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summer sky over the falls

taken from the same vantage point as a previous release, ‘fire in the sky’, this was captured in early july ’18 and also features the 3 waterfalls that make up the whole of niagara falls: american falls, bridal veil falls and horseshoe falls. a glorious summer evening with wonderful colours in the sky provided yet another magical moment in this part of the world…

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fire in the sky

a late spring shot of the three sets of falls at niagara falls, ontario and new york. the american falls and bridal veil falls are entirely on the american side in new york state and are separated by luna island. they are at the left of the frame and run towards the centre. horseshoe falls are customarily thought of as being on the canadian side; however, that is true for about 2/3, as the remaining 1/3 is in the usa. horseshoe falls and their american counterparts are separated by goat island. collectively, they are known as niagara falls and here they are in the evening as the sun is setting and reflecting its light off of clouds above.

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beclouded bay at sunrise

Beclouded Bay At Sunrisewatching clouds at sunup is a favourite pasttime! here we are on speyside bay in tobago with active clouds moving about at sunrise…

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the islands

The Islands

goat island and little tobago beyond. photographed from a parquette in speyside, tobago at sunrise.

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windward view

Hilltop View

windward road, the main road on tobago’s south coast eventually leads to the village of speyside and beyond from the capital of scarborough. on the approach into the village is a gradual descent to sea level – this was photographed from a point on that descent. in view are the village, tyrell bay, goat island and little tobago on a beautiful cloud-filled morning.

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sunrise over the islands

Sunrise Over The Islands

a long awaited trip to tobago took me to the north end of the island, at speyside, for lodging at the beautiful blue waters inn. situated in a cove, the resort faces both goat island and little tobago island (aka bird of paradise island).

here are the islands and a coconut tree silhouetted in the early morning as the sun made its appearance.

as concerns little tobago, the story goes that one sir william ingram introduced the greater bird of paradise to the island in 1909, for preservation of the species due to overhunting in its native new guinea. after his death, his heirs deeded the island to the government of trinidad and tobago as a wildlife sanctuary. the species survived until hurricane flora hit the island in 1963.

another tidbit: rumours persist that ian fleming (of james bond fame) owned the home visible on goat island. andrew lycett, his biographer disagrees, stating: “as far as we are aware, there is no link between ian fleming and goat island. the james bond novels were all written at fleming’s house, goldeneye, in jamaica.

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