Sunday, August 31, 2014

HISTORICAL HOUSE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

First I like to thank everybody for all the birthday wishes I received on Facebook, email and telephone. We just returned from a wonderful visit to Ottawa including a two day sidetrip to the wonderful site of Kingston. So here is a small reminder of this trip, one of the many historical houses in the downtown area.The weather was great although you started to feel that fall is just around the corner.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

THE POWASSAN TREASURE MILL, POWASSAN, ONTARIO

Yesterday I visited the Powassan Treasure Mill, which is a vintage and antique store. Its a great place to brows and for photographers a great place to make some great pictures full of colour, textures and patterns. If you get achance go and visit this interesting store.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

LAKE BERNARD, SUNDRIDGE, ONTARIO

When I looked at the initial picture,  the famous image The Big white Cloud by Edward Steichen came to mind. He made that picture in 1903 and is quite dark. In this image I wanted to keep more detail but I toned it to recreate the mood of the ealy landscape image by Steichen.

Friday, August 22, 2014

GETTING READY FOR THE HARVEST FESTIVAL

Yesterday we visited Screaming Heads in Burks Falls. There was quite a bit of activity going on and the owner told us that they were getting ready for the Harvest festival. Now it became clear to me what the function was of the various domes and pyramids on the property. These were the frames for the temporary tents where a variety of performances take place. I never realized the size of this festival. It definitely is not a traditonal harvest festival taking place during September and early October. So check out the festival's website to get an idea of this truly fantastic event.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PEGGY'S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA

Peggy's Cove is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nova Scotia. At sunset everybody watches the sun set behind the lighthouse. But what many people miss is the very interesting rocky landscape around that same lighthouse.I simply prefer the beautiful shapes and textures of the rocks.