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“Winter Window”

“Winter Window”

“It’s the unexpected beauty in the most commonplace that often surprises us”
– Ed Lehming

This has been the nature of winter in my region. The days warm and cool rapidly, causing condensation and wonderful frost patterns on windows.

The window here happens to be right next to my desk, so I see the patterns change on a regular basis. It’s especially nice in late afternoon, when the low sun shines between the pine trees behind my house. It’s been a nice bit of colour in the otherwise dull winter we have had lately.

iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/500 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20

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Thursday Doors – July 07, 2016

“Old Side Door” - St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Richmond Hil

“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.”
― Shannon L. Alder

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 favorite door photos from around the world

The image above is of yet another fine door at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The door is an oddity, as there is no step down (I was going to title it “Mind Your Step”), and it’s sealed off on the inside. I imagine it must have been a door to the Incumbent’s residence in days gone by. I will need to ask about that.

In any case, it’s a beautiful door and is nicely complimented by a set of wonderful windows and framed below by a lush garden at this historical church in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 78 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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“Dome” – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal

“Dome” - Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal

“It’s attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning”
– Francis Atterbury

From my hotel room in downtown Montreal, this view greeted me every day. The dome of  Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral) fascinated me. The lines and detail are beautiful and I could spend hours scanning over the dome finding small details in the larger view, including the differences in the ‘dormer’ window roofs from peaked to rounded (made you look!).

The 19th century cathedral dominates a large block  in downtown Montreal, in strong contrast to the shining glass towers and neon lights that surround it.

I felt the black and white treatment accented the details and subdues the bright blue sky, forcing the eye to the dome itself.

Nikon D300
Tamron 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 50mm
1/400 sec, f/10, ISO 200

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“Belleville Harbour at Dusk”

Belleville Harbour at Dusk

I made this photo a few years ago while travelling to Montreal with my wife and her cousins from California. We spent a day touring Prince Edward County and decide to stay the night in Belleville, Ontario. When looking for a good local restaurant, we were directed to “The Boathouse” restaurant, which sits on Belleville’s harbour. The food was amazing and our stay timed out just right to see the sunset.  As we sat by the window, enjoying our meal and overlooking the harbour, the setting sun lit up the sky in an amazing display of colours. I did not have my photo gear with me but was able to capture the moment through the window with my iPhone.

iPhone 4
1/120 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 100