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June 30, 2006

30. Curl and Slipper

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This is the final image I am posting from my recent trip (at least until I need to dip into the archives) up to the Bruce Peninsula. I have so many more, but need to move on.

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June 29, 2006

29. Spotted Tongue

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This is the second of three yellow lady slipper photographs I am posting. Tomorrow's will be the last before I move on to other subjects, even though I so many other photgraphs I could post.

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June 28, 2006

28. Hat and Curls

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This orchid seems to be wearing a hat and curly locks.

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June 27, 2006

27. Pond in Infrared

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This is a pond not far from where we were staying up north. We passed it several times each day, and shot it once. This one was shot with a near infrared filter.

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June 26, 2006

26. Not Your Ordinary Portrait

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Ha ha, this is definately not your normal portrait! This is the same dragonfly that I posted yesterday, only this time I shot the front of him. I definately like yesterday's shot of his back better than this one though.

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June 25, 2006

25. Wings

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June 24, 2006

24. Ram's Head

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This was found purely by chance and was likely one of the last of the flowering Ram's Head orchids. We found it under the low lying branch of a cedar tree. It was not really accessible, and sensitivity of the area surrounding it, shot it where it was, from where we were. Really not ideal conditions, but you make do with what you have.

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June 23, 2006

23. Northern Sunset

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This is one of the sunsets I shot on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula.

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June 22, 2006

22. Bird on a Wire

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June 21, 2006

21. Yellow Lady Slipper

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The yellow lady slipper is one of the orchids we took our trip to photograph. The yellow lady slipper is fairly common where we were. Last year, we found one stemless yellow lady slipper here in the Niagara Region.

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June 20, 2006

20. Ruins

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This is another shot from Spirit Rock and the last that I will be posting before moving on to some other subjects from my recent trip.

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June 19, 2006

19. Pontiac Montana

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Yes, this is a shot from my recent trip. We had spectacular sunsets each night, and this was a different and fun way to photograph it.

UPDATE: This has been entered in the Photo Friday competition under the theme Automotive.

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June 18, 2006

18. The Corran at Spirit Rock

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This is a second shot from the same location as yesterday's image, The Corran at Spirit Rock on the Bruce Peninsula. The ruins were beautiful, though the mid-morning light against the gray of the old walls was pretty stark. This would be a beautiful location for model photos.

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June 17, 2006

17. The Corran

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The Corran is an old stone mansion, destroyed by fire.

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June 16, 2006

16.Niagara SkyWheel

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I was going to post this yesterday, but went with the orchid in light of my 500th post. This is the new Niagara SkyWheel located on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. There are supposed to open tonight. Hopefully, I can get a few images of it lit up soon.

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June 15, 2006

15. Showy (Queen's) Lady Slipper

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The Showy Lady's Slipper was just at the very beginning of it's blooming season and we were fortunate to find a small patch of them flowering. We did see others that had not even developed the buds yet. We photographed these on two occasions during our trip taking advantage of different lighting at different times of the day. The Showy is Canada's largest orchid and these were about 20" high.

I will post my original image I had planned for today, tomorrow, and then will post some of my shots from my trip in the days following.

Some blog stats so far:
500 Entries
514 Images (some days will post variations)
314 Comments
Visits from more than 96 countries
Most Posted in category: Nature
Least Posted in category: Dragonflies

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June 14, 2006

14. Oakes Garden

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Sir Harry Oakes was one of the driving forces for tourist development in Niagara Falls and aside from luring the tourists to Niagara Falls, he also gave back to the city. This photo is of Oakes Garden Theater which was recently the location of two episodes of the Live with Regis and Kelly daytime talk show. There is a great view of Niagara Falls from the theater and it is only a 5 minute walk to the further Horsehoe Falls.

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June 13, 2006

13. Taxi Anyone?

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Part of the facade of the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum on Clifton Hill. The facade was renovated a couple of years ago as part of a $1 million facelift to the building. I was hoping to do this photograph in black and white, but the sky was pretty bald so I left it in colour.

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June 12, 2006

12. Sheraton

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Another Niagara Falls hotel, this is the Sheraton on the Falls, also located at the foot of Clifton Hill.

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June 11, 2006

11. Balconies near Niagara

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I have wanted to shoot more around Niagara Falls even though generally the city is not that photogenic. However, the various hotels and attractions provide some nice possibilities for repitition and patterns. This is the Best Western Fallsview on Stanley Avenue.

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June 10, 2006

10. Fountain

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This is definately not the falling water Niagara Falls is famous for. This is a fountain in Oakes Garden at the foot of Clifton Hill.

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June 9, 2006

09. Abandoned

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Even though I live in Niagara Falls, I don't take that many photos of my community. Over the next couple of days, I will be posting various shots in and around Niagara Falls. Some of Hotels, tourist attractions and the like, and this one. An abandoned building. For the life of me, I can't even remember what it had been.

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June 8, 2006

08. Electrical Box

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Well, I think I have beaten the John St. Roundhouse until it's death with this series of posts. I still have other shots I can post, but I think that I will save those for when I need to dip into the archives! Here are links to the other posts I've made in this series.

Shut Off Valves
Worn
Fire Hose
Askew
On/Off
Pipes
Red and Yellow

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June 7, 2006

07. Red and Yellow

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Dusty, red and yellow. Another shot from the John St. Roundhouse in Toronto.

UPDATE: Miles over at Mute has posted a shot from the Roundhouse as well showing a better view of the building as opposed to my recent detail oriented shots.

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June 6, 2006

06. Pipes

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June 6, 2006. Hmm, don't see the significance .

This is yet another shot from the John St. Roundhouse in Toronto. I have a version in colour as well that can be viewed here.

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June 5, 2006

05. On/Off

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Another shot from the Roundhouse in Toronto

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June 4, 2006

04. Askew

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June 3, 2006

03. Fire Hose

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Another shot from the St. John Street Roundhouse in Toronto.

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June 2, 2006

02. Worn

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June 1, 2006

01. Shut Off Valves

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I was in Toronto this past weekend during their 7th annual Doors Open Toronto event. I went through the Redpath Sugar refinery and the Steamwhistle Brewery. While at the brewery, I was able to also go through the John St. Warehouse that I believe is the location of the Toronto Railway Historical Society. The light was low, and I did not have my tripod, though I wish I had. I took a bunch of available light photos, hand held and wide open.

This photo is of three shut off valves against a backdrop of worn and peeling paint.

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