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clouds over ‘the big smoke’

Clouds Over The Big Smoke

also photographed from polson pier in downtown toronto. this, closer to sunset with a lot of colour and varying light about…

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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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newfoundland – day 10

day 10 – july 10:

i got to the parking lot to get on with my day and my heart sank when i saw the car… what?!? another flat tire? haven’t i seen this before? i put the doughnut on again – this time it was a nail in the tire. proceeded to the gm dealership again – this time in corner brook, of course. a phone call to the rental company to report the incident and a couple of hours later i was on my way again.

i had wanted to do the north shore drive this morning but after checking with the visitor centre on the conditions of the roads, i became gun-shy – they were apparently in rough shape and i certainly did not want to tempt fate again… the sky was blue with scarcely any clouds and it had gotten too late for ‘good light’ – that cemented it – no north shore drive.

in spite of the harsh light, i visited the corner brook gorge – a relatively easy hike from crockers road to a lookout, then to a bridge and back.

before breaking for the afternoon, i headed to marble mountain – a local ski resort just 7 kilometres east of corner brook in steady brook – to do some scouting for photo ops. as i was looking around i saw a sign pointing to steady brook falls. i followed the signs to a dirt road and parked the car when i saw a set of wooden stairs with the same sign pointing in the falls’ direction. i made my way up the stairs to a hiking trail that led to a viewing platform. it was an impressive sight, indeed, but the light was not cooperating… i decided i would come back in the late afternoon and hopefully get some decent shots then.

i had also been made aware of another attraction with potential scenic appeal: captain james cook national historic site. i would do the falls in the late afternoon, grab some dinner and head over to the historic site after that…

as luck would have it, even in the late afternoon, the sun was still blazing directly on the falls. so i did some hiking in the general area until the light got better.

  • after getting some take out for dinner, i headed to captain james cook national historic site and worked my way around the pathways until i came upon a beautiful spot to catch the sun going down and to enjoy my meal.

    with the end of this day, i realized that my photo tour of newfoundland was coming to an end. tomorrow, i would leave bright and early and drive towards st. john’s – probably stop about halfway there, get a room and continue on the day following so as not to have another marathon driving session…

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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:

roddickton:

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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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flying over ‘the ledge’

Flying Over 'The Ledge'

commonly referred to as ‘the ledge’ by locals, here is the saskatchewan legislative building in regina silhouetted from wescana lake at sunset with a flock of birds flying by.

the legislative building and its grounds were designated a national historic site of canada in 2005. it is also a provincial heritage property.” – wikipedia

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temple with sunburst

Temple With Sunburst

a revisit to the temple in the sea, this time in the late afternoon just before sunset.

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clouds before the storm

Clouds Before The Storm

a long holiday in cuba was a wonderful way to blow off steam. this was taken during the first few days of that june holiday. after spending an incredible day at the beach, i went along the shoreline in the early evening to take some shots. on my return to the hotel (pictured), there were some beautiful clouds forming as the sun was setting.

what you have here is the reflecting sunlight off the hotel facade. it would later turn out that there was a storm rolling in and we had a massive thunderstorm that night. the next morning, it was like nothing had ever happened…

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sunset explosion

Sunset Explosion

on one of the first couple of nights in varadero, cuba i climbed to the top of the puntarena hotel to catch the sunset. there were a couple of military personnel there and thought they were going to ask me to leave… but they did not. we communicated with lots of hand gestures as I do not speak spanish and they did not speak english.

as the sunset was starting to work its magic, I went back to my tripod and camera and captured this beautiful, albeit ominous looking cloud formation.

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canal sunset

Canal Sunset

on one of the first couple of nights in varadero, cuba i climbed to the top of the puntarena hotel to catch the sunset. there were a couple of military personnel there and thought they were going to ask me to leave… they did not. we communicated with lots of hand gestures as I do not speak spanish and they did not speak english. as the sunset was starting to work its magic, i went back to my tripod and camera and captured this shot with the paso malo canal in view.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 1

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