Category Archives: Nature

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 …

Solitude

In August of 2004, we took a trip up to Algonquin Park to go camping. It was far colder than we imagined it would be, almost hitting zero. Imagine: zero in the middle of August! One of the benefits, though, was that the air was crystal clear. I snuck this …

Looking Up

Another photograph taken along the Centennial Ridges Trail, this is a photo of a young Red Pine (I believe). A friend pointed out the interesting irregular-shaped plates of bark, and thought it would make an interesting image. I had black-and-white film loaded at the time, and wasn’t sure if I …

Canadian Fireworks

This photograph was taken along the Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park in July, 2004. It’s a maple tree in a very young stage. What struck me about this particular sapling was its perfect symmetry, and how it looked as though it had just erupted from the ground like an …

Laila

Our cat Laila is a beautiful animal. A brown Tabby, her fur has a fantastic pattern; sleek and striped, she’s like a little tiger. What also helps capture her is the fact that she’s a total poser: as soon as she sees a camera, she sits perfectly still and swishes …

Flowers at the Castle

This is another shot of Sintra in September 2001. There is a castle (Pena Castle) which, on a sunny day is a spectacularly colourful piece of architecture. I don’t think that there is any defensive value in creating a multi-coloured structure such as this. However, it is quite striking. On a foggy day, it …