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May 28 - Almost into Summer

May 28, 2018 - Spring was slow to come this year. When it did finally start to green, everything erupted quickly. First a few fresh gre...
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May 22 - Spring Has Sprung, at Last

May 22, 2018 - Spring has arrived here in Sudbury, though it is somewhat late. The warming weather has allowed the leaves to burst out...
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May 4 - Last Vestiges of a Late Winter

May 04, 2018 - Spring is finally attempting to emerge. Most of the snow has melted and ice is beginning to break up on the lakes. Here...
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December 24 - White Christmas

December 24, 2017 - It is going to be a white Christmas, at least in Sudbury. Where we will be in Goderich, who knows. A recent episode of...
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December 18 - Ontario Calendar

December 18, 2017 - The 2018 "Wild and Scenic Ontario" calendar, by BrownTrout Publishers, features two of my photos. This photo that I mad...
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November 19 - Signs of Winter

November 19, 2017 - Mild days and cold days alternating has been our November. But recently the colder weather has arrived. At this time of...
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November 5 - November Blues - Well, Browns Really!

November 05, 2017 - The November photo blahs are upon us. It is difficult, at least for me, finding interesting subject matter, except when...
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October 28 - Bare and Brown

October 28, 2017 - Most of the leaves have fallen. Brown is now the dominant colour as you can see that in the following images. This afte...
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October 22 - A Strange Autumn

October 22, 2017 - This has been a most unusual autumn. The warm weather in September and thus far in October has played havoc with our usu...
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July 7 - Where Is Summer?

July 07, 2017 - We've had a lot of rain recently, and not many sunny days. The upside to this is that the wildflowers have been abundant...
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June 11 - Beat the Heat and Compose a Blog

June 11, 2017 - This was our hottest day of the year, with the temperature here reaching 32.7 C. So I thought that it was time to show a...
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May 10 - Recent Photos

May 10, 2017 - As I was relaxing by the living room window, enjoying the sunshine with Heidi, I realized that it was time for a new blo...
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November 19 - Kivi Park

November 19, 2016 - This summer Mrs. Lil Fielding donated a large parcel of land near the east end of Long Lake to the City of Sudbury, crea...
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October 24 - Fall Colour

October 24, 2016 - The leaves are only now beginning to be blown off the trees here. This has been an unusually late fall colour season. No...
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August 8 - Morning Photos Close to Home

August 08, 2016 - It was good to finally get out to do some shooting a couple days ago. The hot weather with its warm nights has not produ...
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May 22 - Three Days in the Italian Mountains

May 22, 2016 - Friday was a nice sunny day. We left Zernez (Switzerland) and drove over the Ofen Pass into Val Mustair. These photos sh...
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At Last - Fall Colour

October 07, 2015 - The colours of autumn that we usually see have been late in coming this year, apparently because the weather has been so...
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August 4 - Enjoying the Summer

August 05, 2015 - Please excuse the paucity of blog posts this summer. After all, as the summer season is so short, we must take advantage...
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July 14 - Gatchell

July 14, 2015 - Today was another in which I worked at photographing Sudbury, practice for my travel photography in urban areas. I prow...
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June 9 - Photographing at the Edges of the Day

June 09, 2015 - The best times to be making the most unique photographs are at the beginning and end of the days. At this time of the ye...
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May 24 - Practice Advice

May 24, 2015 - In my photography my focus is mostly on nature and landscape images. But I also do a lot of travel photography, usually...
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May 6 - Photo of the Day

May 06, 2015 - Spring seems to be coming here in Sudbury. A few days of warm weather and the poplars are beginning to bud, and maple ca...
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December 6 - Photo of the Day

December 06, 2014 - Today was a nice sunny day, with mild temperatures. It was a good day to put up some more Christmas lights. Near the en...
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November 27 - Snowfall in Two Countries

November 27, 2014 - We are in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where it is also cold and snow-covered. We left Sudbury on Tuesday and drove through a w...
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November 23 - Photo of the Day

November 23, 2014 - Our early winter wonderland has given way to milder temperatures and a dreary rainy day - not conducive to photography....
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November 17 - Photo of the Day

November 17, 2014 - The drab days of November have been with us for a while. For this reason, I have not had much incentive to go out photog...
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October 26 - Photo of the Day

October 26, 2014 - This was a drab overcast day, a good day on which to do yard cleanup. It certainly was not a day that inspired me to go...
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October 24 - Photo of the Day

