Monday, August 31, 2015

Country Church, Woodstock, N.B.

You have to get off of the main Highway that now cuts through the center of New Brunswick to find scenes such as this one. It used to be such an enjoyable journey before the new Highway went through. All the little towns and villages with the small mom and pop enterprises were a joy to visit, to say nothing of the many scenes such as this one. It is off the beaten path in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and the early morning light was just beautiful, so when I saw this scene in my rear view mirror, I had to stop and turn around and go back, to grab this shot. The new super highways get you from point A to point B in great time, but there is absolutely nothing but bush to look at. If you by chance happen to have the need to use a washroom, then good luck with that....not a pull off or convenience station to be seen. You have to go into a town somewhere, and the signs do not tell you if the towns are a mile or 50 miles in off of the main highway, so you just take a chance and keep on truckin' eh....something that was not a concern when traveling the old highways....Oh well, such is progress I guess....but this old church and grave yard just shows a way of life that is fast fading....and it kick started my day on a high note.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Fun Summer Day.....

There is nothing like a day at the lake and towing a whole load of kids on a rubber dingy. The squeals and laughter could be heard on shore, and they were quite a distance out there. My camera has a 2X zoom button on it, which makes my 450mm lens effectively 900 mm's. This shot was taken at 900mm hand held, and I did not pay much attention to the shutter speed. It was really tempting to clone out the wind turbines on the horizon, but I decided that it is what it is....At least for these kids, the memory of this day would likely be forever etched in their minds....Thanks for a great day Marc & Kim...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Rose of Sharon....

A couple of evenings ago while I was doing burgers on the BBQ, I noticed this Rose of Sharon beside my deck with a nice dark background. It is only like this for a short period of the day, so I got my camera and grabbed a quick shot. Our entire back yard has become somewhat secluded by these trees which are loaded with blossoms right now. They range in colour from purple, purple/pink, pink, and white blossoms, and surround our deck as well. This year they seem to be well visited by bees, which is a good sign, as the bee population seems to be under attack lately for some reason. In addition to the other roses that are blooming around our yard, they make a nice decor for meals outside, as well as beverage breaks. Hope you like it.....