Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This wooden walkway at Shallow Bay Provincial Park was built to help preserve the dune vegetation. We had hoped for a long walk on the beach, but with rather ominous clouds gathering and increasing winds, we knew that our walk was going to be shorter than hoped for. But the distant sound of the waves on the shoreline did provide for a wonderful way to drift off to sleep that night......And the tent got soaked!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Camera ~ Minolta Maxxum 9, 35mm
Lens ~ Minolta Rokkor 35mm to 105mm zoom.
Film ~ Fuji Reala 100 colour negative
Scanner ~ Minolta Dimage Scan Dual
Software ~ Adobe Photoshop 7 & Genuine Fractals
Sunday, September 16, 2007
These two pipers were taking a well deserved break after their march all over New Liskeard during the Fall Fair Parade. I came across them resting outside "Sweetie's" kiosk at the fair grounds. The elderly gentleman was quick to agree that the real "sweetie" was his partner!
It was a pleasant day among pleasant people.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Okay, this is my last post today. I have been away for a few days, and have not posted anything for a while. Last Saturday, I played chauffeur to my daughter and grandaughter, and her little friend, and took them down to Canada's Wonderland. I had never been there before, and I had no idea what all went on there. Well, this picture shows that there are some folks who will try anything. They get strapped into this bag, sometimes 2 or 3 all together, and get hoisted up until they are very tiny way up there. Then they are released, and come careening down, and out over the crowds below them. Of course, their terrified screaming is enough to send chills down the spine. I am terrified of heights, and my only fear is that I will dream about doing this myself.....Oops, I'd probably wet the bed!!
Just another quiet scene beside Lake Nipissing today. The clouds on the horizon brought the showers that are falling as I post this picture. But it is a gentle rain, and it sounds nice outside my studio window. Someday I am going to have a metal roof over my veranda, just so I can sit and listen to the rain....
It was very grey and overcast beside Lake Nipissing today. However, this colourful sprig of red berries suspended just above a rock provided a delightful splash of colour. You just have to get down close and use the macro function of the camera to get the shot. Then, hope you can get back up again afterward. The joints scream a bit, but it is worth it, and the exercise is necessary to keep moving......
Nothing says that summer is over quite like these swings. Where are all the kids? Probably in daycare, or learning to play on computers somewhere......"must have obtained their quota of fresh air and exercise I guess." Sunset Point Park is pretty empty today.