The Long List

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Autumn in the City
The days are definitely cooling off and the fall color in my area of Toronto is as much on the ground as it is in the trees. But these conditions still make for great photo opportunities. This collection of images come from both my back yard (over the past couple weeks) and a photo-hike I took in Rouge National Urban Park, a short 20 minute drive from my house.
October, 2016
Kawartha Autumn, Part II
From one weekend to the next, the autumn colours have exploded up at the cottage. Unlike the previous weekend, there was a lot of sunshine and interesting cloud cover. This past Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, we were treated to some spectacular colours, as you will see below. Some photos are from the cottage resort at Bellmere Winds, and others were captured on couple drives around the Bobcaygeon, Young's Point and Buckhorn areas.
October, 2016
Kawartha Autumn
There are a scant few weekends left before we close up the cottage for the season. And while this past weekend was mostly overcast, it provided some great opportunities for capturing fall color. Read on to see what I mean.
October, 2016
Autumn on Heritage Line
This past weekend, I took a different road to the cottage after leaving Peterborough; Heritage Line - which runs right into Keene. As we were driving down this road, even on a heavily overcast day, I couldn't help but realize the scenes zipping by me from the road. I even commented out loud that there were some great images to be made. So, the following day, rather late in the day, I might add, I decided to head back to Heritage Line and make some images.
September, 2016
Labour Day Weekend, 2016
Within hours of returning from a business trip on Friday, we were in the car, heading to the cottage. There are only a few precious weekends left in the season (it's going by so quickly) that we are trying to maximize our time at the Fortress of Moderate Solitude. Far too soon, those times will be a memory.
September, 2016
Education - Chicago Style!
Recently, the team I work with at Adobe met in Chicago for some group training on Adobe's Digital Marketing products and the sales cycle of these products. It was the first time in nearly a year that we'd met as a team and we were all looking forward to it.
September, 2016
The Excellent Adventure, V10 - Back to Superior
For 10 years now, I've been fortunate to travel with my good friend, Tom Green, and others, for a truly amazing time. We've been to the AMerican West Coast and the Canadian East Coast, but most often, we find ourselves camping in or near Lake Superior Provincial Park. Read on to learn about the latest Excellent Adventure
August, 2016
Wild, Wild Southwest
This summer, I had the first-time privilege of participating in Adobe's Photo Educators Summit. Now in its tenth year, the summit moves around the U.S. This time, much to my delight, the event was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place I had never been.
August, 2016
Stars in My Eyes
It was dreadfully hot and humid from last Thursday until Saturday evening. But, with the conditions improving over the evening on Saturday, I decided to go out on the golf course late at night and try to get some new shots of the Milky way, including ones where I captured the reflection of the Milky Way in one of the golf course water hazards.
August, 2016
Summer Life at the Cottage
Standing on the deck Monday afternoon, while chicken sizzled on the BBQ, I was struck by all the bird and butterfly activity in the strip of meadow between the cottage and the forest. It didn't take long before I was itching to pull out my camera. 
August, 2016
Downtown Santa Fe
This summer, I had the first-time privilege of participating in Adobe's Photo Educators Summit. Now in its tenth year, the summit moves around the U.S. This time, much to my delight, the event was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place I had never been.
August, 2016
Photo - Paint
This summer, I had the first-time privilege of participating in Adobe's Photo Educators Summit. Now in its tenth year, the summit moves around the U.S. This time, much to my delight, the event was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place I had never been.
July, 2016
Summer Dreaming
An image I captured a few weeks ago at the cottage, first processing in Lightroom, then painted using Adobe PaintCan.
July, 2016
Canada Day and Summer Shutdown
Every year, Adobe North America (at least), performs a summer shut down, where many (not all, but many) of the employees get the week off to recharge. It's slotted to occur the first week of July, which nicely ties into Canada Day up here and Independence Day in the US). Naturally, we spent most of the long weekend and the shut down at The Fortress of Moderate Solitude, on Rice Lake. I did not take many photos, but I'm very pleased with what I did capture, including a last-minute trip to nearby Burleigh Falls, which is both a great tourist attraction as well as a regular spot for locals to come and cool off.
July, 2016
Night Time at Bellmere
Last weekend at the cottage, I took a short walk around the back of the resort, near the golf course. I wandered up a hill to one of the greens and stopped dead. As I looked around, I realized I had just found a new location to capture the night sky, with far less light pollution than my other golf course location.
