2024 Solar Eclipse

In our area just north of Peterborough Ontario we were not in the ideal path for the eclipse but we were pretty close.  Luckily during the 3:00pm – 3:40pm timeframe it took place the sky here was quite clear.  I played around with a few settings on the camera and took a few pics.  Not having the ideal lens nor the proper filter I had low expectation but the image turned out pretty good.

This image was from the moment it reached is maximum eclipse from our location.

Snowdon Park – Jan 2021 – Minden Hills

Mid January, 2021 my wife and I went for a walk with our new dog to the remote trails of Snowdon Park. Snowdon Park is 460 acres of wetland and forest preserve established through the cooperation of the Township of Minden Hills and the Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists.  Details on this park can be found here and here.

Below is a small series of snapshots I took as we walked the trails.

Gear: Fuji XT4, Fuji 16-80mm F4, all images are in camera JPG Acros+Y film sim.

Friday Harbour – Lake Simcoe

Summer 2020 my wife and I went for a drive to check out the brand new Friday Harbour on the west side of Lake Simcoe.  I learned of Friday Harbour from the TV show Powerboat Television.

Friday Harbour is a brand new high-end town home and condo community that contains walking trails, golf course, docks, restaurant, beach, jet ski rentals, bike rentals, canoe rentals, sailing lessons, pool and shopping that are all open to the public (and I believe even more than I’m listing here). Simply drive into this impressive development and enjoy a walk around the grounds and visit some of the shops while you sip a Starbucks and much on a Beaver Tail. Because of the C-19 fiasco, many of the events and tables they would have setup to encourage people to come and stay were not present.  However for our first visit we still enjoyed visiting this impressive development.

Here is the Powerboat TV piece where they visit Friday Harbour (they cover Friday Harbour in the beginning and end of the clip) -> YouTube Vid

Here is the Friday Harbour website -> LINK

Photography details: Fuji XT4 + Fuji 16-80/4 lens