Monday, January 31, 2011

The Cemetary-Pinhole Photo #1

This week I will be posting images taken with a pin hole adapter on my Canaon 7D. What is pin hole photography you may ask? Basically it is the most basic form of photography.
It is a "pin-hole" that lets light into the camera. No fancy lens. In the predigital days a pin hole camera could be easily built with any light proof container to expose either film or light sensitive photographic paper. I used to use toilet paper tubes as I liked the effect of the curve of the tube.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Country Fence

The country fence or is it? Actually it is just around the block from my office. The texture is courtesy of

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Frost Worms

A not so rare species that happily shows up when it is bloody cold outside.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The blur

Around and around they go... only to be a blur in their passing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Race

Ventured out to The Maurice Richard Arena to take in the Canadian Open Short Track Championships. Once again managed to wrangle a media pass. If you ask nicely you will succeed (sometimes). The media pass allowed us (my brother) to be rink side. But once again no lobster buffet for the media.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Frosty Map

It was bit cool on Sunday... okay it was bloody freezing. But with this lovely weather came nature's creations. When I saw this it immediately reminded me of a map. Perhaps it is because of my cartographic background.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Spoils of Victory

With any competition there are winners and there are losers... and with winning comes the "spoils of victory"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Came across this forgotten friend. The roads it had traveled, sites it had seen... now to lie alone on the frigid side of the road... perhaps waiting for the warmth of spring which will bring new roads to explore.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Aerial Freestyle Sking

Ventured out to Mont Gabriel to take in the aerial event of the Canada Post Freestyle Grandprix. Thanks to my brother we had some media passes.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Urban Flow

While walking in the antique store section of Notre Dame Street (near the Atwater Market) you pass many things which you would not give a second look or thought... that is unless you are a photographer. Then the whole world is your canvas.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


To some this would be viewed as a weed, but to me it is a study of texture in nature.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Serpent Fence

While walking I came across these two serpents guarding their lair.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunny Side Up

Sunday morning is a time for two cups of coffee with a leisurely breakfast with the newspaper.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Park Bench

A park bench in winter evokes a feeling of loneliness.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow Holders

Yesterday I decided to take a short walk over the lunch break and came back with this image. Once again a simple assortment of objects we all pass by everyday.

Here is an adjusted version of the image above. Notice the greater amount of detail in the snow. This is thanks to Ness of my camera club. She pointed this fault in the original. This is one of the many benefits of belonging to a camera club (specifically the Lakeshore Camera Club). To all you fellow photographers out there who keep hearing from friends and family how great your photos are, in order to really improve you need to get feedback from fellow photographers who are photographically honest will not spare your ego or feelings. Yes you will put yourself out there for all to see and comment, but if you want to improve that is the only way. Don't despair or give up just grab your camera (no matter what type) and keep on taking images that appeal to you.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ice Coral

Look up... Look down... Look Way Down... Do you see what I see?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snow Puppy

In continuing with my on-going theme of observing everyday objects as objects of beauty, I present a friendly looking fellow I noticed lurking on the branches of a tree in my front yard.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Years

Well after way to much eating over the holidays I am slowly getting back into the routine... starting with the daily posting of The Photo of the Day. I hope everyone had a good holiday and got to enjoy themselves with family and friends.