Sunday, November 28, 2010


Last Friday afternoon I walked the trails in the Black Forrest Park here in North Bay. It was snowing lightly, the light was very soft which I liked. I made this picture without a tripod and because of the very low light I had to shoot at 800 ISO. This gave me quite a bit of noise but instead of trying to suppress the noise I added more grain to the image. I liked the final result which has an almost painterly effect. I won't be around for a few days, actually I will be gone for most of the week, so on my return I'll resume my postings.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Last night we visited our friends Bob and Pat, who had invited us for dinner. Of course, the weather, as quite often happens in the Winter season, turned quite ugly that afternoon and we had our first big Winterstorm . Cars and buses were stuck on the road, the light you see at the beginning of the driveway was a truck trying to get on the road. However we made it and had a wonderful evening. ,  So I posted this picture to thank Pat and Bob for a great dinner and, best of all, great company, which included Bob's neighbours and friends Rob and Marsh, who unexpectedly also dropped by.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


At the end of a trail along lake Nipissing I photographed this small garden angle. Actually the angle was just inside a garden next to the trail.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Rain, rain and more rain that is the weather today so again, a good time to look at some old images. I like this picture because of the complex perspective created by the different geometrical shapes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Actually this picture is quite old but I am making a print portfolio of night pictures I took in 1983, quite a long time ago. I forgot about all these negatives I had and now with the Winter season ready to start, it looked like a good project to work on when it is dark and gray and you simply don't feel like going out taking pictures.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I liked the gaudy quality of this cinema complex in Ottawa. it was a very dark gray day when I made this image, very similar to our weather we are experiencing this last few days.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Within the North Bay city limits you will find quite a few small lakes. I discovered this site over the weekend and made quite a few images at this spot. Dave will enjoy this view and probably look back with nostalgia at his time here in North Bay.In the next few days I will post some more pictures of this small lake. Also this weekend four more people became followers of my blog. So thank you and welcome Marcela Gramatic , Fabricio Vieira , David McGrievey and Leovi

Sunday, November 14, 2010


When I saw this landscape, it reminded me of a large painting, I can't remember the name of the artist, which I really liked. The random lines of the shrubs and the texture of the yellow grasses  made very a very abstract   composition.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


We are in the dark days of the Fall season. While cleaning up around our garden I saw these puffballs on an old log. This simple natural still life which symbolized for me the end of the season.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


It is a habit of mine to nearly always carry a camera with me just in case I "see" a picture. So going through the carwash inside my car I took a series of images. There were a few I liked so here is one of them. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


What attracted me was the abstract quality of the ripples and the reflections of the trees. I preferred the black and white image over the colour rendition because it simply made a visually stronger picture.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Last Sunday I made some more pictures along the little Black Creek near Trout Lake. It was gray day but excellent weather for photographing running water.

Friday, November 05, 2010


This picture is for the black and white aficionados. I always visit the gallery when I am in Ottawa. For me it is a very inspiring building. The NGC is having a great exhibition of the work by the Israeli architect Moshe Safdie who designed this building. The man is a genius in the way he uses light and shadows in his structures.

Thursday, November 04, 2010


No it is not a painting but the ceiling in a lobby of the National Gallery of Canada. The glass ceiling looks through a small pool on the second floor just above the lobby.I simply increased the contrast to emphasize the black and intensified the colours.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Obviously they are restoring or adding an addition to this old building on the corner of bank and Somerset. I gueess they are trying to safe part of a trompe l'oeil mural.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Just returned from another weekend visiting family in Ottawa. Friday afternoon I made a little phototrip in the downtown area. I took this picture in the Bank street area and just loved the various coloured shapes with the joyful painting of, I guess a sunflower.