A Walk in the Park

I had a lot more time this evening to explore Claireville for a good autumn shot. As I was chatting with my friend Nigel and angling my camera to take a photo of this wooden bridge with the sun shining through the trees this man and his dog came by. I happily snapped away as they walked by. 

A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

It was the perfect opportunity to photograph them as they walked away into the sunset.

Hiking a little further in the park Nigel and I got up close and personal with some very tall grass.

Autumn Painting

Autumn Painting

When I loaded this photo into the computer it looked more of a painting rather than a photograph. There’s just something about it. When I photographed it I felt much the same way about the shot but I didn’t think it would come across the same way. Luckily it did!

Snowshoeing at Hoggs Falls

I am back at Hoggs Falls today sporting my snow shoes again but this time I’m heading in the opposite direction – upriver. The trails in this direction tend to be quieter than the ones leading to the falls but there is still so much to see. Small cascades and twisty turning river scenes are well worth getting away from the  crowds.

Boyne River

Boyne River

In winter these “Quieter” sections of the trail can be harder as I was the one making the trail. It can be pretty exciting being the only one on the trail but with the light powdery snow it can be tough to get through even with the snow shoes.

Tree Lined Path

Tree Lined Path

While on the trail I did encounter an unexpected visitor.

Unexpected Visitor

Unexpected Visitor

When this husky turned the corner I had a fleeting thought of “OMG! A Wolf!” Luckily it was a very friendly Husky belonging to a hiker just out of view of my shot. LOL sometimes things like this happen on the trail and I’m sure glad it wasn’t something more dangerous.