BRLA Summer Sounds 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, I attended this year’s version of Summer Sounds, put on by the Big Rideau Lake Association.  This is an annual event held on Cow Island on Big Rideau Lake. You get there by swimming or boat of some sort.  People came on canoes, kayaks, runabouts, pontoons and others.  I didn’t see…

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Where in the World Has My Lens Been?

I have been asked many times about where I have travelled to in pursuit of my photographic prowess. I had not given this much thought, until I recently came upon Kate McCulley’s website.

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“Take Pictures to Make Memories”

This video featured renowned Fujifilm X-Photographer Kevin Mullins, a documentary, wedding and street photographer based in the UK.

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Local Grapes at the Schuermann Vineyard & Winery

I always enjoy visiting local establishments, especially when they involve fruit like grapes! “Where the Canadian Shield and limestone meet is where our cherished vines thrive” is the greeting on their website. I’m talking about the Schuermann Vineyard & Winery in Westport, Ontario.  Last weekend I visited this locale and as one drives down the…

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Photowalk – Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

During a recent trip to Vancouver, I met with  Elizabeth Gray.  Elizabeth is a Vancouver-based photographer with two passions . . . teaching and photography. As Canadian photographers, we like to compare notes and techniques, so we spent a couple hours shooting in the mild drizzle and mist; after all, this is Vancouver! Here are…

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ITWPA

Something exciting happened recently! My passion photography genres include street photography, travel photography and event photography. As I communicate and share photos, ideas and experiences with many photogs worldwide, we all try to help each other in our respective locations.  You will notice that many of my blog posts involve some wonderful travel destinations. One…

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Fire & Ice Celebration – Clayton, NY

For the second year in a row, I attended the Fire & Ice Festival at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY.  This event was held February 15-17, from which a portion of the proceeds goes to the “North Country Troopers Assisting Troops”. Over 20,000 pounds of ice was carved into various sculptures and…

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Auckland, New Zealand & Rangitoto Island

Having survived a day at sea, partying into the wee hours of this morning, we arrived in Auckland around 08:00. The indigenous Maori first called their home “Tmaki Makaurau, a maiden with a hundred lovers!  Nestled between two harbours, this fertile volcanic land must have been iresistable to the early European settlers.  With its cool,…

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Akaroa / Christchurch, New Zealand

On November 12th, we sailed into Akaroa, uniquely the only French colonial settlement in New Zealand.  Set on a stunning waterfront and surrounded by craggy volcanic landforms, it is a relaxed and pleasant town, 82 kilometres from Christchurch City. In the afternoon, I took an excursion into the countryside to visit a sheep farm located…

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