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
Yesterday evening I happened to look out from the window of my home office. The sky was almost aflame in a spectacular sunset. I quickly grabbed a camera, jumped in the car and headed off to the harbour, hoping to catch it in all of its glory. Arriving about 4 minutes later I discovered that I was too late. Although disappointed, experience has taught me to always look to the north and east as some alternative sunset images are sometimes possible. Continue reading Alternative sunset images
Sometimes when we are visiting gardens we focus on the flowers and buds. This can cause us to miss other kinds of beauty that may be resident in the garden. During some recent garden photography I had the opportunity to focus on garden patterns. Continue reading Garden Patterns
I’m in the process of creating a video of a residential garden. Part of the content in that project will be a number of still images as well as various video clips. As I was working on some images in post I couldn’t help but be captivated by the beauty of details that nature creates. Continue reading Beauty of details
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
Reptiles can make fascinating photography subjects. Their prehistoric appearance and highly detailed skin can be quite amazing. When on holidays in warmer locations I do enjoy capturing images of wild reptiles. Of course one needs to be careful in such environments as many species are venomous.
For most of us, visiting a zoo can provide photographic opportunities that would otherwise be impossible. During a recent visit to the Metro Toronto Zoo I used one of my Nikon 1 J5’s to capture some reptile images. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Reptile Images
My wife and I go to the Metro Toronto Zoo once a year and our favourite exhibit is the orangutans. Even though I know capturing any usable images will be a challenge I always take my camera gear.
Once we arrive at the orangutan exhibit, the glass on the enclosure is always dirtier than I remember it from the previous year. The glares always more plentiful. And, the opportunities to get a decent view always fewer than my memory told me they were.
This year I mounted my 1 Nikon CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 on one of my Nikon 1 J5’s, hoping that the extra resolution and improved sensor performance would help yield some decent images. What follows are a few orangutan portraits. Continue reading Orangutan Portraits
As photographers we often talk about light.,,the magic hour…mood. Some folks get up before dawn specifically to capture special moments created by light. Sometimes we are out and about with our cameras during mid-day and we forget that we can also have a lot of fun in bright sun. Continue reading Fun in bright sun
Visiting the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is always an enjoyable experience. There is a wonderful assortment of butterflies free-flying in the facility, as well as interesting flowers. I decided to spend a couple of hours capturing butterfly images with a Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 VR zoom lens, and some MOVO extension tubes thrown in for good measure. Continue reading Butterfly images with Nikon 1 J5
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