Annapolis Valley Apple Orchard and Pheasant

In album NovaScotiaLandscapes

The Dead of Winter

In album NovaScotiaLandscapes

Somewhere in Nova Scotia in the fog of an extreme temperature rise from -17C to +10C overnight.

#canada  +Canada  #canadianlandscape   #graveyard   #novascotia   #novascotialandscape   #landscapephotography  

For +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins and her team of assistants.

For Winter Wednesday ~ #winterwednesday curated by +Antoine Berger and +Logan Miller 

January Fog Over Snow

In album Weekly Photo Project 2013 (2 photos)

From temperatures of -17C just a day or two ago, this morning we were faced with +9C. The huge extremes in temperature created this wonderful fog that bathed the landscape, producing these ethereal scenes.

#WeeklyPhotoProject2013 curated by
+Andrew Willard , +Iain Harley and  +Tiina Niskanen
+Weekly Photo Project 2013
Week 2: Winter / Summer
#landscapephotography  

Hidden Waterfall 2

In album NovaScotiaLandscapes (68 photos)

I returned last week to my favourite hidden waterfall in the woods. It's beginning to look interesting with the ice building up and was still accessible as there was not much snow under the trees..

For #waterfallwednesday  curatted by +Eric Leslie and for #landscapephotography  theme

Maid of the Mist – Niagara Falls 2001

Maid of the Mist - Niagara Falls -  Steven Kennard 2012
Maid of the Mist – Niagara Falls – Steven Kennard 2012

It is quite amazing the advances that have been made in digital photography since the days when I took this picture on my Canon D30, Canon’s first DSLR camera to be released, sporting a massive 3 MP sensor!

At the time I was shooting in jpg (ouch) as I was not yet aware of the advantages of raw images. I became so, shortly afterwards. 

This was my first (and only so far) trip to Niagara Falls. The falls that you see in the distance are on the US side, while the Maid of the Mist is heading toward the Canadian falls which are to my right and behind where I was standing.

Freedom '55 Shipwreck, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

In album NovaScotiaLandscapes (67 photos)

Someone's hopes and dreams ended up on the rocks.

For Sea Tuesday ~  #seatuesday   curated by +Julia Anna Gospodarou +Sea Tuesday and for TuesDecay ~  #tuesdecay   curated by +Ian Ference +TuesDecay and not to forget +Cableicous  #cableicous  curated by +Charles Strebor down under , +Landscape Photography  #landscapephotography and what about #lobsterpot  Tuesday? 

Karlsruhe Castle at Night

Karlsruhe Castle, Germany - before the renovations - Steven Kennard 2012
Karlsruhe Castle, Germany – before the renovations – Steven Kennard 2012  

 Since I took this image in 2010, the castle grounds have been renovated and the fountain no longer exists. All of the landscaping in front of the castle has been changed. This was taken at 10 pm and just a few moments after I took the shots, the fountain was turned off and all of the lights went out. The next time I went there there fountain was gone and this site was full of huge digging machines completely changing the landscape around the approach to the castle.