You can call it “little church on the prairie” or “church in the middle of nowhere”, but Union Point United Church has a very interesting past. It’s the last remnant of the small town of Union Point, Manitoba. Situated in the middle of divided Hwy 75 just south of Ste. Agathe. The original church was built in 1887, burned down in 1939, and was rebuilt in 1940. The town vanished in the 1950’s, steamboats, stagecoaches, and steam engines stopped here in the late 1800’s. The town of Union Point was an important stopover point for many settlers heading west.
Happy Holidays! Sunday morning’s weather was ideal snowman or snowball conditions, hovering near zero my wife began the build at 7am, and just as the sun rose about 8:30 we managed to finish using most of the snow in the front yard. Freezing rain covered this guy with a nice icy coating and the temps. slowly fell to -7 C overnight, couldn’t ask for a better setup.
Snow sculpture at Winnipeg’s, Festival du Voyageur on a clear day.
Fergus the Great Pyrenees enjoying a late season snowfall, age about 1 1/2 years.
For a fun comparison, here he is a year earlier at about 5 months of age.
Running beside his buddy Angus
Ice fog in Assiniboine Park, and a simple black and white conversion.
Finally back up and running after taking December off, for a full system upgrade. I’m not a technology chaser, but after 5+ years with my old and ever slowing system I made the leap to Lightroom 4 and Photoshop Cs6 along with a faster system.
A friend’s little boy, ice skating at an outdoor rink; a very Canadian image.
Ice fog in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park, normally it burns off by mid morning, but on this day it lingered the entire day.
Angus and Fergus enjoying a mild winter day. Fergus is much larger than Angus already, and alot slower as you can see. It took a great deal of patience to get this photo, and a lot of deletions. I shoot mainly with the Canon 5D Mark II and as great as this camera is, it is not a true action or sports body, but with good technique the servo tracking is more then capable of capturing action sequences. The problem then comes down to composition and the fact that 99% of the facial expressions and leg positions of these two goofballs don’t work out, but in the end a few usually do.
Angus, waiting to go for a winter walk.
Angus, really enjoying his winter walk. I think the photo’s speak for themselves, don’t forget to exercise your furry friend today.
Fergus at 4 months, and growing fast, he’s already the size of our 5 year old Yellow Lab. It’s easy to forget he is still a baby.