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“Late Afternoon Light on Paudash Lake”

“Late Afternoon Light on Paudash Lake”

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams

A day to pull back the camera from the very close and focus on some mid-range landscape work. The image above was made while having dinner with my wife after a day of transporting new photos to a gallery I am showing at, in the town of Bancroft Ontario. I also dropped some work off in a gallery of a friend of mine in Maynooth, just a bit north of Bancroft.

Bancroft and the surrounding area has been my summer haunt for a few years now. I have fallen in love with the raw beauty of this region and have begun to form friendships in it’s thriving artist community.

As autumn begins, a slight hint of colour is starting to show, but there is something magical about the light in the Hastings Highlands and its numerous lakes.

This day started off with a mix of rain and mists, which gradually cleared, making way for beautiful, soft sunlight and a mix of stray clouds, and the odd thunderstorm, depending on where you were.

I could not resist this view, which we enjoyed while dining and preparing for the last leg of the drive home. We truly live in a beautiful place, which I am pleased to capture through photos and share with others.

iPhone 5s back camera @ 4.2mm
1/1500 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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“Claremont Skies”

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock

After perhaps the hottest day of the summer, and the date of my oldest daughter’s engagement party, the air shifted. Forecasts had predicted severe thunderstorms and torrential downpours, which made the outdoor event pretty much a moment by moment, hope for the best on the weather front event.

Well, the next morning the air quickly changed for hot and muggy to cool and fresh. The expected thunderstorms had passed just south of us and the skies were filled with the most wonderful clouds. So wonderful, I had to make a photo to keep that memory.

As I look back on that day I could not help but notice that the sky, as a subject of its own, is often over looked. Perhaps, as we mature, we spend less time looking up and appreciating just how beautiful a cloud filled sky can be. I experienced this same feeling a few years ago as I lay on my back next to a river in northern Ontario. I just lay there, looking straight up and noticing the multitude of dragonflies darting about, at significant height. It dawned on me that it had been too long since I did nothing but just drink it in. We smile in memory of the days where we sat in a park and named the shapes we saw in the clouds, but it’s ben far too long for many of us is this constantly busy world.

Just as I spend more time appreciating the fine details of the scenes I choose to photograph, it’s time for me to enjoy the larger things, like the sky, as well.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
1/4600 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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Thursday Doors – July 21, 2016

McGill University - Faculty Club Doors

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

I’m finding lately that it’s not just the doors, but the reflections in the windows that are quite interesting.

These doors are the entrance to the Faculty Club of Montreal’s McGill University. I had to resort to my iPhone for this image and waited for a while for traffic through the doors to die down. I was not happy with the angle presented to me but there were not a lot of options available to me. The door sits atop a small landing about two meters above street level. Fortunately, I’m tall but I would have prefered a wider shot that allowed me to frame the door completely.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @4.2mm
1/320 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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“Toronto Skyline”

Toronto Skyline from RBC Tower

“When you feel life at crossroads, you need higher perspective view.”
― Toba Beta

This image is a throwback to last summer. I was at a business meeting on a high floor of one of Toronto’s office towers and kept being captivated by the view, spread out before me like a buffet. I just kept being drawn to the lines of the buildings and the gorgeous sky.

At lunch, I took the opportunity to make a few photos of this beautiful scene with my phone camera. It’s a great view, you can see Union Station to the right hand side with the Royal York hotel just across the street. it’s times like this that I am grateful for my iPhone camera.

It always struck me as odd, as I sat in Toronto’s boardrooms just how disinterested people seem to be in this beautiful city and wonder, “Did they just get numb to it, or is there an expectation that business must go on, undistracted?” I, for one, love the views and am perfectly happy for a bit of distraction. I’ve witnessed glorious sunsets, billowing storm clouds, and thick layers of fog, rolling in like waves, during my times downtown. All through quick glimpses through boardroom windows as business goes on.