June, 2016
A Three Hour Tour
This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to travel a small part of the 386 km Trent-Severn waterway, including a ride up Lock 21, the world's largest (and oldest) hydraulic lift lock. Opened on July 9, 1904, it leaves a dramatic and lasting impression on Peterborough's landscape.
June, 2016
Life on the Lake
Well, in our case, it's more like, Life Near the Lake, but it's still wonderful to get to the cottage as often as we can. Just a few examples from the past weekend.
June, 2016
Horsing Around
We had the good fortune of spending one beautiful, sunny day over the weekend watching the Kawartha Region Appaloosa Horse Club (KRAHC) members compete in the first summer show and fundraiser for the of the season. Beautiful horses and showings all around.
June, 2016
Spring at the Cottage
It's been four weeks since we opened the cottage. Our second season on Rice Lake, near Keene, Ontario, and it's shaping up to be a beautiful time. I thought I'd share some of my favorite images so far. There won't be a lot of words with this project. I want you to focus on the start of a new season. Remind yourself that life is all around you. Take it in.
June, 2016
The Last Resort
About 2.5 hours from Minneapolis Airport is the town of Brainerd, home to Cragun's family resort and conference center. In late April, Brainerd was my destination for an educational IT conference for MNSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities). It was my first visit to the area and my first appearance at the conference, where I was also to speak. During my free time (when it wasn't raining) I made an effort to walk around the resort a bit, looking for interesting things to photograph.
May, 2016
Lake Ontario Dawn
An early morning trip to nearby Lake Ontario produced some very worthwhile results.
March, 2016
Calling my Bluff
This past weekend, while chilly (or "seasonal", I should say) was a beautiful bright, sunny one. We decided to go for a walk down at the Scarborough Bluffs, only a 10 minute drive from home. I brought along my little Lumix GF7, in case some piqued my interest. And I'm glad I did! While I didn't shoot a lot, the bluffs themselves stood out in such detailed relief, thanks to the clear day, that I had to make a few pictures, including this four-frame panorama. Enjoy!
March, 2016
Bright Lights, Big City
I recently visited New York for some company training and while my daytimes were quite coccupied learning about new Adobe awesomeness (seriously, this company never stands still), I did squeeze out some moments before the training and during lunch to take some photos. And when my return flight got cancelled due to weather in Toronto, an entire evening opened up for me.
March, 2016
Into the Great Wide Open
In late August of 2015, after midnight, I stepped outside the cottage to yet another stupendous view of the night sky. The Milky Way was surprisingly noticeable on this night. Enough so that I fetched my camera. Working at ISO's from 3200 to 128,000, I made several exposures right from the deck.
August, 2015
Starry, Starry Night
Family Day weekend found us once again at Elmhirst Resort on Rice Lake, in Keene, Ontario. We thought we'd combine the best parts of a winter long weekend, Valentine's Day and an early birthday celebration for me. The Friday night was a clear sky, despite the snow squalls from earlier that day. About 11pm, I decided I'd try to get some night sky shots from off the lake. The resort had cleared and tested an area for ice skating on the lake, so I figured I'd be safe enough in that area.
February, 2016
Winter on Rice Lake
For Family Day weekend, we decided to once again head to Rice Lake. While our cottage is closed for the winter, we reserved a cabin at Elmhirst Resort, which is sort of becoming a third home (second home being our own cottage, lol). The weekend was also an early gift for my birthday and - coincidentally - Valentine's Day.
February, 2016
The Sunnyside of Life
Back in the winter of 2006, I made a trip down to an old building on the Toronto waterfront. It never failed to catch my eye when driving along the Lakeshore or the Gardiner Expressway. At the time, I did not know it was the original Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion, built back in 1922. Now it a series of restaurants and cafes and a venue for weddings in the summer.
January, 2016
Wild, wild horses...
Our friends, Liz and Doug, owners of Mileham Show Horses, recently invited us up for dinner, and to meet the newest addition to their stable, a pretty little filly named Eve.
January, 2016
Christmas at Elmhirst Resort
Christmas in the not-so Great White North.
January, 2016
Cottage Memories
A simple, single image project. I was trying to think up something original as a Christmas present for my wife, that I could get created quickly (a photo-book is being planned, but it won't be ready in time for Christmas). The layout was done in Lightroom, text added in Photoshop. Anchoring each corner with a photo of deck chairs was intentional, as was trying to showcase each season and special times of day (or night).
