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 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
. Those little flowers are so tiny, that one would need to get down on one's hands and knees and crawl through the grass and rubble in order to find them, and they are not all that plentiful. I have found only one plant so far in my "spot". The blossoms are only c. 1/16 " in diameter.
. The name is derived from the shape of the seed capusles that look like ancient shepherd's purses.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
.This plant grows abundantly in the cool bogs of Newfoundland and Labrador. The leaves were steeped and used by the older folk as a delicious and refreshing substitute for tea. The leaves are easily recognized because of the fuffy brown colour of the back of the leaves. Next time you are hiking. and come across this plant, pick some leaves and carry them home to try.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
A MUN student called me a few mornings to tell me he was doning a researsh paper on Sop's island and wondered if I could help. I was not awake and unfortunately sounded not too hospitable. This I regret. I know Sop's Island in the 1945-60's period Like I know the palm of my hand. I remember the adults, and the children, even many of them by name. If that person should read this, call me, I will be glad to help.