February 26, 2008
26. Blue and Pink
February 25, 2008
25. Morning Glow
The glow of the warm morning sun reflects off the cold snow. This photograph depicts the contrast often felt in winter, cold as the snow and wind chill and the warmth of the sunlight beating down on your face.
February 24, 2008
24. Frozen Lake
We had a nice, cold, clear day Sunday morning. The weather made for a good sunrise out at the lakeside.
This photograph was shot near Fort Erie overlooking Lake Erie toward Buffalo.
February 23, 2008
This is a photograph I took of the recent lunar eclipse.
February 5, 2008
I went out with my father last week. We missed the best part of the light, even though there wasn't much direction to it anyway. This is from that shoot.
I have shot this location in the past, but it hasn't looked like this. Most recently, my photo of John was shot here.
January 22, 2008
22. Sunrise Panorama
This is another panorama of a sunrise. This one was shot this past Sunday, again in Fort Erie. Fort Erie is about 1/2 hour south of Niagara Falls, in Canada, for anyone who may not know.
This image is a composite of 9 photographs. The photos were shot in a vertical fashion before stitching together. Once stitched and cropped to eliminate any areas without image (which usually happens when creating a panorama), I ended up with a 48.5 megapixel image which works out to be a 27 megabyte .jpg at maximum quality.
A larger version (but not fullsize) can be viewed here. View image
January 16, 2008
16. Fort Erie Pano
This is a five shot composite panorama of the sunrise in Fort Erie on Sunday.
You can read a few tips on creating this sort of panoramic image in one of my published tips, at http://potd.chrisempey.com/tips/archives/2007/07/tips_for_panoramic_stitching.php
For a larger view of the panoramic photo, Click here
January 15, 2008
15. PinkA second sunrise photo from Fort Erie from Sunday morning.
November 8, 2007
08. Geometric Illumination
Dave and I went out last night to catch up, have a drink or two, and get some much needed shooting in.
We choose to go the Fallsview Casino here in Niagara Falls. We have shot there before and wanted to try something different from our last shoot there. We drove up to the 9th level of the parking garage, then walked up to the tenth. This level was closed so we had a completely empty floor to work on.
I don't generally think of this casino as being architecturally significant though from this location there are a lot of angles working with each other. I don't believe this photo would have worked as well in the daytime as the lights on the casino building add splashes of reflected light as well as direct light from the casino hotel hallways.
November 5, 2007
05. Balls Falls
I shot this photo a couple of weekends ago at Balls Falls Conservation Area near Jordan.
October 26, 2007
26. A Nice Sunday Morning Drive
Shot this not too long ago. I liked the S curve the road and fence make. This was shot near Balls Falls which is about a 20 minute drive from Niagara Falls.
I can't believe that it is the end of October and only now are we starting to see some colour in the leaves. While out Sunday we noticed that some trees still look as though it is the middle of summer.
October 7, 2007
07. Looking Up
October 3, 2007
03. What Lurkes Here
October 2, 2007
I have been looking for more inspiration in my photography. I've spent several years shooting the same subjects, same lighting and in all honesty, with my location, there is not a whole lot of variety.
So I have to look harder.
We'll see how it goes.
I have images for the next couple of days ready and will post as I get a chance, and I have some more shot but not yet processed.
October 1, 2007
01. The Old Mill
This is a photo of the Morningstar Mill at Decew Falls. I have photographed it before. Unfortunately, a power cable has been strung from the work shed featured here to the building on the right (not visible) that really distracts from the view, though you can't really see it here.
September 25, 2007
25. Distorted Reflection
I used a Blue-Gold Polarizer on this shot which gave the sky a magenta cast. Really deepened the blue in the water though.
September 24, 2007
24. Fall is on the Way
I have photographed this scene before. Though this time the colours of the fall leaves are starting to show through.
