It’s Autumn

You can feel it in the air.  The temperature is going down, the sun is out a little less every day and the even the clouds look a little different.

On the plus side there is the quite beautiful colour changing of the leaves and the fact that football is in heavy rotation this time of year.  The CFL is in the stretch run and the NFL has begun so for a football lover like me, it’s heavenly.  The down side however is that soon it will be freezing outside and instead of mowing the lawn it will be shoveling the white (expletive deleted).

This December I will be up in Timmins for a month or two helping to open a restaurant.  During my stay I will have some opportunities to get some winter photography and painting in the North of Ontario.  I can’t let an opportunity like that slip by.

Until my next post, thanks for reading.

Evening Trees

The first photograph I’ve finished has been uploaded.  With a total of four-hundred and sixty-one to go through, I could be putting up pictures from the North Ontario trip for some time.

The nights I spent in the two provincial Parks were very special.  Seeping in a car may not be the most comfortable experience, but it was tolerable.  The most magical night of the three was the last.  The first two nights at Halfway Lake I had a bright moon both nights.  At Chuttes, the moon didn’t come up right away so I had a magnificent Star field.

Evening Trees is a small panorama I caught on the way back.  After the Tobermory ferry it was evening and the sun was low on the horizon.  Seeing thevening-treese sky and the sun through the trees, I had to stop and shoot it.

I took three shots and merged them in Adobe Lightroom.  Very little was adjusted aside from removing a signpost and some power wires in Photoshop.

On vacation 

This is week two of my  vacation in Northern Ontario.  After a couple of nights at Halfway Lake provincial park I went to visit my sister and family in Sault Ste Marie. Our  this day I made it to Chuttes provincial park just outside of Massey. When I get back to Burlington on Wednesday night, I have the task of going through all the pictures I’ve taken.  There are quite a few good ones that I will put on my site in the following weeks. 

Thanks for reading. 


Next Tuesday I will be heading up to Northern Ontario for a vacation.  With the seasons soon changing I’m hoping to get some fall colours on the trees, however with the late season heat wave we’ve been getting I doubt there will be much in the way of reds, yellows or oranges.  There will however be plenty of time for watercolour sketching provided the skies don’t start to drop water on me.

The plan is to spend some time in a couple of Provincial Parks.  The first one will be Halfway Lake and the second, Chutes Provincial park just outside of the bustling metropolis of Massey.  With some luck I should finish with plenty of material to do some landscape paintings in studio over the winter and hopefully several quality photographs.