Category Archives: Places

Do Not Sit

While at a cottage at the end of October of 2006, I awoke early one morning to go out and photograph the newly fallen snow. It was quite a sight to see everything blanketed in a downy layer of white. These benches were lined up quite nicely, and it was …

Behold Toronto

I had the opportunity to take some photos of the city in the early morning from a very unique vantage point. I was sharing the space with some other photographers, and I didn’t want to have the same images they did. I decided to take advantage of the fog to …

Window to the Past

September in the Distillery District of Toronto can yield some interesting images. In 2005, we visited this historic place, and found a plethora of images to capture. This one is interesting because it highlights one of the many big windows in the area, which reflects some of the …

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 …

Barrels

Another image from our trip to Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005.  This called out to me as a representation of the region for obvious reasons.  The trick was to make it a little different.  I used a yellow filter to make the subject(s) more striking.  It worked.  Whenever I look at …

Wine Press

My wife and I were vacationing in Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005, partaking in a few winery tours while we were there. Modern machinery has obviously replaced the old-world devices, for obvious reasons. Of course, there is something charming about those “ancient” relics. I used a yellow filter for this photo, …

StatuEst-ce Que Deux

On the long weekend in May, 2005, we visited Old Québec City. The landscape is dominated by Chateau Frontenac, but I didn’t want to create an image that has been done to death. So, I tried to find ways to incorporate the old hotel while paying homage to more than …

The Green Door

Wandering around Québec City (The Old City) to find good photographic opportunity is like looking for gold in Fort Knox. I wonder if the locals realize how rich a portrait their city paints. The streets embody character. Every turn reveals something new. This door struck my eye on a cold …

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 …

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 …