September 19, 2007
19. Morning Splendour
August 29, 2007
My capture of this sunrise does not show at all what I saw when I was there. I have made this a composite with two different exposures as best I can with what I recorded that morning.
August 21, 2007
21. Big Sky
August 18, 2007
18. Reflection of the Beacon
This is a reflection of the Beacon in Jordan.
I received an email the other day from Chapters book store (now Indigo). They are selling photo books. These look like they may be the same books sold by Wal-Mart and Costco but I am not sure yet.
Leanne and I want to put our wedding photos into a book like these so I have been looking around for something that would suit our tastes, or I guess more specifically, my tastes!
As I was looking at the terms and conditions for the Chapters PhotoBooks, I quickly made the decision that they would not get the book business from me. Point 1 of their license and warranties section of their Terms of Service irrevocably gives them full rights to your photos. By using their service to create a photo book, for which you pay for, they will retain rights to use your images in advertising and promotion, without paying you a cent for them. This simply is not right.
There is a lot of discussion on the Internet between photographers about Royalty Free stock photography which is the business model where a stock agency will on your behalf sell a photo of yours for a fee (sometimes as low as $1.00) and then give you a portion of that sale, maybe only $0.20. As part of this sale, the buyer then gets to use your image in whatever application and distribution size or media they want. Just think of a company buying your image for $1.00 and using it in an international advertising campaign that targets 20 million viewers and makes them tens of millions of dollars.
And Chapters wants you to PAY them to give away your images like that.
John Harrington (Photo Business News and Forum) has written a lot on the subject of royalty free photos as has Stanley Rowin (Pro Photo Business Blog). Even if you are not a professional photographer, you should avoid establishments that take part in this practice. You certainly wouldn't give anything else away for free. Also, by participating in practices like this, you are propagating the idea that building in wide ranging releases into a TOS contract for a service you are using is okay. It simply is not. The retailers need to know this.
UPDATE: I checked the TOS for both Walmart Photobooks and Costco and neither one retain rights to your images the way that Chapters would like to. What a better way to tell Chapters than to buy your photobooks from other retailers.
Walmart Photo Center
Costco Photo Center
August 15, 2007
August 14, 2007
14. Pirate Ship #2
I don't know if this was ever used in and type of pirate activities, but if you ask someone from the Niagara Area if they know where the pirate ship is they will know what you are talking about.
For this photo I made use of several (8) adjustment layers to bring out the colours in the photo.
August 13, 2007
13. Pirate Ship
This is the third of five of these images. (I added another!)
August 12, 2007
12. Morning and the Ship #2
The is the second of four photos featuring this grounded sailing ship at Jordan Harbour.
August 11, 2007
11. Morning and the Ship
If you have traveled along the Queen Elizabeth Way between Niagara Falls and Hamilton, you will have noticed an old apparently abandoned sailing ship sitting in the Jordan Harbour outside of St. Catharines. The ship was torched by vandals several years ago and will likely sit where it is now until it rots completely into the harbour.
I have a few shots from that morning. This is the first and is an HDR composite of 8 different exposures.
August 5, 2007
05. Oranges and Blues
For this photograph, I used my flash, triggered wireless off camera, to throw some light back into the rocks. As in the photos from yesterday and the day before, this was taken before sunrise and the light in the sky was just not enough to light up the rocks of this breakwall.
August 4, 2007
04. Morning at the Marina #2
This is a similar shot to yesterday's only with a different orientation.
August 3, 2007
03. Morning at the Marina
Before sunrise photo of the Beacon Marina in Jordon, ON.
July 20, 2007
20. Lower Balls Falls Gorge
This photo doesn't really show what I saw not so long ago. The reflection of the cliff face in the pool of water below was outstanding. This photo doesn't show a good representation of the depth though.
July 19, 2007
19. Sun Breaks Through
July 18, 2007
18. Rock and Sunrise
July 17, 2007
17. Early Morning
July 15, 2007
This is another photo from my recent honeymoon. This is of Tulum, one of the Mayan ruins in Mexico, and the only one we visited. Tulum is also the only ruin located right on the water (so I am told).
