Where I Live

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    • #432005
      LeanneC
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      I take images of landscapes when traveling but often overlook this pretty little valley in which I live. Here is an image from yesterday, looking at Nicola River, where it comes out of Nicola Lake. This is a great spot to see wildlife, such as geese and swans, as it stays clear of ice through the winter.

      A Great Start

    • #432010

      Ok, now I am a little bit jealous.

      • #432173
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Well, if you’re ever out this way, Rob, I would be happy to be your tour guide! 😊

        • #432185

          One of my bucket list items is to zig zag across North America in a campervan so there is a better than average chance that we may meet one day πŸ™‚

          • #432394
            LeanneC
            Participant

            Well, give me a shout when it comes time to cross that one off. Your bucket item sounds like a future retirement trip my husband and I have ‘planned’ (that is still a ways off yet). I am planning trips in my head all the time!

    • #432073
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      I agree with Rob.Β  Great area to have a few days shooting.

      • #432174
        LeanneC
        Participant

        I agree John. I have visited a few times at different times of the year now. Unfortunately, I haven’t been stealthy enough to catch the swans yet.

    • #432083
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      What a beautiful spot. Would like to see more images from your neighborhood.

      • #432175
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Dave. I am trying to remedy that. Hopefully I will have more to share soon!

    • #432084
      Patrick
      Participant

      Gorgeous Leanne , breathtaking actually and thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰

      • #432176
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Patrick. Visiting this spot in the morning made for a great start to the day.

    • #432101
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      It’s an interesting comment about ignoring the area where you live Leanne. I too have lots of images from places visited but very few from our neighbourhood. Not that southern Ontario is as picturesque as your hood. πŸ™‚

      You do live in a beautiful area and this is a wonderful capture.

      • #432177
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Rob. Yeah, I was kind of kicking myself for driving by spots like these and never stopping to shoot. You see them every day and take them for granted. I bet you have some nearby treasures as well!

    • #432265
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful Leanne!

    • #432292
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Thanks Diane.

    • #432294
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      That’s one of those tough spots to photograph, when your carrying a fishing pole that is, nice shot Leanne, how’s the fishing there.

      • #432390
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Agreed, Robert! Our Freshwater Fisheries Society put a fishing dock in, a few kilometers down the lake from this spot. The youngest and I spent a couple of days out there last summer/fall casting and she caught her first 2 rainbow trout. I struggle with what to take as I want to fish and snap photos. The lake has ling cod, trout (rainbow and brook) and kokanee (land-locked salmon).

    • #432343
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Great landscape. Very beautiful Leanne πŸ™‚

      • #432391
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Dahlia – hey, I just noticed that the nesting is working again! Yay!

    • #432370
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      That’s simply beautiful…

      • #432392
        LeanneC
        Participant

        πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • #432384
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Picture postcard image Leanne. You are so lucky to have this faultless beauty of nature nearby. It’s probably nowhere near his home turf but I can’t help thinking of John Denver singing somewhere in the background.

      • #432393
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Graham. We are a fair bit farther north than John Denver’s country roads but you can definitely hear him in these parts!

      • #432401
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Syncronicity in the forum Graham, I taught Ol John (Henry) how to fly fish at a lake quite similar to this near Fairplay Co., He was a really nice Guy.

        • #432489
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          OK Robert, you got me wondering about stuff now. At first I thought ‘Ol John (Henry)’ must be a nickname for John Denver and then I thought “Wow, Robert taught him how to fly fish? That’s amazing!” So I googled it.

          Quote: The moral of the Old John Henry story: Talk less. Do more.

          I’m reminded of another catchphrase by Spyrios Heniadis…

          “Get out there and take some damn photos!”

          Any connection between the two?

           

          • #432501
            Robert Apple
            Moderator

            John Denver’s Real Name was Henry John Deutschendorf, when he wanted to be incognito he went by that name vs his stage name. When he signed up for lessons I didn’t know who it was until I met him in person.

            • #432569
              Graham Hart
              Participant

              Wow, what a great story Robert. When I googled “John Denver Fishing Songs” a plethora of links appeared. Perhaps he found some inspiration while you were teaching him?

            • #432650
              LeanneC
              Participant

              Well that is a very cool connection, Robert! What a great story.

    • #432596
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Beautiful scene looking super cold! 😜

      • #432651
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Thanks Tobie! This is actually spring-like weather here! I was surprised to see that the ice was mostly off the lake on the day I took this image. We aren’t quite as bad as Johnny Horton’s, “Springtime in Alaska” but you wouldn’t call it warm either πŸ˜‰

    • #433927
      Leesa
      Participant

      A beautiful place to live, Leanne. My husband and I would love to drive the AlCan highway one day. Are you far off that route? It is rather flat where I live now.

      • #434205
        LeanneC
        Participant

        We are not very close to that drive. It is farther north of us. I have driven about 7 hours or so of that highway (the farthest north we got was Watson Lake) with my husband, several years ago. There are many beautiful routes in BC. One we just did was the Icefields Parkway – amazing! So, you are in the prairies, Leesa? They have their own beauty too.

        • #434298
          Leesa
          Participant

          I live way down south in Mississippi. It is not quite as flat here as in the delta, nearer the Mississippi River. I’m very close to Alabama. Unlike the prairies, this state though flat, was heavily forested before timbering companies cleared forests making way for vast cotton plantations. I was hoping to photograph some cotton fields this past fall but, they were harvested before I could get out and do it. I think they were trying to beat the rain.

          • #434411
            LeanneC
            Participant

            Oh, I would love to see that. Hopefully you catch them next season, Leesa!

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