Spending some time at the country home of some friends – some photos I took while wandering around and near the property. Enjoy …
Several weeks ago on my way east on highway #417, I noticed what looked like a large abandoned barn just east of the highway #34 exit. Today I took my motorbike and explored the area and found the barn in a field next to a dead-end dirt road. The barn is in bad condition and is losing to the elements. Someone appears to be recovering some of the better wood from the barn. Next to the barn is what looks like a horse stable.
Here are some of the photos that I took while walking around the barn.
I wake up at 5:00 am in the dark, go without my breakfast and coffee, and then drive on unfamiliar back country roads in the dark. All this to reach the rapids on the Mississippi River near Blakeney, Ontario. I have never been there before, but I heard that it is quite pretty and I wanted to catch the sunrise.
So, was it worth it? Yea, I think so! What do you think?
Do you remember returning to school every September and one of your first assignments was to write an essay on what you did during the summer? If only they had digital cameras back then – I could have shown my teacher what I did during the summer!
I typically carry my camera around with me and during this past summer I have captured some photos that I felt were worth keeping. These were photos taken while visiting friends, boating, riding my motorbike around the countryside, going kayaking, visiting nature areas, going for walks … in other words, many of the things I did this summer. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed visiting these places and taking the photos.
Several years ago, I had this zoom telephoto lens that I enjoyed using – so much so that it became a regular fixture on my camera. And then one day, while I was driving a rented car out in Alberta, someone cut me off and I slammed my left foot on the clutch. Oops, that was the brake! I was not driving my standard and the car came to a very abrupt stop. Unfortunately I neglected to hang the camera strap over the head rest of the passenger seat. End result: one badly damaged zoom telephoto lens!
I tried doing without and after two years I broke down and replaced the lens and started trying it out about a week ago. These photos are some of the results from a few places I have visited in the past week with my camera. Enjoy!