Railway morning

Most days I'm a commuter, getting the early train at 6:38 to travel into Toronto. This week, however, I have a few days off and I thought I'd see the train from the other side. Now, a lot of people, especially the Brits, have an enduring love affair with the old steam trains. The heritage… Continue reading Railway morning

Rodeo reworked – they say you should never go back

As I was preparing to go to a local rodeo later today, I took some time this morning to look back at pictures I shot at previous events. It's always good to go back with a fresh eye and I know of some people who won't even edit their shots for the first time until… Continue reading Rodeo reworked – they say you should never go back

Photography Project 26 – M is for …

Meteors (or the lack of them) On Friday night / Saturday morning it was expected that here in Canada we were going to be in prime position to see a spectacular meteor shower - the Camelopardalis shower. Now, a couple of weeks ago I was reading an article in a magazine about what settings to… Continue reading Photography Project 26 – M is for …

Photography Project 26 – L is for…

Light Someone recently asked me which was more important to producing a good photograph, light or a quality lens. The answer is simple, but not always obvious. With a poor lens and a good light a photographer can produce a worthwhile picture. With bad light and the best lens / camera combination, it is much… Continue reading Photography Project 26 – L is for…

Winter / Spring 2013

After 2012's almost non-existent winter it was a shock to the system to be reminded what Canadian winters can actually be like. Long and cold, plenty of snow and this year, unfortunately, not too much sunshine. I can happily cope with winter when we get those beautiful cold but sunny days, a brilliant blue sky… Continue reading Winter / Spring 2013

Photography Project 26 – J is for…

Joy I spent some time wondering what to use to illustrate J but couldn't think of anything that really fitted what this blog is about. Oh yes, there was Jay, as in Blue Jay, a ubiquitous bird in cottage country to the north of us. I've many shots of jays sitting on the hard drive,… Continue reading Photography Project 26 – J is for…