Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IMAGINARY BEASTS

No, in this city and, I guess in most small communities, you will not find many examples of great graffiti art. Most of the graffiti here are simply inarticulate scribbles. But sometimes you will find some images, which inadvertently have some artistic quality. When I photographed this detail of spray painted scrawls, they reminded me vaguely of some prehistoric rock paintings.

Monday, July 27, 2015

OLD COMPASS, NIPISSING VILLAGE MUSEUM

Another interesting object I photographed on my recent visit to the Nipissing Village Museum. I was told that this compass was found in a farmer's field. It is a beautiful instrument, which makes you wonder, who would lose something like this.

Friday, July 24, 2015

CASH REGISTER, NIPISSING MUSEUM

This picture is for Moremiles, who was wondering about pictures from the Nipissing Museum. well yesterday I made a trip to the museum and had a nice tour of the three buildings. The museum is full of artifacts dating to the late 19th century till after the 1960's. Of course I had to photograph this very ornate cash register. it was surrounded by a lot of other artifacts so I decided to make a black and white image with the register in colour otherwise everything would have blended together losing the visual impact of this Rococo style register.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ROOSTER

Last week we were visiting our friend Susan. She loves rooster and has quite a collection of roosters. You find them everywhere around her  house. I saw this one in the kitchen and simply had to take a picture of this rooster tucked away in a corner.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AT THE WATERS EDGE

I made this picture at the boat launching ramp at the waterfront. It reminds me of the image I did last week of the empty store with the flat rectangular shapes and the strong primary colours. In this image its the contrast between the strong geometrical shapes and the painterly textures of the water which gives this picture its interesting visual impact.