The Cranberry trail ends at lake Nipissing. The storm had passed and the sun started to appear between the clouds. Mind you it was still pretty windy and cold.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Again I missed a few days of posting, so my apologies for my delay. Anyway this week my wife and I went for a hike on the Cranberry trail in Callander. The walk started off pleasant enough but all of a sudden the wind picked up, the snow started to swirl and we were in the middle of a mini blizzard. It cleared up after about ten minutes so all in all we had a very pleasant hike after all.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A few weekends ago I made a short visit to Brockville. I had never been there and I definitely will make a more extended visit in the Spring and Summer. It was avery dark and gray day so I did not take that many pictures. Lets call it an exploratory visit, but I liked the texture and colour of this tree against the stark pattern of the boarded up windows and door.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Last Friday a friend of mine took me to a gravel and sand pit. The snow had covered the are so I walked around looking at the way light formed abstract shapes and patterns in the landscape. I made a few images of textures and shapes in the landscape.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A subject I am always interested in are the different war monuments you can find in most towns and cities here in Canada. Most of them were originally made to commemorate the First World War with names and dates of the Second World War added to the base. Many of these monuments are very well made and quite often , as in this one, in bronze. I decided on this angle because it looks as if the soldier is watching for something to happen.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This weekend I had some time to wander around one of my favourite small towns in Ontario, Almonte. I am interested in making some classic black and white images after reading and looking at an old book on small Ontario towns. The book has some great architectural photographs by Ralph Greenhill. His photographs are quite formal but they are rich in texture and more important in atmosphere. His images inspired me to look at more the formal tradition of photography.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It was a beautiful Winter day so my friend Dan and I decided it was time to take more pictures. We set off in a very light drizzle this morning and it felt more like March than January. We had a great day and we came back with some fine Winter images. In the next few days I will be away so I might not be able to post until next week.I will try though to get and post before next Tuesday when I will be back.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Time for another posting. I have been neglecting my blog again so today I wandered around in a different area of the city. I passed this old empty house and thought the window would make an interesting picture. First I decided to post a picture of just the window with the textured weathered siding but I have posted several images of windows and doors. Instead I settled for this picture.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
New Years day brought lots of snow as you can see in this picture I took yesterday.. It has been a busy but very nice Christmas and New Years holiday but now the house is quiet again so time to start thinking of new pictures. In the coming week I hope to produce some new images.