Monday, June 20, 2011

Trip Pictures...Smith Farm/Sacred Grove/Hill Cummorah/Toronto

I am fully cognizant of the fact that one's precious trip pictures may be boring to every one else in the world so I am trying to post just a few of my most favorites. All the pictures except the Toronto skyline were taken on May 7, 2011...we were busy that day.

Starting with a few shots of the historic Smith farm.

Above is the original log cabin, below the frame house that they lost due to the mortgage note on the land "suddenly coming due".

A few shots of the Sacred Grove. It is a lovely place.

Christus in the visitor's center at the Hill Cummorah.

This photograph of the Toronto skyline was taken from an island, ironically named Toronto Island. We took a ferry over, scouted out a spot, and then sat there for about two hours {well, I sat there, Husband wandered around} freezing and waiting for the right moment. I took a LOT of pictures {122...I just counted} because I didn't know when would be the best time. Did I want just before sunset, just after, a little after that, full dark? When would the sky be prettiest? Ddn't I want some blue in the sky rather than complete black? When will the lights show the best? Oooh, now I'm getting a great reflection. A lot of work for one shot...but I think I'm happy with it.


  1. That's beautiful! I love city lights reflected over water. Really nice!

  2. Thanks Leah, that was my favorite shot of the entire trip. Plus, I feel I SO earned it. I was FREEZING!!! But, I waited just like all the books, magazines, blogs, webinars, etc. say you should! :)