Friday, July 31, 2020

Butter Cove






Butter Cove

Butter Cove is located on the road to Southport in Trinity Bay.  If you haven't taken this drive, I recommend it.  Like many other communities in the province, this one has boats, fish stores and stages.

I just noticed that I didn't have a Butter Cove Album, so I will start one:
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Black and White







Black and White

In the "old days", I carried 2 camera bodies with me at all times.  One had colour slide film (usually Kodachrome) and the other had black and white film (usually Plus-X or Tri-X).  Included in my bag were extra rolls of film, several lenses, a flash and lens cleaning kits.  I often wonder how I managed to bushwhack through the woods with such a big camera bag on my shoulder. 

Digital photography changed all that.  One camera is sufficient and the new zoom lenses mean I no longer have to carry several different lenses.  And, software makes it easy to convert colour images to black and white.  Much easier for me, now that I am getting older.  :)

I have 4 black and white albums on Facebook and below is a link to the most recent:

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hopeall







Hopeall

Hopeall is located in Trinity Bay South and I have taken the short road to the community a couple of times.  Today, I am sharing photos of the boats I photographed in the community. 

I started a NEW Hopeall Album this morning.  Feel free to Like and follow it.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Thunder Falls/"Leech Brook"













Thunder Falls/"Leech Brook"

I think it was the early 1990s when they changed the name of Leeches Brook to Thunder Falls.  I am not quite sure why they changed the name, however, to the people from Grand Falls-Windsor, it will always be "Leech Brook"!

There are  several swimming areas on this river: 
  • The Landing - usually families and smaller kids swim there
  • First Falls - shown in the first 3 photos above.  It is not the easiest to get to, but people used to dive from the top of the falls
  • Second Falls - the most popular spot.  People used to climb the rocks and jump or dive from the top. There was also a cave under the falls nearly 1/3 of the way up.  
  • Bathtub - not shown in the photos, but further up the river were a few small pools that were excellent for a refreshing dip
I plan to create a Leech Brook album soon!

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Honey Bees










Honey Bees

I had never seen or photographed honey bees until I visited a sunflower garden at Mike's U-Pick in Bonita Springs, Florida. I was excited to see them and soon realized I could get fairly close without making them mad, so I got LOTS of close-up photos of them.  Once I discovered where to photograph them, I made numerous trips.

Last year, I photographed a couple of honey bees in Holyrood and later found out that there is a hive close to where I saw them.

I have 2 Honey Bee  Albums on Facebook:
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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Carbonear, 1997





Carbonear, 1997

I stopped to make a few photos on the main street in Carbonear on a beautiful summer day in 1997.  I haven't enjoyed making photos on this street because of all the power lines, however, I am glad I stopped that day because a shot while afterward, one of the two buildings in the last photo collapsed and is gone forever.

I just realized that I don't have a Carbonear album yet, so I will do that soon! 

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Colliers













Colliers

In 2015, I spotted this old house and outbuilding on a side road near the ocean.  I stopped and took photos of the house from a number of different angles.  Later, I found out that it wasn't abandoned and that the owner was hoping to restore it. 

I have shared similar photos on Facebook and they have gotten some interesting stories!

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Moths

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