Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Haven't had a whole lot of time to do any photography lately. But I did get to get out of the house a couple weekends ago to go the cruise night at the annual car show our town hosts every year. There were approx. 1900 cars that came into town for the show. On Saturday night the cars take over the towns Main Street and cruise for a couple hours. This is the big to do every year and a large crowds of people are everywhere. You have to be patient to take photos with out people being in the shots and be lucky to have the cars sitting where you can position your camera to get a appealing angle. Here are two that I am pretty fond of, with the low levels of light I had to use a long shutter to get enough light which allowed for the streaking of the other cars.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Here's a short little video (less than 1 minute) that I shot with the Nikon D7100.
The Salmon have been waiting in Hardy Bay for well over a month to head up river but were unable to due to low water levels. Finally the rains came. I took these video clips just as the river began to rise and the fish were able to swim upstream. Since then the river levels have risen quite a bit more and the fish are having a much easier time making their way up river.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Oh well, all good things must eventually come to an end. It's been an exceptional Summer over here on the West Coast of Canada, definitely one for the record books!
The tomatoes certainly did good this year. Another day or so of this vine ripening and I'm going to have to break down and pick them.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Recently a power generation station was completed on a nearby river, though the entire project was an engineering wonder I must say that I kind of preferred the river in it's natural state... Anyway the part I was leading up to was that as a final touch to this power generation station many loads of rich top soil were brought in and the grounds outside of the high chain link and barbwire fences were manicured and these nice wild flowers were planted. I guess this makes everything alright... I hope the Deer enjoy the nice wildflower buffet! ☺
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
... a room with a view.
We came across this "cabin" on a lake near Evergreen, Colorado while we were there. It's a very large space set up for rental if you want to have a large gathering or wedding. The area where I was standing to take the photo is the building's dock on the lake.
This is a view of the lake from the dock and what is reflected in the windows in the first photo.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
It's been a banner year for Blackberries and fish over here on Northern Vancouver Island! I managed to pick well over a 5 gallon pail of Blackberries and have them stored in the freezer, probably going to make Blackberry jelly out of allot of them but save enough to have with ice cream and on pancakes.
I must admit it always makes me a little nervous when Mother Nature decides to provide a bumper crop of anything. Past experience tells me this abundance usually precedes a nastier than normal Winter... So just to be safe I've cut an extra couple chords of firewood, forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I was moving some pictures off of my cell phone and onto the computer and found this picture of the frost on the windshield of my truck from last January... Burr!
Soak in as much sunshine and warmth while you can, the Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for colder than average temperatures for everything east of the Rockies this coming winter.
Monday, September 1, 2014
If you've ever wanted a monstrous house by the ocean then here's your chance. The yacht club is for sale. It looked like a very nice building, right on the beach with it's own pool and smack dab in the middle of the hurricane zone. You better buy it now because when the next hurricane comes through it probably won't be there anymore.
Sounds like a good investment, huh?