early winter photos – Tay Township


taken by me today using a Sony NEX F3 with 18-55 lens

100 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just south of Georgian Bay, the Sturgeon River

It is interesting to keep returning to the same spots through the four seasons.  Today I noticed that with all the foliage down, I could now see from a slightly different position a view of the Sturgeon River, little more than creek sized, that during the full grown season was invisible.  This section of the river was the water supply for a 17th century Huron village. A haunting spot.

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ice floating in the waters of Georgian Bay at Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada


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Federal Dock at Albert Street

Victoria Harbour in Tay Township in Ontario, Canada, on Georgian Bay, east end of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. About 100 miles due. North of Toronto.

Earlier in December this year the bay had begun to ice over almost completely but then the daytime temperature rose above freezing and the ice changed state back. Colder temperatures returned since this shot and the ba y is iced with a thin solid cover as of Dec. 29th.

 

 

TUG PRESCOTT, MIDLAND TUGFEST 2013


if you click the image you will jump to my flickr account and will find in the Tugfest set several more shots taken at Tugfest 2013 this morning in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Nikon DSLR D3100 mostly with the 18-55mm lens.

Old Mill on the river at Fergus, Ontario


English: Photo of an E5700.
English: Photo of an E5700. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Old Mill on the river at Fergus, Ontario by gnawledge wurker
Old Mill on the river at Fergus, Ontario, a photo by gnawledge wurker on Flickr.

river runs through the heart of this old Ontario water powered mill town, taken September 2003 with a Nikon Coolpix E5700

Controversial Canadian World War One Ross Rifle detail of action


Controversial Canadian World War One Ross Rifle detail of action by gnawledge wurker

photo taken at the Base Borden Museum near Angus, Ontario,

The Ross rifle was a straight-pull bolt-action 0.303 inch calibre rifle produced in Canada from 1903 until the middle of the First World War.

Although the Ross .303 was a superior marksman’s rifle, it performed poorly in the dirt and mud of trench warfare and often jammed. After numerous complaints by troops it was replaced in the three Canadian Divisions by the Lee-Enfield. Some Ross rifles remained in use by snipers.

The Ross Rifle was selected for use by the Canadian Army by Sam Hughes.

Sir Samuel Hughes, KCB, PC (January 8, 1853 – August 23, 1921) was the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence during World War I. Hughes was often referred to as Mad Sam Hughes.

 

Col. Samuel Hughes, M.P. (Victoria-Haliburton,...
Col. Samuel Hughes, M.P. (Victoria-Haliburton, Ont.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Small town Ontario photos – Coldwater, Ontario


Taken today by me with a Sony H50, editing in Corel Paint Shop Pro x4

elements captured today include old tin roof, old store wooden floor, store fronts, homes, carpenter gothic details, river views, and the old mill.