If I had a window office on, say, the 45th floor, I’d definitely be taking a few minutes every day to charge my batteries with a bit of scenery, otherwise, why even bother with windows.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @29mm
1/1250 sec,  f/2.2,  ISO 32

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Thursday Doors – July 14, 2016

“A Brush with the North Door” - Maynooth, Ontario

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
― Roman Payne

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

The colourful door above belongs to an art gallery of artist friend Linda Lang. The gallery just recently opened in Maynooth, Ontario and is called Linda Lang’s Brush with the North.

Linda has a spectacular gift for painting images of the Arctic, capturing it’s raw beauty in her magnificent paintings. The Arctic has become a place which is extremely special to her. She has made several trips there and is documenting the significant changes happening there due to climate change through her art.

Linda recently began renovations to this century old, former stage coach stop, transforming it into an art gallery, classroom, workshop, and studio. If you happen to be in the Maynooth area, please drop in and view her art as well as those of other local artists.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @4.2mm
1/320 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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Thursday Doors – Green Doors & Pumpkin Steps

“Green Doors & Pumpkin Steps” - Rue de la Guachetiere, Montr

“If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

I could not turn down the opportunity to photograph this bright display on a downtown Montreal street for this week’s Thursday Doors submission.
Mind your step 🙂

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
1/120sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 64

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Landscapes

“Marble Lake Reflections” - Bancroft, Ontario

A quick post to the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Landscape

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
1/1900 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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“A Walk Among the Cedars” – Seaton Trail

Walk Among the Cedars - Secord Forest

“Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.”
― Mike Norton

Solitude, sweet solitude, the place where I flourish, dream, recharge. I crave the quiet places, the forest trails, the meadows, and riverbanks. Each experience is such a part of me, and I a part of them. As I walk, stand, or sit, the majesty of nature, even the simple things, fill my eyes and mind with wonder. I am in creation, not merely a visitor, but a part of it. It fills me with joy and peace. Time ceases and I merely ‘am’.

For all the time I have spent walking the trails and photographing my surroundings, this one image fully expresses how it “feels” to me. I get emotional looking at it, since it puts me in that place I love so much. Not this particular location, so much, but how I feel when I’m in nature, overall.

The image has all the elements I experience on a regular basis when hiking near my home, the leaf covered path, the flowing forms of branches and leaves, sun shining brightly above and through openings in the canopy, and the dark spaces as well.

This photo was made a few short weeks ago along the Seaton Train, near Whitevale. The ice had just come of the trails and it was a beautiful, mild, late winter day.

iPhone 5s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
1/40 sec;   f/2.2;   ISO 32

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“The Lyric Theatre” – New York

“The Lyric Theatre” - New York

“A world which sees art and engineering as divided is not seeing the world as a whole.”
–  Sir Edmund Happold

The varied and beautiful architecture in New York City took me completely by surprise. It must have been quite the place back in the late 19th century. I love fine details and could spend hours sitting in front of a building like this and drinking in all the fantastic stonework. It’s also nice to see how well these buildings have been preserved. New York, at least parts of it, seems to have largely escaped the wave of ‘urban renewal’ that swept through many major cities back in the 70’s, where beautiful old edifices were sacrificed for parking lots or concrete monoliths.

I decided to process this in black and white because it brings out the detail and texture better for me and masks the distractions of the colourful billboards advertising the current show.

iPhone 5s
Back Camera  @ 4.2mm
1/30 sec, f/2.2, ISO 80

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“View from the Bottom”

View from the Bottom (sm)

You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. – Pablo Picasso

Light offers surprises and daily I see where many artists get their images from; daily scenes that reveal themselves when viewed for an unique perspective. In this case, the bottom of a beer glass, viewing a television screen on my wall. The blue light of the television floats against the sand coloured walls, distorted by the ripples in the base of the glass and traces of foam. The ‘art’ in this image does not reveal itself till you isolate the image and remove the reference to a glass.

iPhone 5s back camera @29mm
1/130 sec, f/2.2, ISO 200

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