Primary Pleasures

Having grown up in a family of sailors, I love being near the water, and if I happen to visit a waterfront town, I always find myself drawn to the harbour, where I know I will feel relaxed.  Back in May, when Mike and I spent the weekend  in Windsor, I convinced him to stop in Leamington, Ontario on the way there.  Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario, Canada, and what I found interesting (when I googled it on the way there) is that the municipality includes Point Pelee, which is the southernmost point of mainland Canada.

Leamington is also known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada” because of the huge H.J. Heinz Company factory and the fields upon fields of tomato crops.  This was very exciting for Mikey because he is a ketchup freak!  Not a single meal is eaten at our table without the requisite bottle of ketchup present, and preferably Heinz Ketchup.  I even called ahead to see if they did tours of the Heinz factory, but unfortunately that tradition ended years ago.

When we reached the harbour, we found a beautiful spot with a boardwalk, benches, little restaurants, a marina, and a small beach.  It was a beautiful day, and the clear sky and the water surrounded us with the colour blue, but it seemed everywhere you looked there was also a splash of red from the lightposts to the legs and arms of the benches to the railing that lined the boardwalk.  I found these splashes of a bright primary colour made for great photo ops, and both Mike and I wandered around snapping photos.  Here are two of my favorites.

I would love to go back there again some day and experiment more with this railing and the whole vanishing point aspect.  That was the day we were on our way to the casino in Windsor though, so Mike was in a bit of a rush!  Go figure!! LOL

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11 Responses to Primary Pleasures

  1. photographybyjoylene says:

    Great composition – love all the red!

  2. This is gorgeous!!! All the red is soooo happy!!! 🙂 **

  3. zelmare says:

    Love the red! We also use Heinz in our house! 🙂

  4. dorannrule says:

    Writing from an escape hatch (motel room). Your harbor is even more delicious looking since we lost power Fri. from a devastating 15 minute wind storm! I feel a blog in the making but not until things cool off. 🙂 Dor

    • I’m so relieved to hear you are safe!! I had heard that it was heading your way, and I was worried about you. I’m glad my little cheery harbour was able to give you a bright spot in your day 🙂

  5. Jeff Sinon says:

    Two things Cindy. First, your photographs are getting better and better all the time. Every time you post something new I can see it. Not that your earlier stuff was crap by any means, but it seems like almost every image is better than the last, and these are no exception. You have a very good eye.

    Second, while not the ketchup freak Mike sounds to be (don’t even get me started on people who kill a good hotdog with it) Heinz is the ONLY ketchup worth eating in my humble opinion! 😀

    • Wow Jeff, you have officially made my day!!! Thank you so much :). It’s wonderful to have feedback that confirms that I am improving, and it’s because of friendly and helpful people like you that I am learning so much!! As for the ketchup, Mike would definitely agree with you about Heinz. In fact, I get in trouble if I try and buy another brand because it is on sale LOL.

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