Aquaria: what's old is new again, for me at least. Found in my father's slide collection, a Dutch-style aquarium. 1963. (Scan from 35mm slide, Converted to B&W due to colour degradation) The saved Het Aquarium magazines. Like photography, the keeping of aquaria was introduced to me by my father when the family lived in South... Continue Reading →
We had a beautiful morning skiing amoung the frost-rimed trees just outside our front door on the day before New Year's. Skiing between the larches. On the morning of the 30 December, a dense fog greeted us, however, it dissipated the same day. The next day was fog-free, but the frost was intense, covering every... Continue Reading →
This autumn, I managed to get out to Elk Island National Park twice, with two broad goals. First I wanted to do some early morning photography, and secondly, I wanted to explore some ideas I've been having about using a mountain bike, not for ripping, shredding, or even bunnyhopping, but as a means for observing... Continue Reading →
Tiger beetles can be a real pain in the knees (and elbows) to photograph. They are predators, a hunter on scrublands, beaches and other sandy open spaces. Photographically they are a challenge because they are relatively small (averaging about 15mm), often well camouflaged, fast as blazes and highly attuned to movement.
Gardens not only reflect and enlarge the minds of their creators, but they can also contribute to the community and the broader environment.
The Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, ("tree-chopper, capped") is a fairly common bird throughout its range, which stretches from eastern North America through Canada to the west coast. It requires habitat with large mature trees, which provide its primary food source as well as roosting and nesting sites. I spotted this one last week (1 February,... Continue Reading →