Jan 31, 2010

Kingston - 23 May 2009

As I dig further back finding a few more gems ;-)  Click Image for Fullsize
Engine 1095 - The Spirit of Sir John A MacDonald

Nikon D200 w/ Sigma 70-300mm

CCGS Alexander Henry

Nikon D200 w/ Sigma 10-20mm

Jan 29, 2010

Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary - 25 Oct 2009

Still working through the 2009 archives and finding some interesting stuff.  Some I've published, others I haven't.  Click images for larger view.
Leaves were all down making a lovely carpet

(Left) An old walkway on the closed part of the trail.  As soon as I seen the closed trail I just had to go down it ;-)
(Right) Just playing around with an old log trying to have sharp at the front and blurred at the back, didn't really turn out the way I wanted it.

Yes I went to a bird sanctuary and took pictures of a snake.

See, I did find a bird eventually.

Jan 28, 2010

Round Schooner Lake - Sept 2009

Last Sept visited Round Schooner Lake on what was probably the best weekend of the entire summer.  The weather was amazing.  Spent 3 days and 2 nights recharging the batteries ;-)  Click the images for a larger view.

Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm VR
A young bald eagle that was in the area throughout the weekend.  Had to digitally zoom in a fair amount so there is some rough edges.

Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm VR
I'll admit, this one is actually a cheat.  Two exposures, one for the moon another for the water and then I blended them together.  This is what I saw with my naked eye ;-)  Like I said, a wonderful weekend on so many levels.

Took some panorama shots that day and I see I still haven't tried to stitch them together.  I'll give it a try and see if I can get a usable image.  There is a massive cliff at this lake that gives an amazing view from the top.  Panorama is really the only way to capture it.

Update, the panorama's turned out pretty good, here is one;

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Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm VR
9 NEF vertical orientation images blended with PhotoShop CS3
Cropped and levels

Now how is that for a view!   The climb up is daunting but worth every step.

Jan 27, 2010


Some images from the past week.

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Nikon D200 w/Sigma 10-20mm
Friday had been a very cold night causing crystals on the surrounding trees.  I was off to fix a computer for a friend and couldn't resist stopping and capturing this.  The first true blue sky we'd seen in weeks.  No filters here, a slight curves and high pass filter.

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Nikon D200 w/Sigma 10-20mm
An old abandoned bridge not to far from the house.  Every now and then I can capture some interesting light here but not on this day.  Overcast and dreary.  To get the white snow I up'd the exposure to +2ev.  I think I went to far and blew out some of the areas.

Yup, blogging again

The Canadian Loon;
  • Uniquely Canadian, haunting, majestic and mysterious;  or
  • A Canadian Nutcase
Normally one of these two definitions will describe me at any given time.  You decide which applies.  The loon is also my spirit animal and holds a very deep place in my heart and my soul.

So starts blog number 4 over a timeframe of 6 years.  My track record with these things hasn't been the greatest but it amazes me how many people actually enjoyed my writing and have asked me to come back.  For those who just want to see my photos and not listen to me ramble about mindless crap, you can find all my images at;
But for those who want a mixture of my warped mind and images, stick around.  I don't post every day, heck sometimes I can go for weeks and other times I never shutup.

Right now I'm in my winter blah's and when that happens I write for some reason.  Photography has been slow these days thanks to the weather so new pictures might be a bit slow in coming.

Comments are ALWAYS welcome, lets me know that someone out there is reading.