…lady with umbrella…….early morning at the lake………


There was a couple on the beach, and he was taking photos of her.  This was a shoot, as she was nicely dressed in a long skirt and was purposeful in her posing.

I snapped this while passing by with Boucle. Toronto skyline in the background.

…….this morning at the lake…..


…Burlington Canal Lift Bridge……..


Looking at the Hamilton steel mills under and through the lift bridge.


Lift Bridge deck is level.


Lift bridge deck is lifted and open.


It allows passage from Lake Ontario to Hamilton Harbour/Burlington Bay.  Hamilton Harbour is home to steel mills and the canal is an important feature for shipping the steel.

The Lift Bridge is the orange and green bridge, with the deck lifting straight up between the green posts.  The white bridge is the Skyway.  It is the Queen Elizabeth Way Highway bridge that is very well travelled .  It is so high that it must be closed in high winds.

I took a photo of the Hamilton Harbour from just below the orange girder.  You can see one of the steel mills.  Beyond and surrounding is the famous and very beautiful Niagara Escarpment.  I had rested the camera for the see-through view to the Harbour on the cement wall close to the bridge.

I was looking at the bridge and thought how fun it would be to be on it.  Later, driving, I ended up by happy coincidence right at the foot of the bridge when the lights went red and we had to wait in our cars.  The last two photos are when Boucle and I were waiting in the car..  One when it is level, and then one when the deck is lifted.


…lady in striped hat……….


….I haven’t picked up the camera for a while and yesterday morning I got the bug.  And when I feel I have a shot in mind, I need to do it  or else I  eventually forget about it.  So this is this yesterday’s inspiration.

…I picked this shot because I like the wave in the hat…….

Happy Friday! 🙂