Some black and white shots from around Alexandria, Ontario, population 3,500. Continue reading Black and White: Around Town
St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Alexandria; built 1833
St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s West; built 1801 – one of the first Roman Catholic churches built in Upper Canada (Ontario) and the oldest remaining stone structure in the province erected as a church. During the War of 1812 it was used as a hospital.
St. Margaret’s of Scotland, Glen Nevis; church records start in 1882 Continue reading “Black and White: Rural Churches of Eastern Ontario”
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I took the train into Ottawa on Saturday – haven’t been on many trains over the years though I used to be a daily commuter on the train … a few years back. Here are some before and after (Sagelight) shots – A vintage look to Casselman station. I didn’t need to add any grunge look as the train window provided all I needed. This … Continue reading Before and Afters
Winter is about … Ailsa’s travel theme is: winter Continue reading Winter is …
More shots from that beautiful autumn afternoon in Ottawa. Continue reading Black and White: More Ottawa
“At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.” – Gary Zukav All photos taken in my backyard in rural Ontario. Ailsa’s travel theme is: Still Continue reading All Lies in Stillness
An active sky can add movement and colour and drama to a photograph … and sometimes skies ARE the photograph, as the landscape pales in comparison to the dance of light and cloud that is happening above. This one taken in Normandy added such beauty to our autoroute drive.
Driving the Cape Breton Trail in Nova Scotia we saw some beautiful turbulent skies, this one at 4 Mile Beach at Aspey Bay.
While my daughter and husband sat up front chattering I was busy in the back snapping shots through the window at 100 km/hr of some tremendous skies over Alberta. Continue reading “Liquid mountains of the sky”
I took a series of shots at the marsh just as the sun was going down – they had a big effect on my painting and inspired a number of attempts at capturing this scene in watercolour. I thought I’d try some of them out in black and white … The Cooper Marsh Conservation Area is on the shores of the St. Lawrence River … Continue reading Black and White: Cooper Marsh
Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on High Horse Irish wolfhounds In St Ives Jaded Johnny Jump-up Knocking Knees with unKnowns Lamp Light and Lines & Last Leaves Lingering Marazion from St Micheal’s Mount Nothing Near Nomansland Ostentatiously Ornate Onion Domes … Continue reading Quintessential image of Quiet, rural Quebec
A collection of my art photography – We are having a glorious autumn here of cool nights and warm days – these are from photos taken during the last two weeks. Continue reading An Ontario Autumn
Lingering Look at Windows Week 39 Continue reading Windows of Glengarry County
“He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick Policeman’s Point, Medicine Hat, Alberta There is a new challenge on the horizon. Ese’s Voice is sponsoring a Shoot and Quote each Sunday. Her choice, for this her first week is: Beginning Continue reading Visual Quotations 21: Beginning
Sonel has me reviewing my photos, looking for nice black and whites – they definitely don’t all convert well. I rarely take a black and white shot – can always convert a colour to black and white but it doesn’t work the other way around. Keep my options open. Specifically, this week, it is bridges for Sonel’s black and white challenge. Here’s my selection … Continue reading “Bridges in black and white”
Today is Canada Day, my country is 146 years young. I am thinking about how lucky I am to be a Canadian. It has been noted that Canada does not have a lot of history—while 1750 is old in terms of Canadian history, in Europe it is merely when the “new” bridge was built over the river. By comparison with many of the countries of the world, Canada is brand spanking new—if Canada were a car it could be said it still has some of that new car smell to it.
In terms of daily living, I don’t have to make the trek to the town well every day, as we Continue reading “O Canada”
I live on 30 acres in the country – this is what lies beyond the hedgerow in my back garden …
The corner store is 2 miles that way, or 5 the other way; the bank is 7 miles away. Thirty acres are roughly equivalent to 20% of a square mile … in Japan 167 people would live on 30 acres … in China it would be 73 people and in India 191 people would call the same 30 acres home. In Monaco, of all places, it would be 8,428. On my 30 acres it is just two people and a dog. No sidewalks and lamp posts, paved roads or corner mailboxes – this is my neighbourhood …. Continue reading “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood”
Bold colour is not a requirement for an eye-catching photo. Another case of less can be more, when subtleties of hue might promote enjoyment of other aspects of the photo – line and atmosphere, negative space, depth, perspective or overall composition.
Sometimes an almost total lack of hue, without reverting to black and white, is what makes the photo interesting … Continue reading “Colour less intensive”
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, “At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.” – Claude Pepper