Archive for May, 2013

Cincinnati on the fly…

here are a few more photos of my drive home from Florida in March of this year…again all were taken from the passenger window as we drove…this is leaving Kentucky,heading into Cincinnati Ohio…towards the Brent Spence Bridge…I cropped out all the vehicles ahead of us not sure it was a good idea?

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Cincinnati.3.2013the photos above and blow are of the same area, but the top was a different angle & cropped …
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I’ve always wondered about these skinny houses in Cincinnati and why they were built this way…this is the first shot I’ve been able to do anything with…I’ve searched the internet but couldn’t find any info on the skinny houses…if anyone can tell me where I can read the history on these houses let me know…

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drive bys….

When driving to and from Florida I would snap shots along I75…most are terrible, but everyone so often I see one that has merit, with a little help of course. These were taken this past March on the way home in Kentucky…
kentucky.3.2013this one from a distance looks like the moss you see in Florida…not sure if it is though…it is a bit blurry, but thought it was interesting none the less.
kentucky.2013If you have visited before you will know I’ve a thing for gnarly trees, especially on their own…
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water day…

I’ve not had a chance to get out and take new shots so for today, two of the photos will be ones I took two Saturdays ago, the other one is from Cocoa Beach that I took this winter…I love the water so never get tired of see or taking water photos!  I wanted the whole pier so had to stand way back then crop the photo to bring it in…not thrilled with it though.

cocoa.beach.pier.2013the pier at Cocoa Beach…only visited for a few days but enjoyed it…on the pier I think there are 4 restaurants…only visited one but enjoyed the food and music!

waterfront.2.22013this is another part of the waterfront here, if you look closely you can see the Chief Commanda I, restaurant in the background.

chief.11.2013and of course Chief Commanda II, from a different angle…


CF 100 “Canuck”

“The CF 100 “Canuck” was conceived to meet the demanding requirements of defending a country as vast as Canada.  It was a two place, all weather, long range, high altitude interceptor, built in Canada.  It first flew on January 19th 1950, and the first were delivered to the RCAF operational training unit North Bay in July 1952.  There were 9 SODNS based in Canada, 4 based in Europe and 3 based in Belgium.  A total of 692 CF100’s were built”.  The above excerpt was taken directly from a third plaque attached to the base of this aircraft…I wasn’t able to get a descent photo due to glare…this aircraft is in Lee Park, North Bay.  We have had a military presence in the way of a base since 1951.
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pretty pink tulips

on Saturday after the Market I took a few more photos besides the Chief Commanda II…some of them were of the lovely tulips along the water front.  It was a warm sunny day on Saturday, since then the warmth and sun have been simply a memory…as we get further into summer here I’m hoping to be able to take more shots of flowers…I don’t have any in my yard right now as the landscaping is being done…I don’t have much of a green thumb so it will be simple, with flowers that grow like weeds!

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her replacement!

yesterday after the Market I went down to the waterfront hoping to get a couple of shots of the Chief Commanda II.  I got much more, but that is for another day…today here are shots of the grand old lady’s replacement.  Info regarding the Chief Commanda II can be found here… http://georgianbaycruise.com/index.php?page=home

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busy few days…

I’ve not been around the last day or so as I’ve been very busy…may not be around much until Sunday.    The first photo is of Cincinnati on my way home from Florida this year, taken from the passenger side window…the architecture of the old Cincinnati narrow buildings fascinates me but I don’t think I got a photo that is descent, so I’ll show this…

cinncinati.2.2013the next two are the Gardner Expressway in Toronto, of course from the vehicle…the first is sepia…the other black & white…cropped differently.

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a grand old lady!

this grand old lady, the Chief Commanda, once took passengers on cruises of Lake Nipissing and the French River from 1947 to 1974.  The original ship was named after Raymond Commanda, the local chief who drowned in the French River in 1944, three years before the Chief Commanda 1 was launched.  This location is at the Government Dock, and is now a restaurant in the summers months. Once the Chief Commanda 11 is launched I will take a few photos to post…in order they are black & white, color and sepia all have adjustments to them…
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one of each…

I must say, I”m liking the black & white more and more, maybe because I’m finding photos that work?   This ship is at Key West…near Fort Zachary Park…for the last few years there was an older Naval vessel docked there, one that was used as a museum… this year the Coast Guard claimed the spot.

There you have it, black & white, sepia, and the original…I’m actually liking the sepia that has been desaturated slightly.
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to sepia or not to sepia?

here is a not so great photo(in color) of the sunset at Key West…I’ve done it in black & white then tried sepia, which I de-saturated…not sure if I did the desaturation correctly as it looks very much like grey scale, or is this the way it is supposed to look?
this is the grey scale…
sailboat.kw.b.and.w.2013this is sepia, without desaturation…I went too far on the first sepia I did…wasn’t sure what to do with it?  this one is rather interesting…a warmer tone in comparison….
sailboat.kw.sepia.2013and this is sepia, completely desaturated…
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black & white & color

I saw this old barn on the drive home from Florida this winter… in Kentucky I think.  The photos was taken from the vehicle out of the passenger side window.  The roof has seen better days…thought I’d try it in both color and black & white…do you have a preference?
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these of course are more of the gnarly bent trees…
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things I like…

emerald green moss…it looks and feels like velvet at this stage…
rocks.moss.water.2013gnarly wood used as a top layer for a railing on the deck on a wharf…

knot.wood.2013and of course ocean, beach, water…

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black & white

I’ve always liked black & white photos…it is amazing the change in a photo when it is converted from colour to B & W…if you’ve visited before you know I drawn to gnarly trees…soon they will be covered with leaves…

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community waterfront friends pergola!

this pergola is used as a fundraiser for the Community Waterfront Friends, they are raising funds to complete the North Bay Waterfront Park, which is a work in progress…the pergola allows for 2,500 stainless steel numbered leaves at $500.00 per leaf.  the idea is these are “leaves of inspiration” as they are engraved with the names of those individuals, family, children, parents, or non-profit organizations which have been an inspiration to others…with the purchase of each leaf the Community Waterfront Friends be one step closer to completing the North Bay Waterfront Park.
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something different…

the Pro Cathedral of the Assumption, Roman Catholic Church, built in 1904, with a foundation built from North Bay granite an white limestone from Longford…procathederal.2.2013procathederal3.2013below is Discovery North Bay Museum, since 1973… the permanent home is the former CPR train station…

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