Monday, December 31, 2007


Again my apolgies for not posting but the holidays have been busy. Today I spent some time taking pictures of our traditional Winter amaryllis. This time I concentrated in the shapes and textures of the leaves and stem. Of course I also took pictures of the budding flower, which has not opened yet. In the next few days I will be thinking how to present these images, either in colour or black and white or maybe a combination. Thats the pleasure of photography,trying to see your subjects in your own way. Now before I forget, I wish everybody a very happy new year.Keep taking pictures.

Friday, December 28, 2007


I just returned from a very nice Christmas in Orleans. So let me wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas. Taking pictures in an area like Orleans is a challenge for me. I find it difficult to relate to the suburban landscape. Of course I realize that you can take very good images so I will try to explore the suburban environment a little more. It is the living space for many people, who will place their own personal stamp on their living environment.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


It has been and still is a very busy time so neglected my blog for a few days. Anyway here is a Winter image I took on my way to Ottawa yesterday.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


today we are getting quite a bit of snow. A big snowstorm is just hitting Southern Ontario but we missed the brunt of it. Mind you its pretty miserable outside with a windchill factor of -29°C. But its nice reading and listening to music.This picture reminds me of the landscape paintings by the Québec artist Jean Paul Lemieux,very minimalist but very expressive.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


A cold and very dark Winter day here in North Bay. I have been looking at some old magazines and got inspired by some of the old nineteen century pictures. So I started to experiment with some images I took of our front garden. I liked the result.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Thanks Nonie for your comments. I am very happy that you are enjoying my pictures. So here is another Winter image this one is colour, although I prefer black and white for my Winter pictures. Black and white would not be as effective because this picture's impact is based on the strong primary colours of the barn.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Another image from yesterday's trip. I toned the picture to slightly soften the tones.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


This afternoon I took some black and white Winter landscapes. The day was quite gray which I like, because the strong contrast of the Winter scenery is excellent if you want very graphic images with visual impact.

Monday, December 10, 2007


As I said in an earlier posting we are back into the snow images. I like Winter because it does allow you to take stark graphic images, like this landscape of abandoned farmland.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Driving home along a country road this afternoon, my wife and I saw this burning house. Of course we thought how terrible to lose your house but actually it was not as dramatic as it appeared. The local fire department was burning down this abandoned house as part of a fie fighting exercise . However it still looked quite dramatic in a cold winterly landscape.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


It has been a few days since I posted my last image. It has been and still is a busy time, think of holiday season coming up and you get the idea. We did get quite a bit of snow in the last week. Actually it broke a few records here in North Bay. I guess we had been spoiled in the last few years but I don't mind the white stuff myself as long as I don't have to drive in it.So here is an image of an abandoned nesting box in our back yard. It is appropriate when you think that the birds have gone South.

Monday, December 03, 2007


I did not have time to take pictures yesterday so here is another view from the edge of Lake Nipissing.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


What a difference distance and time make. I took this picture late yesterday afternoon at the end of the Cranberry Trail in Callander. Winter has definitely arrived here in Northern Ontario. A warning for a heavy snowfall has been issued for today. That means staying off the roads. Well that is part of living in this area of Canada.