Waterwall

Waterwall - Steven Kennard 2012
Waterwall – Steven Kennard 2012

Waterwall – originally posted on April 23, 2012

No, this is not a typo. It is not a waterfall, but a wall fountain and therefore a waterwall. Photographed in in Karlsruhe, Germany. There are more images of this waterwall on my Abstracts gallery.

This post also serves to introduce my latest photo gallery “Abstracts” which you will see if you click on the above picture.

Boules in the Park

Boules in the Park - Steven Kennard 2012
Boules in the Park – Steven Kennard 2012

A tradition in so many parts of Europe and so relaxing to watch, the game of boules is always played in open public spaces such as gravel paths in parks and in towns or village squares. It’s lovely to see such a strong community outdoor life that still carries on today. It’s a typical recreational pastime – a part of European life that you never seem to see in the New World. This photograph was taken in Karlsruhe, Germany.

This photograph is in my gallery of Street Photography which you can browse by clicking or tapping on the image.

June New Moon

June New Moon - Steven Kennard 2012
June New Moon – Steven Kennard 2012

One of my older photographs from a posting made in 2012, remembering warm June nights…. This photo is the latest addition to my Canadian landscapes gallery, which is linked to the photo.

The Cloaked Terrace

The Cloaked Terrace - Steven Kennard 2012

The Cloaked Terrace – Steven Kennard 2012

This photograph was taken in Germany, in Karlsruhe in 2007. I loved how the closed umbrellas seemed like floating cloaked figures.

As Google+ is closing down I will be moving my photographs that I shared there to my website. This is the first of those and so I am sharing with my subscribers. Not all of these posts will be notified by email. I hope you enjoy seeing some of these older photographs.

Stuart McLean – In Memoriam

I just heard the sad news of the death of Stuart McLean. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his crew and photographing his show in 2009 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The video I made of the photographs is accompanied by one of his best loved stories, as told by Stuart himself. It’s a very funny story and typical of Stuart’s wonderful story telling talent. He was a Canadian literary treasure who will be sorely missed.

Sunset Over the Deben

Sunset over the River Deben, Woodbridge, Suffolk- Steven Kennard 2015
Sunset over the River Deben, Woodbridge, Suffolk- Steven Kennard 2015

On our first day in Suffolk we were reminded of the beautiful sunsets that so often occur in this county. This is the River Deben, seen from Woodbridge in late November.

Sleeping Elsie

Sleeping Elsie - Steven Kennard 2016
Sleeping Elsie – Steven Kennard 2016

I have few words for this photograph. My little granddaughter, Elsie looks so peaceful sleeping that I couldn’t help myself wanting to capture this beautiful moment.

More of My Day in New Zealand

Although I only had one day to spend in New Zealand sightseeing, thanks to my new found friend Tref, I managed to get to see far more than I would have on my own. Clicking on any of these photographs takes you to my New Zealand Through My Lens gallery.

Ferry from Half Moon to Auckland - Steven Kennard 2016
Ferry from Half Moon to Auckland – Steven Kennard 2016

I caught a Ferry which took me from Half Moon to Auckland. It was a stormy day and the bright light when it appeared was a striking contrast to the dark and angry storm clouds. I liked the way the silhouette of the lighthouse was haloed by the glow of the dramatic sky.

Gannet Rock With Gannets

Gannet Rock with Gannets- Steven Kennard 2016
Gannet Rock with Gannets- Steven Kennard 2016

Gannet rock is a beautiful natural habitat for these wonderful birds. As you can see here, they spill over into the cliffs around, where they breed. I could have spent all day here.

Gannets on the Rocky Cliff

Gannets on Rocky Cliff - Steven Kennard 2016
Gannets on Rocky Cliff – Steven Kennard 2016

These beautiful birds were constantly moving around, preening, squabbling, mating, nest building and generally having a great time.

Gannets, Gannets, Gannets!

Gannets, Gannets, Gannets - Steven Kennard 2016
Gannets, Gannets, Gannets – Steven Kennard 2016

A closer look at the gannets on the cliff shows the activity of gathering materials and arranging into what are their nests. These are pretty primitive rustic things, just a few sticks, feathers and bits of debris. They don’t seem to feel crowded as their personal space seems to be defined by slightly more than the distance each one could reach to peck his neighbour with his sharp beak.