Posts tagged ‘trees’

05/29/2014

new camera – new post

i picked up a new camera this week. save for travel photos, i have neglected my photography in recent years. in large part this is because i have grown sick of lugging around a big DLSR. i  figured i would try out a compact systems camera for a change of pace and picked up the fuji x-m1. so far i’m rather happy with the results. i think i’ll try to take photos daily again. another camera, another 365 project.

trees will likely feature heavily as i’m attempting to expand my tree identification skills and because trees are awesome. bella will also feature heavily, because she’s bella (see below for evidence)

here is 05-27-14-05 to 05-29-14

08/17/2013

what i saw yesterday…

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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08/14/2013

things i saw today… part deux

The conference and preparing for my presentation occupied most of my time over the past two days, so I have no photos to post. Today, however, field trips were on the CAG docket and i opted for the cape spear to north head hike (a section of the east coast trail)

it rained.

a lot.

or at least what felt like a lot. i and several of the others turned back mid-point, afterwhich the rain (naturally) all but stopped. While stupendous vistas were ruled out by the thick fog, it brought it its own type of beauty. though most of the jaunt was too wet and windy to bring out the camera, i still managed to get a couple of shots. see below

12/23/2012

out and about in tofino

while out exploring tofino

12/23/2012

various visits to the beach

it’s christmas… it’s about time i finished editing and posting the photos from my summer vacations…

11/23/2012

on a roll…

posting this morning inspired me to continue… i don’t need to pay attention to class anyway right… ahem.

These are photos from our morning in Ucluelet… again I highly recommend visiting this town!