Occasionally I get requests for old photographs. I have to search through my files to find this picture of ,I guess, the old community hall in Lavigne, Ontario. It was our first Summer in North Bay so we would get out as often as we could to explore the country around us. This building burnt down a few years after I took this picture, so this is probably one of the last visual records of this place.
Every small or large city in Canada has a street lined with car dealerships, garages, fast food outlets etc. Lakeshore Drive in North Bay is no exception. It is a great place for a photographer because it is a challenge to photograph the rather ordinary subject matter in a visually interesting way. What attracted me here was the strong colour contrast of this garage.
Sunday morning, all is quiet so I could get some nice pictures of this well known miniput here in North Bay.I liked the waving bear with his bulky shape and his nice blue suspenders. Oh this picture is for Blake, I hope he enjoys this image.
It has been awhile since my last posting. This week someone phoned me regarding an old photograph I took in 1970. The button man was a well known figure around North Bay. I made this image at a downtown Summer craft market. Ever since this picture has been quite popular but it has been almost ten years since selling a print. While looking through my old negatives I found many I should scan in over the next little while.So expect a few nostalgic image from a few years back.
This week has been a busy week for me but I did take the time to visit a small park here in North Bay. I was not aware of this park until I noticed a sign at the entrance. Its actually an area used in the 1930s by lumber companies to grow white pine seedlings. The city acquired this place. It has some nice trails with stands of white pine. In 2006 the park lost many trees after a big storm swept through the area.