Prague Light.

Nine years ago we were birding and botanising in Austria and the Czech Republic with a pause for history and culture in Prague. I was especially struck by the interplay of light on the stone columns in this medieval cathedral.

2022-06-02T21:50:34-04:00Thursday, June 2, 2022|Art, europe, light|

Creatures of the Night

New ventures in neighbour-watching ... four footed, furry neighbours. A member of an on-line naturalist group from Ontario recently posted some splendid trail-cam images of deer and other wildlife at a vernal pool. Inspiration was sparked. A few years ago, ten perhaps, we had purchased a trail-cam to watch birds visiting our garden [...]

2022-05-22T09:18:25-04:00Sunday, May 22, 2022|1000 Species, animals, Baie-D'Urfe, Garden, Trailcam|

Nostalgia – Origins

This will be the third year we have not travelled abroad and next year it will be four when (we hope) a safe visit to chums and relatives in England might just be possible ... sorting out old photographs I happened on a few nostalgic images from (relatively) recent visits. [...]

2022-02-02T19:05:32-05:00Wednesday, February 2, 2022|England, europe|

Black & White Admiral

Realizing that I had a good photograph of a White Admiral butterfly, an insect that is more black than white, I wondered what it would look like in monochrome. This is the result - quite pleasing, especially as it was sitting on a white flower at the time. This was taken almost a [...]

2021-08-09T22:33:59-04:00Monday, August 9, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, Insects|

Calm River

Early in the week we decided to take the now three month old EV for a longer run to see how the batteries behaved under greater stress than going to the supermarket involves. We crossed into Ontario and spent a happy half day walking the trails in the Cooper March nature reserve. We [...]

2021-08-08T07:51:23-04:00Wednesday, August 4, 2021|Birding, birds, conservation, Landscape|

Focusing on Sheep

Getting right to the point ... the focal point I like to do macrophotography - getting really close in on small features such as flowers and insects. But it has always had a significant limitation - depth of field. Not all of your subject is guaranteed to be in focus. I use a [...]

2021-02-09T17:48:59-05:00Tuesday, February 9, 2021|computing, photography|

Photographs – Your Thoughts Please

I wonder if I might solicit your comments please on some pairs of photographs ... well, actually on the software that edited them. This week, after a sadly lengthy wait while the slow boat arrived from China, I finally took delivery of a spiffy new computer (Apple MacBook with the new super-powerful M1 chip [...]

2021-01-30T15:05:40-05:00Friday, January 29, 2021|Art, photography|

Weekly Photographs

A while ago I started experimenting with a website (blipfoto.com) that encourages people to post a single daily photo as a sort of visual journal. I found that I could manage the discipline of doing this ... but I think it's better to share the daily pictures somewhere that I can fully control [...]

2020-06-11T12:10:10-04:00Sunday, June 14, 2020|photography|

New Photograph Albums

As you know, this Journal has a parallel website devoted to just photographs and nothing else. You can visit it at https://www.greenbirding.ca/ That site, as well as showcasing individual photographs one at a time, has been augmented over the Christmas period with the addition of a collection of carefully chosen photographs in [...]

2020-01-03T17:52:43-05:00Sunday, January 5, 2020|photography|
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