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Buttermilk Creek

Because it has such a short watershed Buttermilk Creek tends to run dry for most of the year. With the rain over the past couple of days I decided to gamble and venture out to see what it can really look like. To my good fortune Mother Nature provided me an amazing array of deep rich colours to enjoy. From the green of the moss to the orange, yellow and red of the leaves. Accompanied by the sound of roaring […]

What a great place to start the camping season!
YouTube vlog episode #3

A couple days of glamping in early May at Pinery Provincial Park is just what the doctor ordered 😉

Two – Two – Two waterfalls in one great location.
YouTube vlog episode #2

After a brief absence I’m off for a brief trip to two of Hamilton’s many waterfalls.

Time to give vlogging a little go!
YouTube vlog episode #1

Trying out vlogging for the first time ever while visiting King’s Forest & Buttermilk Falls, Hamilton, Canada

Why I shoot RAW

Recently I got into a discussion with someone online about why one should choose to capture images in RAW rather than JPEG. The comment to me was basically “the JPEG looks great right out of the camera but the RAW image looks flat and boring. Why should I bother with it?” The reason is RAW files contain all of the visible light information that is presented in the scene and lets you decide how to develop it. A JPEG file on […]

Milky Way over Erie PA

It’s amazing how strong the ambient light was in the clouds. I was standing on the shore at Long Point Provincial Park in Port Rowan, Canada facing South over Lake Erie. Those lights you see are from the city of Erie Pennsylvania, USA. 55 kilometers (34 miles) away.

Firewater

Celebrating the final “late night out” of summer vacation. Van Wagners Beach, Hamilton, Canada.

Scenic Falls, Hamilton, Ontario

This image of Scenic Falls Hamilton Ontario is one of the more challenging images that I have created in quite a while. The sun was quite harsh on the top half of the hill and I was down in some pretty dark shadows.This drastic dynamic range made it a perfect candidate for HDR. I set out by capturing a 5 image/5 f-stop  sequence. With the lack of colour at this time of year I made sure to use a circular […]

The Fog

I recently joined a community on Google+ where people post about my hometown Hamilton Ontario. After viewing a number of wonderful images I was inspired to share this interesting shot that I captured last fall. I was sitting on my deck getting ready to enjoy a beverage and perusing Twitter when a number of local tweets began referencing an eerie fog that was engulfing the lower city. Not one to need much prompting I quickly changed plans, grabbed my camera, hopped in […]

Playing in the winter sun

It’s been quite a while since I have had a chance to go out and shoot, just for fun. Recently, Kathy and I decided to take our puppies out for a walk and just let them be dogs. Go, run around in the field and have a good time just playing. I hoped to get a few shots of them on a generic natural background but it took a little planning to achieve success. By incorporating the use of a circular […]