Thursday, November 27, 2014


It has been a few days since my last posting. It is quite a busy time of course because of the coming holiday season. I did not get a chance to go out on my little photo excursions around town. But here is a picture I took last week. I simply liked the composition so decided to post it.Hope you enjoy it too.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


What a difference weatherwise from the last week. This morning I went to get my Sunday paper andd nearly all the snow had disappeared from the streets. It was very foggy but, because of the early hour, driving was easy. there was hardly any traffic . I simply love the muted tones and colours of the misty scenery.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


We still recieved more snow overnight, thank goodness, not as much as Buffalo, NY received. So to day another snow picture I took yesterday afternoon in downtown. This time I was more interested in accentuating the rhythm of lines and patterns, while still maintaining the feel of the dark wintery day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


It has been a busy time for me, but here is a new posting of a very early Winter day on Main street. Actually the snow has come extremely early and I think we can be looking forward to a very long and cold Winter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Browsing the photography book section at the university library here in North Bay, I discovered a book by Richard Quinney, an American sociologist, writer, and photographer. I really enjoyed his very personal view on photography in general and of course on his own work. His ideas corresponded with my own views. I can recommend this book to anyone who is seriously interested in the meaning and process of photography 

Monday, November 10, 2014


It definitely was a surprise to see so much snow this early in the season. It turned out to be a very nice day. It was sunny most of the morning so I made a few pictures in our garden. The red of the early sun contrasted nicely with the blue shadows. This image  definitely more interesting in colour than the black and white rendition of the same picture.

Saturday, November 08, 2014


Today was another snowday. It did not snow much but just enough to create some interesting textures. I would have liked to see a little more snow to create a stronger contrast but I am happy with the final result of this landscape. The emphasize should be on the track of course so I made a dark print with almost no texture in the background. I was inspired by the landscapes of the Chech-French photographer Josef Koudelka, who published a great portfolio called Chaos with very graphic black and white panoramic images from mainly Eastern Europe.

Friday, November 07, 2014


A detail from the former St. Rita's church. I took this picture on one of our city walks. Again, it was a wet and dark day. Walking around the old church I looked for some graphic elements because I decided that image should be in black and white. I think by simplifying the picture to just lines and texture, this would be visually the strongest solution.

Thursday, November 06, 2014


Dave, you might enjoy this image as well as my earlier posting of the container. Initially I thought of a title like Dessert Heat but that would be too obvious so I left it untitled.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


yesterday we went on alittle trip to Sudbury. No I did not atke pictures but on the way back I could not resist taking this picture of the truck in front of us. It was a dark rainy day and I simply wanted to recreate that dark Fall day in this image. I think it worked well.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014


I could have named this "Abstract" or some other fancy title. But actually it is city landscape art. Actually I really enjoy finding this type of street art.

Sunday, November 02, 2014


Yes, winter has arrived early. As I mentioned before our first snowfall came on Halloween and here it is still staying on the ground, but it looks that it will be gone by the beginning of the week. I certainly hope so because I am not looking forward to a long Winter like we had last year.

Saturday, November 01, 2014


Yesterday afternoon I pickup some groceries at a local supermarket. Coming out of the store I saw this little fellow waiting for his or her owner. I thought about the wonderful dog photographs by the great American photojournalists Elliott Erwitt I am certain he would have loved this well dressed little dog.