Thursday, December 25, 2008

Morning Light

Here is an image I shot back in November while on a prospecting trip on the Baie Verte Peninsula (Newfoundland). We Flew into this location by chopper and spent a week wandering around kicking rocks. This was one of the nicer mornings as it was neither snowing or raining.
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Friday, August 08, 2008

Pot Shop, Salluit

Here in Salluit it can be hard to find some of the most basic supplies, I couldn't fine a hammer or paint brush the other day! Even basic food can be a problem, we went almost a week with no bread, milk or eggs in the shops. However the pot shop is always busy and I assume well stocked. Perhaps I should drop in there and see if they could order in some bread with the next shipment!
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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Chucking rocks in Salluit

My first post for a while. I went for a walk along the beach in Salluit the other evening and noticed some kids playing in a boat, and another kid doing what seem slike a popular pass time here, throwing stones. it is not unusual to see kids standing in the road throwing stones at each other, or at houses, windows, pretty much anything.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Climbing Comp. 2008

Today was a day of climbing - well, not for me - I was photographing, but Lewis did some great climbing. He came second in the Junior division at the Wallnuts Rockfall climbing comp. In this image he is negotiating the Junior final route, which he, and 3 others completed, drawing for first, so to break the draw they climbed in a super final on a different route, he placed second on that route. He did very well, Michelle and I are quite proud of him.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Back in Labrador

Yep, I enjoyed doing GPR in Labrador so much they sent me back to do some more. This time I am working on the Voisey Bay Mine site.
I have been hoping to get onto the Voisey Bay site since moving to Newfoundland 12 years ago. Not sure why, I guess I heard so much about Voisey Bay while I was in University, it is cool to be here - not that I'll see much of it. I think the survey is going to be quite "interesting" so there will not be much play time. I'll try to post some photos.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

St. John's -> St. Anthony -> Blanc Sablon -> Goose Bay -> Postville

After about 30 hours home I am off again, not to the desert this time, but to a frozen lake in Labrador. I'll be working on a project to map the bottom of some lakes so the volume of the lakes can be calculated. I'll be using Ground Penetrating RADAR (GPR) towed behind a Skidoo and Sled over a frozen lake. I think it is going to be cold, but It should be interesting.
The plan is that I'll be there for a week, than I'll be going back to Torbay.

Photos to Follow.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Strip, Vegas

Well I am on the road again, and am staying in Vegas tonight. We are a few blocks from the strip, so I thought that although it is not my thing I should have a walk down there. It is quite a place, it is amazing what money can buy and what an artificial world people can create.I Think I prefer the desert, sure things either have spines, or are poisonous, out there, but at least it is all real.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


While Exploring today we found some trees and some very nice cactii. The white mountains in the distance are Zion National park.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


We started work early today to make the most of the cold (-4C) mornings before it gets too hot, so we were finished with enough time for some exploring. Kanab Canyon is just a few minutes drive north of Kanab. There are some interesting rock formations here, most of which are going to require another visit with a wide angle lens.

I think this is what is known as a Hudu. Basically a layer of very soft sandstone is protected from rain by a cap of harder sandstone. It is this differential weathering that lakes some of the dramatic landscapes around Utah and Arizona.
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Northern Arizona

This is a shot of the desert, about 40 km south of Kanab. In the distance you can see the far side of a canyon, not sure how big this one is as we haven't had a chance to get any closer than this. The Grand Canyon is about 85 miles from here.
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Friday, February 08, 2008

Kanab, Utah

Well after a very long day we made it to Kanab, Utah. This is the view that greeted me through my bedroom window.
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

RADAR Station

Over a year ago I visited the old RADAR station at Red Cliff, figuring it would be an interesting place for some photos of old, falling down buildings. Recently, looking at google earth I noticed that I missed some of the larger buildings, so I went back for another look on friday. There are two large buildings still standing and I think they have some potential for some intersting photos. Most of the rooms have few, or no windows, so i'll need to take a flash or some long exposured as I did with this image. It was created by HDR and tone mapping of 6 images.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Off to work

Well after a nice period working from home I am leaving again. I have taken work with a different company, so it is bye, bye Crone. I'll be working for GeoScott, a Newfoundland based company, but my first job with them will be in Arizona. I hope to have the opportunity for some interesting photos from there, so Keep an eye on my blog come Feb.