yesterday Dave and i went a little hike. well, a long hike. in total we walked over 20km. we started out in cape spear, the (disputed) most easterly point in north america and hiked north back to st john’s along the east coast trail. aside for some irritating moments where the trail was poorly marked, it was a great adventure.
there are many photos, so i will break them up into sections related to the hike.
cape spear – blackhead
we played in some of the WWII-era tunnels at cape spear before heading off. Shortly after leaving cape spear we noticed some whales breaching. we expect they were humpbacks. Mostly we saw explosions of water and heard the ‘slap’ of their fall back to the water. it was magic. we continued out hike to the small fishing community of blackhead
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while out exploring tofino
they are so neat
is anyone else singing ‘under the board walk, we’ll be having some fun’?
every now and then i relinquish control of my camera
and i don’t usually like it
this was one of those times
i think dave took this picture… but we were both taking photos when we climbed up in so i am not sure
i took this picture while sitting under a gigantic red cedar tree. you could crawl all the way through it.
someone left this little easter egg on a trail
i bought some bc handspun yarn for a souvenir
on the beach again…
it’s christmas… it’s about time i finished editing and posting the photos from my summer vacations…
dipping my toes for the first time into the pacific ocean.
dave joining in on the fun
dave will LOVE that i posted these
i may look terrible, but this shot of dave simply had to go up
rather than go swimming i waded out to take sunset shots
a woke up early one morning to capture the sunrise. i chose the only gray morning. i am still pleased how well they turned out though
it makes me think of harry potter for some reason
plus there was a bald eagle in a tree on the beach. we hung out. way better than sleeping in.
it quickly became the trip tradition to go down to the beach in the evening
we found him in a tidal pool
rather than leave him alone
we put him on the sand
so i could take excessive numbers of photos of him. then we put him back in him pool
even though you cut up my hands that one time, i still love you barnacles
it was novel, what can i say.
dave drew a picture of me in the sand
and of a squid
and of his real true love
all washed up
i can’t recall this persons name now, but we ended up chatting for a while. he is a photography based out a toronto.
after an hour or lesson and a couple litres of ocean water up my nose, i finally got up on the surfboard for more than 3 seconds. I swear I only brained one child.
Try not to yawn while looking at this photo
At least for some people : )
Dave, Sister Jen and myself went apple picking last weekend. Apples were picked, portraits were taken, fun was had, and later pies were baked.
My ruling on apple picking: great fun – just don’t let Sister Jen give you directions to the orchard.
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… a wedding photographer.
A couple interesting lessons and tidbits i learned from my day playing a wedding photographer:
- it is a serious work out. all the time is spend squatting, running around, and holding up the camera left me with some significant post-wedding delayed-onset-muscle-soreness. Particularly my quads – they hated my existence for the following three days
- it is exhausting work. by the reception i was completely spent. When i wasn’t still taking pictures, i was sitting at the table entirely spaced out. Which was unfortunate because i was sitting with an old friend i would have loved to have spent hours catching up with.
- working for a relaxed bride is amazing, especially when they are also one of your closest friends
- i not so secretly enjoyed having a legitimate excused for being perfectly bossy and blunt
I already showed the pictures below to Mandy and Kyle before they whisked away on their exciting honeymoon in Italy (if only I could have also been their honeymoon photographer because they are going to my two favourite Italian cities, Rome and Venice). I think that it is fair to share them to my larger (relatively speaking) audience since they already got first viewing. Once the rest are edited and i have sent them on to the newlyweds I will post some more.
Let me know what you think, i am simultaneously proud and completely self-conscious about them.
I love Mandy’s attitude in this picture. I feel like she is trying to pick ME up
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