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© Deborah Downes
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For this theme I couldn’t resist entering the shot I captured in Tobermory, Ontario during the spring of 2006. I originally posted this shortly after I joined JPG in 2008, along with this caption: In early May we sat on a boulder at the tip of Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula, looking out over Georgian Bay. We’d driven from Midland, stopping along the way to commune with nature and poignant ancestral places. Shortly after we reached Tobermory, we scrambled down to a rocky shore to watch the sunset. As the glowing sun slowly slipped toward the horizon, the clean crisp air grew colder, and a hush, like that of countryside blanketed with fresh snow, surrounded us. Then it was as if water, land, and sky got caught up in a fiery embrace, and we with them. And somewhere in the afterglow every scene and encounter of the day merged into a harmonious whole.

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  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 Jan 2011):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Your narrative is almost as beautiful as the photo! What a perfect entry!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Absolutely gorgeous accompanied by very special words.

  • Lucian Jack

    Lucian Jack (Deleted) gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    "This Rocks" Awesome Capture!!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Love those well-written (and meaningful) narratives to go with your high-quality shots.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    It's beautiful. I hope to get to Midland soon.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    It is incredibly beautiful!!!!! Fantastic entry!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    wonderful sunset

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Oh my!! I really love this!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    I love the Georgian Bay,,I have been there many times and stayed in Tobermory,,what an awesome capture of this lovely place..a great entry Deborah !

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Just gorgeous!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    Quite Beautiful! Perfect entry!

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock said (27 Jan 2011):

    I remember standing right by you when you took this shot. Tobermory is incredible - I've been there three times now and can't wait to return.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (27 Jan 2011):

    Love your poetic the stories behind the images, and you tell it so well Deb.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    I agree with suzanne!!beautiful!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    This is gorgeous!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    love the warmth!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 Jan 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    This is really gorgous to be wrapped in this warm glow! Perfect entry! Your narrative is wonderful also.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (28 Jan 2011):


  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    I like the use of foreground. Captivating.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    so amazing...Love it!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    can see why you couldn't resist - it's a beauty - love!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Holy - um - wow! Love it!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    A beautiful description of this fabulous sunset! Truly a stunning entry, Deb!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (1 Feb 2011):

    Congrats, excellent work Debrah, lI ove the gentle branch framing and a perfect title!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (2 Feb 2011):

    WOW! Deborah, what a stunning beauty you have here! Wonderful colors, composition, reflections, and light. I love the caption. This is outstanding photography...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    S U B L I M E n t r y !

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (7 Feb 2011):

    Oh wow!

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