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UploadedAugust 30, 2008
TakenAugust 26, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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Big Tub Lighthouse - Tobermory

August 25 2008

The perfect spot to read a book. A rock jetting out of the Georgian Bay.

From a distance I saw her swim back to shore. Not sure how she managed to keep her book dry.

106 responses

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Lovely shot!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Magically Beautiful !!! Just love it so well done!!!

  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa said (30 Aug 2008):


  • Liz A######

    Liz A###### (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    Hee, that could be me! Great shot!

  • Matt Lirag

    Matt Lirag said (30 Aug 2008):

    Love it! The red cover just pulls you in...

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   said (30 Aug 2008):

    Is that the "Aeneid" that she is reading? Epic photo!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (30 Aug 2008):

    terrific shot!

  • Sol Hess

    Sol Hess gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Great colour and capture! Very relaxing.

  • James Watson

    James Watson gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Very Beautiful, You Do Good Work. God Bless James,

  • chp

    chp gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Great capture!

  • Mitra

    Mitra said (31 Aug 2008):

    Love the red cover against the blue (other than the obvious ;)...too good

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (31 Aug 2008):

    Very cool shot !

  • Timo Yates

    Timo Yates gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    I just love how spontaneous this is

  • phil413

    phil413 (Deleted) gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    What a super place to hang out at and read a book...

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    looks like such a peaceful place. :D

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    So serene & peaceful ! Absolutely beautiful !

  • Bill Hathaway

    Bill Hathaway gave props (1 Sep 2008):


  • Kyle D. Jones

    Kyle D. Jones gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Great capture, Aj! Love the blue of the water and the way the rock looks like it was just made for sitting in. Thanks for making me one of your contacts!

  • pdtnc

    pdtnc said (1 Sep 2008):

    I enjoyed this for its simplicity...

  • Ben Shew

    Ben Shew gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    colors are great

  • Rodrigo Schmidt

    Rodrigo Schmidt said (1 Sep 2008):

    Lindo , magico incrivel

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Good color blue,excellent pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Long Vy

    Long Vy gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Good lighting. Very nice.

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    very cool shot!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Cool shot ! Looks exactly like a spot I see everyday without the girl !!!

  • Chelsea Grachek

    Chelsea Grachek (Deleted) said (1 Sep 2008):

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  • Vashistha Pathak

    Vashistha Pathak said (1 Sep 2008):

    Awesome shot.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Really beautiful! Thought-provoking as well.

  • Bronwyn B

    Bronwyn B gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    Great capture! Definately Zen! I wouldn't mind reading a book there too......

  • Olivier Vin

    Olivier Vin (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    Great ! Yes, there are whorst places to read a book :p

  • Ankur Acharya

    Ankur Acharya (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    Nice photo.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (2 Sep 2008):

    The colors are amazing!!

  • Tim McKinney

    Tim McKinney said (2 Sep 2008):

    Nice image.

  • Ryan Pascall

    Ryan Pascall gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    lovely tones and choice of blue to match blue, cheers

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    Stunning shot! I LOVE this! The mood is just awesome!

  • Isabel

    Isabel (Deleted) gave props (4 Sep 2008):

    Great work!

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (4 Sep 2008):

    Amazing colors!

  • Susan O'rourke

    Susan O'rourke gave props (4 Sep 2008):

    I want to be there right now!

  • Anderson Darlene

    Anderson Darlene said (4 Sep 2008):

    great shot.

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (5 Sep 2008):

    Nice shot, nice reading spot ... great colors, too!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    Very nice.

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2008):

    a beautiful portrait. gorgeous colors

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (9 Sep 2008):

    Wonderful capture.

  • Ben Collins

    Ben Collins gave props (11 Sep 2008):

    Great color!

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (14 Sep 2008):

    She might've left the book on the rock. May be another passer by.
    Nice shot.

  • Arnold Manzanal

    Arnold Manzanal said (17 Sep 2008):

    very nice composition!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    Awesome, Aj!

  • Chad Suber

    Chad Suber (Deleted) said (19 Sep 2008):

    Fantastic! What a reading spot.

  • Aurus Sy

    Aurus Sy gave props (22 Sep 2008):

    Great capture, fits the theme really well.

  • ! ...Sito Alvina

    ! ...Sito Alvina said (23 Sep 2008):

    Love the colors in this !! ..
    oh btw ( the hairstylist was there to set it up.. thats all )

  • Stephanie Sarad

    Stephanie Sarad gave props (27 Sep 2008):

    woah, that girl is tough! my butt would def hurt reading a book on that rock! LOL... great capture!

  • Anita .

