Thursday, June 22, 2006

A toad of some sort.

This guy was hanging out by our loop wire. When I approached him he tucked his head between his front legs, I guess he thinks he is poisonous. Posted by Picasa

Yellow Ladies slipper Orchid?

I was GPSing today, so I threw my camera in my pack for the ride and was able to get a few shots before getting eaten by the flies. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 16, 2006

Gibson Lake TX Site

Another not very exciting image. I shot this just after starting up the transmitter for the day. We have a test we do (primary pulse test) at the beginning and end of every day to check the synchronization of the transmitter and receiver. In the morning we take two readings about 10 minutes apart, so we have a little break, a good time for a coffee or to take a photo. This TX site is about 20 km in the woods from the main road. It is actually on top of an Eskar, but you really don't get any appreciation of that until you have to walk across it. The area is very sandy with lots of spruice and pine.

On the way in today we saw a Timber Wolf, but He was too fast for me to get a photo. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A quick walk

Not a very interesting shot, but it does say Timmins! This is the precessing end of one of the mines, it is a short walk up the road from where I am staying. In the foreground you see the edge of a park, with football pitch, baseball diamond, vollyball court, water park and playground that was payed for by the mining company. It is probably built on an old tailings pile, but it is nicer than an old tailings pile! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Well I am in Timmins now, we got in yesterday evening. seems like a nice place. We were laying our first loop today. It was rather hot with a lot of flies, nothing like Labrador, but that was a bit extreme.
Hopefully I'll get the chance t oget some pix soon.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


This image goes back a few days. I am hoping to do some serious climbing photography, so I took my wide angle out to flat rock for a look around. Not a very interesting image I know, but that is why I need to get out on the wall.
Last week I went to the gym to get some training for the rope work I need to know to allow me to photograph climbers climbing. I learned how to use ascenders and a Arigri to move up the wall and hopefuly keep up with the climber.
There is apparently a new climbing area that is just being developed on the Southern Avalon, there should be some routed bolted by the time I return from this job and the climbers would like me to doccument these new routes. Should be fun. Posted by Picasa

On the road again

I flew into Toronto today and will be picking up a truck and gear from the Crone office tomorrow, then heading out to Timmins. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Tom's Image Blog

Well I have ny next posting, I am off to Timmins Ont. tomorrow for 4 weeks. It is a surface job, so I'll walking back and forth on a grid rather than sitting in a tent, so that'll be nice. Not sure about the heat and flies.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Refinary by night

On the way back from Visiting Neil I stoped by the North Atlantic refinary. I have always wanted to shoot this location at night. This was just a recee mission to see what it was like up close and what I'd need if I was to return there. It looks very doable, I just need to get on top of that chain link fence. I figure I'll have to make some sort of fence clinging tripod. Posted by Picasa

Tom & Neil trip

Managed to get out for a trip with Neil on wednesday, We went for a hike west of the Burin Peninsula highway. Some very nice country in there. Lots of hills with deep gillies in places. We found a nice patch of tuckermore to stop in and have a brew. Posted by Picasa