Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday Bridges - Conestoga River
Friday, December 30, 2011
Weekend Reflections - Street View
Busy street for vehicle traffic captured on a store front window. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Friday Fences - Do Not Cross
It would be easy for me to pass through the gap in the fence at the Pickering nuclear power plan. If I did, I'm sure that all the alarms would sound and I would be quickly surrounded by armed guards.
I'm linking to Friday Fences.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Signs, Signs - Lawn Signs
The sign on the shop door said "please no photos inside store". Since I'm a goody two shoes, I did all of my photographing outside of the shop. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
It's Over For Another Year
Monday, December 26, 2011
Barn Charm - In The Distance
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Guess who from many decades ago. Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. - Augusta E. Rundel
Friday, December 23, 2011
Christmas Lights - Winner
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Christmas Lights - Waterfront Bistro
Just a small taste of Christmas lights at The Waterfront Bistro.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Signs, Signs - Fishing
This is from an older posting on my blog. It was done before Lesley start her meme. I just had the urge to repost it again. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Behind The Camera - A Screech of Gulls
While I was out for a walk with my wife, we came across this scene of gulls sitting in the sheltered of the bay. At this location Lake Ontario is to my back. The gulls were here because...
It wasn't me but something spooked the screech of gulls. Yup, that's the name given to a group of sea gulls. All three photos were shot in automatic mode. Not only did I have fun taking the photos but I also learned a new meaning for the word screech. The most famous screech in Canada is Newfie Screech.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Barn Charm - Sitting Low
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Sunday Bridges - Golf Course
The golf course is closed for the season except for photographers that sneak in to photograph "Sunday Bridges". I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.
Weekend Reflections - Crack In The Mirror
A sidewalk sale presented me with this photo opportunely. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Show Off Your Shot - Home Place
Home Place is all about change; changes that affect our past, our present and our future. Home Place is a coalescence of universal symbols from a variety of times, cultures and beliefs. These symbols are alive but will vary in importance at different times in each of our lives. The most obvious is the structure atop the hill. Read more here. I'm linking to Show Off Your Shot.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Signs; Signs - No Frying Allowed
On a smoker's shelter of course. It's okay to turn someone's lungs into charcoal but don't fry their brain. I guess you can tell I'm a ex-smoker. In this day and age smoking has been ban almost everywhere. I get a chuckle at the length smokers will go to have a puff. I see them leave a nice dry and warm work space to go outside and face the elements. One good thing about smoking is that it helps you lose weight. One lung at a time. Now that I have had my rant, I promise that next week I return to a more humours posting.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Monday, December 12, 2011
Behind The Camera - West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge)
This is a continuation of yesterday's posting. While I was trying to get a shot looking into the covered bridge this couple came walking out. Rather than capturing a scene without people I believe they add so much more to it. So I snapped away. They approached me and I was expecting them to ask me why I was taking their picture. In order to justify my actions I set my mind to 100% charming. I was surprised when the young lady held out her camera to me asking if I would take a picture of them. I did better than that and took three pictures. I had detected a accent in the lady's voice, so I asked them if they were tourist. Yes, they were from Atlanta, Georgia. (Americans do have an accent especially those from the south.) In my conversation with them I told them about my experience the last time I was in Atlanta. On my drive to Florida about a decade ago the city was having one of the worst ice storms ever.
Suddenly I heard the hoof sounds of a horse comming through the covered bridge. Because I was in Mennonite country I knew what to expect . Unfortunately I had my camera set to a slow shutter speed. That's why the horse has a lot of motion blur. After it passed I hung around hoping I might see Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep come across:-)
Putting a finishing touch on my story. Where would you locate a covered bridge? On Covered Bridge Drive of course. The reason it's called "The Kissing Bridge" is because it is enclosed and the soft light provides a feeling of intimacy for the romantic. I'm linking to Behind The Camera.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday Bridges - Kissing Bridge
The West Montrose covered bridge is recognized as a historic site by Ontario's Archaeological & Historic Sites Board. It is Ontario's last remaining covered bridge and has a 198' span across the Grand River. Visitors come from all over the world to see and photograph this picturesque bridge. It is often referred to as "The Kissing Bridge" because it is enclosed and the soft light provides a feeling of intimacy for the romantic.
