The Birds, Bees & Wakefield Covered Bridge


I recently visited a good friend at her home north of Gatineau, Québec, with the sole purpose of parking myself and my camera on her porch to see if I could capture a photo of a hummingbird feeding. This was my second attempt at trying to photograph a hummingbird, and with a few tricks I learned, the results improved. However, I still have a long way to go … need to learn some more tricks of the trade.

Hummingbird Feeding

Hummingbird Feeding

On the way back home, I decided to take a look at the covered bridge and Gatineau River just outside the town of Wakefield, Québec.

And while there, I came across this cute wee critter …

Honey Hunting

Honey Hunting

Sunday Drive – Renfrew & Burnstown (August 14, 2016)


On Sunday, August 14, 2016, my friend Elizabeth and I went for a drive through the Renfrew county countryside – she was prospecting for interesting minerals, and I wanted to take pictures. Our first stop was at the Renfrew town suspension bridge, so that we could poke among the river rocks. Because of the recent drought, we were able to walk on the large boulders in the middle of the river, and I was able to get these photos from a location, which is typically covered by water.

From Renfrew, we drove to the large rock cut just east of the bridge in Burnstown. While Elizabeth looked for minerals in the rock face, I snapped these photos of the Madawaska River.

It was one of those cool, dull and overcast days, but the day wasn’t without colour …

Thistle

Thistle

A Few Recent Ottawa Photos


Night Photos near the Wellington Street Bridge (March 30, 2016)

Well, I’m a bit behind on processing these photos! This past March I headed out to the Ottawa downtown area after dark to try my hand at some night photography. I spent some time under the Wellington Street bridge that crosses the canal, and I became fascinated with the lighting and shadows. I also love the power of the message behind the War Memorial.

“The Famous Five” Statue on Parliament Hill – “Women Are Persons” (June 9, 2016)

I am taking a summer course at SPAO on the history of photography, and as part of the course we looked at “iconic” photography. As an assignment, we were asked to select an Ottawa icon. This was a challenge, as there are so many things and places in Ottawa that are iconic to me. I finally decided on “The Famous Five” statue on Parliament Hill. For me, this represents many of my beliefs.