March 09, 2014

A Fieldtrip to York Redoubt (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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The line of rifled muzzle loaded (RML) guns at York Redoubt are impressive, but this lone cannon, set against the winter-bare hill behind paints a lonelier picture.
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All that is left of the original martello tower at York Redoubt is the foundations, which only hint at how the original structure would have looked.
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March 01, 2014

A Field Trip in Fort George (the Citadel)

My first photographic love was the military fortifications around Halifax, and it is always a pleasure to return to it, even in the cold of winter.
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Much of this visit to Fort George was spent working my longest lens (the Sigma 120-400mm) as I didn't have a chance to really spend the time I'd prefer to compose; all the same the reults are really pleasing, with winter being hinted at from time to time, without being the centre of the images.
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The alcoves along the main entrance to the fort have long facinated me - the simple grace of their finish in granite, and the soft shadows contrasting the hard edges never fail to please.