Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 03/25/2016 in all areas

  1. 1 like
    We built our own using over a decade of child care experience. We wanted a safe, nurturing environment that was more than just a typical daycare. We wanted our son to truly learn, socialize AND have fun. More a school then a daycare…much more!Our goal was to make sure that our sons first 2000 days were as fun and educational as possible. We couldn’t find anything that fit all the criteria. So we used our experience in child care to open our own child care school.Please take a look through our site and come for a visit. Calgary child care hope you come to love 2000 Days Pre-Kindergarten as much as we do!
  2. 1 like
  3. 1 like
    Mostly junk left, but in a very picturesque valley.
  4. 1 like
    Sharples is an unincorporated community in Alberta, Canada within Kneehill County. A grain elevator, former train bridge and a few other things await. Photo by Chris Doer
  5. 1 like
  6. 1 like
  7. 1 like
  8. 1 like
  9. 1 like
    My hometown.

    © © St. Cyr Fine-Art Photography ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

  10. 1 like
    Aneroid when there were 5 elevators there. Off the #13 SK HWY made this near what looks to be a cow trodden path.

    © © 2016 St. Cyr Fine-Art Photography, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

  11. 1 like
  12. 1 like
  13. 1 like
    The Trading post has been completely rebuilt after the 2013 flood.
  14. 1 like
    I think he was looking for the lounge chair !
  15. 1 like
  16. 1 like
  17. 1 like
    Old Robin Hood Flour Mill May 12, 2016 One of two flour mills in Port Colborne, the other being the Maple Leaf Mill located north of the lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour. Until recently, Port Colborne was the largest flour milling site in Canada. The large steel structure to the left of the building was a guide for the 15-storey ship unloader, called the “marine tower”, which rolled back and forth on railway tracks. The elevator itself has a capacity of 2.25-million bushels of wheat. Ever since the First Welland Canal was completed to Port Colborne in 1833, Great Lakes ship owners have attempted to lower their overhead costs by constructing larger and larger vessels. When the grain growing areas of the Canadian prairies opened up during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, new bulk carriers were launched to transport grain from Fort William and Port Arthur (present-day Thunder Bay) to ports in eastern Canada and the United States. Many of these ships were too large to pass through the Canal locks. Therefore Port Colborne developed into an important trans-shipment point for the loading and unloading of grain onto smaller canal boats or connecting railways. The Government Grain Terminal stands closest to Sugarloaf Harbour. It was constructed in 1908 to store wheat shipped from the Canadian prairies. In 1919, an explosion blew the top off the elevators, killing 10 workers, sinking a barge, and shattering windows throughout the community. The facility reopened in 1920 and continues to function as a major Great Lakes grain terminal. The old Maple Leaf Mills facility sits immediately adjacent to the canal. Completed in 1910, it was , at one time, the largest flour mill in the British Empire. The facility was substantially rebuilt in 1960 following an explosion and fire. Today the mill is operated by Archer Daniels Midland. These facilities, combined with the Robin Hood Mills operation on the Welland Canal near Ramey's Bend, make Port Colborne the flour milling capital of Canada.
  18. 1 like
  19. 1 like
  20. 1 like
    We tried to place the chair upright for a better picture but it was frozen to the ground.
  21. 1 like
  22. 1 like
  23. 1 like
  24. 1 like
  25. 1 like
  26. 1 like
  27. 1 like
  28. 1 like
  29. 1 like
  30. 1 like
  31. 1 like
  32. 1 like
    A nice day for an abandoned house

