It was finally and overcast and gloomy day, and I was so thankful for it. Don't get me wrong, I like sun as next as the next person, but my absolute type of weather for walking around taking photos it definitely cloudy, overcast days. I just love the lighting and the tones.
The next step was to decide where to take photos. My first destination was Hillcrest Park. It's usually a good starting point. After I dropped of Anne at work, I parked there and ate my breakfast sandwich and sipping on my coffee. Once I was fed, I walked around the park for about 15 minutes. Obviously, I have photographed this location many many times, so I always challenge myself to find new angles and perspectives. Even though, I got a few good shots of the view, I don't really post those any more unless it's something spectacular.
Now that I was warmed up, and had my creative eye fully awake, I made my way down to Fishermans Wharf. Upon arriving there, I did notice a lot more spray paint and graffiti on all the boats and signs. It's always sad to see, and I'm still not sure why people feel need to vandalize like that. I know they are old boats down there, but it's still disheartening to see. In any case, I was able to come away with some really good photos of the view some of the finer details.
I also decided to walk around the general area this time, something I hadn't done in previous visits. I snuck a few shots of the grain elevators in, as well as some abandoned parking lots and of course the tunnel leading into the area.
Before I headed home, I decided to go to the Marina to see what I could find. Well, instead of going into the actual marina, I decided to head down Marina Park Drive. I was so happy I did because, surprisingly, this was an area I hadn't yet explored. All these years, and I have never gone down that street. Let's just say, it was my favourite part of the day. If I had more time I would have spend another hour down there but I will just have to go for another walk sometime soon.
It was just so refreshing seeing Thunder Bay an the waterfront from a different perspective. Plus, from what I could tell, most of the factories down that way are closed so it was neat seeing all that. I still wasn't sure if an angry security guard was going to berate me at some point, but it seemed as though no one really cared or was even around the entire area.
For all the photos below I had my new Fuji X-Pro2 and 16-55mm 2.8. It allowed me to get some great wide angle shots and also in close. I still like my primes the most, but it's nice to have the zoom, and it's a great walk around lens. As for the X-Pro2, I love it. I do miss the flip screen from my old X-T1 but I've learned to adapt.
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