Nature Revealed

06 Nov
November 6, 2017

As the leaves fall to the forest floor, the branches and trunks are revealed. This wooded area at the Mill of Kintail is ready for fall photography, not in bright autumn colours but in black & white and on a cold, rainy day.
Photographed using a Canon 5D Mark II camera with either the TS-E 45mm or TS-E 90mm lens.

Tilting & Shifting

02 Jun
June 2, 2016

I enjoy making images with strong horizontal and vertical elements – a return to my days of using 4×5 and 5×7 view cameras. In this recent photograph taken in Carleton Place, I used a tilt-shift lens to create a panoramic image.  I made three images by shifting the lens 10mm to both the right and left while using 2° of tilt to ensure sharpness in the foreground. When using a tilt-shift lens, I always attach the camera to a tripod.

Photographed using a Canon 5D Mark II camera and the TS-E 45mm lens.

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Almonte Generating Station 1925 & 2000

29 Apr
April 29, 2016

Designed and built in 1925 for the Almonte Electric and Light Commission and refurbished in 2000, this building has touches of Art Deco styling and other interesting architectural elements including strong vertical and horizontal elements.Almonte-ElectricPhotographed using a Canon 5D Mark II camera and the TS-E 24mm and TS-E 45mm lenses.

Lanark County Maple Syrup from Fortune Farms

31 Mar
March 31, 2016

Finally this winter is drawing to a close and we can celebrate by enjoying the maple syrup season now underway here in Lanark County. Maple syrup has been produced from the sugar bush at Fortune Farms for over 100 years – it has been owned and operated by the Fortune Family since 1972.  Fortune Farms maple syrup is great on pancakes and also in a delicious salad dressing when mixed with their Pure Maple Vinegar. This salad includes crisp lettuce, candied pecans, strawberries, slices of Granny Smith apples and crumbled blue-cheese. Enjoyed these photo props with some crusty bread and a glass of wine!