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Monday 18 July 2011

Don't Be Shy

Lori photographing icebergs
Lori photographing icebergs - Click for larger

You just have to say it upfront. Say what you want. Be clear, especially when you are dealing with a strong northern peninsula Newfoundland accent. We met a man in Ships Cove while we were sitting up high on a hill looking at icebergs. We hinted, we even told him that we didn’t have a boat but that we would sure love to go out and circle the big chunks of ice. We talked awhile. Then he wandered off. We talked to another man as we walked to the van. That man said, “He has a boat you know. He was just waiting for you to ask him to take you out”.
“Hmmm”, I said, “I even mentioned we wanted to go out. Maybe we didn’t understand his response.”
“Yes, he is hard to understand.” the second man said. He told us where he lived but by the time we got there the man with the boat was gone. The next morning we didn’t have great light but when a fisherman said to Lori, “Do you want to go out?” She pounced on him. Well not really but she made it obvious we were interested. I came back to the van and we settled on a price. We followed him to a dock and we were off. You really get a different sense of an iceberg from the water.Icebergs
Icebergs - Click for larger
Icebergs - Click for larger
Icebergs - Click for larger

And speaking of not being shy, this fox walked over the hill on the path we were hiking the day before. He walked right past us and lay down in the sun.Red Fox
Red Fox - Click for larger

I was able to approach quite close.Red Fox
Red Fox - Click for larger

We have had very little light this trip so far. I shoot as much as I can but I’m getting a little tired of rain. I photographed this iceberg from shore on one of the few sunny days.Iceberg
Iceberg - Click for larger

We are now heading further east. I hope the skies clear up a bit…

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Anonymous Marta said...

The photos of the icebergs are beautiful!!! Glad you were able to finally understand each other and get out to take them. Great to see Lori in one too! I hope the weather improves for you!

20 July 2011 at 11:12  
Anonymous Lola said...

Amazing photos as usual!!

21 July 2011 at 19:16  

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