Sometimes you make a fire, sometimes you almost make a fire. .
I seem to always underestimate the amount of kindling needed to start a good fire. But alas, we got out into the sunshine, stretched our legs, and practiced firemaking. A day well spent.
Dec 2 2018
I don’t post many images with a person as the main subject, but I had to share this capture. While bouncing around in a storm the starter motor for the engine failed on our tall ship Pathfinder, requiring us to anchor well out in the lake at one of the small towns. Without the engine we couldn't come into port safely. We loaded the starter motor and four crew into the ship's dory to take us in to town to get it repaired. I captured this shot of one of my shipmates as he rowed us in to the beach. I think he looks happy here because his stomach didn't fare well in the storm and he decided that once we were ashore he would catch a train home. #storms
Petunia was so happy to see me! I personally think she just wanted me to share my umbrella with her. It’s hard to say no to such a pretty lady...
📷 Sony RX10mkIV
🔭 Lens zoomed to 600mm
💥 1/125 sec, f4, 400 ISO
11 3177 hours ago
In the heart of the Rockies is one of the best places I know to see, as Douglas Chadwick calls them, "a beast the colour of winter". This image was taken in the early fall. Right now however the area is snowbound but the goats are still around - amazingly finding food to forage on, withstanding cold temps & high winds, and just doing what they are adapted to do to stay alive.
White pine, Young’s Point Conservation Area. It is always nice to come across some old growth trees in southern Ontario. I have passed by this one a few times and have not managed to truly capture its character, likely because I was too transfixed on portraying its height. But its trunk speaks volumes. I get it now.