the very best quality…

Here in Saint John, I’d say we have the best quality FOG … Fundy fog! πŸ˜† We’re located right at the Bay of Fundy, so there’s a lot of Fundy in names ‘n stuff around here. When I got up, yesterday, it looked like pea soup, it burned off eventually, but it was as if the fog wouldn’t entirely surrender … it lingered on, out to sea, and just waited for a chance to roll back in again. It was a really nice day!

Here, if you look real closely, you can see the outline of a cruise ship hiding in the fog! If I’d turned around and shot in the other direction, it would have looked like a perfectly sunny day.

Today is Canada Day. Canada’s 145th birthday. The first half of this year is over and done with. Once again … how time flies!!! Every Friday, when the WP photo challenge comes up, I can hardly believe that one week has passed again.

Tonight, at a quarter past ten, there will be fireworks. I don’t know whether we’ll go up on Fort Howe. We did it once before, but it was so crowded up there it was unbelievable. That was the only time I’ve shot fireworks and I didn’t have a real tripod then. Β Amazing that I got any picture at all that was reasonably sharp … I had a little tripod from Walmart, and the camera was way too heavy for it, so I had to hold it with one hand. Β This was 2009 so I was really new to all this photography stuff.

Today, there’s not a sign of neither fog nor clouds. We don’t have any plans for this day, yet … I have only been up for an hour! Guess I could think up my goals for the second half of this year πŸ™‚ but since I’m at the fog theme, here a group of ducklings in slight fog.

Happy Canada Day … 1st of July!

28 thoughts on “the very best quality…

  1. David Bennett

    I like the top shot a lot.

    Putting on my critic’s hat:
    I like the opposition of the larger darker mass of the buildings against the smaller, lighter-coloured boats.

    I think the fog is important, and the scene probably wouldn’t have worked so well without the fog because it reduces the dominance of the buildings.

  2. quotidianhudsonriver

    Nice fireworks shot.

    In case you don’t follow the twitterverse you may not be aware that you should be expecting a large influx of conservative immigrants from the US. After the supreme court ruled that our minimal improvement of the health care system was legal, an extraordinary amount of people posted things to the effect of: “That does it. America is socialist. I am moving to Canada where I can be free.”
    My apolgies in advance for what you may be about to receive.

    1. reb

      Thank you, about the fireworks πŸ™‚
      Yes, I follow, and yes I know about the coming influx πŸ˜† Who could have NOT heard about that, the Supreme Court and all that. I don’t care … I don’t live there, I never will, but I do have some difficulties understanding what it is they really want. Coming from a social democratic country myself, I feel as if the various kinds of socialism need to be defined to many people. I am just saying this now — I’m not a political person and will not allow myself to get involved in any kind of political discussion here [also because I can’t — I’m not well read enough]. Secondly, I understand that part of all that influx-talk is jokingly, but as an immigrant myself I appreciate all the difficulties, costs and bureaucracy involved with immigrating.

  3. Annette Ursin Holmboe

    Lovely pictures.That one with the ship has a fairy tale like atmosphere.

    1. reb

      Hej och tack, Annette! Alltid roligt att se Dig hΓ€r! Med dimman blir det ofta like sago-likt ΓΆver det hela ..

  4. Touch2Touch

    Man, that is THICK fog! I enlarged the photo and squinted really hard and finally found that funny looking thing (like a whale’s fluke) dimly in the fog.
    That is industrial-strength stuff!

    1. reb

      Yes, it was dense, Judith … luckily it was clear elsewhere in the city, so the tourists from Carnival Glory got to see this gem that is Saint John πŸ˜‰

  5. Crowing Crone Joss

    I say stay with fog theme and have a quiet day! heh heh. And yes, I think St. John is the King of Fog! Happy Canada Day. Here’s a toast to our great country.

    1. reb

      Yeah, I’ll stick to the fog theme … I’m not one for politics, and definitely not American.

      Nothing like the Fundy Fog, and Cheers to Canada πŸ™‚

  6. Cardinal Guzman

    Happy Canada day! I especuially like the one with fog, and the fire works also look great. I hope you’ll get some nice shots of fire works and that you’ll have fun celebrating πŸ™‚

    1. reb

      Hi and thanks! So far, it’s been a quite lovely day. I’m still undecided about the fireworks… we’ll see..

  7. magsx2

    Love the fog, it is amazing how it seems to transform everything, it’s like looking at a different place. πŸ˜€ Great photos.
    Happy Canada Day.

  8. reb

    Hi Mags,
    I love it too … Things tend to look larger, somehow …must be some optical phenomenon..
    Thank you! πŸ˜€

  9. Juliana

    Fog is rare here. I love it though. I should live in the NW or Britain. Would love the weather! No chance for fog in a severe drought. Right now it is almost 103F,. Been out in the yard a couple of times. Awful.

    We had fireworks last nite but nothing special. Many placed banned them this year. My county has had 4-5 fires related to fireworks. I took photos with my iPhone. they were so-so. Just for the memories.

    1. reb

      Each Summer, when I suffer, at least I’m comforted a little bit that I don’t live out there. I don’t know how anyone survives those temperatures. In Ontario it’s terrible too. We haven’t had it too bad here — it’s our apt. that’s the problem..


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