Peggy’s Cove N.S. 1981

In 1981 we traveled to Nova Scotia. Those were the days of film photography and although I did some monochrome, mostly I shot 35mm color transparency film. I don’t have too many of the slides left. I either lost or had two trays of slides stolen some time in the 1980’s. I have shared some of the survivors; High Tide in Bay Of Fundy and Peggy’s Cove. This is one of the monochrome images from that trip.

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove

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Pittsburgh High Flyer

We didn’t have a lot of time to spend at the Pittsburgh Regatta this year, which is much to my regret. However, I did manage to get one decent shot of this guy flying high over his jet ski on the Allegheny River. Most of the flyers had someone backing them up on the jet ski but not this guy. He was flying solo.

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High Flyer over Pittsburgh

High Flyer over Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta 2016

This was our first year for visiting the Three Rivers Regatta in Pittsburgh. It was interesting, different and a lot of fun. We didn’t get to spend too much time. We had been out all afternoon registering voters and we were hot and tired. Next year I would like to make a day of it. See some music, take a tripod and do some serious photography

Below are a couple of snapshots form this year’s event.

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brachball

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Three Rivers Regatta 2016

Three Rivers Regatta 2016

Motif #1

This is the harbor at Rockport Massachusetts. I took this photo early in my career on a frigid November day while my family waited in a restaurant on the pier where later I had some fantastic clam chowder. Years later I discovered this scene is commonly called Motif #1 because it is one of the most photographed and painted scenes in the world. Art teachers assign this to teach students about painting light, color and vistas. Who knew?

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Motif #1

Motif #1

The Real Sponge Bob

I remember as a kid seeing a movie about sponge divers called ” Beneath the 12 Mile Reef” with Robert Wagner and Gilbert Roland. It was set in Tarpon Springs Florida.

When we visited Tarpon Springs I was surprised to see the sponge business thriving thinking sponges were all manufactured in factories today. It turns out the natural sponges are still considered superior by artists and make up professionals and although more expensive still high in demand.

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Sponge Bob

Sponge Bob

Fishing Thieves

I hail from the Pennsylvania Mountains home to, among other things, Black Bears. We know we don’t feed the Bears and that includes being careful with your garbage. If they know about your trash or you feed them, you will never get rid of them. They get lazy.

I think the same is true of fishermen in Florida. The Pelicans seem to hang out around boats and fishing piers, stealing the catch whenever they can. I saw fishermen swear at the Pelicans but others were feeding the birds their bait. Talk about mixed messages!

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Fish Thieves

Fish Thieves

High Tide on the Bay of Fundy

A long time ago we camped at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. The trip marked a lot of firsts for us; the first time we saw the northern lights, the first time I ate Digby Chicken which is a giant scallops grilled and served on a hamburger bun and also the first time we saw the highest tides in the world. We went swimming in the frigid bay in the afternoon and the boats at this dock were all on a ramp some 30 feet below the dock. This is the same dock at high tide. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.

High Tide on the Bay of Fundy

High Tide on the Bay of Fundy