    © Chris Attrell 2016

  33. 1 like
  34. 1 like
  35. 1 like
  36. 1 like
  37. 1 like
  38. 1 like
  39. 1 like
  40. 1 like
  41. 1 like
  42. 1 like
    A lightning storm in Saskatchewan
  43. 1 like
    A house missing most of the wall
  44. 1 like
    How Anyone With A DSLR Can Photograph The Milky Way Recommended Camera Settings: Shoot in Manual (M) Shutter Speed: 10 - 30 Seconds Aperture: f/1.4 or f/2.8 ISO: 3200 or Higher White Balance: Incandescent or tungsten. If your lens can shoot as high as f/1.4 then shoot for 15 seconds. F/2.8 or lower shoot up to 30 seconds. ISO depends on how good your camera is at reducing noise. Experiment with your equipment to see which is best. Most kit lenses only reach f/3.5 aperture in which case shoot 30 seconds at 3200 and zoom out. Recommended Equipment Tripod Flashlight A wide angle lens with an f-stop of at least 2.8 (smaller number = wider lens opening) Focusing This is the most difficult part. You want to make sure your stars are not blurry. If possible find a star that is bright or a distant street or house light and manually focus on that. If you know how to open your lens to infinity mode, do that. Sometimes with my Tokina 11-16 lens is able to auto focus on the sky. Just make sure you switch back to manual focus. Tips: Milky way is best to shoot from May to July as the galactic core becomes visible. This is the most exciting part of the milky way. Use a release cable to reduce any camera shake It is best to shoot when the moon is not bright. I personally prefer to shoot during the time around the new moon when lunar light pollution is little or nonexistent. Find a dark location that does not have a lot of bright lights between you and where the milky way will be. Shoot from a place you scouted during the daylight. This way you can find something interesting to have in the foreground and can become familiar with any potential hazards. A good foreground can turn a cool shot into an amazing shot! Experiment with your flashlight by lighting objects in the foreground like an abandoned house or tractor. You only need a few seconds of light per exposure. There are plenty of apps that will tell you where the Milky Way will be located. In summer it is in the SE or SW sky. It's a good idea to ensure you will have clear skies before you head out. Shoot in RAW to provide you more flexibility when post processing in programs like Lightroom. Many people find it easier to shoot in live view. I am one of those who do this. To keep the stars crisp try to time each exposure to 15 to 20 seconds long. This will keep the stars from trailing in your image. Read more about the '500 Rule'. Best Lenses Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (Canon and Nikon) Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 (Canon and Nikon) Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon) By Chris Attrell FB https://www.facebook.com/attrell/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/abandoned.bliss/
  45. 1 like
    How To Photograph The Northern Lights For Beginners This article will teach you some basic camera settings for shooting the northern lights, as well as give you some tips and more extensive techniques and ideas to deliver a fantastic photograph. Basic Camera Settings (with a kit lens) ISO: 1,600 Exposure Time: 6 -10 Seconds Exposure Aperture f/3.5 Camera Basic Settings With A Wide Angle Lens ISO: 1600 Exposure Time: 2-5 Seconds Exposure Aperture f2.8 Try to keep exposure time as short as possible to keep the detail of the aurora. Recommended Equipment Almost any digital camera that allows M (manual) or Bulb shooting. Tripod (ball-head is really nice) A wide angle lens with at least 2.8 f/stop (Tokina 11mm-16mm is popular) A bright flashlight so you can see what you are doing. Focusing This can be tricky at night. If you know how to set your lens to infinity, go ahead and do that. If you do not know how, put your lens on manual focus and find any star, moon, light etc. to focus on. My camera has 'Live View' (Nikon) so I watch on my viewfinder and zoom in 3 steps. Once focused, gently move your camera into position to capture northern lights. Always shoot with manual focus! It may seem difficult at first, but soon you will be a pro! Location It is a good idea to know where you are going before you head out at night. A location with an interesting foreground adds a lot of value to your photos. A lone tree, a lake, mountains, a cool building etc. add interest to the photo. Further, it is recommended that you choose a spot without a lot of light pollution around you. Scout locations in advance and you will be very glad you didn't have to search in the dark! More Tips: Remove filters from your lens. Try using a release cable instead of using shutter button. Cold temps and long exposures drain batteries fast. Bring an extra one. Try not to go above 1,600 ISO to reduce digital noise. 3,200 if your camera is super amazing. Shoot in .RAW so you can make more adjustments in Lightroom or other image editing software later. Bring a flashlight. Trust me, it is not fun if you forget it. Cell phone flashlights just aren't good enough. There are numerous apps to notify you when auroras are out. Aurorawatch.ca is a website that has live graph as well. Northern lights are mostly in the north. I thought I would mention that; I have been asked twice where to look. Aurora shows vary in color and intensity. It is worth adjusting and experimenting to adopt to the display you are experiencing. The more intense the show, the less ISO or exposure time. Resources Aurorawatch.ca Clear Sky Chart By Chris Attrell FB https://www.facebook.com/attrell/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/abandoned.bliss/
  46. 1 like
    Chris Attrell https://www.instagram.com/abandoned.bliss/ https://www.facebook.com/attrell/

    © Chris Attrell

  47. 1 like
    Chris Attrell https://www.instagram.com/abandoned.bliss/ https://www.facebook.com/attrell/

