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07-12-2008, 10:22 PM
First day of my holidays and my husband took me driving to a few spots where I wanted to take some photos to share with you. Tomorrow we'll venture out again, it got a little overcast today so we called it quits after a few hours.
It's a hike to climb up to where I managed to get these shots, next time I venture that way, I'll go to the very top - in the Fall would be great with all the colourful leaves, lots of pines up there too.
Take a look at my favourite retreat spot. I could feel the spray from the falls in a few of those close-ups. You should have seen me sprawled over a giant rock in the middle of the falls to get a few of those shots.
07-12-2008, 10:24 PM
Here are two more ...
I have others, but after I'm finished taking photos (hopefully on a three-hour cruise), I'll pop them into a slideshow.
07-12-2008, 11:32 PM
You could get a job at National Geographic with camera work like that. Be careful.
07-13-2008, 05:11 AM
Thanks Number4Son :c71: My husband was impressed with my agility. Guess those spin cycle and stability ball sessions are paying off.
There's signs everywhere warning people not to try and swim in it, nothing says "don't climb onto the rocks for photos". HaHa.
When my husband was a young boy, he actually jumped off the bridge where the end of the falls leads to Lake Nipissing after he came up from his dive, he noticed how close he was to landing on a flat rock, he didn't try it again after that.
Some people used to sit in one spot and get a massage from Nature. The trees along the bank are more overgrown than they used to be. It makes it difficult to get the view I once got from the bottom up. There are a few bridges that stretch across the falls so you can get from one side to the other. I remember when I was younger, we discovered it was easier to navigate going up the right side and coming down on the left of the Falls because there weren't as many rocks and steep slopes on the left side.
And what's the matter with working for National Geographic?
07-13-2008, 02:01 PM
National Geographic here I come ...
trekked into the bush, trails are all over-grown now and we had the most rain in the shortest span lastnight (record for Ontario) and the ground was muddy and slippery in some spots. Anyway... there I was snapping photos when we finally reached the rapids by the river. We weren't in the best location, that route was flooded out and we were in our sneakers , no hip-waders or anything. So there I am snapping away enjoying the scenery when one of the large rocks in the river moved. I looked through the viewfinder and magnified it and sure enough there was a black bear fishing.
At first, my reaction was to back up slowly and call it a day, but then I said, "photo op". I started clicking. My husband was surprised I didn't panic although the bear was a safe distance from us. It sure seemed closer to me. Guess there was a wee bit of fear there. Black bears aren't the best at fishing and he seemed oblivious to us. My pictures didn't turn out that great, I'll see what I can do to bring the bear closer so you can see. Most of what was visible was his back end and how wet his fur was - his head kept turning to the right, I thought he was smelling us (we were down-stream from him), he didn't turn around or anything. If he had, I would have gotten a better shot.
Getting my digital camera was either the best or worst gift I ever received. It's turning me into Auntie Tarzan Mistletoe. HaHa.
07-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Great pictures Auntie:c50:
07-14-2008, 08:12 AM
Thanks, Keepsake. :c71:
Today it's cloudy with light sprinkles - there go my plans for another adventure.
I'm taking my niece to see WALL-E at our local Galaxy Cinema in a few hours. I wanted to take her to a farm or over to Temagami to White Pine hiking trails, but the weather blew that idea out of my head.
Speaking of Pines. The White Pine is Ontario's provincial tree. How cool is that?
07-20-2008, 03:49 AM
Auntie those are beautiful pictures. maybe some can be incorporated in your book. You are still writing the book right?
07-20-2008, 07:44 AM
ahem - well ... slaps self ... slaps self harder :c39:
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