On my way home from my friend Brad’s place up north I decided to drive back to that country road from the previous post to do more of a lifestyle-type shoot with me as the model. It always feels a little weird to photograph yourself and then add in the walking back and forth to the camera in the hopes that a) you got yourself in focus and b) that the angle/position was what I truly wanted.
Let’s just say that the above photo took many, many tries before I decided I had enough photos of myself and that one had to be good.
After all that “fun” running back and forth to camera I decided to take some detail shots of the area before I ventured home. One of the things that caught my attention was this leaf sitting on the fence and with a little tweaking I took the photo. It’s one of my favourites from the day.
After leaving this particular back road I continued my drive along some other back roads when found this old shed that had me pulling over and reversing to get a better view.
That late day light looked so good I could not resist stopping for this shot. Today’s backroad adventure has been one of my favourites of the year. There are so many photo opportunities driving along country backroads. I need to do these drives more often.
There is a place in Lisbon called Pink Street. It is quite literally a pink street. It’s a place where the late-night party goers party the night away. I decided to forego the party and see what it’s like early in the morning. It was quiet when I arrived with only 2 people shuffling down the street during my hour here. The street, a little on the sticky side, had the remnants of last night’s big party littered here and there.
After the Party Goers Leave
Pink Street is very short so after taking a few photos from different angles I made my way back to the apartment for some breakfast. Since it was still early morning I had to wait for the next place to open up before I could visit. My final stop for this trip was to the Igreja do Carmo. One of my first adventures in LIsbon was the light show at the Carmo. Check out the light show in the Carmo here.
The Carmo is imposing during the day with its tall columns reaching up to the roof that is long gone, although a little less mystical in appearance than my visit Here at night. Opposite the entrance into the Carmo is the entrance to the Museu Arqueologico do Carmo or the Carmo Archaeological Museum.
Museu do Carmo
Inside the museum exhibits from pre-historic through to the Middle ages of Lisbon’s history are kept in a few small rooms. There is a beautiful light coming in through the tall windows giving the rooms a peaceful feeling as I walked the small rooms.
The next room over featured a library with some models in the centre to the room. The library windows went so far up I could barely fit them in so I had to take a few shots to stitch them together so you could see them all. It was a very imposing room.
Carvings on Sarcophagus
In one of the last rooms I found a few more sarcophagi. This one, pictured above, drew my attention with its intricate carvings of people holding objects. Not sure what they all have but I love their facial expressions, At the ones that still have their heads…lol
And with this final stop on my trip here to Lisbon I am sad to leave but I know that one day I will be back to visit her again one day soon to discover more of her treasures.
Winter came back!! We received a little bit of snow today and I raced out to the creek near my home to get some shots of me celebrating the snowfall.
Those who know me probably won’t believe I did this as I’m not winter’s biggest fan. However, over the last few years I’ve been spending my winters hiking or snowshoeing and I’ve come to embrace it, just a little.
I embrace it when I don’t have to deal with driving in it or I’m far away from the city enjoying the wilder parts of Ontario.
With the weather still on the warm side, especially for January, I decided to do a photo shoot to show off some of the knitting projects that I had knitted up recently. It was late in the day when I headed over to the park and the light was spectacular.
The first place I choose for a photo was up a small hill not too far from the parking lot. I had brought a remote with me to test out and after a little trial and error I was able to get a whole bunch of shots without having to race back and forth between the spot I choose and the camera.
Before the sun set for the day I hiked over to a small grove of birch trees at the bottom of the hill to get a few more photos.
It was a fun afternoon experimenting with the remote and adding myself into the photos for a change.