While shooting last week’s image I turned the camera around and captured an image looking towards Three Mile Point and the Big Sound. It was dark, very dark, and it required quite a bit more exposure. This view shows a little bit of the North Shore Rugged Trail on the right with Zhiishiib Rock in the foreground and Parry Island to the left. I was hoping to capture more of the night sky when clouds started to roll in. (April 2021)
While you were sleeping the Milky Way was up and ‘shining’ over Parry Sound harbour. This photo is a panorama shot from the Town Dock. It would have been nice to shoot the full arc of the Milky Way but the lights on the Town Dock just blow out the sky. Hey Parry Sound, how about turning the lights down a little?
If you look closely you can see the tower on Tower Hill. (Click on the image for a larger view at ParrySights.ca) (April 2021)
It has been a few weeks since the last post but with Spring’s arrival and the start of the Milky Way season it was time to capture the night sky. This is the view from Parry Sound’s William Street Park looking over the Seguin River. Downtown is to the right and you can tell that by the glow. The bright area on the left is William Street and the Yvonne Williams Park. The Milky Way is hard to see because of light pollution. You need to get out of town or use longer photo exposures to really enjoy it. (March 2021).
If the rinks are closed I guess Mother Nature figured she had to do something and delivered a big freeze. The Parry Sound waterfront was buzzing Thursday evening with cars pointing their lights onto the clear ice so people could skate. With the snowmobile trails closed it seems Mother Nature has turned her attention to providing snow on the Big Sound for the sledders. Skating season has come to a close, at least for now. (2021-02)
I am a bit of a sucker for night shots, especially panoramas. Here is another one of the Town of Parry Sound waterfront. It’s fun to scroll from Big Sound Marina to the CP trestle and identify the different businesses and homes. I have the image on my hard drive in full resolution, about 100 MP, which provides more detail and more fun. It’s much too big in full resolution to share online. (January 2021) (Click on the image and it will open a larger version at ParrySights.ca)