A good way to push our photographic skills and our camera gear is to give ourselves the occasional challenge. A little while ago I gave myself an ISO-200 forest challenge. The goal was to hike through the forest at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre on a dead calm day, and to keep my ISO at, or under, ISO-200.
On occasion I like to create some photographic challenges for myself. Today I decided that I would venture out to a familiar area and allow myself only one photograph for each stop that I made. The challenge included being limited to one camera and one lens. I also set a time limit of one hour during which to capture all of my images. So… I grabbed a camera and headed out for my Niagara Parkway challenge.
Late last week I had the opportunity to visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Many people who visit the greater Toronto area have no idea that this facility even exists. With almost 50 vintage aircraft on display, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will be of interest to aircraft enthusiasts.
The Niagara Gorge runs for about 11 kilometres (~6.8 miles) along the Canada/United States border. On the Canadian side, there are a few trails along the gorge that allow hikers to get reasonably close to the Niagara River. One of those trails leads to the Niagara Whirlpool. This article shares a few photographs captured during a recent hike on this trail. Continue reading Niagara Gorge Forest Walk
Happening to be in the right place… at the right time… with the right gear… can yield benefits. During a recent trip to the Niagara Gorge area I hiked down to the shoreline adjacent to the Niagara Whirlpool. I happened to be there when a jet boat circled the area. Later that morning I had the opportunity to photograph two more jet boats from a different vantage point along the Niagara River. Continue reading Jet Boats on the Niagara River
If you’re like me, from time to time you let your spirit of adventure take hold, grab a camera, and drive about letting your inspiration find you. This short article shares some images captured while I was wandering in Wellington County. Continue reading Wandering in Wellington County
During our travels, my wife and I often meet folks from other parts of the world. One of the things that we always find interesting is the number of people we meet that list seeing Niagara Falls as one of their travel objectives. For us, this part of Southern Ontario is only a 40 minute drive away. This short article features a selection of photographs that depict some of the evening colours at Niagara Falls. Continue reading Evening Colours at Niagara Falls
Yesterday my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and headed off to take a stroll in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Continue reading A stroll in Niagara-on-the-Lake
I spent a pleasant couple of hours today exploring the LaSalle Park Marina area, and walking along the shoreline pathway. Continue reading La Salle Park Walk
Street photography in Elora Ontario can be a bit different than in many other towns as the Grand River runs through the community providing some interesting scenes. Continue reading Elora Street Photography