Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Churchill Falls Generating Station


While in Labrador we also visited Churchill Falls and treated to a tour of the Churchill Falls Generating Station. This is a massive underground structure and has 11 power generating units and produces up to 5,500 mega watts of power. Most of the power is sold to Quebec. Under the now infamous power contract, Quebec has reaped $19 billion in profit since the 1960’s and NL only $1 billion with most of that $1 billion reinvested into keeping the operation maintained. This project is an engineering marvel but also represents a colossal giveaway of wealth to Quebec and for most Newfoundlanders it is a very sore point of discussion. Quebec refuses to renegotiate the contract and pay reasonable prices and they have the option in 2021 to extend the agreement for another 20 years until 2041.Get this, upon renewal the price per mega watt drops yet again in 2021. I worked for 7 years for CFLCO and visited the town and the plant many times. The Powerhouse is spotless and you can eat off the floor it's so clean. It really is one of the wonders of the world.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Iron Ore Trucks




These are photos I took during a tour of the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) ore pits in Labrador. These massive trucks move iron ore from the pits for processing. IOC ships iron ore around the world including China where there is a big demand. IOC is expanding operations and investing another 1/2 billon into the expansion program.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Fresh Flowers


Flowers in celebration of a wedding anniversary this past weekend.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Rooms


I visited "The Rooms" museum in St. John's today fro the first time. I was very impressed.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse


Scenes from the lunar eclipse on February 20, 2008.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Labrador Fox


A fox I photographed near the hunting lodge I stayed at in Labrador last week. I couldn't believe my eyes at first as the fox just seemed to be posing for the photo. Eventually, he ran off into the woods.

Aerial Photos



I just returned from a trip to Labrador. These are some aerial photos as we neared St. Augustin in Quebec on our way to Wabush.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Red Rose


I'm back from business travels so posting has resumed. This is a rose photographed using studio lights and Lens Baby 3.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Boat

A boat next to a pile of wood in Little Harbour, NL. Please note the next blog posting will be February 19th.

Winter & Summer



St. John's verus St. Lucia. What is your pick? I know mine :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Old Skates

These old fashion skates are estimated to be 70 to 80 years old. The leather boots attached to the skate blades are in excellent shape which attests to the quality of the leather. Photographed in an old merchant's home now used for a summer home in Bridgerport, NL.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Models



Two young ladies who modelled for me tonight.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Splitting Table

A splitting table photographed in an old stage in the community of Little Harbour, NL. The splitting table was used to split cod and remove the sound bone before salting the cod in tubs and then drying on flakes.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Cabot Tower


Two photos taken recently. It was windy and very cold when I took these photos but I managed to keep the tripod steady somehow.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Bowring Park Bridge


A bridge along one of the walking trails in Bowring Park.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sun Rays


Rays of sun light beams through clouds near Outer Cove.