October 24, 2014 - We've finally had three days of pleasant fall weather, three sunny warm days. These usually are not ideal conditions for...
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October 18 - Photo of the Day

October 18, 2014 - The majority of the leaves are down, though there still are some pockets of golden poplars. The rain has been falling o...
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October Fall Colours

October 15, 2014 - The brilliant reds of September have been replaced by the glowing yellows of the birches and poplars. October has broug...
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September 30 - Early Mornings

September 30, 2014 - A week of early rising - up at 6:00 a.m. and then out the door - has been tiring. I'm not normally an early riser. So it...
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September 26 - Onaping Falls

September 26, 2014 - Yesterday afternoon we were invited for a drive to Onaping Falls with our friends Marilyn and Bob. It was a beautiful su...
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September 25 - Photo of the Day

September 25, 2014 - The fall colours are glowing. Well, they are glowing when you can see them. It looked like it would be a nice morning w...
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September 22 - Last Day of Summer

September 22, 2014 - Our summer here has ended with a lot of cool and rainy weather. Fall colours are beginning to appear, especially in the...
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August 27 - Photo of the Day

August 27, 2014 - I was out at daybreak on Monday morning and made this photo in the fields at the east end of Long Lake. Later this morn...
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August 20 - Photo of the Day

August 20, 2014 - We've had rain off and on today. During one lull, I took my camera and made some images in the front flower garden. This...
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July 31 - Photo of the Day

July 31, 2014 - The well-respected Austrian photographer, Ernst Haas, proclaimed that all light was the best light. Around here lately,...
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July 6 - Photo of the Day

July 06, 2014 - I have a correction to make. In my previous blog (July 3) I identified the family of ducks as mergansers. They are actua...
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July 3 - Photo of the Day

July 03, 2014 - This afternoon we were at our friends' Marilyn and Bob's place on McFarlane Lake. While there we saw this merganser with...
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July 2 - Photo of the Day

July 02, 2014 - I haven't been out photographing since our return from Ireland. So this evening when I saw the dark storm clouds at suns...
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Happy Canada Day

July 02, 2014 - Yesterday, Canada Day, we joined the throngs for a walk along the Boardwalk at Sudbury's Bell Park and Science North. W...
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May 1 Photo of the Day

May 01, 2014 - Spring is coming, slowly. We still have a few small patches of snow, and the ice on the lakes is finally starting to bre...
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April 17 Photo of the Day

April 17, 2014 - Spring has not yet really arrived in Sudbury. A rainy day earlier this week caused creeks in the area to flood. A coupl...
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January 7 Photo of the Day

January 07, 2014 - Very cold weather sometimes creates intricate frost patterns on windows.
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January 6 Photo of the Day

January 06, 2014 - The snow keeps falling, and needs to be removed.
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January 5 Photo of the Day

January 05, 2014 - There are times like today when the lighting conditions dictate looking for closeups.
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January 4 Photo of the Day

January 04, 2014 - With the good comes the bad. The good today was the temperature - a balmy minus 2C with snow, more than 30 degrees warm...
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January 3 Photo of the Day

January 03, 2014 - We've set record low temperatures for the last two days. This morning's reading at Long Lake level was a crisp -40C. Add...
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January 1 Photo of the Day

January 01, 2014 - Welcome to 2014. Today's photo, made on the Wanapitae River, gives an indication of how bitterly cold it was here today...
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December 30 Photo of the Day

January 01, 2014 - We are in another deep freeze. It was -28C this morning. Here you can see Monte enjoying breathing the crisp air!
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December 29 Photo of the Day

December 29, 2013 - The day started off reasonably mild, but again no sunshine. The forecast calls for us to experience a deep-freeze the re...
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December 22 Photo of the Day

December 22, 2013 - A snowy day today, so I was looking for some colour in the white landscape. This bench I spotted near Minnow Lake.
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December 21 Photo of the Day

December 21, 2013 - Apartment for rent. Just don't step out on the balcony. There is something about derelict buildings that attracts photo...
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December 18 Photo of the Day

December 18, 2013 - One week until Christmas! Time to get into the festive spirit, so today's photo is of Christmas lights at Science North...
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December 16 Photo of the Day

December 16, 2013 - The deep freeze continues! This photo shows the moon rising behind the Sudbury Yacht Club on Ramsey Lake.
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December 15 Photo of the Day

December 15, 2013 - Today I returned to the same location along the Wanapitae River where I made yesterday's photo. These illustrate the dif...
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December 14 Photo of the Day

December 14, 2013 - Today has been very cold and overcast. These conditions produce a monochromatic image, almost as if this were a black an...
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December 11 Photo of the Day

