Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fisherman St. John's

A fisherman repairs his nets on the south side of St. John's Harbour.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Laura Breen

I read in our local newspaper today about Laura Breen being voted best female soccer player in Newfoundland and Labrador for the past decade. I was very impressed with her many other awards. I remembered photographing her about a couple of years ago at a CBC sponsored fundraiser for amateur soccer.

All too often we forget about the feats of our amateur athletes but this young lady is someone to be proud of. You can read more about her accomplishments by copying and pasting this link to your internet browser

Monday, September 28, 2009

Food Fishery

The cod food fishery opened again today. These photos were taken off Witless bay back when the fishery was open in late July. As you can tell from these two photos, there was a big ocean swell on when I took these shots. From my vantage point in a zodiac they looked like they were being swallowed by the sea t times.

Mother Nature at Work

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

French Painter

Earlier this summer I met this artist on my way to Fort Amherst. I spoke with him and he told me he moved to St. John’s in 1986 from France. I don’t recall his name but as you can see he was painting the landscape around the Outer Battery and Signal Hill. The photo of the Outer Battery was taken the same time as the photograph of the French artist. I have included this photo to give you a better idea of what he was painting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Florizel Bell

This is the original bell from the Florizel. It hangs in the museum in Newton, Bonavista Bay.The SS Florizel, a passenger liner, was the flagship of the Bowring Brothers' Red Cross Line of steamships and one of the first ships in the world specifically designed to navigate icy waters. During its last voyage in 1914, from St. John's to Halifax and on to New York, it sunk after striking a reef at Horn Head Point (46°50′56″N 52°56′20″W / 46.84889°N 52.93889°W / 46.84889; -52.93889), Cape Race near Cappahayden, Newfoundland, Canada, with the loss of 173 including Betty Munn, a three-year-old girl, in whose memory a statue of Peter Pan was erected at Bowring Park in St. John's

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lobster Head Cove Lighthouse

A frame I just learned to make in Photoshop.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New York

No words need be spoken.

Bridgeport, Notre Dame Bay

An HDR from Bridgeport taken this past August. I was born in Bridgeport.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sunset in Bay Bulls

Photographed one evening in late July.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Spurwink Arch

Taken today at Berry Head. It's a 6 hour hike (return) from Port Kirwin.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

This series of pictures was taken tonight at Topsail Beach. The last image of the Moon was also taken tonight from my backyard. Not sure you can see it in the photo but at full resolution and on a big screen you can see the craters in the Moon at bottom left.

Beach at Blackhead

Photos taken early last saturday morning at Blackhead.