On the Road and In Your Backyard

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On The Road and In Your Backyard is a weekday feature spotlighting reader submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, please share your part of the world, whether you’re traveling or just in your locality. Share some photos and a narrative, let us see through your pictures and words. We’re so lucky each and every day to see and appreciate the world around us!

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures. Today we conclude our trip up North!

Today, pictures from valued commenter FerdfromtheNort.

Sometimes you just need to turn around and see the other way.

Got sunset? Turn around.
Got stained glass? Where does the light go?

Assiniboine River, Winnipeg

Typical sunset shot.

Then you turn around.

Same time, same place – Winnipeg

Yeah. this loads on the tool upside down, but I hope it can be fixed.

Two photos, less than a minute apart.

A Church in southern Poland

A satin table cover. Stained glass. Light. Always look at where the light goes.

This is not a greatly interesting photograph. But it is just as my phone recorded it. No photoshop to get light effects like these.

Outside Arviat

Mid afternoon sunset. One way is sun and snow with sillouettes.

Arviat, Nunavut

Step back and look the other way. Totally different photo. To me it does not look nearly as cold.


Thank you so much FerdfromtheNort, do send us more when you can.


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10 replies
  1. 1
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    This is not a greatly interesting photograph.

    Must disagrees. So much with so little.

    eta the branch in the corner perfects it

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    JPL says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: this. The photo was taken with a phone!!

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    HinTN says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: I agree with JPL, plus

    the branch in the corner perfects it

    Damn right it does! Is that rosemary? Exquisite texture.

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    Sab says:

    I like the one with the human bundled up in the parka and the dogs running around in their bare feet all happy.

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    arrieve says:

    It’s always about the light. I love the silhouette shot in particular, though I’m happy not to be there.

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    StringOnAStick says:


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    waratah says:

    I love your photos.

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    FerdfromtheNort says:

    Just a couple of notes.
    To introduce the Pack:
    Big white dog – Angnaq (Inuktitut for Girl)
    Furry shorter tail – Sarai (died last month, rescue dog, see earlier photo collection)
    Middle dog (not seen in last photo) – Pransr (kid who named him really bad at spelling), rescue dog and pure DAWG

    And of course the wife.

    Second, The satin cover photo is actually up-side down as shown. So it goes…

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    stinger says:

    Beautiful shots, and what great reminders — Follow the light. Turn around.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Exactly.

    Great advice to both look where the light goes and turn around.

    Thanks so much for the beauty, FFTN

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