Category Archives: Flora

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 …

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 …

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 …