Macro Love and Canada Day

I picked up a new lens today. It’s actually an old manual micro lens from Nikon but what a beauty it is. Check out one of the first photos I took with it this morning.

Droplets

Droplets

I am in love with its shallow depth of field.

Today is Canada’s birthday and my plan was to get my ass downtown for the show but that didn’t happen, instead I choose to go see the fireworks from the rocks at Humber Bay. 

Fireworks

Fireworks

So this obviously was not the right choice but it is an interesting angle for the festivities. What I really should have done is gone to work on the island and stuck around for the fireworks. The only lucky thing that happened was that the fireworks started very late – almost a whole hour late and that might have meant that I would have missed the last boat to the city. So I guess it all worked out in the end. Next year I may have to get my butt to the island no matter what.

Humber Bay

Humber Bay

There were also some individuals shooting off some fireworks from different parts of Humber Bay. Some a little far away but some close by. I didn’t get many great shots from these but it was nice to have some to enjoy close by.

To New York’s Caroga Lake

Today was the start of my week long solo road trip to Maine. It is going to be a mad adventure as I hit some great places in the New England area. I’ll be camping in New York, Massachusetts and a few places along Maine’s coast up to my final stop in Acadia. Tonight I’m doing a quick stop in Caroga Lake Campground just south of the Adrionacks.

Caroga Lake State Park

Caroga Lake State Park

Once I had the campsite set up and some dinner in my belly it was time to head out to the lake to get some shots as the light faded away.

Way Point

Way Point

After about an hour I wandered back to the campsite to wait for full dark before heading back to see if I could get some night shots.

The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper

Although you can see the stars, things were a little bright with all the homes across the small lake. Still it was fun to get out and enjoy a sky full of stars. Tomorrow I move on to my next campsite in Massachusetts.