Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Took this picture yesterday afternoon. I just liked the terxtures and lines of the trees and rocks.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The unusually mild Spring combined with a Winter without much snow resulted in a very low water level on the lake. Most of these rocks should be underwater. Well this weekend we expect some rain which will hopefully bring the water level back to normal.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I just came back from a very cold , short trip along the waterfront here in North Bay. My wife had told me someone hung small clay birds in a tree along the walking path. Of course being curious I had to go and check it out. Maybe there was anice image to be made. So here is a view of these birds. I don't have an idea who made them but maybe someone out there looking at my blog can tell me the name of the artist.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I could resist stopping off at my favourite farm, which is just down the street where I live. For the last few weeks I had noticed the doors and especially the steps. It looked like an interesting image with lots of strong textures of  the walls. In my opinion the picture is visually stronger in black and white but I will post the colour image tomorrow just to show the difference.

Monday, March 22, 2010


I had not been taking pictures at night for quite some time, so when I went out to do the picture of Dent's store I started to walk around and yes I got interested in making some more night time  images. The colours are very different when photographing with  street lights only. So when I noticed this green coloured stairway I simply had to take this image. The contrast between the green of the stairway and the warm tones of the surrounding area gives this picture  a strong visually  impact.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Last week I heard through the "grapevine" that Dent's Camera Store will be closing at the end of this month. It will be a loss for the North Bay photographic community but it is understandable if you are trying to compete with the large electronic chain stores or with the internet. It is sad to see the small independent retail stores closing because it is too hard to compete.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


John Minkowskyj is right, the area around the art gallery of Ontario is quite photogenic. These houses are the ones reflected in the gallery`s façade. Some of these houses need some fixing up but they still are very lovely.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Last night my wife and I returned from a quick two day visit to Toronto. The purpose of the trip was a visit to the yearly Canada Blooms garden show, which was a great disappointment and to see a show of etchings by Lucian Freud and Rembrandt. We enjoyed the exhibition but came to the same conclusion, Rembrandt was the better artist. It would take a separate posting to explain why we felt that way. Outside the gallery I photographed this refection in the stunning new facade by Frank Gehry. That alone is worth the visit to the AGO in Toronto.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The weather is exceptional for this time of the year. Its still Winter but it starts to feel like mid April. Of course I did not spend much time inside on the computer but here is a different view from the melting ice around the lake. I simply placed my camera with a wide angle lens in front of the rock and here is the result. Now time to go outside again.

Friday, March 12, 2010


On my walk yesterday I passed this garden along the shore of Lake Nipissing. The shape of the tree was what actually interested me the most but I liked the combination of the tree shape and the penlike scratches of the bare shrubs.  Of course what I truly enjoyed was the melting of the snow and ice.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


This week the weather has been spectacular, well for this time of the year anyway. So yesterday I took a little road tour looking for good photographic subject matter. Everything was still a little drab but when I drove down Wolfe lake road I just had to make this image of the winding country road. There was not much colour but I knew it would make an interesting black and white picture.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Wow, its been a long time since my last posting. Even though we are enjoying great Spring weather I have not been on any serious photo trips lately so in case people wonder about the lack of images, I decided to post a picture of the old landmark farm here in North bay. Actually I took the picture just a few weeks ago. Its one of the last Winter images of this season.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


I know it will be awhile but the  feeling of Spring is definitely in the air. Here is another view of the trail I walked yesterday. The weather continues to be sunny for the rest of the week. Hopefully much of the snow will be gone soon.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


I have not posted for awhile. I guess I was not inspired to go out and take pictures. Everything looked very drab and gray but yesterday and again today we got beautiful sunny weather with a definite feel of Spring in the air. This morning I went with one of my neighbours on a long hike along the trails in front of our street. I made some pictures and ended up with this moonlit landscape.I just like the mood of this image.