Category Archives: Flora

The Greatest Heights

I am well known for capturing images like this; I have quite a number, to be honest. I never get tired of this particular angle, though; and this time, I found a singular tree along the Spruce Bog Trail in Algonquin Park that was very interesting in the way that …

Misleading

The night that I took this photograph, the moon was closer to the Earth than it had been for a long time. I went for a walk to the river near my house to see what sort of images I could capture and decided to try and capitalize on the …

Peeking

Canisbay, a car-camping area located off of Highway 60 in Algonquin Park, is (in my opinion) one of the better-maintained camping areas in the park (not counting the interior). There are several trails between the main camping areas and the beaches /comfort stations. I took a stroll along one of …

Fun With Shadows

Sometimes an opportunity presents itself that is too good to be missed. I captured this photo along the Spruce Bog trail in Algonquin Park along with a similar one from a different angle (foreground lit by the sun); I like this one better. Something about the contrast with the blue …

Fungal Inflection

Mushrooms and the like are fascinating. In a world where things are constantly dying, these industrious life forms thrive in the lowest common denominator of materials available to them. It’s pretty fantastic that fungus exists, helping to power the machine that makes the world work. And yes, I know that …

All A-Moss

Moss is cool; so to speak. I really like looking at it (although I hate seeing it on my roof). The colours in this picture are soothing for some reason; I find moss in some pretty neat spaces along hiking trails, especially in Algonquin Park; giant shield-rock sticks out of …

Reaching

Sometimes the things that we like to remember about our children are not necessarily physical attributes; behaviours, likes/dislikes, and things along those lines are just as interesting. In fact, I know that my memories of my own child are split between remembering what she looked like, and reminiscing about how …

Hocus Crocus II

Most of the time, we’ll trudge all over the place looking for beautiful things to photograph.  Maybe we feel that the quality of the photo is proportional to the amount of work we put into capturing it.  Sometimes, though, pride in your own front garden is enough to shine a …

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 …

Fiery Outlook

This is an image that I captured during a trip to Beamsville in July, 2006. This photo was done as part of a framing study. The subject is essentially framed by the shadows and landscape; even though there is no “frame” in a traditional sense, your attention is naturally on …

Fiery Welcome

On a July 2006 trip around the Niagara Peninsula, we decided to stop off in Beamsville to check out some of the wineries on the Bench. This particular winery was exceptionally placed near the escarpment, and it had a really warm feel. I really liked the flowers that they had …

Flowers In Blue

I was at my cousin’s wedding and these lush trees were in bloom.  The sky was practically cloud-free, so I decided to experiment a little bit by changing my aperture and shutter speed to make the sky a bit darker.  The sun reflecting off of the petals really takes the …