Lloyd's Newfoundland Photos
- Name: Lloyd
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
FOGGY SUNSET THIS EVENING AT CHAMBERLAINS BEACH.
How I will miss this when I am gone. Our government shows little compassion for the elderly of limited means without first reducing them to paupers and then placing them under the aegis of the burgeoning bureaucratic Welfare Department. Our Danny, good man though he is, is so obsessed with oil dollars, he has dismissed the outports as being no longer "viable" and seems totally incapable of understanding the difference between dollars and quality of life. Consequently there has sprung up in our midst a fool's paradise. Those who are too blind to see what is happening are perhaps the lucky ones, at least they can milch some tourist dollars by building, for their entertainment, mock-up replicas of the past.
Any and all comments are appreciated.