Vintage Lobster Cove, Newfoundland

Lobster Cove, Newfoundland

Going back over my images from last year and picking out ones I didn't process at the time or re-processing ones I have done before is a lot of fun! I am more adventurous when it comes to processing these because I know I have my "natural" shots done so it is fun to play around and see what kind of new effects I can create. Please click the image to view a larger … [Read more...]

A Boat for Dad – Newfoundland

Commercial fishing boat in Newfoundland

Today's post is the second in the series "A Boat for Dad" where I am showing my Dad his options for a boat from the maritimes. This instalment comes from Newfoundland. What I found amazing about Newfoundland is that they actually go out in these little boats! In the province that gets the most weather. Where it took 10 hours to make the crossing on the ferry from New … [Read more...]

Inuksuk

Inuksuk

Many people that do not live in the north have never seen an Inuksuk (pronounced Inukshuk). Perhaps their first exposure was the logo from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. In Canada they are common navigational markers used by the Inuit and are even becomming commonplace among hikers. Inuksuit (plural of Inuksuk) are used to mark travel routes or a specific place of interest … [Read more...]

Frog Rocks at Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head, Newfoundland

Here is another image I made at the remarkable and mysterious Cow Head Beach in Newfoundland. We had so much fun climbing around on the rocks, discovering ponds with creatures, and finding views like no other. This image is high-dynamic range made by combining three exposures. To give you an idea of the size of these rocks, here is another image I made when Ray climbed up … [Read more...]

Cow Head, Newfoundland

Cow Head Newfoundland

Are you a geologist? Maybe you can help me out. I tried to find an explanation of what happened at Cow Head, Newfoundland, that uses regular understandable english words and not scientific garbeldy-gook. That fact that it is "an allochthonous Cambro-Ordovician sequence of deep-water limestone conglomerates" isn't really helpful for me. Or how about this: "Successively higher … [Read more...]

How would a moose get to Newfoundland?

Newfoundland Moose Small

The answer: by boat of course! Moose were introduced to the island in the late 1800's and now there is one of the highest densities of moose in North America and, in Gros Morne National Park, they far outnumber the humans. There are around 150,000 moose in Newfoundland. I'm not sure how many of those are in the park, but considering that there is no legal moose hunting in the … [Read more...]

Pond Reflections

Pond Reflection

I was drawn to the rugged coast in Newfoundland with its rocky cliffs, big round stones and small colourful pebbles. But for something new today, to show the diversity in the landscape here, I have two images of pond reflections. It is quite a contrast to go from the big wide rugged landscape to a small intimate reflection scene in a calm serene pond that was only steps away … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of National Park Campsites

Green Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Going to a national or state/provincial campsite always has its pros and cons. The pros include the location, of utmost importance if you plan to get up early to photograph sunrise. You can get that extra 45 minutes of sleep if your location is a sleepy stumble away from your doorstep. The cons include no services, such as you would get at a private campsite, such as … [Read more...]