Life On The Edge – Photo101

As we are heading into the home stretch after a month of Photo101, today’s theme is edges and editing our photos to ensure the edges are straight and … well, edgy.

I went back into my photo archive of the Bruce Trail in 2013 and the final weeks of our 10 month adventure hiking the 900 km trail.  This was a particularly challenging section of the trail near Hope Bay with many steep ascents and descents – sometimes with ladders, sometimes with rock scrambles.

We were always respectful of footing since a medical evacuation from many parts of the trail would be challenging.

In this photo, the railing on the right was used as a guide for straightening the image.

Cape Croker Stairs

In the second photo, the edge of the escarpment was used to straighten the image of the same ladder.

Cape Croker Stairs 2

Life “on the edge” doesn’t get much better than when I’m outdoors enjoying nature.

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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36 Responses to Life On The Edge – Photo101

  1. oliviarutt says:

    I just read your full account of the Bruce Trail End-to-End hike you completed in 2013, It looked like such a fun time! A friend and I are going to be tackling the hike starting next spring. Have any advice?


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Great photos! That would be a fun hike, but a bit scary 🙂


  3. Joanne, did I read that right – 10 months and 900km of hiking? Very impressive and a huge undertaking indeed. It makes my feet hurt just thinking about it. As a wannabe photographer, when it comes to edges, I’m always a bit concerned about too much symmetry, which can make for boring shots. Have a fun and decadent Thanksgiving! ~James


    • joannesisco says:

      You read that right James – we did 51 hikes averaging 17km per hike over 10 months to complete the trail end to end. It was an amazing journey 🙂

      Thanks for the observation about too much symmetry … much appreciated!!


  4. I look at those photos and my knees hurt. Great options for edges. 🙂


  5. LB says:

    10 month hiking adventure!!!!! WOW!! Did you blog about that? Share a link if so (when you have time, of course) 🙂


    • joannesisco says:

      Thank you so much for your interest! My first foray into blogging was our adventure on the Bruce Trail at

      Neither of us were really experienced hikers, so this was a huge undertaking in my eyes. There were certainly days I thought we were crazy, but I had no idea exactly how beautiful our province was … it’s full of hidden treasure!! I’m sure that’s true of just about everywhere if we stop and look.

      I enjoyed blogging so much, I started my new one about life in general.


      • LB says:

        I finally got a chance to check out a few of the posts about your 10 month adventure. I so wish I’d been along for the hike when you did it as I fear I’ll never find time to read the whole way through. What a great thing you and your friend did!
        I too started blogging to keep record of an adventure (solo motorcycle rides). To keep a diary and to let folks back home know I was okay.
        How fun that we both kept right on blogging 🙂


  6. bulldog says:

    “Life “on the edge” doesn’t get much better than when I’m outdoors enjoying nature.” Oh how I can agree on that…

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  7. Looking up was nice and non-threatening…looking down was a bit scarier. The second shot really enforced the need for careful footing that you mentioned. Great shots, both of them. I love all the greenery.


    • joannesisco says:

      It’s true that going down was always scarier than going up! Both of us took a number of tumbles over the 10 months … thankfully nothing more serious than scratches and bruises … and one time I broke a hiking pole.

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  8. M-R says:

    How FASCINATING, Joanne – that the straightening in fact shows how very wobbly the steps are ! Terrific pair of shots !


  9. I’ve heard many good reports of this trail. Very popular. Your photographs are perfect for the challenge. You have a steady hand.
    Dizzy me whether looking up or looking down, let alone climbing or descending. :-)s


  10. Sue Slaght says:

    Looks like a wonderful hike Joanne. I especially like the perspective of the second photo, as if I could slide down that railing. 🙂


  11. NancyTex says:

    Love it, Joanne! Scrambles and stairs add so much fun to a hike. I’m still so envious that you got to do the entire Bruce Trail! Wicked cool!


  12. Megz says:

    looks fun! now i may have to dig out some of my hiking pics for being on the edge. and 10 months of adventure hiking sounds like a blast!


  13. Sammy D. says:

    Oh wow – those got my heart pounding – either climbing up OR looking down!! Great shots, Joanne.


  14. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the vantage point of the second shot atop the stairs. Eep!


  15. Wow…edgy in so many ways…not only in the sense of being on the edge but also because I could see this as the background for a band photo shoot! Ha, ha!


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