Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gaff Point on a (Time) Budget

                                                                           
I never feel like a visit to Nova Scotia is complete without making at least one circuit around Gaff Point. The hike itself is relatively a short one (less than 3 miles) even counting the walk along the length of Hirtle's Beach to get to the trail head. Still, we have taken as long as 11+ hours to walk its course as new photographic opportunities seem to present themselves with practically every step. Though that is certainly an extreme, we at least usually schedule it as a full day experience. 
That said, circumstances are not always conducive to desire. We had friends in from Montreal and Veronica was trying to accommodate everyone's sightseeing needs. So our Gaff Point trek had to be parred down to a mere 3+ hrs. What's more, we didn't have the early start i like to have, usually trying to arrive on the beach as close to sunrise as possible. So much of this hike took place with the sun high in the sky, depriving me of the nice long shadows i like to work into these rock and landscape shots. 
So, now that i am done making whiney excuses, here's a collection of shots from the day. Despite the less than perfect circumstances i still think i came away with a few good images to add to my catalog of Gaff Point photographs. What is it that the old Rolling Stone's song says? You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need...

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Nova Scotia; Gaff Point

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Trail

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Driftwood

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks; Boulder

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Flowers

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Crab

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Ocean; Atlantic; Cliffs

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Flowers

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks; Driftwood

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks; Roots

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Feather

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Driftwood

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks; Cliffs

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Lichen

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Rocks; Cliffs

Nova Scotia; Gaff Point; Inukshuk

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nature and Nurture

The house on Indian Path sits rather comfortably between nature and nurture, the mowed and manicured front yard of blossoming gardens and well trimmed shrubberies contrasting perfectly with the splendid run of wild flowers and marsh grasses that lead down from the back of the house to the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean inlet. 
I had never really given this contrast much thought before. It's all one great big luscious beauty to me. One can even find some of the indigenous flowers occupying the garden side of the house, still wild in a sense, yet somehow not in their cultivated occupation. Their presence there helps to create a  continuity of floral pulchritude that instills a sense of cooperation and peace between the predilections of man and the perseverance of nature.  

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Northside Farmers Market

I recently shot some photos for our local Northside Farmers Market and wanted to share a few favorites that stood out beyond the assignment itself for me. These are mostly from the petting zoo that was there that day, though i have dropped in a few others from the rest of the market just so you can see that you actually can get food items there.
For me my farmers market is more than just about sustainable living and buying local, but also a great deal about community as well.

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Northside Farmers Market

Northside Farmers Market; Peaches

Northside Farmers Market

Northside Farmers Market; Petting Zoo; Children

Northside Farmers Market; Blueberries


Northside Farmers Market; Petting Zoo; Children

Northside Farmers Market;Yoga

Northside Farmers Market; Soap

Northside Farmers Market; Yoga

Northside Farmers Market; Petting Zoo; Children

All Photos ©David Sorcher 2016
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