Category Archives: Nature

Thoughtful Remembrance

Spring is always a great month to go to the zoo. The air is still crisp, which makes some of the animals a bit more active than normal (so they can keep warm). Sometimes you luck out and get a wonderfully sunny day, making the trek about the grounds enjoyable. …

Angel Wings

August 2005 saw us camping in Canisbay (Algonquin Park) relatively close to the lake. Sometimes, on a particularly sunny morning,you can capture the rays of the sun through the trees and paint a picture that is other-worldly. I looked up and saw this angelic figure and thought it would make …

Cross-Hatch

This is an image shot in August, 2006 from the North Shore of Parkside Bay. It’s a bit of a pain to get to, having to navigate a few turns in the Algonquin Interior. However, the opportunities for wonderful landscape photos make any negative aspects disappear. This image displays a …

Mystical Island

It’s July 2005 and our intrepid band of camping folk has paddled far enough into the wilderness to get away from the lazy. This is the reward for those who work a little harder than average to get to where they want to go. A sight like this is worth …

Ripples In Time

The sun was beginning to climb over Rock Lake in May 2005. I was photographing the sunrise from dock at my friend’s family cottage when I bumped into a tree, causing morning dew to drip down from the needles of the conifer. The pattern was hypnotic and the colours were …

Rock Lake Morning

A crisp morning in May 2005 is when this was taken. It was on a fishing trip at a cottage. My friend was still sleeping so I had the morning all to myself. The view from the dock at his cottage is what you are seeing right here. The lake …

Lookout (Black & White)

It was a rainy hike in October of 2004. The bright side to rain is that when it abates, it leaves behind a nice misty landscape. This view was taken on the Booth’s Rock Trail. It was at about the halfway point, and essentially the trail runs along a cliff …

Christine’s Cats

I love doing pet portraits for people. Animals have just as much personality as people do; it’s fun to capture what makes the pet special to the owner. My friend Christine had recently brought these two furballs home and wanted to capture the memory. I love cats because, even though they are solitary, …

Canisbay At Night

This is one of those rare photos that is a product of patience, skill and luck. In August of 2004, I had tried unsuccessfully to capture a blood moon (I was in the Algonquin interior, and had no tripod). The moon was somewhat bright, but there were other campfires in …

Rebel

Bigger is not always better. A beautiful sunrise can be an incredible sight, but sometimes the most powerful messages come from places that you don’t expect. Along the Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park there is always a lot of new growth. The eternal struggle of the young upstarts against the established old …

Dying Leaves

It was October 2004. The Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park promised some wonderful colour, and a cliff overlooking Whitefish Lake for a possibly spectacular sunset. The day was clear, and the air was cool. Along the way there is a beaver pond. There were evergreens all around as well …

Herald to Autumn

The beginning of October 2004 had some pretty amazing colours up North. Canisbay Campground Site 108 had a really nice view of the sky through some trees. I noticed this lonely maple. It took a try or two, but I ended up getting it (it was windy). It seemed so …