July 12, 2007
12. Sunset at Port Dalhousie #2
This is another sunset photo taken from Port Dalhousie with the Niagara Falls Camera Club this past Monday.
July 11, 2007
11. Sunset at Port Dalhousie #1
This is one of the sunset photos I shot at Port Dalhousie the other night with the camera club. Creative use of adjusting white balance helps make for a dramatic image.
July 10, 2007
10. Sunset on the Lake
Leanne and I took a walk the other night along one of the piers a short drive from our house. I had planned an outing with my camera club there and wanted a preview of what I'd be in for. This is one of the shots from that evening.
Tomorrow I will show one from the actual outing with the club.
July 6, 2007
06. Charles Daly Park - Dawn
Charles Daly Park on the outskirts of St. Catharines at dawn.
May 16, 2007
16. Soft Water
May 9, 2007
09. Falling Water
April 8, 2007
April 6, 2007
06. Road Less Travelled
April 4, 2007
04. Wanna Go This Way?
Found about 20 minutes from my home, this is not a place that looks very friendly. Don't think I would want to be here at night. Well, unless I had my camera. :)
Happy Birthday Nicole.
March 16, 2007
March 11, 2007
11. Sunrise at Port
Sunrise as Port Colborne.
February 15, 2007
15. The Far North
Well not really, only Port Colborne, which is south of Niagara Falls. The conditions on Sunday sure made this feel like the far north though and given how this photo looks, might even be able to pass for it.
February 12, 2007
12. Frozen Lake
A frozen Lake Erie. The photo was taken in Port Colborne this past weekend.
February 4, 2007
04. Snow and Grasses
This photograph was shot on a cold morning. Although dressed warm, the chill still cuts through all the layers of clothing.
For this photo, I was lying on the ground with my face almost in the snow to get this particular perspective.
Happy Birthday Leanne!
January 24, 2007
24. Overhead Wires
January 21, 2007
A scene from downtown Toronto.
January 14, 2007
14. The Past
This was the scene in Niagara Falls, February 4, 2005. A little snowy, and a lot of snow. Such a change from what we have here now.
January 9, 2007
January 7, 2007
07. Untitled Sunrise
After close to two full years of posting, titles become difficult to come up with.
January 6, 2007
January 4, 2007
04. Pink and Blue
Another sunrise photo from Sunday morning. This was one of the most spectacular sunrises I have seen around here.
December 31, 2006
31. Early Morning Sunrise
This is the last image of 2006 and also, my 700th image. Believe it or not, this is pretty much a straight shot. Spectacular sunrise this morning, one which we were not expecting. I'll have another shot for you tomorrow, along with some stats on the site for the year.
Happy New Year!
December 27, 2006
27. Row Boat
Another photo from the archives. This is again taken looking at the sunset on Lake Huron.
December 22, 2006
22. Windy Day Sunrise
December 4, 2006
November 18, 2006
18. Lower Niagara River
A photo of the Lower Niagara River. This is looking up river toward Niagara Falls from Niagara On The Lake. Visible is the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge amidst a thick blanket of fog.
November 13, 2006
13. Fence and Barn
Shot last week, this barn is just off one of the main roads only a few minutes from where I live.
October 25, 2006
25. Fall Colours at Fireman's Park
This is another photograph from Fireman's Park I shot this past Sunday. I shot (and processed) this using the Orton Effect, which is an effect where you sandwich two images together, one in focus, one out of focus. There are a number of ways to do this, though I used the more traditional method held over from the film days for this shot.
For more information about the Orton Effect, watch my Digital Photography Tip of the Week as next week's tip will be on the Orton Effect.
October 21, 2006
21. Long Way Down...Reprise BW
Photography has been very slow (and uninspiring) for me recently. Hopefully my shoot tomorrow will bring some more exciting work.
