Rainy spring evening at the Elora Gorge

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (19)

Milo1978 on May 28, 2009

That water doesn't look very inviting, does it?

Marilyn Whiteley on May 28, 2009

I've heard that kayakers like it ... but nobody was out trying it in the rain.

MaryAlice on May 28, 2009

What a shot! It is definitely dramatic, and the dreary day just adds to the mood.

I can certainly see why the kayakers would be attracted to such a place, and I think you captured it perfectly.

I bet our friend, Michel would love to go down this in his kayak!

Best regards,

Mary Alice

Hank Waxman on May 30, 2009

It's impressive too that the place is situated in what appears to be the middle of a town...it seems so rugged and out of the way from the photo. :-)


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2009

You certainly have some special watery landscapes in Canada. The mood here is specially communicated, Mailyn.


Tony Reid on May 30, 2009

Could be good for white water rafting, Marilyn.

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

igor. on May 31, 2009

Wonderful shot! I like it very much! Best wishes from Russia! :)

Richard Ryer on June 1, 2009

Good Morning Marilyn, Thanks for the visit. Your gorge is beautiful with rugged power and the beautiful flowers. I like things like this where you can see hear and feel the place. All the senses are happy. I got this new camera back in March and I have only taken 250 shots with it. Life is very busy right now. It was a tad expensive for the lenses and body and I can't figure out any of the menus on the body and I always have the hand book out. Hopefully I will catch on to using it..... But it really isn't about the camera. It's the scenery, how you find it, the way you compose the shot and how you put yourself into it. Any way, thanks for the kind words (maybe I should have flipped the picture 180 degrees and cropped off the overexposed part!) Have a great day.



Marilyn Whiteley on June 2, 2009

Thank you, Mary Alice, Hank, Ian, Tony, Igor, and Rich. I'm glad you can feel the atmosphere of this scene as the rain poured down on the river, the rocks, and the lilacs.

Yes, Hank, it feels surprisingly remote even though it is in the middle of town!

Rich, you mentioned hearing. How appropriate! I took the picture from the little balcony of the mill which appears in this photo. We could have had lunch on the balcony--the tables were sufficiently protected from the rain. But it was deafening! We ate inside instead.


Amelia Royan on June 2, 2009

I am reading comments here from you Marilyn, which are telling me that this is the middle of town, so I have just had to visit the GE map to check. What a doubting Thomas I am. What a place to live - it must be wonderful to take a walk from home and see this river in full flood like this, and I hope you can hear my comment above the roar :)

Greetings, Amelia

Feitse Boerwinkel on June 3, 2009


Greetings from FEIKA

Nawitka on June 3, 2009

Marilyn this sure has a lot of atmosphere! We have entered our summer drought (already) and haven't had rain for weeks. I know what you mean about deafening though -- that sure looks like a downpour! Good for you to think of taking a photo; I bet everyone else was enjoying their coffee indoors!

Nick Weall on June 3, 2009

What a lovely dreamy misty image of a slightly awesome place ~ and fancy having this in your back yard :) ~ Nice work ~ Ciao nick

Marilyn Whiteley on June 28, 2009

Belated thanks, Amelia, Feika, Naitka, and Nick. Seeing this reminds me that we've intended to go back for lunch on when the weather was more cheerful. We must do that!


Andrea Allasio on July 1, 2009

Marilyn, this is really great, erosion of the rocks together with such vegetation on top of them. Impressive! Ciao. Andrea

Marilyn Whiteley on July 4, 2009

I'm glad, Andrea, that you understand what I especially like about this place! Greetings, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on January 14, 2010

Here is a winter view.


*Natalya* on January 26, 2010

Какая красота!!! Очень интересно сравнить с зимним видом :)

Marilyn Whiteley on January 27, 2010

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 28, 2009
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/05/28 18:13:24
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 8.59mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash