Great Tropical North, eh?!

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” ― Paulo Coelho

Yesterday I found a treasure that had, up to that point, been hidden from me. Brandon and I ventured up to Bruce Peninsula to take some photos of the Grotto, and once there I was amazed at the sight. It felt as if I had stepped off a plane on some tropical island and I was instantly in love with my surroundings. The water was varying shades of blues and greens that lapped at the craggy rocks and cliffs, and made me wish I had all day to just sit there and listen to it's hypnotizing song. 

Alas, paradise had been invaded... though this place was beautiful and inviting, it was full to the brim with tourists and I couldn't even get one shot without someone photobombing me. The noise of the people's conversations, often being yelled, and the chaotic movements of their scurrying about made me feel claustrophobic in this otherwise expansive setting. I soldiered on though, and promised myself that I'd go back when I could take it all in, in peace. 

Funny thing about this trip... when Brandon and I reached the spot in this photo, we assumed it was the Grotto. I was skeptical because the photos I had seen made it out to be more of a cave, but I was so in awe that I pushed the doubts out of my mind and began shooting. Turns out that this was Indian Head Cove, and we still had another 5 minute hike to the Grotto. Ha! I didn't realize this until I woke this morning. *Facepalm!*

Oh well, it gives us all the more reason to go back. 

On a gear note... I'm loving my new tripod setup. Though I wasn't head over heels in love with my shots from yesterday (I challenged myself by shooting with a 35mm, which wasn't wide enough), I was super excited to see that I didn't have any soft images. Yay! In the end I can honestly say that it was an awesome day spent with my best friend, and that's worth more than a prize winning photo anyday.