Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cedar Falls

 So much for rain all day. At least I got out for a couple hours.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Six Months Old

6 months old yesterday, how time flies.  He sure has taken to food, if thats what you want to call it. No problem gobbling it up! I got to take some pictures of him eating this evening before everyone went out.

Seems like I finally got my camera set back to where I had it before my card problems. I had done a complete reset to factory defaults. It has taken some experimenting to get the style back to where I like it. A slight change in colour tone, saturation and sharpness produces a much warmer image.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And there it was, Gone

About 2 weeks ago I was watching a video about The Sleeping Giant on You Tube. It was a collection of 46 pictures fading in and out and pulsating to background music. It had been uploaded about 2 years ago with credit given to it's author. I was about 30 seconds into the video when I recognized what I thought was one of my photographs. The beach at Sleeping Giant. Then another and a third, a picture of Talus Lake, which hangs in my living room. In total I counted 7 of the 46 as being my original works. I created an account and contacted the video's author requesting that credit for the photos be added along with their credit for creating the video or that the photos / video be removed. If this was not done then I would follow up with copy right infringement proceedings. Two weeks, no answer, several e-mails later and the video has been removed from You Tube. Too bad actually cause it had a link from the City of Thunder Bay to it.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mmmmm Food

 Dade has been on real food for a couple days now.He seems to really enjoy it. He sure can pack it away. He emptied the bowl in the picture below.


Christopher and I went to Sibley to see about doing some Steelhead fishing in the creeks. As we found the creeks are not running very fast and the level of Lake Superior is low. At Sibley Bay ( old Squaw Bay) Lake Superior is very low. We were able to walk about 50 out into the bay, a first for me. Every time I've been there I could just get to the mouth of the creek.

We stopped at several places along Sibley Creek, including the mouth at Lake Superior. Hardly any water moving out of the creek. Three guys in the lake in hip waders didn't seem to be having much luck. On our way out of the park we stopped to checkout something that caught my eye on the way in.

Not much left but bones.The jaw was broken which makes me think it was probably hit by a truck and then plowed over the snow bank

After leaving the park we went to Mackenzie River to try our luck. Four or five others trying their luck but I didn't see anyone leaving with fish. The only thing I saw was Christopher walking across the old railway bridge. Timbers only! I was quite surprised for someone afraid of heights.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cool pics

Just a couple of pics I found interesting, from yesterday.
A little cropping helped with the creation of the final images.
I can spend hours reviewing photos from an outing.
Looking for ( in my opinion ) just the right image or portion of that image that shows just what I was looking at. I can hardly wait for summer and some colour.

 The second picture was taken just above the little falls in the first picture. The rock was sitting on a bed of shale surrounded by fast moving shallow water. The high F stop & slow shutter speed produce the flowing water and reveal the snow falling.

Strange Track ?

No guess as to what creature created the track in the snow? Well I think I've figured it out. Checkout this link and go down the page about half way.
So now we know.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Christopher and I went to Kakabeka today to check out the falls. With all the rain lately the falls were quite impressive.

After checking out the falls we decided to walk to Little Falls.Along the way we came across these unusual tracks. No one else had been on the trail and we found tracks entering and leaving the trail. So what created this? 

The path created by the animal went from the top all the way to the bottom of the hill. Every time the animal stopped there were some small foot prints. Any ideas? 
Arriving at Little Falls I took the pictures below.

Can't forget a picture of Dade from Friday,

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Squaw Bay

Christopher & I did a short hike down Brule Bay Road as it is called on Google. Other maps have other names but it is the road that goes south along the shore from Squaw Bay. We walked about 1.4 miles, not even close to the end. Our next trip here will probably be by bike and all the way to the dam at Loch Lomond. I hope.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Brule Bay

I heard about a trail at Brule Bay and decided today would be a good day to find it. On arrival I decided to walk the shore line as it was still frozen. There is usually a lot more to see on the shore than in the bush. I eventually found the trail once I was forced into the bush  due to a rocky shore. It won't be long and there will be no shore to walk on, all the ice will have melted.

Squaw Bay ( 2 new panos added )

Friday, April 1, 2011


Going for a nap last night and sleeping after a ride in the stroller today.