Thursday, October 30, 2008


Walking along Sussex Drive I made this picture using my wideangle lens. I simply enjoyed the texture and contrast created by the light and the colour.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


We just returned from our visit to Ottawa. Of course we had to go to some farms to get pumpkins. The weather was , to say the least, very miserable, well on Saturday. The pumpkins added some bright colour to an otherwise very drab and wet scene.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


My wife has prepared the garden for the Winter. I picked up this dried sunflower from her compost heap in the back of the garden and thought it would make some interesting studies of shape and texture. tomorrow I will be away in Ottawa for the weekend so I will not be posting until Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


well, that was quite a surprise this morning. The first snow of the season. We woke up to a small snowstorm. The wind was quite strong and it was no fun cleaning off the car. Dave Brown must be chuckling.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The first signs of Winter is the early morning frost. It forms beautiful textures and colours on the last leaves before the first snow. Nonie thought the picture of Duchesnay falls was too commercial and I agree but I would rather call this image "visual comfort food" We are familiar with this type of image, which does not stir our imagination. By the way the image is a strait photograph without any manipulation in Photoshop. The soft look of the running water is simply the result of a long exposure.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I have had some problems with my computer, so my posting has been somewhat sporadic. Anyway I am back with a rejuvenated computer. Enjoy this image of Duchesnay Falls here in North Bay.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The Thanksgiving weekend was absolutely perfect. Everybody, including me, were capturing the great calendar pictures. Yes it looks almost fake but I think it is a beautiful time of the year. So here is an example of my record of the coloured landscape. Enjoy.

Friday, October 10, 2008


This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada so to all a very happy Thanksgiving. This picture is also for Dave Brown who is quite familiar with this scene and in all probability will miss it at this time of the year.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Again I have neglected my blog for quite a few days. The Fall is quite beautiful and yes I have taken many pictures of the colourful trees and landscapes. The problem is that you end up with pictures, which look the same year after year. My interest is more into city landscapes and black and white pictures. So here is on ei Made two weeks ago in Ottawa of a white plastic chair. So enjoy.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


It has been a few days since posting my last image. I have been busy and also I just received the new version of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Of course I had to set it up and try it out. The editor is quite similar to the earlier version number six with on improvement I really missed in Elements and thats the addition of a new feature, which allows you to use actions. You still have to either download them from other sites or make them yourself in the full version of Photoshop. But there are so many good actions and plugins that you can do almost anything you do in Photoshop and it is much more affordable.