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beyond the boulder

Beyond The Boulder

the woody point lighthouse in its surroundings on the western shore of the south arm of bonne bay. though a lighthouse was initially erected in 1919, the one that stands today was built in 1959 and used a battery-operated light instead of the previous kerosene (1919 -1923) and acetylene (1923-1959) ones.

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wicker chair

Wicker Chair

a wicker chair ‘planter’ on the grounds of st. anne’s spa in grafton, ontario.

a lazy day trip out, east of toronto, took me to this historic site. the setting is quiet, peaceful and serene… the grounds are on a plateau overlooking the gentle rolling hills of northumberland county. made of stone, the main building dates back to the mid-1800’s.

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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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red & blue

Red & Blue

a couple of fishing boats moored in trout river, a quaint fishing village on the west coast of newfoundland. on this day, i met a fisherman who explained to me that lobster season was at an end and that they were now preparing for the halibut one.

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fargo

Fargo

i am not a huge car buff, but i do appreciate, as the saying goes… this old fargo was just parked on a gravel lot in norris point, nl. unfortunately, i could find no one to talk to about it. the little bit of research i did indicates that the fargo brand initially started out as the fargo motor car company of chicago from 1913 – 1922. by 1928, the chrysler corporation had purchased it and started the fargo motor company. fargo trucks were basically dodge trucks and were sold outside the usa. the name lasted until 1972 in canada and slightly longer in other parts of the world.

anyone know how old this truck might be? model? trivia: apparently they still exist in turkey, without any connection to the chrysler corporation.

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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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