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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, March 19, 2010

I got out today for the first time since last fall to visit some of my local haunts. Actually I was looking for a blooming crocus or some other sign of the re-birth of Spring. I know there are some in bloom; so maybe I'll find one another day. This photo was taken acoss Chamberlain's Pond, looking towards Bell Island. It never froze at all this winter, but there is some ice clinging to the shoreline, like it used to be on the 24th of May when it was hard to get a line out fishing from the shore. We may rejoice in our warmer winters, but the price we are about to pay is, for most, incomprhensible. Warming climate and an impending premature ice-age seem to most an oxymoron. Where ignorance and greed is bliss............. God .(or, the planet if you prefer) , has zero tolerance for fools. We have made one hell of a mess of it all.

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Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Lovely photo Lloyd. So glad to see you posting again. Dave

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