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A Day in Dundas

Published April 7th, 2012

This particular autumn day was an adventure!

I am amazed at the wondrous beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. On this “Day in Dundas” series, I photographed The Gorge, The Peak, The Lookout, Rail Trail, Bruce Trail, Waterfalls: Pioneer Falls, Tews Falls & Webster Falls.

I was shooting the town of Dundas from the peak when I heard the rustling of leaves behind me. I heard a piercing shriek when a hawk snatched a squirrel from the tree directly above my head. I was quite startled and scared, as I scrambled to get my footing along the cliff. I am terrified of heights, but was able to quickly respond to get the photograph.

I walked back down the Bruce trail to the calming flow of Webster Falls. It was like a present wrapped with rainbows. This is certainly one of my most memorable photographic moments. I felt it necessary to composite my real life heart pounding predator experience with the marvelous beauty that I observed moments later.

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