Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We are actually house sitting in Ottawa for a week. Yesterday we drove along the Rideau river and stopped for a picnic at the Nicholsons lock. A beautiful place to watch the boats passing through the locks. I had to post this picture because our granddaughter loves to go kayaking with her parents. I thought this image might give them an idea to try the Rideau River.
Friday, July 27, 2007
This has been quite a busy week for me. So have not posted as much as I should have. I made this picture after looking at some books about the history of photography. I was quite curious about the old autochrome images from the 1890's to about 1910. The pictures had a very specific quality which I then tried to recreate on the computer.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Niagara on the Lake is a beautiful historic town. Of course at this time of the year it is very crowded but still a great place to visit. Walking into a hat store I took this picture of a stack of Summer hats. I like this simple picture first for the pattern but also the very subtle colour. The picture is almost black and white, which gives it a visual twist, adding visual impact to the image.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
We spent a great weekend with our friends Linda and Gunther in Welland. We did some great wine tasting tours and in short really had an enjoyable weekend. Walking thorough an older area of Welland I could not resist taking a picture of this storefront. Hope you like it Linda.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I am not a gardener but my wife certainly is. of course I enjoy her garden very much. The foliage of the leaves and the ferns show a variety of patterns and textures. I have been interested in the landscape photographs of the nineteenth century so here I have created an image similar in flavour to the toned photographs of that era.
Monday, July 09, 2007
The flower beds along the waterfront here in North Bay are just beautiful this year. So first a thanks to the volunteers who created the flower beds and then of course the damp weather we are having these last few weeks is just excellent for a spectacular flower display.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
This weekend we visited a great nursery in Richmond near Ottawa. Of course the gardeners in my family were very busy looking, discussing and in general behaving like all avid planters and diggers. I enjoy a beautiful garden but I am not that interested in working the landso to speak. My interest is photography. Looking around I saw the patterns and lines of the display areas which contrasted with the scenery outside.