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What I Did on My Staycation: Part I

Ahh… it’s so nice to get a little time off work!

For those of you just joining us, this is the second part (even though the title says “Part I” — the real first part was “The Prologue”) of my nine-day staycation tale! Don’t worry, what I mean to say is that the staycation was nine days in duration and not that it will take you nine days to read this post. It is, however, a fairly lengthy post so you might want to take a sick day off work on Monday if you don’t make it all the way through this weekend.

In a nutshell, my wife’s sister, her sister’s husband, and their granddaughter came from Korea and stay with us for five days. There… you’re pretty much up to speed but should you want to get completely up-to-date, check out “What I Did on My Staycation: The Prologue“, a fairly quick read.

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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