So Long, Summer: A Photographic Tribute to the Cottage
It’s never easy to say goodbye to the lazy, hazy days of summer! We’re paying tribute to an amazing cottage season with this presentation of striking snaps from talented Canadian shutterbugs.
Our Theme Pic Challenge garnered some amazing submissions, like this one. “My best friend Dianne takes her cedar strip boat ahead to their cottage as we go a bit slower in a pontoon boat loaded with our gear and two dogs,” Cathy Gauthier of Ontario writes.
All is calm
Tricia Reid of Fort McMurray, Alberta, writes: “Maqua Lake is untouched paradise not far from completely destroyed Boreal Forest. Coming here you can forget for a moment the devastation that occurred in May.” Thanks for sharing, Tricia!
Dorise Arsenault Cormier of New Brunswick captured this beautiful shot of her three grandsons enjoying a hot summer day at the dock of their cottage. Pure nostalgia.
A lot of what makes a great photographer is knowing which moments are shot-worthy. Kelly Coates of Ontario captured this adorable photo of her grand-daughter Britton boating with Buddy the dog at the family cottage.
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Norma Keith really nailed the vibe of July’s Theme Pic Challenge with this shot of a dock in Ontario’s Kamaniskeg Lake. It’s a great example of composition and use of lighting.
When we think of cottage life, we think of this image. Wendy Erlendson of Manitoba writes: “These summer colours make me want to jump in a kayak and paddle the lake!”
Four’s a crowd
Cindy Bartoli of Ontario writes: “When purchasing a new sit-on-top kayak, I had two requirements: it needed to be stable and I had to have room for my dogs. My daughter and her friend ensured it met both with flying colours.” Thanks for sharing, Cindy!
This shot captures everything we love about cottage life: nature, stillness and oh-so beautiful sunsets. Brett McMillan writes: “Getting home to New Brunswick after spending a week in the big city of Toronto was a relief.”
Peace and quiet
Photographer Cheryl Power of Newfoundland and Labrador took this serene shot while relaxing at her cabin. Just look at those Monet-like skies. Great job, Cheryl!
Group of seven
What a majestic sight! Colleen McConville of Ontario captured this shot of a duck family on Morrison Lake, Muskoka. Thanks for sharing, Colleen!
Very few things say cottage life like a couple of colourful (and comfortable) deck chairs. Photographer Connie Capes-Leslie snapped this shot on Hudson Lake in Ontario.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up to this view? We certainly would. Maddisen Dyck of British Columbia writes: “Gazing out at the gorgeous lake from the beach at our cottage is always so relaxing.”
Ready, set, go
You can either kick back and relax during the summer or try out every activity you can. With this shot, photographer Heather Loewen of Alberta is all about the latter.
Playing in the sand
Linda Sweeney of New Brunswick captured this postcard-perfect image of good old family time at the cottage. We hope they found some buried treasure!
No trip to the cottage is complete without fishing. Photographer Deb Sandau captured this shot at Dickson Pond, Alberta. Thanks for sharing, Deb!
What a wonderful photograph. Cathy Nixon of Alberta managed to capture this shot of a bird embarking on a solo flight. Great timing, Cathy!
Catching the wind
Judy Fazio of Manitoba captured this fun photo depicting everyone’s favourite summer activity. Who else wants to go kitesurfing now? Thanks for sharing, Judy!
Photographer Cindy Herbert’s shot makes us proud to be Canadian. And he is too by the looks of it!
Photographer George Cope gives a twist to our Theme Pic Challenge with this shot of a gorgeous sunset on Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.
A little bit of history
The great thing about cottages is they can be passed down from generation to generation. Paula Eves of Ontario writes: “The beautiful Nottawasaga River in Wasaga Beach. I’m standing on the dock at the family cottage, built in 1907 by my great-grandparents.”