WWW 365 – Day 6 – Jan 6, 2013

It was snowing hard and the roads were unpleasant, so I decided a quick scoot down town would have to suffice for photos!

This photo of the Granville Ferry view, taken from in front of the Bailey House B&B, was the clear favourite on Facebook.

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Runner-up was a black & white shot of the cannons in front of Fort Anne.

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It was like a snowglobe all through Town!

TGS

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WWW 365 – Day 4 – Jan 4, 2013

Today’s walk was a whim, really – I decided to explore the new residential development “Fortier Mills”. I suspect part of the reason was because Ryan posted an archival photo of the former Mill in the 1940s. Anyway, the owner/developer is a great example of someone who believes in the future of his community.

This shot was a clear favourite among voters:

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Runner-up was a black & white treatment that seemed to work:

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And then there are a couple also-rans that garnered some votes:

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It is very well done, and I can see why there would be a lot of interest in property here.

TGS

 

Project 7×52 – Week 40 – Fort Anne B&W

I took a little field trip to Fort Anne yesterday, with a Shutterbug friend, to grab some end-of-week shots in a non-garden setting for a change. Many people have fond memories of Fort Anne, and nobody moreso than anyone who grew up here. Every single kid in this town has rolled down the hills there, or has gone tobogganing there, or has climbed each and every cannon and pretended to shoot at phantom ships in the Basin, or climbed the roof of the powder magazine because… well, because you COULD I guess!

I decided Black & White photos might be fun, and somewhat appropriate as well.

#1 – This has got to be the coolest maintenance building EVER! It’s like the hobbits work here!

#2 – The ultra-modern padlock graces the old door!

#3 – A cannon with a view…

#4 – Solitude…

#5 – The Garrison Graveyard…

#6 – Rolling down the hills is fun… getting back to the top again, not so much!

#7 – But this young fellow is not deterred by the trip back to the top…

When I posted these photos (and more) to Facebook yesterday, it was interesting to see the reaction from one-time Annapolitans who were thrilled to talk a little walk down memory lane!

TGS

Project 7×52 – Week 37 – B&W at Home

I was a wee bit under the weather this week, and was encouraged to stay home and lay low for a bit. That of course interfered a bit with my quest for photos, so I began to look around for some shots in and around my house. The results are below:

#1 – Fuschia

#2 – Wave Petunia

#3 – Clematis… after the flower!

#4 – Gazania. It’s orange… REALLY!

#5 – Lavatera.

#6 – Fruits of my Labour.

#7 – Suppertime… from my deck plants!

There you have it… all the photos involve things I grew this summer in my own garden.

TGS

 

Day 49 – 18Feb2011 – St. Luke’s

Project 365 – St. Luke’s.

Day 49 – I had just attended a really interesting presentation about archaeology findings from local old Acadian settlements – part of Annapolis Royal’s Heritage Weekend offerings.

The presentation was held in St. Luke’s hall. When I came outside, there was quite a heavy fog, and the church had a special look – I decided to go with black & white… it was more effective.

DAY 7 – 07Jan2011 – Frustrating Days

Day 7 of Project 365… after two frustrating days at work trying to get to the bottom of our internet troubles, this picture just seemed to evolve as soon as I got home…

Computers and phone companies – enough to drive a person crazy!

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Oddly, or maybe not so oddly, I rarely think to set my camera to black and white. But when I do, the results are quite rewarding. In an old town like this, steeped in history, a black and white shot almost looks more realistic than a colour one. I must make a conscious effort to leave the colour behind more often – leaving me with a very classic looking view of my subject.

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