Assorted Pictures –

I am privileged to have been an amateur photographer for 5 decades. I almost know what I’m doing now. The pictures below are some of my recent stuff. Hope you enjoy!

BONUS: other than the soft focus shots, many of these are fairly high resolution pictures so you can blow them up for more detail by clicking on a picture. Click Return arrow to continue.

Background: for low-light & night shots, I often use time-lapse (slow) shutter speeds for greater light-gathering. I try to keep color as natural as possible. I use only simple techniques like zoom, cropping and minor adjustments to brightness and contrast. Colors may seem surreal but they are NOT Photo-shopped except those described as “edited”.

Newest pictures added at the top, oldest at the bottom.

Last updated Sept. 13, 2017

– Gerold

FOREST FIRE SMOKE TINTS THE SKY AND RISING SUN
Sept. 13, 2017

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CANADA’S LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY Fort William Historical Park July 21, 2017

CANADA’S LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY #1
Fort William Historical Park
July 21, 2017

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CANADA’S LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY #2 Fort William Historical Park July 21, 2017

CANADA’S LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY #2
Fort William Historical Park
July 21, 2017

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AFTER THE ICE STORM
Boulevard Lake, April 27, 2017

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RARE MOONLIT MIST ANCHOR Dec. 13, 2016

RARE MOONLIT MIST ANCHOR
Dec. 13, 2016

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DUSK FULL MOON OVER NORTH END Dec. 13, 2016

DUSK FULL MOON OVER NORTH END
Dec. 13, 2016

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MIST HIDDEN ANCHOR Dec. 13, 2016

MIST HIDDEN ANCHOR
Dec. 13, 2016

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DUSK LIGHTHOUSE IN FULL MOON REFLECTION Nov. 14, 2016

DUSK LIGHTHOUSE IN FULL MOON REFLECTION
Nov. 14, 2016

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BRIGHT FULL MOON SPARKLING WAVE ANCHOR Nov. 14, 2016

BRIGHT FULL MOON SPARKLING WAVE ANCHOR
Nov. 14, 2016

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Sleeping Giant sunrise Oct. 22, 2016

SLEEPING GIANT SUNRISE
Oct. 22, 2016

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ORANGE & PURPLE SUNRISE ANCHOR Sept. 21, 2016

ORANGE & PURPLE SUNRISE ANCHOR
Sept. 21, 2016

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SPPOOKY CLOUD-HID MOON OVER THE BAY Sept 17, 2016

SPPOOKY CLOUD-HID MOON OVER THE BAY
Sept 17, 2016

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FOG LIFTS AMIDST A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS Sept. 17, 2016 It’s unusual for three ships to anchor so closely together for a group shot. Thank Yee, Cap’ns.

FOG LIFTS AMIDST A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS
Sept. 17, 2016
It’s unusual for three ships to anchor so closely together for a group shot. Thank Ye, Cap’ns.

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PUFFY ORANGE CLOUDS OVER THE SLEEPING GIANT Sept. 14, 2016

PUFFY ORANGE CLOUDS OVER THE SLEEPING GIANT
Sept. 14, 2016

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NORTH END PURPLE SUNRISE Aug. 29, 2016

NORTH END PURPLE SUNRISE
Aug. 29, 2016

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PURPLE SUNRISE ANCHOR Aug. 18, 2016

PURPLE SUNRISE ANCHOR
Aug. 18, 2016

Getting a lot of purple at the end of this summer

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ORANGE SUNRISE ANCHOR (SAME SHIP 2 MINUTES LATER) Aug. 18, 2016 It’s amazing how sunrise color changes so fast!

ORANGE SUNRISE ANCHOR (SAME SHIP 2 MINUTES LATER) Aug. 18, 2016
It’s amazing how sunrise color changes so fast!

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RESTORED B-17 BOMBER On display at Thunder Bay Airport  Aug. 3, 2016

RESTORED 4-ENGINE B-17 BOMBER
On display at Thunder Bay Airport Aug. 3, 2016

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RESTORED B-25 BOMBER On display at Thunder Bay Airport  Aug. 3, 2016

RESTORED TWIN-ENGINE B-25 BOMBER
On display at Thunder Bay Airport Aug. 3, 2016

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FOG-ENSHROUDED LAKER ANCHOR July 7, 2016

FOG-ENSHROUDED LAKER ANCHOR
July 7, 2016

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PINK SUNRISE ANCHOR June 15, 2016

PINK SUNRISE ANCHOR
June 15, 2016

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GOLDEN MOONLIGHT ANCHOR June 11, 2016

GOLDEN MOONLIGHT ANCHOR
June 11, 2016

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SUN PEEPING OVER SLEEPING GIANT May 24, 2016

