Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy B-Day Canada

Today is Canada day. As a nation we are celebrating our 139th birthday (I think). In honour of our nation I am posting a photo that was taken in the United States. I guess I'm not very patriotic. I did look for a decent photo that was particularly Canadian, but I couldn't find one.

This is another image from my trip to Bridal Veil Falls in Oregon. There is a large waterfall to the left of these stairs, but I'm not satisfied with the way I photographed it. I didn't like this photo when I first saw it last month, but, after cropping it, I have changed my mind.

The depth of field isn't quite what I would have wanted. I climbed up a steep hill to take this photo, so I couldn't use my tripod on the hill. In order to get a fast enough shutter speed I had to open up my aperture quite a bit. Oh well, it doesn't bother me too much in this image.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/4.5, 1/50 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Fraser said...

I have climbed those stairs several times. It is a beautiful set of falls, gorgeous even driving on the Interstate, but better close up. Happy Canada Day -- and you really could have done a Canadian shot. Maybe I will have to find one for you. :-)

12:14 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

What a lovely place!! Nice perspective on it, too.

7:09 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger Stardog Champion said...

This is still a great shot. The shadows and the colours of the trees work really well. It's never fun when the technical side of photography won't co-operate with what you want to show, but I guess that's just life. But I think this shot is great!

7:11 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Beautiful place....

Happy Canada Day to you!

8:04 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

This is a beautiful scene!!

Hmmmm, hill climbing and longer exposures. Might be time for one of the walking sticks/monopods.

9:31 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger jj said...

i feel invigorating scent of the woods and cozy sound of a stream...nice.

10:00 PM, July 01, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

I love the warm woody tones against the greenery, and the light filtering through.However at first glance this shot looks a bit confusing as I'm a simpel guy, you can see by my latest post lol,
Those purple windows were natural, tinted windows. My grandfather was in the hospital, as he was getting some bandage done I went for a walk :-P
When you can, please update your link to me, point it to please :D
Happy Canada Day! Tell Tom at that lo,, have a look at the photo he posted on Canada day today.

10:53 PM, July 01, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very pleasant, the lighting is great. Happy Canada Day!

12:01 PM, July 02, 2006  
Blogger Don said...

Looking at the larger version made the photo click for me.
Those rich colors show off the beauty of this place very well. Happy Canada Day.

12:02 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

I like the way you captured the path to the bridge, those wooden edged steps look pretty colorful with all green around. Especially the highlights and shadows on them are amazing. Vivid colors, and tones. B&W could be interesting here.

Happy B'day Canada.

12:08 PM, July 02, 2006  
Blogger Paul said...

Happy Canada Day! Just a few days before our 4th of July. That's a really nice place. I bet that it would be really colorful in the fall!


1:15 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

I like it! Very lovely shot. But can't help asking if you've tried it in B/W?

1:36 PM, July 02, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Beautiful spot! I'd love to visit someday.

7:13 PM, July 02, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

lovely staircase. It reminds me so much of ones that I often see.

3:27 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

What can I say but I really love this shot. Well taken.


7:35 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

Been to Stardogs blog today? If not go now and comment. :)

7:36 AM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

This reminds me so very much of Bushkill Falls in Pennsylvania, a place we go every year. I was going to make a forray there this week but not sure if I will or not yet.

Lovely shot, just lovely.

8:16 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Jason Kravitz said...

nice - reminds me I need to get back to Oregon!
Funny how things occur in similar times... like Canada's birthday is July 1 and the US is July 4 or how Christmas and Hanuka seem to fall in the same week.

9:11 AM, July 03, 2006  
Anonymous Jason Kravitz said...

nice - reminds me I need to get back to Oregon!
Funny how things occur in similar times... like Canada's birthday is July 1 and the US is July 4 or how Christmas and Hanuka seem to fall in the same week.

9:11 AM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger Azhar said...

SOrry to post this ere but I don't have your e-mail, seconds after you left a comment at my blog, I updated lol, this ois one post I would really like everyone to see.

10:43 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger Franco said...

Hi! I like your photos very much: they feel quite close to my vision of pictures. Moreover I was in Vancouver for two months in 1973 (I am Italian), and this picture reminds me some wonderful walks I had in North Vancouver Mountain... where did you take this picture? Maybe really there?

Visit my blog, too: having a visitor from Vancouver would be a great pleasure for me!


12:32 AM, July 08, 2006  

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