Halfway Lake Provincial Park

I don't camp as much as I once did, but it was nice to head north for a few days of peace and quiet. The chosen destination: Halfway Lake Provincial Park located about an hour north of Sudbury Ontario. Shortly after arrival at the park, a few of the locals could be heard making noise.... Continue Reading →

Paradise Found – Again

If you've read this blog for a while you know one of my favourite birding destinations, my oasis, my personal paradise, is Tiny Marsh near Georgian Bay in Ontario. I visit the marsh year round and am always fascinated with how much it changes from one visit to the next. Somehow I seem to miss... Continue Reading →

Saturday outing to Sam Smith Park

What a great Easter holiday! Yesterday's outing was great and today's trip to Sam Smith just added to an already great weekend. At Sam Smith today the weather was great (unseasonably warm), and the birds were pleased about it. The birding season is not yet at a high point, but it didn't make the day... Continue Reading →

Spitting in the Wind

If you live in Ontario, you've likely figured out that when it comes to frigid winter temperatures, you basically have two choices: 1. Stay warm & lazy indoors or 2. Bundle up and get out there. Today, urged on by cabin fever, I chose to brave the cold and enjoy the great outdoors! The temperatures... Continue Reading →

My Oasis

It doesn't matter if life is going smoothly or throwing you a few curveballs, it's nice to have a place you can go to clear your head. One place I like to visit year round is Tiny Marsh near the shores of Georgian Bay. The last time I was at the marsh there was still... Continue Reading →

In the Bushes Flashing Birds

In the ideal photography world, your subject would always be posed on something interesting, unobstructed, sidelit by the morning sun, in front of a glorious background, and you'd be shooting with an f/1.8 aperture at all focal lengths. Generally speaking, I loathe on-camera flash. If you're looking for a deer-in-the-headlight look complete with red-eye and... Continue Reading →

The Old Man and the Tree

If Ernest Hemingway were writing this blog, things would be a lot different. Recalling today's excursion, he might have described the scent of the blossoms, the texture of the ground, and how he crawled on hands and knees, ever so slowly, not making a sound, to get closer to the subject of his curiosity. Then... Continue Reading →

Birds and Bokeh

In the world of photography, the use of bokeh is an excellent way to enhance the impact of your subject. Bokeh is a japanese-derived term meaning 'blur' or 'haze', and by having a sharp subject surrounded by bokeh, you minimize distracting elements and draw the viewer's eye to your subject. In order to achieve the... Continue Reading →

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