SUN PEEPING OVER SLEEPING GIANT
May 24, 2016

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NEW MOON OVER SIBLEY PENINSULA May 4, 2016

NEW MOON OVER SIBLEY PENINSULA
May 4, 2016

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SLEEPING GIANT ON A FOG BED

SLEEPING GIANT ON A FOG BED

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Black & White harbour view

BLACK & WHITE HARBOR VIEW

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LIGHTHOUSE PINK PRE-DAWN BLUES March 2016

LIGHTHOUSE PINK PRE-DAWN BLUES
March 2016

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SLEEPING GIANT PRE-DAWN ANCHOR Nov. 2015

SLEEPING GIANT PRE-DAWN ANCHOR
Nov. 2015

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TWO SHIPS IN MOONLIT GLOW Oct. 2015

TWO SHIPS IN MOONLIT GLOW
Oct. 2015

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INTENSE RED SUNRISE Oct. 2015

INTENSE RED SUNRISE
Oct. 2015

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MOONLIT ANCHOR  Sept. 2015

MOONLIT ANCHOR
Sept. 2015

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Great West Timber saw mill ablaze on Thunder Bay’s waterfront June 17, 2015

Great West Timber saw mill ablaze on Thunder Bay’s waterfront June 17, 2015

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LOST SLEEPING GIANT FOG ANCHOR

LOST SLEEPING GIANT FOG ANCHOR

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PINK SUNRISE FOG BANK ANCHOR

PINK SUNRISE FOG BANK ANCHOR

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MULTI-COLOR CLOUD SUNRISE

MULTI-COLOR CLOUD SUNRISE

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FULL MOON with UNUSUAL CORONA Apr 4, 2015

FULL MOON with UNUSUAL CORONA
Apr 4, 2015

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SIBLEY SUNRISE

SIBLEY SUNRISE

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LIGHTHOUSE IN FULL MOON REFLECTION

LIGHTHOUSE IN FULL MOON REFLECTION

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SUNRISE, LAKER, RAVEN & MOTOR BOAT

SUNRISE, LAKER, RAVEN & MOTOR BOAT

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LIGHTHOUSE BLUES

LIGHTHOUSE BLUES

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MARINA CONDOS AT DAWN

MARINA CONDOS AT DAWN

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PINK  PRE-DAWN ANCHOR

PINK PRE-DAWN ANCHOR

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Lunar eclipse October 8, 2014

Lunar eclipse October 8, 2014

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SEPTEMBER SIBLEY SUNRISE

SEPTEMBER SIBLEY SUNRISE

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CANADA DAY JULY 1ST 2014 FIREWORKS - 1

CANADA DAY JULY 1ST 2014 FIREWORKS – 1

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CANADA DAY JULY 1ST 2014 FIREWORKS - 3

CANADA DAY JULY 1ST 2014 FIREWORKS – 3

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MISTY PICTURES END ONCE ICE FORMS

MISTY PICTURES END ONCE ICE FORMS

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FLOATING IN AIR – FOG EFFECT

FLOATING IN AIR – FOG EFFECT

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NIGHT ORANGE MIST ANCHOR

NIGHT ORANGE MIST ANCHOR

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BLACK AND WHITE EVENING GRAIN ELEVATORS

BLACK AND WHITE EVENING GRAIN ELEVATORS

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TWO SHIPS IN DAYLIGHT MIST

TWO SHIPS IN DAYLIGHT MIST

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SHIP ENGULFED IN EARLY MORNING MIST Freezing air temperatures colder than lake water causes mist until ice sets in.

SHIP ENGULFED IN EARLY MORNING MIST
Freezing air temperatures colder than lake water causes mist until ice sets in.

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TWO SHIPS MOONLIT ANCHOR

TWO SHIPS MOONLIT ANCHOR

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SLEEPING GIANT SUNRISE AUTUMN

SLEEPING GIANT SUNRISE AUTUMN

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ONE SHIP MISTY DAYLIGHT ANCHOR

ONE SHIP MISTY DAYLIGHT ANCHOR

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TWO SHIPS MISTY DAYLIGHT ANCHOR

TWO SHIPS MISTY DAYLIGHT ANCHOR

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DRIZZLY AUTUMN MORNING

DRIZZLY AUTUMN MORNING

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2 SHIPS BLUE DAWN ANCHOR

2 SHIPS BLUE DAWN ANCHOR

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2 SHIPS DAWN MISTY ANCHOR

2 SHIPS DAWN MISTY ANCHOR

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4 SHIPS MISTY ANCHOR

4 SHIPS MISTY ANCHOR

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SAILBOATS JOSTLE THROUGH BREAKWATER OPENING

SAILBOATS JOSTLE THROUGH BREAKWATER OPENING

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CSL LAKER, SAILBOATS & FLOATPLANE LANDING

