Artistic endeavours

As luck would have it ... This Thanksgiving Monday it was cool and showery looking out of the window, as one does, I was struck by the combination of birch tree trunks and golden birch leaves forming a backdrop to a berry-rich rowan tree that has begun to lose it's leaves and thereby [...]

2019-10-14T18:03:07-04:00Sunday, October 20, 2019|

Vintage Pictures

Pictures From a Different Age For reasons I won't bore you with I have been evaluating a couple of software packages for "digitally developing" RAW format photos from my cameras.  One of the test pictures I have been working with was taken in May of this year in England when, with friends, we [...]

2019-09-08T12:05:49-04:00Sunday, September 8, 2019|

Rather Old Camera

How good are old cameras? Rootling in the basement last night I happened upon an old digital camera - the first I had owned and purchased back in 2011/2012. It was, still is for that matter, a Nikon Coolpix 995 and was my faithful digiscoping companion for  a few years before I moved [...]

2019-09-02T17:45:48-04:00Sunday, September 8, 2019|

Two Weeks in England

Just a dozen photographs from our early May visit to England - here to share a dozen or so photographs that friends on Facebook have voted the best of the bunch.  We like them also. At the Pightle Hogwarts looming over the British National Library Pre-storm light [...]

2019-06-09T12:53:26-04:00Sunday, June 9, 2019|

Garden Portraits

Garden Portraits - a new venture I like gardening and I enjoy taking pictures of gardens. Recently I composed a couple of “Garden Portraits” of friends’ gardens and it occurred to me (and to the owners of the gardens) that others might like to have their own gardens celebrated in similar fashion. Maybe [...]

2019-03-21T13:15:16-04:00Sunday, March 17, 2019|

Wild Woodpecker Workshop

Out birding on Thursday morning we happened upon this old tree which has clearly seen better days, has gained a lot of boring insects larvae and is now the chosen restaurant for the woodpeckers. There are five or six woodpecker species in this part of the world, the largest being the bit-bigger-than-a-Crow Pileated Woodpecker that [...]

2019-03-15T16:11:28-04:00Sunday, March 17, 2019|

This Week’s Photograph (10 March 2019)

I feel you are all tired of pictures of snow, however beautiful, at this end of the winter so this week I am again sharing a photograph from my personal archives. One that I like a lot but which I know some struggle with. This photograph was taken about five years ago as the [...]

2019-03-07T15:44:55-05:00Sunday, March 10, 2019|

Picture of the Week – 3 March 2019

Frankly, this week has not been replete with photo opportunities so I looking forward slightly and sharing this picture of sour cherry buds swelling up at about this date a couple of years ago. It's been a rather unpleasant winter - not so much the cold which is normal fore Montreal, but the variation [...]

2019-03-02T18:23:22-05:00Sunday, March 3, 2019|

A Pictorial Week (to 24 February 2019)

Walter the Wren I was told a few days ago that "Walter" is very meme-able. Maybe, but he is smart and always good to see each day. Metadata Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND [...]

2019-02-24T08:05:33-05:00Sunday, February 24, 2019|

The Pictorial Week (to 17 February 2019)

A pretty much completely pictorial diary of the week's highlights this time ... and what a week, with the winter's biggest snowstorm in the middle and ending with some very cooperative indeed birds coming to boost our contribution to the Great Backyard Bird Count. We have shared a couple of [...]

2019-02-17T11:16:37-05:00Sunday, February 17, 2019|