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weather beaten charm – revisited (colour and b&w)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited) B&W

a little further along into this past fall season and a revisit of this charming scene was in order…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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weather beaten charm

Weather Beaten Charm

Weather Beaten Charm (B&W)

there are some country roads just south of short hills provincial park in and around fonthill, ontario where the landscape oozes charm. in my travels, i have come across this weather beaten cabin – i fell in love with its setting and waited for the fall colours to arrive before photographing it. here it is at the early onset of those autumn colours.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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upper falls autumn

Upper Falls Autumn

i failed to post this image when i posted the other ball’s falls photographs in the ‘waterscapes’ gallery earlier this year. so… here we have an autumn view of the upper falls at ball’s falls conservation area in the niagara peninsula of southern ontario.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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clouds over the point

Clouds Over The Point

upon first moving to the niagara peninsula, i was flipping through a tour guide and saw a picture of the point abino lighthouse. intrigued by such a lovely structure, i sought to visit it for a chance to photograph it. to my dismay i could not!

it would seem the monument has a contentious existence that remains very much alive today: the lighthouse sits perched on a narrow spit of land on the north shore of lake erie, a few kilometres west of fort erie, ontario. in 1915, construction finaly began after an agreement with local residents (mostly wealthy americans) of the community of point abino was reached. this was private land after all!

fast forward to today and though the town of fort erie has owned it since 2003, it still sits on private land and access is unfortunately quite limited. it can be visited through the summer months through a rather limited schedule – access is not granted throughout the rest of the year.

so, i finally managed to make it out there on a sunday, this past summer. the day seemed to have decent cloud cover to offer suitable lighting. alas, when i got there, by the time i had walked the mile or so to reach the site, the clouds were breaking up… this was one of the first shots i took before the clouds dissipated enough to let that harsh sunlight through.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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forty four

Forty Four

the entrance to 44 ontario street – the former lincoln county registry office, now a residential apartment building in downtown st. catharines. apparently the buillding dates back to 1923 and was designed by prominent architects arthur edwin nicholson and robert ian macbeth. the niagara peninsula is peppered with both commercial buildings and residences designed by the duo.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

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the club

The Club

this historic building in the heart of the downtown core of st. catharines at 77 ontario street has housed the st. catharines club since 1927. An example of georgian design, the structure itself dates back to 1874 when it was known as the haynes residence, presumably the home of a prominent family of the era.

thecluba 24″ x 24″ canvas print of ‘the club’ hangs on one of the dining room walls at the st. catharines club.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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rodman hall under moonlight (colour and b&w)

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today, the stately rodman hall is as an art centre under the care of brock university in st. catharines, ontario. the building itself originates from the mid-1850’s where it was the private residence of one thomas rodman merritt, a businessman and politician in his day. an archway indicates that the estate was completed in 1863. the estate was under the merritt family’s control until 1960 when the city of st. catharines and the district arts council purchased the property at that time and converted it into and arts centre. brock university took over the property in 2003 with the understanding that it would continue as an arts centre.

here it is, photographed on a beautiful summer night with a full moon aglow.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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parkway lights (colour and b&w)

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the niagara parkway with building lights glowing at dusk. i was crossing the street and looked to my left on the median as i saw cars travelling on either side of me. thought it would make an interesting shot and voila!

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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from across the lake (colour and b&w)

From Across The Lake (Colour)

From Across The Lake (B&W)

the jokes are no more. at least that is what i can tell… long the butt of many jokes, buffalo has made an amazing comeback! with its close proximity to home in st. catharines, i’ve been able to go on a few visits to explore ‘the queen city’. granted, i haven’t gone into full explorer mode yet, but what i have seen is a city on the rise… revitalized, chic and trendy neighbourhoods such as elmwood village and allentown are wonderful to visit and explore. the downtown is clean and the architecture is a feast for the eyes!

in any event, this is the buffalo skyline as photographed from across the lake in fort erie, ontario. admittedly it took a few attempts to get a good vantage point, but i think i found one! 😉

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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canal lights

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standing on the division street bridge in welland, ontario, i had the opportunity to photograph the canada day fireworks over the welland canal – bridge 13 this past summer (2016). this bridge in the heart of the city’s centre crosses a now-abandoned portion of the canal known as the welland recreational waterway.

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous and still life

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