In my ongoing effort to promote villages, towns and cities throughout Ontario and across Canada in conjunction with my Imagine project, this afternoon I visited the city of Brantford, west of Hamilton. Brantford has quite a famous history as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell lived there and also conducted the first long distance telephone call from Brantford to Paris, Ontario in 1876. As well Brantford is also famous for being the birth place of the most prolific scorer in NHL history, Wayne Gretzky. There is a mixture of old and new buildings in Brantford. Some have been restored and the downtown area is very pretty. This image below is of the Superior Court of Justice building.
This evening after dinner I stood out on my back deck and looked up at a very cloudless, clear sky. There was a 1/4 moon showing and the ambient light from Hamilton did not seem to be as evident tonight.
Late this afternoon I headed down to Sam Lawrence Park, overlooking the city of Hamilton. It was such a grey, boring day with very flat light. So I just added to that by adding some grain and resizing the image to pixelate it.
This afternoon I headed down to Cootes Bay in hopes of the clouds parting ways and letting the sun come through. The sun only briefly peeked through unfortunately. There are hundreds of gulls down in the bay however and every once in a while sections of them fly off en mass and then come back. Not sure what is up with that. Passing of gas maybe?
In my wanderings around Hamilton today I noticed this chair sitting all by itself. I thought to myself “I wonder why that chair is there and who would have sat in it?” Perhaps it was an agent of Santa Claus watching the girls and boys to see who has been naughty and who has been nice! Imagination is grand is it not?
This morning I headed out for a walk to my favourite coffee shop earlier than usual. As I walked past a bus shelter I noticed all of the interesting frost on the glass panes of the shelter. This “ice art” is very cool!
This morning I had coffee with a photographer friend down at Hamilton’s Pier 4. Afterwards I wandered around the area a bit. There was not much going on and the light was very flat. I came across this little red box sitting in the grass near the ice rink. I have no idea what it is for. Who knows what treasure it may hold! Or perhaps it is empty. I will leave it up to your imagination!
Welcome to the last month of 2013! This afternoon I was in downtown Hamilton to attend an open house in support of a local artist and afterwards I wandered around the grounds of city hall. Not finding anything too interesting I pointed the camera up at the clock tower on the Macnab Street Presbyterian Church. Kind of looks eerie doesn’t it?
I hope you all don’t mind a wee bit of a cheat here, but I have been so busy today and tonight I have an event to DJ, so I just have not had the time to get out shooting. This is another shot from Two Jack Lake, just outside of Banff National Park. This is such a gorgeous area and the light could not have been nicer! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Another long day of flying home from our west today. I always love Fridays because it means I get to go home! The shot below I am calling Air Art since I took it from 34,000 feet somewhere over Saskatchewan. Have a great weekend everyone!