This is a similiar shot to what I posted yesterday, only with a Black and White conversion.
October 20, 2006
20. Long Way Down
This is looking down on to Georgian Bay from a hike Scott and I took this past June.
October 17, 2006
17. Beaverdams Creek
I think this is my last shot from the Decew falls area for the time being.
October 16, 2006
This is another shot from the mill at Decew Falls. This one is a four image stitch into a panorama.
You can view a larger version here.
September 25, 2006
25. Morning Drama
Sunrise on Lake Ontario on a dramatic morning.
September 21, 2006
21. Sunsrise over Lake Ontario
Sunrise over Lake Ontario Sunday morning.
September 20, 2006
20. The Corran
This is another rendition of the Corran at Spirit Rock on the Bruce Peninsula that I photographed in June. I've processed this one a little differently than the others.
September 17, 2006
17. Getting a Little Sun
A gull suns himself on a boulder on the shore of Georgian Bay.
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September 16, 2006
16. Georgian Bay
Looking out into Georgian Bay from the Bruce Trail.
September 5, 2006
05. Sunset over Lake Gibson #4
This is the fourth and final photo in this series of Lake Gibson sunsets. Each of the photos in the 4 day series was shot from the same location on the same night. This one is obviously shot at a different subject though.
05. Sunset over Lake Gibson #4
This is the fourth and final photo in this series of Lake Gibson sunsets. Each of the photos in the 4 day series was shot from the same location on the same night. This one is obviously shot at a different subject though.
September 4, 2006
04. Sunset over Lake Gibson #3
Photo 3 in a series of 4 sunset shots over Lake Gibson.
September 3, 2006
03. Sunset over Lake Gibson #2
This is the second in the series of 4 sunset photos over Lake Gibson shot Thursday night.
September 2, 2006
02. Sunset of Lake Gibson #1
We had a pretty nice sunset the other day. I will be posting a few shots from that sunset. All of them are straight out of the camera with the exception of a little straightening and cropping.
September 1, 2006
01. A Nice Walk
Another shot of the boardwalk at Lake Gibson.
August 31, 2006
31. Boardwalk over Lake Gibson
There is a boardwalk over Lake Gibson in Thorold that I first saw only last weekend. Last night Dave and I took a trip out to the park to check it out.
August 25, 2006
25. View over the Lake
August 16, 2006
16. A Painterly Place (Reprise)
I posted this same shot a few days ago in colour. I converted to black and white for an article I am writing for my friends newsletter at PCIN.NET. I liked the conversion so I thought I would post it here.
August 14, 2006
14. Panoramic Farmhouse
August 13, 2006
13. A Painterly Place
This is another photograph from my recent trip. This is the farm that backed on to the conservation area I was staying at.
On another note, my contract with my current web hosting provider is up in December, and I am considering changing hosting providers at that time. If any of my readers have an recommendations, I would love to hear them. Simply leave a comment in for me. Thanks,
August 12, 2006
12. Farm House
August 2, 2006
02. Photo Reprise
I posted this photo in May but didn't like the way it turned out.
July 30, 2006
30. Sunrise over Lake Ontario
July 29, 2006
Same clouds as featured yesterday, shot a little closer.
July 28, 2006
This is the remnant of a storm we had last weekend. I followed the storm out of the city, but with the summer tourism traffic, I missed the lightning I was hoping to catch.
July 26, 2006
Another shot from the cemetery we shot at last weekend.
July 25, 2006
25. A Nice Walk
This is the road leading in to a cemetary in Sherktson. We drove in early Sunday morning and I liked the rural feel of it. Wood and wire fence on one side, over grown farmers field on the other, over hanging trees. I may photograph it again again one day, only looking up into the cemetary instead of from the cemetary looking out.
