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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.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The Calypso was towed to Embree, 1952, where she was subsequently dismantled and burned, except for the hull which was steel, covered over with planks. I turned this lamp from a small piece of her mahogany deck. Little was salvageable except the copper that encased her lower hull. All superstructure had been removed sometime after 1902 and replaced by a drill hall for the training of Nfld volunteers for the Naval Reserve, and in 1916 her name was changed to HMS Briton. She remained in this service until 1922 when she was sold to A.H. Murray as a salt storage shed in St. John's harbour: a landmark for many years.


Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

Hi Lloyd,
A very nice historical account of this old ship. Also a nice piece of lathe work on the lamp. Thanks for that.. Dave

6:40:00 PM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Dave, thanks for your comments. I know that at least one
r person is looking at my blog, though those days, it is not very interesting.

8:50:00 PM  

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