Throughout my travels in Canada and the US, I have run across many opportunities to get random shots of people. Our world is made up of people of all types.
So, for this entry and the next couple of them, it will be more about people, than places. I hope you will enjoy this little cruise. People are fun!
I got the next couple of shots while on a visit to Niagara Falls with my family. I took quite a few, but these were my favorites.
On a trip to Dallas a couple of years ago, I headed west and got the following shots
In 2008 I had the opportunity to visit Toronto. I found a good deal of opportunities there. These were taken mainly around China Town and Kensington.
In the spring of 2012 I went to Arizona with my family. We drove back through Tucson and then through Texas. While in Tucson we stopped at the San Xavier del Bac Church, an old Catholic church built in the 1600s. I got a great shot of a man meditating in the church.
I had many other opportunities to travel around Ontario while there in 2008. Here are a few more random shots.
I have made a number of trips to Fort Worth. Lots of Cowboys there. And other types as well.
Here are a few more random shots from trips
There are also many opportunities to snag shots of people right here at home in Lexington. here are a few…
My next blog will be People Shots Part II – Photos I took of people in Cebu, Philippines. Watch for it soon.
Just about 4 years ago I took a drive through Algonquin National Park in Ontario. On the trip we also headed west into Burk’s Falls to visit the famed “Screaming Heads” and Midlothian Castle. This was a fascinating trip.
This entire project was begun by school teacher and artist Peter Camani. He is a Secondary School teacher, but has also spent over 25 years constructing Monolith-like sculptures in the shape of giant heads, which are scattered throughout the property. A two-headed dragon sits atop the chimney of his Midlothian Castle and he has a version of the See/Say/Hear No Evils greet visitors. There are more than a hundred “screaming head” sculptures, each one at least 20 feet in height. According to Wikipedia, Camani says he “built his otherworldly creations as a warning about environmental degradation. With his paintings already hanging in such coveted places as the Vatican and Buckingham Palace,he decided to focus his energy on realizing a vision of significantly larger proportions.”
Without further explanation, here is a smattering of some of the photos I took while visiting back there in late September, 2008.
Back in 2008 I was working at the Toyota Plant in Woodstock, Ontario and made numerous trips back and forth to home in Kentucky. On one particular trip I visited Sparta, Ontario and on the way went through a small village called Mapleton
I was stunned to see the above sign, so much so that I had to stop and take a look see. While there, I entered the store and tried my best to get a shot of the nexus of taxidermy and cheese, as shown below:
Upon exiting I ran into Dave…he is the husband and runs the taxidermy side. His wife runs the cheese store. Dave was out tanning some bear hides. He told me some interesting stories.
If you are ever in southern Ontario and making your way to Sparta (which is really a cool and unique little town in and of itself — see my Trip Journal), make sure to drop the Taxidermy and Cheese Store in Mapleton.