The blue sign erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, to the right of the bridge opening reads: This structure, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario was designed by John Bear in 1880, on the authority of Woolwich Township Council, to replace an earlier bridge over the Grand River. Built a year later by John and his brother, Benjamin, the 198-foot bridge was covered to protect the wooden flooring and frame against the elements. Known locally as the Kissing Bridge, it later came under the jurisdiction of Waterloo County. In 1937 the province assumed responsibility for the Guelph-Elmira Road, including the West Montrose Bridge, and its floor and sub-structure were subsequently rebuilt and reinforced. I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Camera Critters - Parrots Love This
Getting a massage at the pet store. I'm linking to Camera Critters
Friday, December 09, 2011
Weekend Reflection - Riding The Rails
Placing the camera down on the rail gave me pleasing results. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
SkyWatch Friday - Golden Sunrise
An other day, an other sunrise. I'm linking to SkyWatch Friday
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Signs, Signs - 51 Ways To leave Your Lover
Could this be one more addition to Paul Simon's song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"? Actually it's at the entrance to a school's driveway. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
World Peace Pavilion
Located on the waterfront of Halifax Harbour in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia this monument is known as the
World Peace Pavilion. Inside you will find a collection of rocks and artifacts contributed by 80 countries.
One of the remnants is a 280 pound piece of the Berlin Wall. The exhibits, ordered geographically starting with Canada, are placed in a unifying ribbon of Nova Scotia sand facing towards the harbour. Within the facility is a small amphitheater facing the exhibits suitable for solitary reflection, ceremonial, or educational purposes.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Barn Charm - Bowman Barn
The Bowman's have been land stewards in Enniskillen, Ontario since 1929. In June 2005 the dairy herd was replaced with a certified organic beef herd. The breeds that were selected had a quiet disposition, good mothering ability and excellent meat quality. Currently grazing on our pastures are Red and Black Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, Murray Greys, Maine Anjou, Scottish Highlands, Belted Galloways and one remaining mascot from the Holstein herd - "Linen". This information came from their web page that you can find here.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Sunday Bridges - Under Construction
My saga continues with the Pickering Pedestrian Bridge. The work continues but the opening date has been pushed back from October until May 2012. I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Weekend Reflections- Fence In The Water
I hope you enjoy today's photo. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
ShyWatch Friday - Sunrise
Sunrise with an interesting cloud formation. I'm linking to SkyWatch Friday
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Signs, Signs - I.D.
I spotted this sign in a pub and I went into a cold sweat. I thought for sure the waitress was going to I.D. me. I think it was more wishful thinking rather anything else. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Barn Charm - In Bad Shape
Monday, November 28, 2011
Behind The Camera - On The Bay
I'm a early bird. If the weather is okay I'll usually go walking in the morning for exercise.
Of course, I always take my camera along. I live near Frenchman's Bay, located on Lake Ontario. Normally the bay mostly has Canada Geese on it. This is the time of year when that changes and different kinds of birds stopover on their journey south for the winter. On this first photo the skies were overcast and I thought the day was going to be a cloudy one.
Suddenly the sun broke through a small opening in the clouds and the whole scene change to a more golden colour. I made some changes to my camera settings. The first thing I did was change over to manual with a f10 aperture. I then pointed the camera to sky on the right side of the sun for my exposure setting. In order to get the sun into the photo I had to point my camera to a different scene from the one above.
I'm linking to Behind The Camera.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Blue Monday - Food Shop
I never took the time to check out the food. I'm linking to Blue Monday.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Shadow Shot Sunday - Trees
Long morning shadows. I'm linking to Shadow Shot Sunday.
Friday, November 25, 2011
22 Church Street
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Signs, Signs - Sweet
Not always true, but to day it is because... I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Weekly Top Shot - Replacements On The Way
Seen on a home renovation site. I'm Linking to Weekly Top Shot.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Today's Flowers - Clematis
My wife is the one that has the green thumb. Theses Clematis used to grow along the fence in our backyard. A few years back construction was done on the other side of the fence and the Clematis won't grow there anymore. I'm linking with Today's Flowers.
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