Living in Newfoundland and Labrador inspires photography. The spectacular setting of the capital of St. John’s, as well as the unique local housing, such as Jellybean Row, and Quidi Vidi Village, are frequently photographed.
In “Outports,” located on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean, the ever changing moods of wind, light, and water are a photographer’s delight. Because the province is very sparsely populated, nature is on the doorstep… many varieties of birds and other wildlife are frequently seen; wildflowers, trees, and other plant life is always on display. And of course, rocks and rocky seascapes are everywhere.
Our own photos of Bay Roberts and nearby communities on the Northern Avalon can be found on Flickr:
Because of the quality and variety of Newfoundland Amateur Photographers who display their works on Flickr and blogs, we have been using these for time as a source for regional photos for both print and websites. After finding a suitable photo, we contact the person who has posted it and ask for permission to use the photo, assuring him or her that we will credit the work in any publication. Almost without exception, they have given permission.
Below is a listing of some sites we check very frequently for the quality of their photos:
- Karen Chappell Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Lloyd C. Rees: Location: Chamberlains, CBS (On the other side of Conception Bay from Bay Roberts) – photos of seascapes, birds, wildflowers, historic photos.
Clyde Barrett: Location: Bishop’s Cove, Conception Bay North (On the other side of Spaniards’ Bay Harbour.) photos of birds, seascapes, icebergs, wildflowers, boats.
Geoff Whiteway : Location: St. John’s. He teaches at the Marine Institute, which is affiliated with Memorial University, in St. John’s. His photos have a unique look and feel.
Jean Knowles : Location: St. John’s. She is a Tour Guide in Newfoundland and Labrador. Her photos are of scenery, wildlife and flowers.
Mark Robertson Tsang: Location: West Coast Newfoundland. He is a ski instructor/coach in the winter months and is also a tour guide. His photos of wildlife and plants are amazing – he even uses the correct biological terms.
I will be presenting another list in the near future. There are just too many to include in one posting.