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27-JUN-2011 Hank v/d Velde

20110630 - 1 052 SERIES - Signal Hill NL, The Noon Hour Gun.jpg

Signal Hill, St John's, NL

Finally, during the summer of 2011, we undertook a long overdue two week vacation in Newfoundland(NL), Canada .

My wife and I had never ventured as far east in Canada as Newfoundland which joined Canada in 1949, the same year my wife immigrated to Canada. The following nine words describe NL as we saw and found it - BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL; CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN: FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY, FRIENDLY. OK, so sometimes the weather doesn't co-operate. We, however never once had to use our umbrellas and I was able to get many photographs in spite of the fog that seemed to roll in from time to time in the coastal areas where the birds were. We went the B&B route and found the experience to be most pleasing.

It took me a while to sort through my many many photos. As a wildlife photographer, most of my images are of the many animals encountered and observed. I'll start here with posting my first two shots taken at Signal Hill, St John's, where we started our journey across NL. Signal Hill is the place from which Marconi sent the first ever wireless message across the Atlantic.

Top, my very first shot: The firing of the Noon Hour Gun.

Well, I lied, the top image is my second shot - my first shot (bot. image) is of a misfire as you can see. They had to shoot again (probably part of the act and entertainment).

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Graeme18-Sep-2016 11:55
Great piece of the action, Hank.V
fotabug31-Dec-2011 14:45
Well timed shot! (I mean yours). :)
Chris Spracklen20-Sep-2011 10:49
Fine shots, as ever, Hank.
Love the red jacket!
Jean D20-Sep-2011 00:54
Excellent action shot in the second image, Hank! The scarlet tunics represent Canada, well.
Julie Tremblay19-Jul-2011 15:32
Welcome back! Can't wait to see the pictures of your trip.
Michal Leszczynski19-Jul-2011 12:16
Stunning captures, wonderful series, Hank, V
Dominic Cantin19-Jul-2011 06:04
Excellent timing Hank ! Thanks for the view !

Dom :)
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal18-Jul-2011 13:42
Dit moet een hele ervaring zijn geweest Hank. Mooie foto.
Randy Adams18-Jul-2011 12:06
excellent timing Hank! V
Jimmy Kall18-Jul-2011 02:29
Great shots Hank!! Looking forward to seeing more.
Lamar Nix18-Jul-2011 01:58
Pretty setting and decorative uniforms - looks like they don't waste much time with lawbreakers, though. V
Jean Chiasson18-Jul-2011 01:48
Love the shot action and composition Hank
January Grey18-Jul-2011 00:19
looks like you had fun! Nice to have you back, Hank. Great timing & a wonderful capture!
Marcia Colelli17-Jul-2011 22:54
Welcome back.
Wonderful timing V
Patricia Kay17-Jul-2011 19:42
Perfect timing Hank...Happy you had a great holiday...BV
jychamberland17-Jul-2011 14:32
beautiful images Hank!
CM Kwan17-Jul-2011 09:52
Excellent timing and capture, Hank! V
Milan Vogrin17-Jul-2011 09:17
Nice images!
Guest 17-Jul-2011 09:17
Fantastic images, Hank.
Lennart Waara17-Jul-2011 08:36
A great moment captured by you Hank! Love the gun smoke against the the green! V
Guest 17-Jul-2011 08:02
Fabulous captures Hank.. great timing! V
Simon Chandler17-Jul-2011 05:37
Cool images. Welcome back. v
Len17-Jul-2011 02:35
Aha your back,great shots of the noon hour cannon Hank!!!
Doug Jones17-Jul-2011 01:46
Hank, sounds like a super trip!! Look forward to your nature photos and welcome home!
Guest 17-Jul-2011 01:17
Wonderful captures Hank,excellent timing.
Jean D17-Jul-2011 00:40
Nice shots, Hank. Welcome back and nice to see that you had a wonderful maritime holiday.
hge5416-Jul-2011 22:38
Nice images and confession , Hank. The Redcoat behind the canon looks a tad pretty to be a soldier.
Janet Forjan-Freedman16-Jul-2011 22:23
Cool shots! And a warm welcome back!
Maja Waiss16-Jul-2011 22:03
Great! V
Ted Busby16-Jul-2011 21:09
Love the period costumes; and equipment.
Sounds & Looks as if you really enjoyed the holiday!!!
Range View 16-Jul-2011 21:04
Wonderful captures Hank, sounds like you had a great vacation,look forward to the many images.
larose forest photos16-Jul-2011 20:31
Welcome back, Hank! You really make me want to go back to Nfld (it has been years). Super photos and can't wait to see more.
Tom Munson16-Jul-2011 20:26
Terrific series, Hank! Nice work!
Guest 16-Jul-2011 20:17
great timing and action shot Hank, miste je al.
Jim Coffman16-Jul-2011 19:59
Excellent timing. Great images! Welcome back,Hank!
Stephanie16-Jul-2011 19:53
Awesome images and welcome "home" Hank!!! :)
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