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life jackets

Life Jackets

a piece of toronto nostalgia. still in re-explore-the-city-mode; that first summer of my return to my hometown from vancouver (after a 13+ year absence).

i made my way downtown to the toronto islands ferry terminal to reacquaint myself with the city skyline on a beautiful august summer night. as luck would have it, it was like a ghost town this particular evening. the ferry itself was no different… very few people aboard. as i made my way in, i was taken aback by a scene that i had not witnessed in over 25 years! all those orange life jackets stored above… i set up my gear and voila!

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two chairs

Two Chairs

exploring the area around the distillery district in toronto brought me to one of the heritage buildings on cherry street. on the loading dock, at the side of the building was a bunch of ‘stuff’ strewn about… amongst it all were these two rickety chairs just sitting there – i thought they would make for an interesting photo… so a little rearranging and voila!

incidentally, i had just returned to toronto after living in vancouver for about 13 years or so. it was precisely during this visit to ‘the distillery’ that cemented my thoughts of selling my work and turning ‘pro’. there were vendors setup in the district’s pedestrian streets; i inquired at the offices and was told to apply for the following summer… the rest is indeed history!

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a pair of reds

A Pair Of Reds

a pair of red adirondack chairs on the grounds of lobster cove head lighthouse, looking onto woody cove (water at the foreground) and the town of rocky harbour across the way. similar red chairs popped up here and there throughout my  travels in and around gros morne national park.

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summer magic

Summer Magic

never having had the opportunity to witness a true-to-life iceberg (much less photographing one), the possibility of seeing some was a powerful attraction and ultimately cemented my decision to visit newfoundland once and for all!

i had seen this beautiful iceberg from the road leading to cape spear earlier in the morning – a chance encounter with a young lady preparing for an event at the cape’s parking lot convinced me to hike the trail… a presumed short excursion turned into a 4 hour adventure to and from gunners’ cove.

witnessing this icy monolith and capturing it made for a beautiful heartfelt experience that i will cherish for a long, long time…

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lighthouses on the cape

Lighthouses On The Cape

the old and new lighthouses on cape spear under an early morning sky.

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from the cliffs 2

From The Cliffs 2

a similar shot to ‘from the cliffs‘, but from a closer vantage point to include the fence.

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chair by the lighthouse

Chair By The Lighthouse

the ‘new’ lighthouse at cape spear with a red adirondack chair nearby. the last light to be used in the old lighthouse was a glass dioptric system installed in 1912. that same light was eventually transferred to the new lighthouse when it was built in 1955.

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from the cliffs

From The Cliffs

from my second day in newfoundland. i headed out to the cape spear lighthouse national historic site of canada early in the morning, hoping for some nice light and skies – thankfully, i was not disappointed! cape spear, the easternmost point of north america, houses two lighthouses. this is the old one photographed from some cliffs leading up to the structure.

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up and down

Up And Down

the crowds were gathering to catch the canada day fireworks from signal hill in st. john’s, newfoundland. i would have preferred less traffic to get the light trails, but beggars cannot be choosers 😉

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around the point

Around The Point

after having spent the afternoon hiking at signal hill in st. john’s, newfoundland, i returned there in the early evening to get more of the beautiful sights that the place affords. in this case, a beautiful iceberg just around the point where fort amherst is located.

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