Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring Snow and Buffaloe

It snowed again this past weekend, and these Buffaloe seems quite undeterred by it all. They were grazing beside the Calvin Twp. Rd. 630, and were not at all perturbed when I went up for a closer look. Route 630 is off of Hwy 17E, between Rutherglen and Mattawa, Ontario. It eventually leads into a place that used to be a lumbering town, called Kiosk. The town is no longer there. It is now part of Algonquin Park. Personally, I'm quite tired of the snow now, and hopefully this will be my last post with snow in it until next winter.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Country Churches

These two churches make a nice spring time scene along Hyw. 17E. in Rutherglen, Ontario. I went out to photograph white birch trees in the snow, but became distracted by these white churches instead.

Last Snowfall......Hopefully

Last weekend, just when we were all feeling that Spring had finally arrived, Old Man Winter decided to have one more go at us here in the north. I had not posted too much in the way of winter scenes lately, so I decided on Sunday to take a drive out to see what I might find that was interesting to me. I came across this scene at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church in Rutherglen, Ont. which is about 35 minutes East of North Bay. At the rear of the chruch, the triangular shape made by using the windows and the steeple bell vent as points, was interesting as the one side of the triangle was somewhat parallel to the slope of the back porch roofline. I am usually drawn naturally to this sort of composition, as many many years ago, when I was in school, geometry was by far my very best subject. At that time, I used to wonder what good could geometry possibly be to anyone.....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spring Kickin' In

You can be sure that Spring is starting to kick into high gear when all you have to do is look out the back door, and see the warm sun melting the snow, drying the laundry hung on the line, and spreading joy all over the face of a little girl who is enjoying her first chance to skip in sockfoot on the deck. It's all good!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Nothing Says It Like Flowers

Springtime, when we try to shake off the ravages of the past Winter, and look forward to the warmer southerly breezes, birds singing, flowers blooming, and for my wife and I, another Wedding Anniversary. This past weekend, we celebrated with our children, grandchildren, and families, our 40th year of being married. These lovely flowers were a part of the colourful bouquet that we received, and I just could not resist taking at least one shot that we could remember the Special Occasion by. Time passes so quickly, and it is so nice that we are able to use flowers to help mark the good times we share together.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Old Landmark

Tonight I decided to do something a little different. This old Seafood Restaurant known as just "Tek's" has always stood out from other buildings surrounding it in the downtown section of North Bay. It's style is from another era, and it looks like it belongs in a seaside resort somewhere. The reason I had not photographed this building before, is just that there were so many hydro wires across the front. But with the help of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, I cleaned up the front, and made the old place look much nicer, me thinks. My 75 ~ 300 mm lens was on my Maxxum 7D, and this was one of my first shots with this camera. Hope you enjoy it also.