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Bambi
04-25-2010, 07:26 PM
so here are the beginnings of photos from this hike. To get to the start of the trail you walk 3 kms down the beach. You are then greeted with this sign:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4550911207_b115f5036f_b.jpg

as you enter the trail it looks like this:don't let the size of the trees fool you. This is an old forest. However, because of conditions the trees don't grow that big. some assume some fantastic shapes as they grow. The yellow is the trail marker. As you go in it is painted on rocks, trees, stumps whatever is handy
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4550904847_4e4e3a284e_b.jpg

as you mount the slope you start to get a glimpse of some of the upcoming vistas:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4551020153_cf30dbc97b_b.jpg

Iguanasan
04-25-2010, 07:37 PM
Nice set, Bambi! Looks like a great place to go for a hike!

Bambi
04-25-2010, 07:44 PM
leaving the woods, here is the first vista:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/4552092563_d7ed98a28a_b.jpg

looking back the way we came (I am doing my best to stay away from the cliff edges but admit that I left the trail a bit):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4551069701_03a8f8b9fa_b.jpg

and I took this of my fellow hiker/photographer. I thought that it added interest to the shot :)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4551719452_688f7a6643_b.jpg

Bambi
04-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Nice set, Bambi! Looks like a great place to go for a hike!

thanks Iggy! It is. Not for the weak kneed though. I mean that literally, the up/down/over roots and rocks was hard on the knees!

Bambi
04-25-2010, 08:32 PM
you can see how the cliffs erode and the trees end up falling:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/4552801456_3ca1fa80d1_b.jpg

and we round the head we can get right down to the shore. You can see the rocks and how sharp they are:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/4552864874_22a8f3cb3e_b.jpg

casil403
04-25-2010, 09:09 PM
I just love the leaning trees (bonsai) in Post 3...reminds me of home...the other side of Canada. :)
What a beautiful place B.

Bambi
04-25-2010, 09:17 PM
thanks Casil. It is a lovely place. :) more bonsai to process too

JAS_Photo
04-25-2010, 10:20 PM
Love that tree falling/ cliff photo especially! It looks bloody windy out there too!

Bambi
04-25-2010, 10:44 PM
thanks Jas, it was very windy and the way that the trees were growing certainly shows the prevailing direction. Here's a picture I took using the remote of my friend and me. I'm on the right and am in desperate need of a haircut!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/4552599155_f55172b78f_b.jpg

that's a lobster boat in the background checking pots. I couldn't get close enough to it to get a good shot :(

Mad Aussie
04-25-2010, 11:43 PM
You could have hidden the remote!! :headslap:

I really like the 2nd shot in post 3!

Looks like an area full of character to capture :)

Bambi
04-26-2010, 08:49 AM
You could have hidden the remote!! :headslap:

I really like the 2nd shot in post 3!

Looks like an area full of character to capture :)


thanks
lol still figuring out the distance. it didn't seem to work at first and then it did. Have I mentioned that I'm not good at subterfuge? :D

Bambi
04-26-2010, 09:17 AM
just a few more, I promise :)

It seems that wherever there are rocks, people feel the need to build these:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/4553872521_fdca26c3c8_b.jpg

someone also dragged this chair about 2 kms through the trails to place at the head of the point. it was nice to sit there and look around. It would be the perfect spot for a picnic.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4552602553_62bd5dd663_b.jpg

close up of the rock colours:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4552596801_08c8064e4d_b.jpg

kat
04-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Great series!!!! Great job!!!

Bambi
04-26-2010, 03:44 PM
thank you Kat. it was fun. I took about 200 shots, easy. :) many of the same thing though at different settings so I can make sure I don't miss out on something.

Hillbillygirl
04-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Very nice series of shots Bambi. Thanks for taking us on your hike. Love the tree/rock formations.

Bambi
04-26-2010, 06:00 PM
glad that you enjoyed it HBG

QuietOne
04-27-2010, 01:56 AM
The chair is an interesting shot, and the rocks almost look like wood after it's weathered a few years.

Bambi
04-27-2010, 10:14 AM
it was nice to sit in too after all that hiking ;)

Marko
04-27-2010, 11:00 AM
Wonderful set bambi! Nice variety here! and that last shot of the rocks is also well done!

Bambi
04-27-2010, 11:50 AM
thanks Marko

casil403
04-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Definitely digging the Inukshuk here B...very nicely done and thanks for sharing your world... just think....in a week you will be experiencing my world! :clap: :highfive:

Bambi
04-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Definitely digging the Inukshuk here B...very nicely done and thanks for sharing your world... just think....in a week you will be experiencing my world! :clap: :highfive:

and if I ever needed a vacation, it's now!