PHOTO: Maple Lake Ontario – 1968 – My Bro & Me on the Dock

Ξ January 29th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography |

Jamie and me~ Maple Lake Ontario~ 1968

I love this photo. It’s me and my brother at Maple Lake, taken as almost always, by my mother M.V. McCrackan. (I did some cropping and tiny bit of cleaning up (still needs more).

I’m going through the tip of proverbial iceberg of photographs that I borrowed from my parents while visiting them at their home in Maryland for the first time in eight years. This is something that I sorely longed to do (I visit with them every summer at their cottage)–to find lifetime’s worth of photographs and label and organize them. This was a very time-crunched trip but I managed to get started at least.

I realized several things in the course of this trip–one was that my love of photography was influenced by my mother. I used to fidget impatiently while she fiddled around with various cheap cameras that didn’t quite work right (at least not on the first try) but I’m very glad now that she made the effort. I think if she’d had better equipment there’d have been some stellar photos. Actually there _are_ some stellar photos, IMO. As is, she had a great instincts–a feel for her subjects which I think this photo amply shows.

 

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