arm: hardware, building materials, tools, garden supply, groceries, sears catalogue etc… gotta love small-town life! 😉

robin had suggested that i stop in at port au choix when i reached the west coast. i got as far as the parks canada visitor reception centre, had a quick bite and watched as the fog, clouds and rain rolled in. i did not get a chance to visit the pointe riche lighthouse either 🙁

back on the road, the 430 southbound to corner brook, it was still largely overcast until i got to deer lake. by the time i reached corner brook in the mid afternoon, it was a splendid, hot summer’s day again. the locals complained about the 30+ degree heat that they are largely unaccustomed to… i stopped in at the visitor centre to get my bearings then proceeded to the memorial university (corner brook) campus to check in at the residences.

i took it easy and rested up after the long drive from st. anthony. i headed out again in the early evening for the gorgeous south shore drive, heading west to the coast from corner brook.

 

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