June 27, 2006
27. Pond in Infrared
This is a pond not far from where we were staying up north. We passed it several times each day, and shot it once. This one was shot with a near infrared filter.
June 23, 2006
23. Northern Sunset
This is one of the sunsets I shot on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula.
June 20, 2006
This is another shot from Spirit Rock and the last that I will be posting before moving on to some other subjects from my recent trip.
June 19, 2006
19. Pontiac Montana
Yes, this is a shot from my recent trip. We had spectacular sunsets each night, and this was a different and fun way to photograph it.
UPDATE: This has been entered in the Photo Friday competition under the theme Automotive.
May 23, 2006
23. God Rays
May 19, 2006
19. Tree and Fog
May 17, 2006
17. Empty Field and Barn
Another shot from Sunday's foggy morning.
May 16, 2006
16. Farmer's Field
Another foggy morning.
May 15, 2006
Reflections of the grasses and sky in water.
May 9, 2006
09. Blue and Pink
Morning sky over Lake Erie
May 5, 2006
05. Niagara Falls Skyline at Sunset #2
May 4, 2006
04. Niagara Falls Skyline at Sunset
The Niagara Falls skyline at sunset. This shot was takent the other day. Dave and I got down to the water's edge at the upper river to photograph the Falls as the sun was setting. A perfect place to capture the Niagara Falls skyline.
May 3, 2006
03. Looking Out
Another black and white shot of the lake.
May 2, 2006
I have another copy of this shot, as a dramatic black and white. It can be viewed here.
May 1, 2006
01. Lakeside Morning
Sunrise on the lakeside. Shot at 5:45 Sunday Morning.
April 13, 2006
13. Reflections of Grasses
When I was out shooting in the morning light Sunday, I shot a series of reflections in a pond. I will be posting some of the photos of those reflections over the next couple of days, beginning with this one.
April 3, 2006
03. Crystal Beach Pier
The old pier at Crystal beach.
March 29, 2006
29. Horsehoe Falls from Afar
Another shot taken from the Maid of the Mist plaza in Niagara Falls. This one shows the Horseshoe Falls.
March 16, 2006
Same tree as one of yesterday's, different composition.
March 15, 2006
15. Trees in a light fog
The weather has really turned around in the past week or so. Last Sunday we were shooting in cold, snow, then this Sunday we had rain, and the fog you see here. In between, all the snow had melted and my crocuses sprang up, as did chutes for my daffodils. What a difference a week can make.
March 11, 2006
The third in this series of shots. The first two can be viewed at:
March 7, 2006
Blue and Orange, Sun, Sky and Snow.
March 6, 2006
06. Morning on the Lake
Sunrise on Lake Erie, Sunday morning.
March 3, 2006
03. Ice on the Water
March 2, 2006
March 1, 2006
The waters edge, frozen in winter.
December 1, 2005
01. Snow off the Lake
November 21, 2005
20. Front Street
Front and Market Streets, downtown Toronto.
November 17, 2005
17. Morning Clouds
Early morning light highlighting the clouds. It was odd that such a red sky produced such a yellow water.
November 16, 2005
16. Rainbow of Lake Ontario
Another shot of the same rainbow I posted yesterday in a different composition.
November 15, 2005
15. Eerie on Ontario
The sunrise on Sunday provided some very nice colour in the sky, but created a very ugly colour cast in the water. Shortly after that this rainbow appeared and steadily grew until it completely arched from left to right.
November 8, 2005
08. Clouds in the Sky
In keeping with my attempts to recreate the infrared look, I dug around through some older images last night and found this one that was suitable for transformation. I think it is missing a subject, but the look is what I was after.
I posted this originally back in May, in colour. You can see that here.
November 7, 2005
07. Twenty Mile Creek
A shot of Twenty Mile creek near Balls Falls. I like the conversion to Black and White on this one much better than the colour version. Having shot some Infrared film in the past, this is very similiar.