December 11, 2013 - Today's photo is of a Ruffed Grouse feeding from seeds on the ground below my bird feeder. Today's photo was day 48 o...
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December 10 Photo of the Day

December 10, 2013 - Today's photo is of an old log sauna at the end of Chief Lake Road.
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December 8 Photo of the Day

December 08, 2013 - A day like today is difficult for a nature photographer, a day of flat gray light, a partial uninteresting snow covering...
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December 7 Photo of the Day

December 07, 2013 - A day like today tested my resolve to continue with this self-assignment. It seemed so cold today, though the temperatur...
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December 6 Photo of the Day

December 06, 2013 - Today's photo shows a typical Sudbury scene at this time of the year - a wetland along Jarvi Road on a cold and windy bu...
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November 24 Photo of the Day

November 24, 2013 - Today has been bright and sunny - not a photographer's favourite light. Add to that the cold temperature and wind - not...
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November 23 Photo of the Day

November 23, 2013 - This was a day that tested my resolve to carry on with this project. It was our coldest day yet - minus 10C with gusty w...
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November 22 Photo of the Day

November 22, 2013 - It was raining this morning when I made my first photos of the day. The temperature then dropped and the rain turned in...
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November 21 Photo of the Day

November 21, 2013 - I found this subject matter on a beaver pond along Highway 144 near Creighton. The small ponds have only a thin covering...
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November 20 Photo of the Day

November 20, 2013 - I made this photo early this morning along a creek just down the road. The night temperature was just below freezing. Th...
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November 19 Photo of the Day

November 19, 2013 - It was a cold and sunny day today. As the sun was setting, I drove to my favourite close-to-home location again. I made...
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November 18 Photo of the Day

November 18, 2013 - We experienced gusting winds last night and today. So what was I to photograph on a day like today? Something that does...
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November 16 Photo of the Day

November 16, 2013 - Today was very mild, but overcast and windy. This photo of a stand of birch trees was made a short drive from my home,...
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November 15 Photo of the Day

November 15, 2013 - I again went to my favourite close-to-home location. With the mild temperatures we've been experiencing, much of the ice...
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November 14 Photo of the Day

November 14, 2013 - Today's photo, as with the majority of photos I've posted in the last three weeks, was made right on my property.
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November 13 Photo of the Day

November 13, 2013 - Late this afternoon I walked behind my house. There I spent a long time photographing the patterns made by newly formed...
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November 12 Photo of the Day

November 12, 2013 - The sun finally shone this afternoon, though the temperature was below freezing. I went to my familiar location close t...
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November 11 Photo of the Day

November 11, 2013 - It's becoming difficult, especially at this time of the year, to find interesting and different subject matter. This mor...
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November 10 Photo of the Day

November 10, 2013 - Birch trees are ubiquitous in the Sudbury area. These birches that I found along Jarvi Road I thought resembled ghostly...
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November 9 Photo of the Day

November 09, 2013 - I woke up to our first winter wonderland scenario this morning, with snow falling and a significant accumulation on the...
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November 8 Photo of the Day

November 08, 2013 - This afternoon I decided to go to Bell Park (on Ramsey Lake in Sudbury) to see what photo ops I might find. As soon as...
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November 6 Photo of the Day

November 06, 2013 - I think that this photo of a red oak tree in my front yard illustrates what today's weather was like here in Sudbury - a...
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November 5 Photo of the Day

November 05, 2013 - It was mild today, though most of the day was overcast. I made a few photos very close to home, but I was not satisfied...
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November 4 Photo of the Day

November 04, 2013 - It was late in the day before I had time to search for today's photo. Behind my house there is a rock hill which drops...
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November 3 Photo of the Day

November 03, 2013 - The temperature was a bit below freezing last night, so we had some localized frost this morning. I made this photo of...
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November 1 Photo of the Day

November 01, 2013 - A long rainy night and morning raised the water levels in creeks and wetlands around our home. Fortunately we are not af...
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October 31 Photo of the Day

October 31, 2013 - A rainy day makes for good light to photograph in the forest. This image of red pines is of an area that my father plan...
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Photos at Reg Wilkinson's

July 13, 2013 - When you are in downtown Sudbury, drop into Reg Wilkinson's Mens Wear on Durham Street to see some of my photos. I am o...
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Fall Colour in the Sudbury Area

October 12, 2012 - After my arrival home from our Greek travels, I was anxious to check out the fall colours. Getting up early was no probl...
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