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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.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Another April Fool's has come and gone: another reminder of our folly. Though it's been 60 years of abandonment, Newfoundlanders have their heels firmly dug in , and like the breastwork in this photo, have no intention of being easily moved.

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Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Hi Lloyd,
March 31, 1949. I was 5 years old and remember my Dad crying....Dave

1:43:00 AM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Have you noticed that this is the one event in our history that has never been celebrated. If it were not for "April Fool's" I doubt if there would be many who would even know the date.

7:32:00 PM  
Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Actually, I've always felt that April Fools was an apt description of the perpetrators of all this. Not much reason to celebrate.....

12:35:00 AM  

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