Lloyd's Newfoundland Photos

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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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


.Just as Canada usurped our National Day of Memorial and turned it into Canada Day, so the pagan rituals of the Solstice - an orgy of spending , drinking and gluttony - are usurping the Christmas festival. There are those immigrants amongst us; particularly Jews and Muslims who would like to see the Observance completely abolished, and any reference to Christ removed from all public institutions, including schools. Rrudolph and Frosty are much more benign icons. Ironically, merchants who make their greatest profits by shamelessly exploiting the Birth of Christ, dare not mention this event for fear of offending. NO wonder Canada is known as a great place to which to migrate. Bring your Talmud, your Koran, your turbans and your Hijab. We don't mind. We are a tolerant people without a culture of our own. I am by no means a religious bigot, but I am ashamed to have been absorbed into a country without an identity, or without the guts to stand up for what we do believe - if anything!

By the way, Happy New Year, assuming it is not politically incorrect to say so..

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009


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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dec. 6th.
A blanket on my flower bed.