This photo of the frozen Credit River I took in the very cold morning. The Credit River flows through the heart of Mississauga from north of Caledon to Lake Ontario.
The Credit River has not always been a happy place. Here is a story about a tragedy that will bring tears to your eyes.
On April 10, 1824, the loggers were taking logs and rafts of lumber down the Credit River. In a bend just below the power dam a log jam occurred. When more logs came they hit each other with such force that they made a sound like thunder. One of the most daring river drivers, Lachlan McLachlan, said he would try to break the jam. While people on the banks held their breath, he mounted the mass of logs. Walking lightly he found the key log. With all his strength he pushed the huge log. As soon as the log was free, it jumped forward sending him under water to his doom. He tried to get out of the water but he couldn't.
When the body was discovered they found a locket with a portrait of a lovely young girl. When they went to Lachlan's house they found a bundle of letters from a girl. They later found out that he used to be a shepherd in Scotland and that he was working as a river driver in Canada so he could bring his love Jessie Graham to Canada.
The body was carried by boat to a house on the east side of the Credit. Six people rowed the boat which had the body. Native people followed in their canoes. They left the locket and all the letters on his chest and where he was buried they planted a pine tree on the grave.
In Scotland, on a cool summer evening a girl sat on the banks of Loch Lomond. She saw a postie in his boat. She hoped the postie carried a letter from her love in Canada but all she got was a letter from a minister saying her love had died in a river jam!
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mesutilgim (90646) 2013-01-28 13:39
Very nice nocturnal and wintery capture.
Good pov and good layout. Nice warm colors and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
tedesse (25133) 2013-01-28 14:18
Kolejne interesujace nocne zdjecie. Doskonaly POV, super ostrosc i kolorystyka. Piekna ta dramatyczna opowiesc.
mvdisco (17784) 2013-01-28 18:02
Another point of view of the Credit River Frozen..
Nice détails and wanderful blue hour nocturne picture,
Beautiful reflection of the light on the ice river and colors too,
Nicely taken and done.
Sonata11 (33717) 2013-01-28 18:14
jestes specialista od niocnych zdjeiec. Kolejne piekne nocne zdjecie. Wspaniala kolorystyka, doskonala ostrosc, POV. Super zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
papagolf21 (93020) 2013-01-28 23:51
Bonjour, cher ami Ziggy,
Voilà une superbe prise de vue nocturne. Une réussite totale quant à l'exposition.
Le sujet est parfaitement mis en valeur.
Sergiom (70454) 2013-01-29 6:33
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. J'aime l'avant plan de pierres bien éclairé, la texture de l'eau ainsi que sa couleur et le fait que l'on peut voir les nuages dans le ciel.
Fis2 (92067) 2013-01-29 6:49
Kolejne piekne nocne foto.
Super kolorki, ciekawy snieg na pierwszym planie.
Dobry kadr i kompozycja.
jhm (146546) 2013-01-29 7:34
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
I find your pictures become better and better, high quality images.
I like your enlightenment of the buildings and also nice reflections.
Your picture is real perfcet taken, sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, good captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Graal (101082) 2013-01-30 10:23
tutaj tez ladnie. Podobaja mi sie odbicia swiatel w zamarznietej rzece. Ciekawie opisujesz o Credit River. Bdb jakosc zdjecia.
Cricri (113509) 2013-02-02 8:25
Très jolie nocturne, bon cadrage , la lumière et les teintes de l'eau avec les reflets sous le ciel sombre, magnifique
thebest (4276) 2013-02-10 23:39
Beautiful colours & lighting - the reflections on the ice are very nice - I can feel the coldness of the night.
Excellent clarity & POV.
- Copyright: ziggy siedleczka (mumek) (20202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/5.6, 6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 13:13