Cannonball

Cannonball---Toronto---August-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

I shoot photos of my daughter’s soccer team for myself and the other parents24 because I think action shots of sporting events are cooler than the posed photos that the league provides. In the non-posed photos, you can really see … Continue reading

Not Quite Harvest

Not-Quite-Harvest---Toronto---August-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

This photo is an improvement over the one I took earlier this year. It’s true that this moon is much closer to being full – and while this is great because it is reflecting more light from the sun, it … Continue reading

Ascension

Ascension---Toronto---July-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

While insects may give some people the heebie-jeebies, to others they have the potential to hold deeper meaning. Sometimes, insects remind us of people in our lives that we treasure – or perhaps they are a sign of positive events … Continue reading

Yellow on Yellow

Yellow-on-Yellow---Toronto---July-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

The garden in front of my house attracts all kinds of pollen-gatherers. While my ongoing quest to capture a European Wool Carder on film is still not complete, there are other great opportunities that are constantly presenting themselves. This hover … Continue reading

Canisbay Silhouette

Canisbay-Silhouette---Algonquin-Park---July-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

Astrophotography is definitely not my strong suit. I took a number of photos last year, and only one of them really turned out the way I wanted it to. Attaining a crisp image is challenging because keeping the exposure too … Continue reading

At the Ready

At-the-Ready---Essex---July-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

During a weekend near Essex, we visited the home of some friends who had an amazing garden in their backyard. A good rule of thumb: where there are beautiful gardens, there are also usually beautiful insects. A cursory inspection wasn’t … Continue reading

Emerald Interloper

Emerald-Interloper---Toronto---July-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

When it comes to insects, I don’t think that you can do worse than flies. They are associated with rotting carcasses and disease, and they tend to invoke a flurry of flailing arms when they fly around people. Yet, from time … Continue reading

Don’t Sweat It

Don't-Sweat-It---Toronto---June-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

A few years ago, on my way to pick up my daughter from school, I spotted a strange sight in the school’s front garden: green bees. I thought that this was some secret government plot to take over the world … Continue reading

On the Ball

On-the-Ball © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

Watching your kids play sports is awesome; you get to see how their skills develop and how the games affect their personalities. I find it neat how kids seem to have much more fun than adults playing the same game … Continue reading

Taking a Break

Taking-a-Break---Toronto---May-2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

I was working on the garden when I heard the telltale sounds of an industrious little creature hard at work on the maple tree in my front yard. Sometimes it’s a bit difficult to find the source of the noise … Continue reading

The Cardinal Rule

The Cardinal Rule - Toronto - April 2015 © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

I love cardinals. Even though they are common birds, their brilliant red feathers and pleasing songs make them an uncommonly beautiful bird in my opinion. This year there were a number of northern cardinals around the neighbourhood that would taunt … Continue reading

Moon

Moon - Toronto - February 2014 (8x10) © 2015 Jorge. All rights reserved.

A friend of mine in the neighbourhood brought my attention to the fabled “supermoon” last summer. Since that time, I have been struggling to capture a decent image of the Earth’s tag-along. I began with images of the full moon – but … Continue reading