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“Hillside Shift”

“Hillside Shift”

“That quotation about not having time to stand and stare has never applied to me. I seem to have spent a good part of my life – probably too much – in just standing and staring and I was at it again this morning.” 
― James Herriot

I thoroughly enjoyed just standing and staring at this scene. I liked the transition or ‘shift’ from deep green ferns at my feet to the bright golds at the top of the hill. There’s also a shift from shadows to light and a delicate glow produced in the foreground from the bright light behind.

As the “Golden Paths” series continues, you will notice a shift from green to yellow, to orange. Some of this is due to the gradual change in the leaf colours and some due to the composition of the forest itself, as I hike from the immature maple saplings, through larger beech, and into rolling hills, dominated by mature oak and maple. That transition, within a relatively small area fascinates me. I pass through tight clusters of slender saplings and into hills lined with large, mature hardwoods.

It’s this forest diversity that is so appealing to me. I find myself going to these areas rather than those dominated by a particular species. It’s colourful, but monotonous, if that makes sense at all? I like the variety offered to me by specific trails. After all, if I’m going to stand in on place and stare, I want a good reason to do so.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/4 sec, f/10.0, ISO 100

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Thursday Doors – January 05, 2017

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This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

New Year, old doors. Number 3 Princess Street is final image for my autumn trip Saint John, New Brunswick. I was not aware that this city is built among a series of steep hills, and the doors are quite interesting. This section of the city was quite run down a few years ago but is now a flourishing area of pubs and boutiques. Here’s the Google Streetview link to the location for your enjoyment. Take a tour, it’s quite lovely.

 

 

 

“Boulter Road Vista”

“Boulter Road Vista”

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Just east of Bancroft, Ontario is a north-south connector road known as Boulter Road, which, naturally takes you to, and through, the small town of Boulter. The road travels north from McArthur Mills and offers spectacular views of the high rolling hills so typical of this area.

The warm summer days are upon us and the typical Ontario ‘summer’ clouds float lazily in the skies. It’s been dry and the grasses begin to yellow as they go dormant, flecks of wildflowers brightening the scene further, waiting for rain.

As I look back on this image, I can almost hear the crickets chirping and the cicadas buzzing in the heat. A very pleasant day indeed.

It’s not a very dynamic photo by current internet standards. There are no awesome sunsets, shimmering lakes, or rugged mountains, but it does remind me that I live in a wonderful part of the world that I can enjoy for what it is.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 70 mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200

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