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Deep Woods Light Show

The absence of ambient light from the city gives one a fantastic view of the heavens. On a back-country trip into Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, I captured a few images of the stars – a feat made a bit easier once the moon had left the scene. While I enjoy …

Night Sky Painting

Sometimes the moon can be your friend and sometimes it is not. In this case, it was definitely a perfect sidekick to capture this image. While my target was the stars, the light from the moon and the slow movement of the clouds conspired to make an improvement to what …

The Spirit of Dance

We spend so much time watching shows where people compete that it’s nice to see some cooperation. I loved this moment between these two young dancers – it’s part of the choreography, I’m sure, but the way they are looking at each other is simply too sweet for words.

Silvercreek Prospector 16

I love canoeing, and it has been a dream of mine to own one. There is a great canoe builder located outside of Acton, ON, who makes amazing watercraft. I saw this one a few weeks ago and finally took the plunge (so to speak). While I didn’t have time …

Duck Face

My daughter and I took our cameras out for a walk along the Humber River in Toronto (since the winter conditions had subsided). The wildlife was out in full force. The sun was bright and the sky was clear, but there was still some thin ice near parts of the …

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). …

Ring Around the Rosy Cheeks

I was shooting a school event that was a lot of fun. They had decided to have a glow-in-the-dark dance party complete with black lights and glow sticks. Something of a challenging thing to shoot, especially considering that flash photography is not always welcome. So, I decided to have some …

Hard Work

Near my house during this time of the year, the salmon make their run up the river. There are a number of weirs on the lower part of the Humber, and the intrepid fish have to “climb the ladders” to get to where they need to go. With the water …

Two-Tap

A fun shoot today at the Koffman Academy of Music and Dance. It’s always entertaining to wrangle a bunch of kids and get them to be serious about posing for photos. Really, it’s almost easier to let them be themselves and catch the magic as they subconsciously fall in line. …

Girl Power

I’m not one for typical sports team photos. With the sun setting in the background and the shadows at play, how could I resist? “Badass” is the message here, folks.

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.

Geared Up

I love old machinery. While the intent of artillery is not necessarily friendly, the design of them seems very cool to me. The bigger the cannon, the more interesting the infrastructure that supports it. The contrast of this gear against the skyline really caught my eye.

Wind Me Up

Near the south-west corner of La Citadelle in Québec City is a large gun manufactured by Krupp, a Prussian company (interesting origin for a cannon on Canadian soil) that has since rebranded and now makes coffee machines. In any case, old machines of war (particularly projectile launchers) are interesting because of how …

Gone To Pots

In Ville de Québec in the lower area there is a restaurant called Le Lapin Sauté. We didn’t get a chance to eat in there (we weren’t actually hungry at that time, having so recently devoured some delicious crêpes), but I had to stop and capture a few images of their interesting décor. To …

Getting a Handle On Things

Back in 2005, I captured this image on a cloudy and rainy day. In August of 2016, I returned to take another photo, but found that someone had fixed the door, moved a hinge and replaced the door handle. Furthermore, the conditions were completely different: instead of a cold, rainy day, …

Floating Summer Lily

The Spruce Bog Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park is like an old friend – this year, though, it seemed a bit different. The water levels were down and the summer had been pretty harsh, resulting in some interesting changes. For instance, there were not as many dragonflies soaring about; on the …

Rest Stop

My friend’s mother has a fantastic flower garden in Essex which is a joy to photograph. During this particular visit, the sun was out in full force, which makes for a higher possibility of washed-out photos. Of course, where there are flowers, there are butterflies, and capturing a butterfly in …

Two-fur

There is a tree near our house that is hollow on one side. Raccoons have been living there for years, and even though they can be pests, they are so cute when they are wee. During the evenings in the early summer months, the mother takes them outside of their home …

Safe and Sound

A week before I took this picture, I saw this little Boston Oriole floundering under the leaves of a giant hosta – with the parents fluttering around like mad seemingly trying to protect it. When I took this photo, though, the wee Oriole had finally found the power of flight, and …