December, 2015
Cottage Life
Recently, we closed up the first full season at our new cottage on Rice Lake. It was a wonderful season, and we spent as much time as possible at the cottage. I've posted many singular projects, but I thought it would be fun to pull together a "best of" collection from all three seasons. The cottage season essentially encompasses 3 of the 4 seasons in Ontario - spring to autumn.
November, 2015
Vacation Past - Little Bob Lake
Just over 10 years ago, we rented the cottage of a friend of mine on Little Bob Lake in Minden, Ontario. Back then, I sported a Nikon D70 and shot in jpeg more often than RAW (shudder). Well, I recently re-discovered those photos in my Lightroom catalog and they brought back some fond memories of that vacation.
November, 2015
Twilight's Dreaming
November, 2015
Walkway of Terror
November, 2015
Autumn At Elmhirst's Resort
October, 2015
Fire in the Sky
The end of the cottage season is a bittersweet feeling. I can look back with fondness at all the fantastic weekends we had with friends and family, or just the two of us, but looking forward is slightly depressing. That said, the end of the season has been giving me some wonderful opportunities to make photos. There are two sunsets here; the fiery orange and pink was this past Friday evening, all handheld. The final three, on tripod, came from Saturday evening. They're more subtle with the sun dipping below the horizon behind me, but still presented some lovely nuances of color, texture and mood.
October, 2015
Even in the Quietest Moments
Dawn. It can be a struggle to awaken for it, but it is a wondrous time of day at the cottage. So peaceful. The only sounds are the gentle lapping of the water on the shore, and the gradually increasing morning calls of forest animals.
October, 2015
A Walk in the Woods
October, 2015
At the Fair
October, 2015
The Classics
October, 2015
Autumn Sunrise
October, 2015
Flight
March, 2014
Panoramas
April, 2014
Spring Study
April, 2014
Same image, 7 years apart
August, 2014
Banff
March, 2014
Doing Time in Alacatraz
April, 2014
Spring in Niagara
May, 2014
The Garden
June, 2014
Water in Motion
June, 2014
Dusk at Windermere House
July, 2014
Pacific Coast Highway
July, 2014
The Excellent Adventure, Version 8 - Sonoma County
August, 2014
Sunflower Study
August, 2014
Front Yard Exploring
August, 2014
Before and After - Revisited
September, 2014
Colonel Danforth Park
September, 2014
Days of wine and roses
October, 2014
Turning of the Season - Algonquin Park
October, 2014
The Pumpkin Patch
October, 2014
A walk in the park
October, 2014
Autumn on Rice Lake
October, 2014
Halloween at Home
October, 2014
Autumn in the Backyard
October, 2014
50 Shades of Grayscale
November, 2014
Marshmallow World
December, 2014
Grand Dames of the Lakes
December, 2014
Las Vegas Neon Boneyard - ala Instagram
December, 2014
Port Union Waterfront
December, 2014
Winter in Rouge Park - 2015
January, 2015
A visit to icewine country
January, 2015
Painted Photos
October, 2014
Winter in Rosetta McClain Gardens
February, 2015
Memories of an Analog Age - Part II
February, 2015
Haliburton, Ontario - Analog to Digital
February, 2015
Olde-Skool multi exposure
February, 2015
Kodachrome Memories
February, 2015
Force of Nature
March, 2015
Thinking Spring
April, 2015
Panoramas II
April, 2015
Victoria Day Weekend on Rice Lake
May, 2015
Focal Point of a Nation - National Mall, Washington, DC
June, 2015
Cottage Walkabout
June, 2015
After the Rain
June, 2015
A Horse is a Horse, of course...
July, 2015
What I did for my Summer Vacation
July, 2015
Rice Lake at Night
May, 2015
Star Light, Star Bright
July, 2015
Star fields
August, 2013
Blue Moon Fever
August, 2015
Weekend Side Trip - Healey Falls, Northumberland County
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 1
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 2
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 3
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 4
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 5
August, 2015
Excellent Adventure 2015 - Newfoundland - Part 6
August, 2015
Misty Morning
August, 2015
Moon Over Rice Lake
September, 2015
Sunrise in the Country
September, 2015
Cottage Flowers
September, 2015
Late Summer in Otonabee-South Monaghan
September, 2015
The Horse Show
September, 2015
Return to Wine Country
September, 2015
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