Our Talented Facebook Fans
With so many great photos being posted on our Facebook page, we couldn’t resist sharing a few with you here! From natural to urban landscapes, to people, animals and flowers, we’ve got such talent in the Our Canada community! Enjoy!
The Gold of Val D’Or, Quebec
“I live by the lake in Val d’Or, Que., and it is beautiful!” shares Laurie Gravelle. “The trees in the fall are gorgeous and I love the fresh crisp air. I took this picture from my patio. I love to take pictures of the trees, the sunset, the lake and even the winter scenery is really nice. It’s a great place to live!”
“I actually used to work at the Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto back in the 80s,” says Wendy Powers Farrow or Frankford, Ont. “For this photo, I was on a course in Toronto and on my way there, I noticed the way the clouds were reflected in the building and loved how it looked!”
Replica Ship in Nova Scotia
“Ship Hector is a replica ship that was built on it’s present site, in Pictou, N.S. and launched on September 17, 2000,” shares Patti Gordon of Lincoln, N.B. ” The original Ship Hector (a Dutch Tall Ship) brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773. There were 170 Scottish Highlanders aboard when it set sail for the new world.
“Friends of mine live very close to Pictou, in beautiful Caribou, N.S., so I love to visit. Another friend of mine actually worked building the replica ship, but what first drew me to the ship was seeing it as I crossed the causeway overlooking Pictou Harbor! What a beautiful statement it made sitting so majestically in front of the small town! You can’t resist stopping in town to take a look…or taking photos of it, for that matter!
“Photography is a passion of mine, always has been. I purchased a Nikon D90 almost two years ago and haven’t looked back since. I photograph everything! My dream, someday is to be able to make a living with photography…travelling the world simply doing what I love to do. To me, there is nothing but beauty at the end of my lens…no matter what the photo is of.”
Bales of Fun
Denise Harrison of Ethelbert, Man. sent in this photo of her son Jonathan getting a great view of the field from this vantage point.
“I took this picture just outside my hometown of Humboldt, Sask.,” says Dennis Britz.
“I have always loved flower and vegetable gardening, as did my dad-probably where my green thumb came from,” writes Brenda Bruce Sigurdson of Winnipeg. “I always like to try grow different kinds year after year. As for this picture of the tiger lily, the bulbs came from my in-laws’ garden.”
Granville Market, Vancouver
“While in Vancouver for work/vacation last year, my husband and I visited the Granville Market for the first time and I was amazed and inspired by all the color!” says Linda McCormack of Dieppe, N.B. “Granville Market is on Granville Island – in False Creek – which is located near the main downtown area of Vancouver. You can either reach the island by sea taxi or by car over a bridge. It is a definite MUST SEE when visiting Vancouver. If I lived nearby I would definitely buy all my groceries fresh every day and always have at least one vase full of fresh flowers in my home!”
Moraine Lake, Banff
“My wife, myself and our two kids travel back to Alberta at least once a year as I am from Calgary originally,” says Kyle McIntosh of Steinbach, Man. “This year, I met up with a couple fellow photographers for a day of shooting in Banff National Park. This shot was taken after waiting out a thunderstorm and, earlier that day (in August), sitting in a vehicle waiting out hail (yes, hail). The wait at Moraine Lake paid off with numerous shots of the lake and stream as well as capturing shots of a mother grizzly and her two cubs. The image is shot from atop the ‘Rock Pile’ at Moraine Lake.”
Sunrise in Alberta
“This picture was taken at sunrise on our farm,” writes Germaine Prybysh of Bonnyville, Alta. “We are always up around 6 a.m. because of chores, so I am always on the look out for nice sunrises. These hay rakes are used to rake together the rows of crops after they have been swathed, it helps the air circulate thus making the crops dry faster for harvesting. The wheels with the thynes rotate and rake up the swaths. This is pulled by a tractor, which has a PTO to make the rakes turn. My husband is a retired Veterinarian that hobby farms.”
Winter in P.E.I.
“This is my old barn that sits on some seven acres of land in Milltown Cross, P.E.I., that we purchased,” writes Walter Zarins of Montague, P.E.I. “I walk the area several times a day with my dog, every day of the year, regardless of weather or season.”
Ice Cliffs of Alona Bay
“This is a picture of my son, Ryan, taken by his friend Laura on the ice cliffs at Alona Bay in Lake Superior,” shares Deborah Lamming. “Alona Bay is an hour south of our town of Wawa, Ont. Every year it has amazing ice cliffs and those two spent the day there playing around. We all love lake superior and explore any chance we can. I hike daily somewhere in Lake Superior Provincial Park.”
Jingling the Horses
“My family works at Remington Land and Cattle, Del Bonita, Alta., and Remington Land and Cattle, Morse, Sask.,” writes Susan Selke of Morse, Sask. “That picture was taken on the ranch at Del Bonita. My daughter Melissa is “jingling” the horses, which means she is bringing the horses in from pasture first thing in the morning so the cowboys can choose which horse they are going to use for work that day. It really is a pretty sight to see the horses being brought in. They use the horses every day for working cattle and such.
Canada Day in New Brunswick
“This is one of my favorite family pictures,” shares Emilien Babineau of Dieppe, N.B. ” Our friend Rachelle Godin, was over at our house on Canada Day for an afternoon of fun in our backyard and took this photo. We were enjoying the nice weather with some friends and family and had the trampoline out for the younger children and a washer toss game for the older children – the adults! The night was capped with the fireworks display in the Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview area!”
From left to right: Emilien, Colin (9), Alek (4) and Lise Leclerc.