    Anita . gave props (28 Sep 2008):

    great pic!!!

  • Tannaz santos

    Tannaz santos said (5 Nov 2008):


  • ! Priscilla Joyner

    ! Priscilla Joyner gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    beautiful..fits the theme so well!

  • Ari Yordan Mendrofa

    Ari Yordan Mendrofa said (21 Nov 2008):

    lovely and peaceful

  • Henrik Lehnerer

    Henrik Lehnerer gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful portrait shot!

  • Abhishek Majumder

    Abhishek Majumder gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    excellent capture.

  • Wendy A Perry

    Wendy A Perry gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Wow great colors! Got my vote!

  • Megan Kay Brimm

    Megan Kay Brimm said (15 Dec 2008):

    gorgeous. voted.

  • Edson Ruiz

    Edson Ruiz gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    As always you have my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Back to vote!

  • Ignacio Martinez

    Ignacio Martinez said (16 Dec 2008):

    what a great blue, love it.

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    beautiful! :D

  • Purwadi Soeriadiredja

    Purwadi Soeriadiredja said (20 Dec 2008):

    Nice color, I love it !!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    beautiful composition and great entry!

  • Away to noway

    Away to noway gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Magnificent blue

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Great shot.

  • telma russo

    telma russo gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    lovit!!! voted!! :)

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    Well Aj, nice time!!!!

  • Adam Malthaner

    Adam Malthaner (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Great shot! Voted!

  • KPRJ

    KPRJ (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    What a beautiful lady. Great Portrait. Love the tones and lightning. Peaceful shot. My vote

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (4 Jan 2009):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (5 Jan 2009):

    come back to vote!

  • Jim Barry

    Jim Barry gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    Nice color and composition! - voted!

  • Paul Mitsuda

    Paul Mitsuda gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    very lovely shot

  • Giovan Battista D'Achille

    Giovan Battista D'Achille said (8 Jan 2009):

    I don't know if is perfect for zen but, is a fantastic capture, !!!!
    I like the use of colours in your style! Happy new year! Gio

  • Lill-Veronica Skoglund

    Lill-Veronica Skoglund (Deleted) said (9 Jan 2009):

    That's a great capture! Gets my vote!

  • ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! !

    ! ! ! Carolina Quijada ! ! ! gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    Wow, beautiful shot and I'l have to try this the next time i need to relax, definitely got my vote :)

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    This is wonderful.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Vack to bote!!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu said (24 Jan 2009):

    WONDERFUL WORK ... +++++ VOTED ...
    Greetings from Romania, Alexandru

  • Aj Offsuit

    Aj Offsuit said (4 Feb 2009):

    lol. Well, I imagine she lives in Tobermory. But she too could have just been a vistor.

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) said (8 Feb 2009):

    Back to vote on this good theme entry.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Feb 2009):

    back to re-vote!

  • * Tabitha Payne

    * Tabitha Payne gave props (23 Feb 2009):


  • Bruno Ferreira

    Bruno Ferreira said (1 Mar 2009):

    Great light and coulor!! Love it in high level

  • Beth Frazier

    Beth Frazier gave props (2 Mar 2009):

    i love the intensity of the colors. you definitely have my vote

  • Cjor

    Cjor gave props (15 Mar 2009):

    That's an easy vote, another nice shot from you

  • Sumedh Prasad

    Sumedh Prasad gave props (24 Mar 2009):


  • Jay El

    Jay El said (29 Mar 2009):

    Most everything is relative, Aj, but nothing in the world is as absolute as _breathing_... Perfect Zen moment imho.

  • K LaRosa

    K LaRosa gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    This is pretty awesome. That's about as Zen as it gets.

  • Yohana Ruiz Dávila

    Yohana Ruiz Dávila (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2009):

    It rocks!!!

  • Aaron Colorado

    Aaron Colorado said (25 Apr 2009):

    Probably she is not comfortable there

  • Erik Cardenas

    Erik Cardenas said (10 May 2009):

    i love how the waves are all going towards here and the rocks are also leading to her. good composition

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (17 May 2009):

    I voted YES!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Zenfully good!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Zenfully good...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    great spot to read and relax

  • bimal goculdas

    bimal goculdas gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    great composition. conveys the serenity of that spot!

  • Sophia Rudman

    Sophia Rudman gave props (19 Feb 2010):

    so peaceful =]

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    beautiful and soothing blue! fantastic!

  • elle

    elle gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    very nice

  • Jamie Despres

    Jamie Despres gave props (15 Oct 2011):

    love this.

  • Dipali S

    Dipali S (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    Lovely colors in the picture.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Sep 2014):

    amazing shot my friend!!!

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