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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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A fairly common wild flower except most are a pale pink. It's unusual to find any that are such a brilliant red. I found these on a roadside embankment near a ditch which is the location where most wild flowers can be found. Thank God noone can get at them with their lawnmowers; however, if Environment Minister, Charlene Johnston, had her way, she would probably have them sprayed with herbicide. Great make-work project!! Yes, we still have a few "newfies " remaining, but it is lamentable when we find them in government office.
I am not a botanist, but depend on Dr. Peter Scott at the university for help in identifying the various species. He is not only graciously helpful but interested in my amateur photogtaphs. I've been picking his brains ever since I returned home. I want him to know how much this is appreciated.

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Blogger A Scattering said...

Lloyd, I discovered your blog yesterday - it's wonderful! I'm originally from Corner Brook, then Grand Falls but we now live in Woodstock, ON. My visits home sustain and revive me - looking forward to 2 weeks this summer. Love your macro flowers.

10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Thank you for your comments and for sharing your blog. I know you will have a wonderful trip home this summer.

11:17:00 PM  

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