An afternoon raking leaves turned into a photo shoot with my nephew Leith. He loved the idea of jumping in the leaves after they were piled high. The warm weather and brilliant sun made the day.
While staying at my cottage through September, I decided to head out and photograph a portion of this year’s Corduroy Enduro event, which is held each year in the Gooderham area (North of Peterborough, ON), and not too far from where I was staying. These photos represent a good portion of the action at the event.
I decided to help out a friend in need by taking photos of her landscaping projects this summer. We toured a few of the locations to get some nice images of what had been created, with the idea of adding the images to her online portfolio.
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Another year passes, and I find myself again up in Parry Sound photographing the World Enduro races. This was the second year in a row there, and hopefully one of many more to come in the future. I spent three days combing the hills around the timed events trying to find niches for good photographs, and trying to capture the essence of what a WEC race is all about. Did I succeed?
I was recently down in Martha’s Vineyard for a friend’s wedding, so I took advantage of the beautiful local scenery for my own portfolio. I was only there for a few days, but I managed to see most of the island and snap a few memorable images of the trip.
While on a working vacation up North this fall, I was able to spend some time exploring the scenery through the camera lens. A couple of these images are multi-exposures combined to create an HDR image, which helps to compress the contrast range in natural lighting.
After a long day at a softball tournament with my summer league, the team was invited back to a friend’s apartment down on the lakeshore for some food and drinks. It was a drizzly evening, but I managed to take a few beautiful shots of the CN Tower in the mist.
Spending a weekend in Parry Sound photographing dirt bikes caught my attention. I planned for this 6 months in advance, but I still wasn’t sure what I was going to see when I got there. This was the first ever WEC event in North America, and I was called upon to document the event for posterity and for next year’s media build-up.
I struck out with the intention of exploring the living world of plants around me. These photos are gathered over a period of time, but I wanted to present them as one collection here. Continue reading “Around the Neighbourhood – Plants”