This photo is fresh from my three night canoe trip to the Algonquin Park this weekend. For those of you who were worried about me, I want to assure that I made it back in one piece :D.
It was fabulous trip, canoeing by day in the lakes and rivers and camping in the night in that wilderness. It was the best Canoe trip ever, Thanks Dave. I cannot find any words that would do justice to my feelings and experieces from this trip, about how overwhelmed I was by nature and wilderness and the way indigenous people used to live in this part of the world before they were wiped off or moved to other places by the imposition of western lifestyle and values on them.
It was fascinating to be in this land. I camped on islands where there were no humans but lots of wild life. I saw/heard the callilng of Canadian Loon, the Beavers making dams, Herons, Pelicans, bull frogs, Moose, Deers, water lilies, ... and soo much more.
During the past four days, I tried to live the way voyageours (firstt explorers) used to live, I travelled the way they did ( i.e. in a canoe). During this process I inculcated great respect for those people. I along with my friend paddled something like 6 hours a day + 3-4 hours of portage in the tough stretches. Voyageours used to paddle for 12 hours a day, but at a much faster pace.
This is something I would recommend to all Canadians: A taste of the lifestyle that was wiped off from this country in order to make way for the so called development of this nation.
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isabela_sor (47573) 2007-07-24 5:51
Sarju,many times I don't understand TE's members!!!How can they look a pic like this and leaving without make a comment ...no need points ,but only to admire this!!!!!
I sincerely envy these 2 person in canoe :)
Nice symmetry and clear reflection...
Yes,maybe I can try it too ...but only a simple problem I am afraid of water ;)
jplebrun (21208) 2007-07-24 18:04
Bonsoir Sarju, belle composition bien encadré avec de beaux reflets dans l'eau, :)
designsoul (21492) 2007-07-24 18:13
You're SO right Sarju. This is the BEST thing about Canada by far--this endless nature, the flora and fauna, the wilderness... I first thought it might be a fall photo, then I saw your name under the thumbnail, then made the connection... yes, ALgonquin Park... gorgeous light, and funny how the two men are both in blue... thanks for the loon cry too... haunting and yearning as they sound.
riclopes (35577) 2007-07-26 6:03
Oh man, this another experience of yours that I envy, except for the pain in the arms, by the end of it ;-) Yes, it must have been fantastic...The photo is very beautiful and shows a gorgeous place - like Isa, I don't understand why this have only 3 critics. Loved the calling of the Canadian Loon.
Have a great time,
toto (0) 2007-07-28 6:30
Belle photo de cette régions magnifique,très jolis reflets des arbres dans l' eau et la luminosité du soleil sur les arbres est superbe. Amitiés Thomas
UlfE (14641) 2007-07-31 4:05
Wonderful evening shot. I love this peaceful scene and fully understand that you recommend this. A perfect composion with the white canoe against the dark water and the last sunray on the trees in the background.
Flavia (10352) 2007-10-28 9:07
I hope all its fine with you. Wonderfull picture, showing the beautiful landscapes one can find in Canada. The forest reflected on the river is fantastic. Strange to see that the picture was taken in July bacause the colors would make me think that it was taken begginig of Autum.
jwmunro (286) 2007-11-21 18:25
Hello Sarju -
Excellent image! I like the fall colors and the reflections on the lake. It was a very good compositional choice to minimize the sky. But, the inclusion of the canoe and position in the image was excellent. IMO the canoe makes the image. Without the canoe it would have been a nice image but without impact. Bravo, well done!
Thank you for sharing.