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“Moments and Memories” – Sauble Beach, Ontario

“Moments and Memories” - Sauble Beach, Ontario

“Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you for the rest of your life, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever?”
― Jodi Picoult

As another day ends, beach visitors gather along the shore, looking west. We stand there, taking in the final moments of the day as the sun lights up the horizon, setting the sky on fire. We drink in the cool air as a gentle breeze brushes across the water, striking our faces and cooling our skin, like the day’s final breaths. It becomes a sensory experience of sights, sounds, and smells that we tuck away to savour at some later date.

Cameras are always present as the visual memories are saved, couples walk hand in hand along the beach, sharing the experience and children dig the final scoop of sand or touch the water one last time before the beach umbrellas are packed away for the day.

I have my own feelings at this time of day, with or without my camera present, and seeing others transfixed along the shore, makes me wonder if the feeling is the same for others. What part of the panorama are they drawn too, what do they see and how do they see it?

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200mm
1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200

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“Bronze Fish”

“Bronze Fish” - by artist Jean Horne - Canadian National Exh

I love fine details and textures. It’s especially those little details I notice after having walked by something dozens of times and I find myself wondering, “Why did I not notice that earlier?”

One of the joys of photography is being able to capture those moments and reflect on them later. Above is a bronze statue of fish outside the Food Building at the Canadian National Exhibition. I’ve been going to the “EX” since I was a kid, and spent a fair amount of time inside the food building. In that time, I suppose that I have never exited via the west-facing doors? Not sure, but I certainly never noticed this interesting statue by Jean Horne. It has a very Art Deco look and I like how it’s installed over a small reflecting pool. How many other have walked past this statue and never noticed it? It is incredible, in  our busy world, how we can miss so much. I’m just happy to be able to slow it down for a moment, to enjoy that moment, and to be able to take it with me, as a photo.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-2000mm @ 80mm
1/250 sec @ f/8, ISO 250

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