Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Last night I was looking at some of my old prints and then I realized that i never posted a picture of this old North Bay landmark the Parkview Hotel. This place held a lot of memories for many People her in North Bay. It was a great place but like many other old buildings, it now is only a memory.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


The old farmhouse at the end of our street looks pretty neglected  yesterday's fog added to the forlorn look of the Winter landscape.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Have not been on any photo trip lately. I am working on some other projects but when I was looking for some pictures I needed I got interested in a file with images I made in NYC. So I liked this reflection but I made a few different interpretations of this picture. I made a few in colour, which worked fine but eventually I prefered this toned monochrome image.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Here is the barn where I photographed the cat sitting behind the glass enjoying the sun. It is quite interesting going back through my files and then using the raw files to create new interpretations of an image. It reminds me what Ansel Adams said. The negative is the score and the print is the interpretation. The RAW files are simply the substitute for the negative.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Again working with some old images because I simply don't feel wandering around in this weather to take Winter images. This picture I made some years ago at the end of the Winter near Waterloo, Ontario. This area has some very beautiful old farms. Outside a barn I noticed some cats enjoying the sunshine. One of them decided to stay in the barn. The barn was old and tomorrow I will post a black and white image of the old farm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Yesterday the thermometer read -32º C. Let's say it was rather chilly while the day before we received about 30cm of snow. It kept us busy removing snow. So her is a picture of a brightly coloured amaryllis on our windowsill which added some nice colour to a Wintery landscape.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


My apologies for my very irregular postings. This week has been very busy and also it has been very cold too cold to go on my regular little photo excursions. Anyway, my neighbour cut one of our dead trees, which he then burned in the back garden. It was nice to feel the heat in the snow covered, cold landscape.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015


Again I am late with posting pictures. Well my excuse is first the busy holidays and now a cold spell, which is not exactly a pleasant time to wander around looking for images. So I sorted through my files and found this image of the first snow fall in the early Winter of 2013. I should have posted this before because it is  quite a strong image of a very simple composition.

Saturday, January 03, 2015


Walking down the hallway I noticed the reflections of the sunlit hall and room. I am always intrigued by the visual abstractions of reflections. Most of the time we don't notice the strong unusual  pictorial "stopping power" of these simple fragments and details, which JWM Turner calls "pictures of bits".

Thursday, January 01, 2015


Its New Year's day so I like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year.