CSL LAKER, SAILBOATS & FLOATPLANE LANDING

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BRIGHT LIT NIGHT ANCHOR

BRIGHT LIT NIGHT ANCHOR

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HWY 6 THOMPSON, MANITOBA THEY MEAN IT

HWY 6 THOMPSON, MANITOBA
THEY MEAN IT

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1 LOADED, LOW & UNDERWAY. 2 ANCHORED, EMPTY, RIDING HIGH & AWAITING BERTH

1 LOADED, LOW & UNDERWAY. 2 ANCHORED, EMPTY, RIDING HIGH & AWAITING BERTH

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PURPLE SKY ANCHOR 2

PURPLE SKY ANCHOR 2

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ORANGE SUNRISE LIGHTHOUSE RAVEN

ORANGE SUNRISE LIGHTHOUSE RAVEN

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CLOUDY SUN LIGHTHOUSE

CLOUDY SUN LIGHTHOUSE

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DAWN BOAT TO LIGHTHOUSE

DAWN BOAT TO LIGHTHOUSE

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MULTI-COLORED DAWN RAVEN

MULTI-COLORED DAWN RAVEN

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SUNRISE BAY REFLECTION WITH BOAT

SUNRISE BAY REFLECTION WITH BOAT

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SUNRISE BEHIND CLOUDS

SUNRISE BEHIND CLOUDS

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SEPIA CHURCHES

SEPIA CHURCHES

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LIGHTHOUSE DAWN

LIGHTHOUSE DAWN

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ORANGE DAWN BAY

ORANGE DAWN BAY

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MULTI-COLORED SAILBOATS

MULTI-COLORED SAILBOATS

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GOLD MORNING CLOUDS

GOLD MORNING CLOUDS

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TUG & SAIL BOAT - THEY MISSED

TUG & SAIL BOAT – THEY MISSED

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GOLD CITY DAWN

GOLD CITY DAWN

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SUNRISE SHIP REFLECTION 1

SUNRISE SHIP REFLECTION 1

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SUNRISE SHIP REFLECTION 2

SUNRISE SHIP REFLECTION 2

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RISING SUN REFLECTION

RISING SUN REFLECTION

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FLOAT PLANE OVER LIGHTHOUSE

FLOAT PLANE OVER LIGHTHOUSE

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MOONLIT BAY & CITY LIGHTS

MOONLIT BAY & CITY LIGHTS

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LOADED LAKER LEAVING LAKEHEAD

LOADED LAKER LEAVING LAKEHEAD

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LIGHTHOUSE IN THUNDER BAY’S SUNRISE REFLECTION

LIGHTHOUSE IN THUNDER BAY’S SUNRISE REFLECTION

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WISPY CLOUD MOON

WISPY CLOUD MOON

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HAZY AUGUST MORNING 2

HAZY AUGUST MORNING

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RISING SUN WITH RAVEN

RISING SUN WITH RAVEN

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STILL WATER REFLECTION ANCHOR

STILL WATER REFLECTION ANCHOR

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SAILING ROUND LIGHTHOUSE

SAILING ROUND LIGHTHOUSE

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SUNSET GLOW GOLD ELEVATORS

SUNSET GLOW GOLD ELEVATORS

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CAN'T HAVE A RAINBOW WITHOUT RAIN

CAN’T HAVE A RAINBOW WITHOUT RAIN

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FULL MOON OVER SLEEPING GIANT

FULL MOON OVER SLEEPING GIANT

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SØRLANDET (Norwegian for “southland”)

SØRLANDET (Norwegian for “southland”)

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PIE ISLAND FOGGY SUMMER

PIE ISLAND FOGGY SUMMER

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HARBOR SUNRISE

HARBOR SUNRISE

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SUNRISE REFLECTION

SUNRISE REFLECTION

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FOGGY MORNING

FOGGY MORNING

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STORM CLOUDS ROLL OVER THE CITY

STORM CLOUDS ROLL OVER THE CITY

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AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

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FRIGATE NCSM VILLE DE QUEBEC

FRIGATE NCSM VILLE DE QUEBEC

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NORTHERN MANITOBA DECEMBER SUNDOWN

NORTHERN MANITOBA DECEMBER SUNDOWN

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MIDWINTER THOMPSON

MIDWINTER THOMPSON

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HORSE STABLE MANITOBA WINTER

HORSE STABLE MANITOBA WINTER

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ICE-BREAKING TUG JAMES WHALEN built 1905

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LAKE SUPERIOR N.W. SHORE IN WINTER

