Canvas prints

29 03 2015

I live by the water. I love the water. And best of all, I love to photograph it.

Now available on canvas.





Available on canvas

14 03 2015

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“Sunrise Life”
“28 x 28” on Canvas

Blue Wave

“Blue Wave”
18″ x 40″ on Canvas





Icy Niagara Falls worth the trip

14 03 2015

Ice formations at Niagara Falls are at its best this year.  It’s worth a trip to the Falls.  The American falls offer a better view of the ice formations. Canadian falls are often too misty to view. More photos can be viewed on Flickr feed at right.

Niagara Falls

Mist, iceberg and falls on the Canadian side.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, U.S. side





Too cold for outdoor photography?

16 02 2015

The Photographer's PlaybookCanadian winters can be harsh and this February has seen record lows like -40c.  Too  cold for venturing outdoors with the camera.

Meet “The Photographer’s Playbook“.

Photography assignment The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft–alone or in a group–or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs–John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker and many more.

Available at a bookstore near you or on Amazon.ca

 





Everything old is new again

17 01 2015

When winter’s skies are grey and dull with no snow on the ground, revisiting and reworking older photos after long periods sometimes spark new ideas.

L to R: The Gardener’s Hat, Newcastle Waters, Tulips. Bottom row: Wilting, Apples and Pears and Orono Woods Sunrise. Click image for larger view.

 





A look back at the winter that was – 2014

28 12 2014

Port of Newcastle - entrance to the Marina2014 is almost over.  Gone with it are the freezing temperatures and snow storms. Not to mention the remnants of the ice storm from Christmas 2013. While the mercury dipped to unwelcome lows, the ice on Lake Ontario beaches made for some great photography.  At right, the icy entrance to the Port of Newcastle Marina.

Port of Newcastle - Entrance to the marina A lone walker braves the icy winds for walk to the edge of the path. And yes, the photographer was freezing too.

Cold temps, gloomy skies and sunlight made for some dramatic skies last winter.  The cottage on the beach at Newcastle surrounded by ice and snow.

Ice volcanoes formed along the beach, spewing chunks of ice with each wave. Photos taken at the Port of Newcastle and Bondhead Beach.

Beach at BondheadNewcastle beachPort of Newcastle

 

 





A year of being published

14 12 2014

Twice this year, I’ve been approached by magazines who wanted to use one of my photos.  It’s been fun!

Travel Ontario contacted me through flickr mail and asked to use a photo of a sandcastle taken at Victoria Beach in Cobourg, Ontario. Always add keywords to your photos. You never know who is looking.

The Best of Ontario 2015 Victoria Park Beach, Cobourg Ontario

The second photo is the cover for the 2015 Winter-Spring Your Town Newcastle magazine and will feature a photo taken at the Port of Newcastle last winter. A reminder of the ice, snow and cold last year. Look for Your Town magazines at local businesses. I’ll post that cover after January 7th when the magazine is available.