Sunday, September 26, 2010

Finished For The Day

Finished for the day.
This photo was taken in Fredericton at the 2010 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, last weekend. This guy was spray painting t-shirts, and I think (though I'm not totally sure), he did the sign behind him. Here he is at the end of the afternoon, quenching his thrist.

The photo isn't the best - I should have tried to get in tighter, but I wanted to get the whole picture in back of the artist. Maybe if I had gotten a little lower so that I wouldn't have gotten the building in the back might have worked. I tried cropping, but it didn't look right.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Freedom '55

The Freedom '55
 The little community of Peggy's Cove is a fishing village. Here is a boat that is probably no longer used, or is in need of repair. This is such a quaint little community, filled with lots of photo opportunities. I would have loved to do a little more exploring and photography, but the people I was with wanted to go to the lighthouse and the rocky area - which was great as well.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bag Pipes

Piping at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
My second trip to Peggy's Cove this summer was made even better by the fact that they had this woman playing bag pipes! I had hoped she'd play "Scotland the Brave" (my favourite song on the pipes), but while I was there, she didn't. I never thought that maybe she'd take requests, though! Of the songs I heard her play, I only recognized one - Amazing Grace. That's another song I love to hear on bag pipes.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hangin' Out To Dry

Taken in the little village/community of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia on a recent trip.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pretty Dahlia

This is from my mom's dahlia garden again. This flower isn't fully out yet, but I thought it looked nice - somewhat like a lotus or water lily in appearance. I really like the colours in this flower - God can do such amazing work in His creations!

This particular photo is from last month, however I do have more photos (not just flowers) since then but Photoshop Elements isn't working properly on the laptop again. Every time I try to click to add the copyright notice and/or my name, the program freezes up. I can (so far) adjust colour, contrast, sharpness, etc. just fine, but I don't know what is causing the program to freeze on me. It was working fine for awhile, and then it started acting up all of a sudden again. Might have too much on the computer...maybe need to transfer my photos to an external hard drive (if I can figure out how to do that correctly, and still be able to access them and download them to post, etc. I am so not a technical person...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Checking for danger during the storm

This past Saturday we got the tail winds and rain from Hurricane Earl which hit the Nova Scotia coast. In our area the winds weren't nearly as bad as they had been predicting, and we didn't get as much rain as they had thought. The night before, it has been predicted that the storm would hit our area dead on (which doesn't happen too often), but by Saturday morning, Earl had changed its course and hit Nova Scotia. In that province, about 200,000 people lost power (as opposed to the 1,000 people who lost power in our area), and it was thought that it would take about 2 days to get everyone back on the power grid.

This photo is of one of the female humming birds that has been visiting our feeder this summer. I was surprised to see her out in all that wind and rain. The picture isn't all that great as I was taking it through the kitchen window, and the white tint in the photo is the reflection of the curtain on the glass. Anyway, I just wanted to share the photo of the bird out in the storm.