November 3, 2005
03. More from the Mill
Yet another image from Morningstar Mill.
November 2, 2005
02. Decew Falls
Another shot of Morninstar Mill and Decew Falls.
Previous shots from this location:
November 1, 2005
01. Red Barn
Another fall image from Morningstar Mill at Decew in St. Catharines. The mill also offers some tours and even still works. The gentleman who was working the day we were there told us they ground 600 lbs of cornmeal or some other grain type product the weekend prior.
October 30, 2005
30. Fall Colours at the Mill
Fall colours as a reflection in the water at Morningstar Mill.
October 17, 2005
17. Orange and yellow
Another shot from Balls Falls this past weekend. This is the last one for this week. I am hoping to get back there again this coming weekend, hopefully there will be more colour in the leaves by then.
October 16, 2005
16. The Start of Change
Another early morning waterfall shot from Balls Falls.
October 15, 2005
15. A Touch of Red
Taken at 15mm with a 10-20mm zoom lens. WOW. Took advantage of it this morning and went back to where I was last Sunday to get some water motion shots like this.
September 30, 2005
30. Duck and Reflection
This will hopefully be one of the last (if not the last) shots from Dufferin Islands in this series. I am happy with some of the others, others I'd like to reshoot, but I am getting bored of them. It's a good thing my camera came back yesterday! This shot seems a little too busy in the background to me. A shallower depth of field would have been more ideal.
I look forward to shooting and not having the associated costs or in turn, because there is a cost, the associated compression of my freedom to shoot. While I should not let cost govern what I shoot, the reality is, I am more likely to experiment on something if there is no cost associated with it.
September 28, 2005
28. Upper Niagara River
Upper Niagara River at dusk. The long exposure of the water provides a sense of flow and softness to the water.
September 27, 2005
27. View From Across the Pond
A view across the Pond at Dufferin Islands.
Last night was the first competition of the year at the Niagara Falls Camera Club. I entered four images and recieved for Diamond awards for them, including a perfect 15 for my image of http://potd.chrisempey.com/archives/2005/07/12_mating.html. You can see the images I http://gallery.chrisempey.com/search.php?search_keywords=competition2005 and their scores at my gallery. Also view the images I entered last year.
September 25, 2005
September 24, 2005
24. Reflections in the Water
Reflections of trees in the water.
I have been working on this site since sometime in January, with it's first posting February 1st. I've posted 235 shots or so from around Niagara Falls, Toronto, London. I have nature shots, portraits and some sports. Some days I find I am not really interested in putting up another image, and some days I find out am not interested in going out to shoot, which was the main goal of the site for me; to get me out more often. But then when I get out there and find a good subject, things all just fall in to place for me. Such was the day when I took this shot.
Dave and I went out and I was looking to shoot because the camera was going into the shop, but not really that into it. But once I started shooting, and everywhere I looked I was seeing different things, the excitement came back all over again.
September 23, 2005
23. Dufferin Islands
Another shot of Duffering Islands in Niagara Falls.
September 21, 2005
21. Bursts of Lights
Port Dalhousie Harbour shot from the pier. The star effect was not done with a filter or in post-processing, but occurs naturally through use of a small aperture.
September 20, 2005
20. Port Dalhousie Dusk
Port Dalhousie, just outside of St. Catharines, Ontario, is a popular summer spot for tourists and locals alike. The marina, just off to the right of what you see in this shot, is home to many sailboats. There is a large concrete pier that juts out into Lake Ontario where you can see many people walking along, some fishing and on a clear night see Toronto across the lake. There is a beach that plays host to several volleyball tournaments throughout the summer, and the original carousel can still provide a few minutes enjoyment for the young and young at heart for only a nickel. The area has become a popular summer nightspot with people driving in from Niagara Falls, Welland and surrounding areas. Lakeside Park was immortalized in the early 70's by the Canadian Rock trio, Rush
September 18, 2005
Sun shining through maple leaves at Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls.
