Brighton Photo Club Trek to Cobourg

The Brighton Photo Club organized a trek to Cobourg last Tuesday for a photo shoot at City Hall, the marina and ecological garden. It was a perfect day, with some cloud to add interest to the sky.

We met at City Hall at 0945, and toured through its 3 floors. Quite nice architecture from long ago. After that, we headed over to the Cat & the Fiddle Old English Pub where we had a very nice lunch. Here I thought it was so nice of the club to buy us lunch, but no… we had to pay for that ourselves. It was excellent never-the-less. After lunch, a few of us headed over to a park, marina and eco-garden. 

For the first time ever, I filled the small SD card I had in my Canon DSLR in no time & had to buy another card to carry on. Of all the photo’s I took, only a couple turned out OK. The exterior windows of city hall intrigued me, as well as the bannister inside. Outside, I managed to snap a pic of a large butterfly fluttering around a fountain. The rest were ho-hum, and destined for the bit bucket!

Window

Flowerbox Window

Staircase

Butterfly

I am not much of an architectural photographer, but it was a great way to spend the day.

Proctor Park Hike

It’s been a while since I hiked the trails of Proctor Park. It is quite lush in there, what with the kind of summer we had. The trails were quite damp & earthy. I didn’t spot any puffballs, but if there were any, I’m sure they would have been harvested by someone.
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I’ll have to go back to keep track of all the changes through the seasons.

Picture perfect day at Presqu’ile

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Location for photo to be printed…

IMG_1895Above is a photo of where my favourite photo will be placed. I took it to Rhonda’s Framing in Colborne to be printed on her giclée printer. She gave me a foam board to see how it would look at the approximate size it will be. It will be printed on canvas & should look spectacular.

 

Bette’s Homestead, Brighton

20140716-124833-46113292.jpgIn the west end of Brighton stood a carriage house built by the Bette’s family back in the mid 1800’s. All that is left now is a park, as the house burned to the ground a few years ago.20140716-125005-46205535.jpgThe park that was put in its place was dedicated to a town counsellor.

The Bleasdell Boulder

Evidence of glaciation is everywhere. From drumlins, eskers and this massive boulder.

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There is a small parking lot, with trails leading up to the boulder. Here is a picturesque stream along one of the trails.

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Look for it north of Trenton on Highway 33, just minutes from the 401.

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Video

Presqu’ile Volcanoes

The blast we had for a couple days knocked down the volcanoes. They need to rebuild once again.