Category Archives: Texture

Bacon Beau-Nut

I found a recipe for a hot glazed biscuit donut (AKA Bonut) from Alton Brown and have been enjoying it a fair bit. I have added a few modifications of my own, giving them a Canadian twist (maple whiskey in the glaze and bacon as a topping to add some contrast). …

Fireworks

I love fireworks. I love the challenge that they present in terms of capturing them in such a way as to tell a story. There are a number of images in this particular set – but this one is one of my favourites.

Landing Pad

Macro shots are always fascinating as they really show things that we don’t normally see due to their small size. I was North of Belleville and taking photos in a beautiful garden, trying to capture bees and dragonflies. In my quest to capture the insects, I started noticing how awesome …

Glassy Rainbow

When we were in San Francisco, we visited Grace Catherdral. While the building is beautiful both inside and out, I was particularly struck by the stained glass windows. I wanted to capture an image of the light and the colour, rather than the stonework that the glass was mounted in. It …

Back to Back

There is beauty in things that rust. Time’s effect on colour and texture of our technology is a great reminder of how transient we really are when it comes to the world. The contrast between ever-present nature and these human-made creations was interesting. If you have ever held an interest …

Wedding Fan

My cousin got married and had a wonderful ceremony. Everyone received a paper fan with their wedding program (most likely because it was fairly warm in the chapel). I had set both program and fan down on the seat beside me to hold my infant daughter for a brief moment; …

Gridlock

Fungus can be a fantastic subject. When I was on a hike in Algonquin Park and saw this, it reminded me of civilization in a way (it looks like a traffic jam). The contrast of the orange on the dark background just made me think of bright cars against black …

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 …

Hydrant

Another photo from the trip to Kingston in November, 2004. This forlorn fire hydrant caught my eye. It sat, dejected, in the middle of a construction site. Sometimes an object cries out in a human way, telling a story of happiness or woe. This hydrant has most likely stood vigil …