Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It was pretty cold today, about -20º C, but I decided to go out to make some pictures anyway. well it was not long before I returned home but I managed to make this picture of a billboard on the side of the local papers building. I saw this billboard last week and thought that it would make an interesting image so thats the only picture I made. Hope you like it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Its that time of year again so yesterday we had our season sleigh ride. It was a wonderful afternoon with our family and friends. It was the first ride so the horses were rather frisky. The set off at a very fast pace which made the trip quite exciting for the children in our group. The trip included a break around an outdoor fire with hot chocolate and hotdogs, the horse calmed down so we had a more leisurely trek back to  the farm.

So let me wish everyone who faithfully followed my blog a Very Happy Holiday and of course a wonderful New Year.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


With all the preparations for the season I still did not get a chance to go out and make some new images. Last night I was looking through some of my old pictures and came upon a few images of the municipal parking garage. What attracted me was the perspective and the converging lines of the roof and the demarcation lines on
the dirty floor. I had never posted it so I thought its a pity just to leave them in my files.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


As I explained yesterday I have not had a chance to go out to take pictures so I am browsing through my files looking at Winter images from past years. It is interesting to see some of the pictures and wonder what attracted me to photograph specific scenes or subjects. I made this picture last year just outside of the village of Arnstein about 100 km from North Bay. It was a bitterly cold day. The strong contrast created by the sunlight and the white snow accentuated the feeling of a very cold Winter day. The picture is visually better in black and white than colour.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Only ten days before Christmas so I don't have much time to spend on going out and take pictures. This is the time we finish our last minute shopping and making the final preparations for the season. So here is a picture I took almost a year ago. I prefer the black and white because it really reflects dark snowy days before Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I took this picture a day or so before our first snowstorm last wee. These split cedar fences are disappearing rapidly in this part of the country, you can still  see them in the more southern aprt of the province. So these are  remnants become almost archeological remains of the past.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


It was -10º C yesterday morning. It was cold especially when I went through the ice and got very wet feet but I did get the pictures I was looking for. The water of this fast running stream does not freeze over for most of the Winter except on the edges. The water has a very high iron content so I felt black and white would me the strongest way of interpreting my subject. 

Friday, December 11, 2009


A great sunny day today. It was cold but a very nice  change after all the dark gray weather of the last few weeks. The Winter for me is the time for great very graphic black and white images but the only way to photograph this tree was in colour.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


The storm has moved on but it left quite a bit of snow. Time to go ouside and shovel all the white stuff out of the driveway. Of course the snow covered trees look great in a photograph.The Winter is a beautiful time to make great image.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


The Winter has arrived. We are right in the middle of a big snowstorm, which is raging all over the Eastern part of the continent. Not a day to venture out to take pictures.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Over the years I have made quite a few pictures of this old maple tree. It is still standing, which is surprising when you see how this tree survived the damages done in time.

Monday, December 07, 2009


Yesterday I went back to see if I could take some more images of the Geisler building. I noticed the window with the reflection of the Winter sun  and refection of the trees across the street.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Roles of hay, an old truck and the gray snowy day all ingredients for a beautiful Winter image.

Saturday, December 05, 2009


Winter has arrived in our area. Yesterday my friend Dan and I went on a photo trip again but this time we experienced our first snow of the year. It still was not much but it turned into a very beautiful day and we photographed many quite old fashioned romantic landscapes.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


 Dominique enjoys images with strong design aspects. Well I tend to look for a similar view to my images. In this image, which I took on my last visit to Ottawa, I enjoyed the contrast between the small tree against the geometric shapes and strong colours of the background. Poetry plays an important role in my approach to photography.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Wat een verrassing om een email te ontvangen na zoveel jaren. Ik zal je over een paar dagen een meer uitgebreide email terug sturen dus deze posting is allen om je te laten weten dat ik je brief ontvangen heb.
Yesterday we received the first bit of snow this Winter. It started to melt in the afternoon so not much is left. This picture was taken at the mouth of the Lavase River wher the river enters Lake Nipissing. Normally this would be covered in snow with ice covering the lake. This warm weather is very unusual at this time of year.