    © Chris Attrell

  48. 1 like
  49. 1 like
  50. 1 like
    Saskatchewan Ghost Towns Here are some ghost towns in Saskatchewan. Let us know if we should add or remove any. Adanac, Saskatchewan Admiral, Saskatchewan - Only a Bank is in operation, and a payphone. Alticane, Saskatchewan - A few people still live here Alvena, Saskatchewan Amazon, Saskatchewan Amulet, Saskatchewan Aneroid, Saskatchewan - Not a real ghost town. Still very active. Has a great coffee shop when you stop in. Anglia, Saskatchewan Aquadell, Saskatchewan Ardath, Saskatchewan Ardill, Saskatchewan - Amazingly a store is open even though there is nothing or little in town. Arelee, Saskatchewan - A Classic Ghost Town. Few residents with many empty buildings & abandoned vehicles. Armilla, Saskatchewan - Not much left here Aylesbury, Saskatchewan Aylsham, Saskatchewan- Still has a few residents left Baljennie, Saskatchewan - A few residents left Bapaume, Saskatchewan Bateman, Saskatchewan - A classic ghost town. Few residents with many empty buildings Battrum, Saskatchewan - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Bayard, Saskatchewan - No one left except a farmer who uses a couple of the buildings as shops Beaufield, Saskatchewan Bechard, Saskatchewan Bents, Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few residents with lots of empty buildings & grain elevator Billimun, Saskatchewan Bladworth, Saskatchewan Bounty, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more business's, few residents, empty buildings. Bracken, Saskatchewan Braddock, Saskatchewan Bratton, Saskatchewan Bresaylor, Saskatchewan Bridgeford, Saskatchewan Brock, Saskatchewan - Not a real ghost town, but lots of great old abandoned buildings. Bromhead, Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings & 2 grain elevators Brooking, Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Very little is left, but it does have a grain elevator Browning, Saskatchewan Bures, Saskatchewan Burnham, Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Just the community centre and baseball field. Cadillac, Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. Candiac, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Canuck, Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings. Carlea, Saskatchewan Carlton, Saskatchewan - A handful of people still live here Carragana, Saskatchewan Claydon Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No one lives there anymore, used as a farm and PO. Clearfield, Saskatchewan Colgate Saskatchewan Consul, Saskatchewan Court, Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Just 2 buildings are left. Courval, Saskatchewan Crane Valley, Saskatchewan - Almost a ghost town... still lots of residents. Crichton, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, 1 resident, empty buildings. Crystal Hill, Saskatchewan Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan Semi Ghost Town - Has some residents and many empty buildings Cymric, Saskatchewan - No residents in town, but a store still operates at the highway. Dafoe Saskatchewan Dahinda Saskatchewan Dana Saskatchewan Daphne, Saskatchewan Darmody Saskatchewan Davin, Saskatchewan Divide Saskatchewan Dollard Saskatchewan Ghost Town - Few residents, empty buildings & grain elevator Donwell Saskatchewan Ghost Town - Lots of buildings, a few residents. Driver, Saskatchewan Dubuc Saskatchewan Dumas, Saskatchewan Dummer, Saskatchewan Dunkirk Saskatchewan - No one is left, but the properties are used by a farmer Edgeworth Saskatchewan Ellisboro Saskatchewan Environ Saskatchewan Ernfold Saskatchewan - Has residents left, but has more abandoned buildings Estuary Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Very little is left. A couple of residents still live here. Nice place to visit. Expanse Saskatchewan - Only a house, school and sign remain Ferland Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Fertile Saskatchewan Fielding, Saskatchewan - Only a couple of people still live here Fife Lake, Saskatchewan Fir Mountain Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more business's, few residents, empty buildings. Forgan Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more business's, few residents, empty buildings. Forget Saskatchewan Fosston, Saskatchewan - Semi ghost town... still some residents Fosterton Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - School, Church, a couple residents are all that is left. Frankslake Saskatchewan Frobisher Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Froude Saskatchewan Fusilier Saskatchewan Gallivan, Saskatchewan Gibbs Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Few buildings, few residents. Girvin Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few residents with lots of empty buildings & abandoned vehicles.. Glamis, Saskatchewan - No residents, just a couple of buildings Glen Kerr, Saskatchewan Gouldtown Saskatchewan Govenlock Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Only the community centre and old foundations. Guernsey, Saskatchewan- Not a real ghost town, but lots of buildings Hallonquist Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings. Hardy Saskatchewan Harwarden Saskatchewan - Still has many residents but over half the town is abandoned. Hatton Saskatchewan Hearne Saskatchewan Herschel Saskatchewan Heward Saskatchewan Hirsch, Saskatchewan Hodgeville, Saskatchewan - Not reall a ghost town, but lots of abandoned buildings Holloway Saskatchewan Horizon Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Hughton Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Hyas Saskatchewan - Not a real ghost town... lots of residents but lots of old abandoned buildings too Insinger Saskatchewan Jedburgh, Saskatchewan Kayville Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. Keatley, Saskatchewan Kedelston Saskatchewan Keeler Saskatchewan Kelstern Saskatchewan Khedive Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Killdeer