LAKE SUPERIOR N.W. SHORE IN WINTER

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NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS CACTUS BLOOMING

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FOG ENSHROUDED

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PROVENCHER BRIDGE WITH THE CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE BACKGROUND

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THE FORKS, WINNIPEG, VIEW FROM UNDER BRIDGE

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THE FORKS, WINNIPEG, VIEW FROM BRIDGE

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SCULPTURE ON NORWOOD BRIDGE, WINNIPEG

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GRASS RIVER RAPIDS ABOVE PISEW FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK

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13 M / 42.7 FT. DROP, TURNS LEFT AND JETS DOWN A GORGE

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BELOW PISEW FALLS

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PISEW FALLS FROM THE OBSERVATION DECK

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ROBERT BATEMAN WOLF MURAL ON HIGHLAND TOWERS, THOMPSON, MANITOBA.

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SPOOKY SUNRISE
Sept 18, 2012

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High-rise spider web

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From one extreme size to another …
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Usual suspect holding up Cat 795F front wheel

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Fearless Merlin (falcon) aka Pigeon Hawk dining on downed pigeon

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AUGUST SUNRISE SUN

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MOONLIT BAY

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GOLD SUNSET CLOUD

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FULL MOON OVER THE GIANT

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Kakabeka Falls after flooding May 2012 rains

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Morning rainclouds almost cover the soggy Sleeping Giant. So dark that seagulls are flying back to roost

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The Sleeping Giant from Thunder Bay Marina over-look

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View thru the Silver Islet General Store kitchen window.

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The Sea Lion with the ‘other side’ of the Sleeping Giant in the background. This is the ‘Giant’ seen from the side away from Thunder Bay.

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Ship anchored in sunlit bay

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MOON CRASHING & BURNING

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Kakabeka Falls, Mar. 25, 2012. The tea-colored water contains tannin leached from pine and spruce needles on forest floor. After heavy rain it’s a chocolate brown.

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Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker Samuel Risley inspecting the harbor seawall and signalling the start of another shipping season for the Port of Thunder Bay

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Distant fog enshrouded grain elevator seems to float on air

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Lutsens’ Eagle Mountain Bridge lift through condos

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Below is a video from the gondola descending the steep side of Lutsen MN’s Moose Mountain

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Harbor sunrise

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Sailboat emerging from the fog

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Breakwall lighthouse with the Sleeping Giant in the background

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Restored WW II Lancaster bomber

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postcard-like Toronto night skyline captured from Toronto City Island ferry as fog lifts

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Toronto mid-winter dusk light on midtown

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city under fog blanket

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3 anchored sailboats in fog & seagull on lamp post

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Samuel Risley breaking ice for Canada Steamship Line laker

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elevator windows in sunrise glow

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sunset epic cloud rainbow

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Ouimet Canyon, NW Ontario 100 M deep has rare Arctic flora found 1,000 K north

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feathery clouds – more fodder for chemtrail conspirators

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lightning bolt

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lighthouse rainbow

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sailboats outside breakwall

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Guess Who concert Cape Canaveral 50th Anniversary 2008

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alligator Everglades

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first snow night

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ghost ship, floats on air

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green Lake Superior

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fog bottom elevators

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eerie night fog shroud

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“rain, rain, go away”

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fog Marina

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half sun sunrise

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Foggy city lights

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unsettled harbor sunrise

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light house sunrise

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oversize load Cat 795F AC chassis

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harvest moon over elevator – medium edit

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Clelia II departing Thunder Bay

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sailboats blue

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ice racing, studded class

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No, it did not hit the high-rise, but somewhere behind it

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Norwood winter night

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sundog

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gold hoar frost trees morning sun

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Fishin’ in the rain. Buddies further down the channel.

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Sunrise mist on secret lake

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HMS Bounty replica (1/3 larger than original to accommodate large modern actors). Lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy

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July 4 fireworks

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That’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed. New pictures are occasionally added at the top.

About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.
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6 Responses to Assorted Pictures –

  1. Wreath says:

    Wooow… less than 100 comments!!… I have to take advantage of this and write my comment on your web site… ok… what should I write??… mmm, I don’t think my criminal history would help me gain your sympathy, uh?? haha… anyway, I would like to say that I think you’re a fabulous blogger and writer… so, thanks for that.. now I know I’m not a robot. well, this post is gettin’ too long to be read, so i’ll stop now…

  2. clyde says:

    Gerold : T Bay in your 180 panorama , has a grey Gulag Quality . were you there recently or is it Edmonton in winter Ha
    Clyde

  3. Carola says:

    Wow, very impressive photos, Gerold. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite; One of the sunrise photos perhaps….? Well done!

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