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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Photographed in St. Pierre, 1959. A method of fishing used on the Banks until mid 70s. Two ships towed a huge net between them, gathering every creature in its swath, including birds and mammals. Only cod were kept. Everything else was dumped, dead, back into the ocean. The barbaric destruction is mindboggling.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lloyd,
Yes, this is Twillingate. The White Church on the right is the United Church. The Church on the left is St. Peter's Anglican Church. The building on the hill between the two churches was St. Peters School where I attended school from grades 1-8. So glad to have found your sites again. Your photos are wonderful!
Marlene McCarty

10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Thank you, Marlene. I think this is attached to te wrong photo, but I know the one to which you are referring.

Twillingate is a beautiful place. I once knew a beautiful young woman from there, back in the 50s. Marie Anstey, She would be an old lady now. Memories are so long, and life is so short!

3:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lloyd,
Yes, sorry about that. The comment should have been attached to the photo below this one.

I can't recall a 'Marie' Anstey, although most of the people living around me when I was growing up were Ansteys. Thanks again for the wonderful photos. I'm still exploring. Keep up the great work!


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