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Posted By: 8540tomg, 08-21-2009, 06:13 AM

Went to Elora yesterday on our anniversary to walk around the quaint little town. Nice place to spend a day. I took my DA70/2.4 along for the ride. For some reason I don't use this one much. Not the ideal lens for landscapes but nice and light. Here's a few things that caught my eye as we walked about.

Local merchants avoid neon. Some local signage





James Ross house.



and a few DA 70 views of the gorge from the Elora Inn patio:





Great place to sip some wine and watch the river flow by.

Tom G

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Looks like a great place for relaxing and getting some nice shots. I wish I had a place like that close to me.
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Looks like a great place for relaxing and getting some nice shots. I wish I had a place like that close to me.
Thanks Pentax XTC

It is only 1/2 an hour down the road and we visit frequently.


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Grand gourmet is a french restaurant?

Beautiful place

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Wine, sip and people watch, all sounds good to me, great shots.
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Ahh, these kind of lovely towns warm my heart.
There are a few of these nostalgic places where I am and they are very refreshing to visit.
Thanks for sharing.
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Grand gourmet is a french restaurant?

Beautiful place
Karine,

Grand Gourmet may be a French restaurant someplace but these folks sell gourmet cooking utensiles, pots, pans etc. A cool little store.

Thanks for looking.

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Wine, sip and people watch, all sounds good to me, great shots.
Thanks Kerrowdown and Ash,

It was a very good day.

My ancestors came from Scotland to this Elora/Fergus area around 1820. There are a lot of stone buildings (by N. American standards) built by that generation. I've been told it looks very European.

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very nice photos, but........


where are the birds? Just kidding. Nice to see different shots
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very nice photos, but........


where are the birds? Just kidding. Nice to see different shots
Thanks Lowell,

Took a day off the birds. Actually there was a Blue Heron hunting at the foot of the falls but 70mm just didn't have enough reach. Did you notice these are my first autofocus shots since... I can't remeber when. You know, this autofocus stuff is a lot easier than manual focus. I could get used to this.


Cheers

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Great shots!

I love Elora. It's just down the road from me (I live in Guelph). My sister-in law lives in Salem actually which is attached to Elora. It is also quite beautiful, but not nearly as touristy.

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Oh, damnit, now, because of your nice pictures, I'm going to have to take my wife there for our anniversary.

Seriously - we've always been meaning to get there but seem like everytime we make arrangements, something comes up.

Thanks for sharing the pics of a nice S.Ont. destination.
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I was planning to go to Elora myself. Always seemed to bypass it for some reason. Nice images, I particulary like the quality of light in the last three images. Just look at how the colours sing in the porch image. Bright and not flat or shadow-filled- wonderful bright overcast light!

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Beautiful pic's!

It's been a while since I've been up to Elora to do any shooting. A shame, considering I'm only a few minutes south of there (Guelph).
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Oh, damnit, now, because of your nice pictures, I'm going to have to take my wife there for our anniversary.

Seriously - we've always been meaning to get there but seem like everytime we make arrangements, something comes up.

Thanks for sharing the pics of a nice S.Ont. destination.
Book a place at the Inn for the weekend. She will love you for it.

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