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Saturday 28 April 2012

Where should we go?

Self-portrait at the 60th parallel
After a very long process, I have been granted a Professional Delevelopment Leave. This will free me from my regular teaching duties at Seneca College for the next academic year. I do have a large list of things I need to accomplish over this time but it will allow me to create my own schedule for the next little while. Seneca@York
Seneca@York - Click for larger
It is difficult to plan anything for a leave until you get confirmation. This was my 3rd year in a row to apply so I was not counting on it until I got it in writing. With that milestone behind us we can now make some plans. Canoe on Georgian Bay
Canoe on Georgian Bay - Click for larger
I’m still a bit overwhelmed with all the possibilities. Lori and I have spent the better part of the last 20 years concentrating on Canada. We could easily spend the next 20 years on the same subject and not even come close to covering it all. We will continue to explore and expand our knowledge of our great country but I’m wondering, where else should we go? Lori at Alexandra Falls, NWT
Lori at Alexandra Falls, NWT - Click for larger
So I’m asking you, where is your favourite place in the world? Why? What is the best time of year to visit? More to come...

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Anonymous Marta said...

Hmmmm....that's a tough question. I imagine someone like you would find beauty and photo ops everywhere you go! Personally, I'm a Europe fan, but I suspect you would love Australia and New Zealand. go in their spring or fall - their summer is very hot and winter can be iffy.
By the way, congrats on getting the leave!!!!! Three is a charm!

30 April 2012 at 19:22  
Blogger Adrien Veczan said...

New Zealand for sure. Nature lovers often say to split your stay there 1/3 North Island, 2/3 South Island.

Australia is a short hop away, so might as well, but it doesn't compare to NZ (plus it would be unbearably hot around the time you're thinking)

Otherwise the National Parks in western US. Ansel Adams' California? and road trip in the parks between Yellowstone and Grand Canyon.

I recently went to Ireland, very interesting light, you would love it.

Or there is always PEI!

2 May 2012 at 00:40  
Blogger Christian said...

If you are going to continue to cover Canada, perhaps you could visit where the economy is booming such as the Yukon. Maybe they will even grant you access to the diamond mines. I suppose this could be closer to the lines of photojournalism, but I am sure you could capture some cool content. Similarly, you could visit our oil sands, capture the concept of the winter ice road the the remote reserves, or the lifestyle of people who choose to live off the grid all over Canada.

18 May 2012 at 17:44  
Anonymous Robert Cooper said...

Back in 1985 I had the privilege of visiting Iguazu Falls in S.A. They're higher than Niagara and stretch for about 5 km. I don't know what it's like now, but back then it was pretty raw. There was one low level hotel on the Argentine side and another on the Brazilian side. I remember seeing wild Toucans, Budgies, butterflies the size of dinner plates and much more. As a wildlife photographer, you'd think you were in heaven. That said, I don't think I've ever seen a bad photograph of New Zealand. Wherever you end up, it'll be a well deserved break from teaching.

10 June 2012 at 08:37  

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