Today is the last “official” day of my vacation. I still have the weekend, but on Monday it’s back to the grind. To say I’m languishing in laziness would not be an understatement. So for today’s image I took the easy route. I went to the 10,000 miles well and pulled up another favorite shot from the Fall 2010 trip.
Though we were only there for a short time, we really liked the Winnipeg vibe. Oh, and the yellow train engine you see is the front end of Via Rail’s “Canadian.” An hour after this shot was taken we were back on board heading towards Vancouver.
Canon G11 catching the view from on high.
Happy New Year!
On our way back west during the Canadian train trip we had a several hour layover in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg is a lovely city and the Manitoba Legislative Building is a must see if you’re ever there. Perched atop the structure is the Golden Boy. Unfortunately, the G11 zoom doesn’t have the reach to get up close and personal with the impressive statue, so I had to settle for jaunty shots of the edifice. I like this one.
It has the look of an HDR image, but this is a single shot straight out of the camera with black and white tweaking done in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Canon G11 admiring the form.
We’re about to board the train for the LONG ride from Toronto to Vancouver. There’s no Wi-Fi during this leg of the journey except at major station stops. I’ll try to do a post with photo(s) during the longish layover in Winnipeg.
Addendum: here’s a chartreuse cap shot taken during the layover in Winnipeg.
Canon G11 ex post facto.