September 17, 2005
Sunrise at Charles Daly Park just outside of St. Catharines, Ontario.
Happy Birthday Julie.
September 9, 2005
09. Downtown Niagara Falls
Dave and I were out shooting downtown last night for a short while. Our goal was the old Police station on Park Street and Zimmerman Avenue and the old Rosberg's department store on Queen Street and Erie Avenue, though I only got one or two shots of that one.
This shot is looking up Erie from Zimmerman. The older buildings and the derelict sign caught my attention. This was one of the first shots before I moved in and grabbed some detail shots of the signs. I wasn't sure how to treat this photo, and came up with three other version I was liked. This was my favourite.
August 11, 2005
11. Genesee Canyon
The Genesee Canyon. It times of potential floods, the Mt. Morris Dam just a little down river from here is mostly closed, filling the canyon with water.
August 10, 2005
10. Like a Fantasy
This is the last waterfall shot I will be posting from Letchworth State Park. I still have a few more photos of the park to post though.
Leanne and I had a very good time camping, and we are looking to get away again in the near future. Too bad so many of the good campgrounds I remember as a kid are so far away... a little to far for a weekend jaunt.
August 9, 2005
Another shot from my recent trip to Letworth State Park.
Previous shots from the same trip:
August 8, 2005
08. Letchworth Falls
These are the middle falls (there are three seperate water falls in the park) at Letchworth State Park in the finger lakes area of New York State. The Genesee river flows through the canyon, over the three waterfalls through the park. While there, we saw the Mt. Morris dam which is about the height of Niagara Falls. It can hold off an amazing amount of water (filling the to the top of the dam for 17 miles).
July 28, 2005
Birch trees in the Niagara Gorge, just south of the Whirlpool Rapids
July 17, 2005
Not much too shoot this morning, so had to go back a few days for this one. Playing around with the presentation of the images over the past few days. I probably won't really know what I like until I have a few printed.
July 9, 2005
09. Trafalgar Square
This is another shot I took last year when in London. This is Trafalgar Square.
July 2, 2005
02. First Light
Early morning sunrise at Charles Daly Park.
June 30, 2005
30. Stream at Duff
Leanne and I were at Dufferin Islands on the weekend, a nature area just up river from Niagara Falls. It is always a little amazing when I see an area like this so close to a developed area like the tourist district in Niagara Falls. There are streams similiar to this running throught the islands, plus a small river with a few water falls. They have done much work in the past few years to naturalize the area, adding bird feeding stations and bird boxes, introducing fish into the waters (with a catch and release program as well) and planting indigenous vegetation in the park.
June 29, 2005
29. Peeking Through
I took this shot not long after a burst of rain passed through the area this weekend. Leanne and I were lucky, we were out when it happened, but the storm passed over us.
June 21, 2005
I wanted to catch the different colours of the grasses in this photo; the various greens browns and yellows. I have a few without the background visible, though I am torn on what I prefer more.
June 18, 2005
18. Golden Grasses
I had every intention on shooting today, and even had a few things that I thought we make good subjects. But, as it turns out, I never even brought my camera out (though I had it with me). I am out in the morning again and hopefully will have better luck than I have been having the past few Sunday's.
This photo was shot last year, at sunset, at the School of Horticulture in Niagara Falls. The same place shot from earlier this week were taken.
June 3, 2005
03. Early Morning Waterfront
Shot very early morning, just as the sun was peaking over the horizon.
May 28, 2005
28. American Falls at Night
This is a photo of Niagara Falls at night. Several years ago the changed the colors of the lights that they project on to the Falls from brighter colours to these softer, more pastel colours. I like the brighter colours from before.
February 2, 2005
02. Late night Silhouette
Late night silhouette. This was shot last summer outside my parents house. I will be using some existing photos for the first little while as I get settled into my new home. My goal for this site is to encourage me to get out and shoot daily.