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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

Buffalo, New York as seen from Fort Erie, Ontario. The setting sun is reflected off a building's windows making the structure seem as though it's made of gold.

Here some shots I took that have something to do with sunsets! Frankly, I don’t have that many floating around because the time of day sunset usually rolls around is a busy time for me. I’m usually shopping, making dinner, or possibly napping. Just wait for the week The Challenge topic is sunrises!
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The End of an Era

At the north-west end of  St. Catharines, Ontario is a place called Port Dalhousie. There you’ll find a public beach and a marina allowing access to Lake Ontario. The natural beauty of the area is stunning and on a clear day you can see Toronto on the north shore some fifty kilometers distant. Port Dalhousie is also home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. It’s a great place to go, especially during the summer.

The residences there are up-scale and the entertainment is upbeat. The nightlife there is amazing! There are several drinking establishments that, judging by the music, seem to cater to the college crowd and feature open-air live bands and DJs.  The place really rocks!
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

The entrance to Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, Ontario predawn.

A man working on a ship that is crippled in The Welland Canal holds a ladder secure.

Here are my Weekly Photo Challenge contributions for this week. Seeing as my first two weekly entries each contained only one image, I committed myself to post more this time around. For better or worse, here are fourteen shots on the topic of “Entrance”.

I know that many people specialize in taking photographs of doorways, either for fun or profit. When I first heard of this speciality, I thought that their image collections must be quite boring but it is amazing how interesting a skilled photographer can make images of a single narrow subject.

After going through about 15,000 thumbnails this morning I learned something about myself… I’m not one of those guys! In the past I’ve thought about walking around and get the feel of this type of subject but never really got around to it except for one time. When I went to take a picture of my very first door, the owner of the house came running out and protested my efforts to immortalize his door on the silicone chip of my camera. Feeling like I didn’t have the requisite martial arts training that seemed useful in pursuing this art, I went and took a couple of landscape shots. Willows and beaches rarely kick up a fuss when a camera is pointed at them. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

Here is my first participatory effort in the Weekly Photo Challenge! I just found out about this event from a guy who has his Black Belt in blogging, Dave “Noobcake” Farmer. Thanks for the tip!

The photo below was taken in February of 2004 with my Nikon 5700 from the pier at Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The body of water is Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes.

The colours were not quite that vibrant in the actual scene… I bumped them up to match what my mind’s eye saw at the time.

Port Dalhousie Sunset