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UNESCO World Heritage Site #120: Gros Morne National Park

Posted by on December 6, 2010

UNESCO World Heritage Site #120: Gros Morne National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site #120: Gros Morne National Park

From the World Heritage inscription:

Gros Morne National Park illustrates some of the world’s best examples of the process of plate tectonics. Within a relatively small area are classic, textbook examples of monumental earth-building and modifying forces that are unique in terms of their clarity, expression, and ease of access. The property presents the complete portrayal of the geological events that took place when the ancient continental margin of North America was modified by plate movement by emplacement of a large, relocated portion of oceanic crust and ocean floor sediments. The park also presents an outstanding demonstration of glaciation in an island setting. The fjords, waterfalls and geological structures of the park combine to produce a landscape of high scenic value.

Gros Morne is one of the hidden wonders of North America. It isn’t easy to get to but it it well worth the effort. The above photo is a fresh water fjord, which is one of the only one of its kind in the world.

View my complete list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Sitting in a dark room in Bangkok

Posted by on December 6, 2010

I came to Thailand to work. I had no idea, however, just how far behind I’ve gotten and how much work it would be.

I’ve spent the last several days in my dark hotel room editing photos. My hotel room because the bandwidth is good and it is better than any other options for working around here, and dark because it is the best environment to edit photos in. I knew that I had let my photo editing slip, but I had no idea just how bad things have gotten.

You will probably notice photos of places that haven’t been previously represented in my daily photos over the next month. My recent photos from South Africa, Canada, Bilbao, Washington, and even a forgotten image from Sydney are all a result of my current photo editing binge.

I’m probably about half way done now. Chronologically, I’m about half way through South Africa with a few photos from Newfoundland I have to finish. I’m really pleased with some of the photos I’ve taken. The results from my new camera are evident in the photos from South Africa. The limitations of my lenses in taking wildlife photos are also evident.

So, I haven’t really done much of anything here in Thailand which is interesting. I even missed the celebrations of the Kings Birthday yesterday, which from what I’ve been told, was pretty amazing to see. I found out my site got hacked and had to fix that problem. I’ve recorded two podcasts and gone to a few movies. That is about it. It isn’t the glamorous life of a world traveler, but sometimes work just has to get done.

I just want to give everyone a heads up that I’m still alive. I haven’t been very active on Twitter or Facebook the last week and I haven’t written anything in a while. Once I’m done with the photo editing I’ll be shifting into writing mode, which should be more enjoyable if for no other reason than I can do it from anywhere with less concern about bandwidth and ambient light.

There are some great stories that I’ve been promising that I’ll be publishing once my photos are processed. This includes my dive with Great White Sharks that I’ve been promising, an audio slide show about a live game capture I witnessed in South Africa, my trip to the doctor in Thailand.

With that, I’m going to head back into Lightroom and hopefully get this finished in a few days.