The Finnish Line, part 1

The two weeks of travel and competition are drawing to a close; tomorrow I leave Finland and head back to Canada to a normal life, or at least to a more routine one. Just now I’m sitting on a ferry on my day to Tallinn, Estonia for the day and I have a couple of…

Sea Fever

Masefield had it right. We took a walk on Middle Cove Beach yesterday evening and found a bit of sea and spring fever..  

‘Tis Monday…

…and a fine specimen it is to be sure. Child is home sick (cold and fever) and I seem to be acquiring the cold symptoms as well, symptoms that I am studiously denying and will try to blast out of my head with a nice, long run later on. It’s amazing how much more appealing…

Drift away

I woke up this morning in the middle of a dream, in which I was trying to find a boat to take me to Exploits Islands. I could read all sorts of wonderful symbolism, about stress and escaping from it, into this mental meandering. It probably has something to do with Exploits being a place…

Like blue velvet and diamonds

I’ve been plotting out a series of pieces and am started in on the skies and basic layouts for them. Sifting through photographs to jog my imagination has been a great help, since the skies on Exploits are a little different from the ones I find on the Avalon Peninsula. The clear nights are deeper…

Blue skies ahead

After yesterday’s little hurricane, it’s nice to look at blue skies and normal wind levels. We weren’t hit too badly, although our shed is ninety degrees north of where it ought to be. I took these photos in July, on Exploits Islands. The shot above is of one of the more dramatic and colourful houses…

The merits of prostration

I have not yet been run over by a car. In fact, I can happily say that it hasn’t even been a near thing. When you really get involved with photography, you start looking for unusual angles and interesting perspectives. Quite a bit of the time, this involves bizarre contortions, adept balancing and (if you’re…

Hiscock House, Trinity

While processing some hand-held, low-light shots that I’d taken of Hiscock House in Trinity, I decided to play around a little with colour.I’m still of two minds about digital manipulation of images; sometimes I like it and sometimes I feel it’s overdone. It’s so particularly a matter of personal taste that there really can be…

Trinity, part one

We spent a bit of time wandering through Trinity recently. Trinity is a community that is quite clean and spruced up. There has been a focussed effort on restoration and maintenance that makes the village quite appealing to tourists. Naturally, the place was crawling with them! It’s some sort of mixture of historic district and…

English Harbour Arts Centre

  One of the nifty places that we explored during the past weekend was the English Harbour Arts Centre. Set in (obviously) English Harbour, this centre is a church that has been converted to a gallery and public space. When we walked through, it was in use as a gallery, but they also hold workshops,…

More lighthouse pyramids

We managed three lighthouse pyramids on our Bonavista Peninsula trip this Labour Day weekend. I’ve added them to the Lighthouse Pyramids Page. In addition to the one above, they are:      

New Bonaventure

  We had an action-packed Labour Day weekend jammed full of discovery, but I thought I’d start you off with one picture taken near where we camped. We stayed in New Bonaventure, specifically in George’s Cove, just down the hill (to the right) of the church in this photo. A friend gave us the go-ahead…