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 →

Save our Boreal Birds

Spring is well underway! Trees are sprouting leaves and blooms, and with this transition come new species of birds as they either return to Southern Ontario to breed, or continue further north to their boreal forest breeding grounds. Compared to just a week ago, there's an obvious increase of species in town. Today during another... Continue Reading →

Snakes on a plain

I'll be honest, photo-wise, not all trips are worthwhile. Changing weather, poor light, or just bad choice of locations can leave me with nothing more than some fresh air & exercise, and outings like this are more frequent than you'd guess. Luckily, every so often a day turns out far more rewarding than I expect... Continue Reading →

Wood Ducks in High Park

I've been near Wood Ducks on many occasions, but haven't often managed to get very close. In wilder areas like a northern marsh they don't usually like the attention of people, but today was a little different. Tuning into a birding forum on the web, I was excited to learn that a pair of Wood... Continue Reading →

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