Monday, February 26, 2007


A glorious day today. It really starts to feel like Spring. I just returned from a nice snowshoe walk through the bush behind our home. So to celebrate a picture of a tulip. No it is not blooming in our garden yet but is one of the flowers from a bouquet on our table. Just enjoy this first sign.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Maybe its the Winter but I notice that postings have slowed down. So time to post new images. Today I have a picture of a small sculpture by the Ontario artist Amy Switzer. Its sitting on our coffee table when I saw the combination of sunlight and the shadows made a visually interesting picture.Its nothing special although I love the small sculpture. we have quite a few ravens around here and I think Amy captured the essence of that bird.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


The last few days I have been busy with other photography projects so I did not have much time to go out and take pictures or even spend time on blogging. I did take some images around the house so I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


No it is not Summer yet but I am already planning for the warm hot season. This Summer I will be teaching a week long workshop at Canadore College here in North Bay. I will be doing an introductory course on the digital darkroom using Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 The reason I selected Elements is because I feel most people will benefit the most from this program. It is inexpensive compared to Adobe Photoshop and it will easier to familiarize yourself with the digital darkroom. You will be able to do most of the image correction and manipulation similar to Photoshop. I am planning to include small photo excursions in the area in addition to working on the computer. Before I forget the date I will be running the workshop is from July 23 to July 27. The brochure will not be published until April so keep watching my blog for updates. Of course if you like more info just just leave a message.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Winter is always a good time photograph houseplants. I especially like plants with beautiful foliage like this philodendron.

Friday, February 16, 2007


This picture is for Kaitlyn. She loves the Winter and especially the snow but I can't wait to see the first signs of Spring.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yesterday I made a little photo excursion in the Parry Sound, Ontario area. It was quite cold and I thought this scene reflected the cold very well.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


This picture is still one of my favourite Winter images. I took this picture many years ago along a trail where I go snowshoeing. It is still possible to make a similar picture because the scene is still the same.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


I took a walk in the garden on a very nice and crispy winter afternoon. This little piece of bark and the shadow reminded me of some paintings by Picasso, who with a few simple lines could create beautiful images.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Another image I made in Ottawa. Actually I like to thank everybody for posting to my last images. I have not had much time to respond but hope to do that in the next few days.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Our daughter Saskia and her husband James took us to this small pub in Ottawa. It was quiet but they serve a really great hamburger. My favourite, the Frida and Diego and a pint of Blanche de Chambly, made an excellent lunch.