Saskatchewan Kincaid Saskatchewan Krydor Saskatchewan Lacadena Saskatchewan Ghost Town - Few residents, empty buildings & grain elevator Lake Alma Saskatchewan Lakenheath Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Just 1 building and a Church remain Laporte Saskatchewan Laura Saskatchewan Leacross, Saskatchewan Leipzig Saskatchewan Lemsford Saskatchewan Lepine Saskatchewan Lewvan Saskatchewan Liebenthal Saskatchewan Lipsett Saskatchewan Loomis Saskatchewan Ghost Town - 1 family lives there in the old School. Couple buildings left. Loverna Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings. MacNutt Saskatchewan Madison Saskatchewan Manor, Saskatchewan Mantario Saskatchewan Markinch, Saskatchewan - Not really a ghost town, but has some great buildings Masefield Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Mawer Saskatchewan Maxstone Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Mazenod Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. McKague Saskatchewan McMahon Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. Melaval Saskatchewan Mendham Saskatchewan Meyronne, Saskatchewan Minard, Saskatchewan Mitchellton Saskatchewan - A school, community center & sign are all that remains Moffat Saskatchewan Nadeauville Saskatchewan - Just a few buildings left Neidpath Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings & 2 grain elevators Netherhill Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. New Osgoode - Only 2 buildings left Old Wives, Saskatchewan Orkney Saskatchewanewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Ormiston, Saskatchewan Osage Saskatchewan - Not a real ghost town. Some residents and a business is open. Some nice buildings. Oungre Saskatchewan Parkbeg Saskatchewan - Lots of abandoned buildings. A few residents, PO and store remain open. Parkerview Saskatchewan Parry, Saskatchewan Pasqua Saskatchewan - Some new nice homes are added, but this is mostly a ghost town Percival, Saskatchewan Peterson Saskatchewan Phippen Saskatchewan Piapot Saskatchewan Plato Saskatchewan Polwarth, Saskatchewan - No residents, many buildings Portreeve Saskatchewan Prelate, Saskatchewan - Not A Ghost Town, But Has Lots Of Cool Buildings Prongua, Sask - Small Hamlet 10 miles west of Battleford, Sk. No more businesses, a few residents, grain elevator is owned by a farmer, CNR railway is long gone, the hall & the church used on the odd occasion. Ratcliffe Saskatchewan Ravenscrag Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings. Readlyn Saskatchewan Renown Saskatchewan Reynaud Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - One residence, no buildings left. Richard, Saskatchewan Richlea, Saskatchewan Robinhood Saskatchewan Romance Saskatchewan Ghost Town - Only a couple of buildings, no residents. Rose Valley, Saskatchewan - Not A Ghost Town, But Has Lots Of Cool Buildings Roseray Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Ruddell Saskatchewan Ruthilda, Saskatchewan Rutland Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Ryerson Saskatchewan Sanctuary, Saskatchewan Scotsguard Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Senate Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing left. Shackleton Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more business's, few residents, empty buildings. Shamrock, Saskatchewan Simmie, Saskatchewan - A few residents are left. Smiley Saskatchewan Smuts Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Lots of buildings, no residents. Snipe Lake, Saskatchewan South Fork Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Sovereign Saskatchewan Speers Saskatchewan Spring Valley Saskatchewan - A real treat. 2 schools, grain elevator and lots of building. A few residents who take great care of this pretty town. Springwater Saskatchewan St Boswells Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Stenan, Saskatchewan - A few residents are left Stonehenge, Saskatchewan Success Saskatchewan Summerberry Saskatchewan Talmage Saskatchewan Tarnopol Saskatchewan Ghost Town - A family lives there, a couple of buildings and a church are left. Tate Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - A sign, grave yard and the wind are all that's left here. Tichfield Junction - Lyons Tiny, Saskatchewan Togo Saskatchewan Tramping Lake Saskatchewan Trossachs Saskatchewan Truax Saskatchewan Tway, Saskatchewan Tyner, Saskatchewan Tyvan Saskatchewan Valjean Saskatchewan Valley Center, Saskatchewan - Not much is left here, the town is now on private property. Vandura, Saskatchewan Vantage Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Veillardville, Saskatchewan - Not much left, a couple of residents still live here. Verlo Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Verwood Saskatchewan Viceroy, Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant. Vidora, Saskatchewan Long Gone Ghost Town - Nothing or close to nothing left. Wartime, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Wauchope, Saskatchewan West Bend, Saskatchewan White Bear, Saskatchewan Mostly Ghost Town - Has residents, open businesses, but most buildings are vacant & has grain elevator Whitebeech, Saskatchewan Whitkow, Saskatchewan Classic Ghost Town - Few or no residents with lots of empty buildings & grain elevator Willows, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Winter, Saskatchewan Wishart, Saskatchewan - Lots of people still live here, but has many great abandoned buildings. Witley, Saskatchewan - Not much left here. Railroad tracks removed summer 2011 Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan Ghost Town - No more businesses, few residents, empty buildings. Woodrow, Saskatchewan - Some of the buildings in this town are now being used. Starting to become less of a ghost town! Wordsworth, Saskatchewan Wroxton, Saskatchewan By Chris Attrell FB https://www.facebook.com/attrell/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chris.attrell