Sunday, February 17, 2019

Elgin Railroad Museum

I always enjoy visiting this place. Not that I'm a huge railroad fan but who doesn't enjoy seeing the shear size of these machines and the precision of how all the parts fit together.  Fellow camera club member and Museum guide, Charles, gave us explanations regarding the huge repair shop, the locomotives and switch boxes.




Sunday, January 27, 2019

Small Mammals

When was the last time you were only a few feet away from a skunk or an bobcat?  Recently the Canadian Raptor Conservancy hosted a mammal shoot for photographers.  The animals came from a rescue centre where all the money they raise goes straight to animal care.   At the end of the session we were privileged to see a Snowy Owl then an Eastern Screech Owl.























Crystal Clear Ice

It took three trips to Pt Bruce this weekend to get sunshine, white snow, winds that didn't blow over my tripod and temperatures that weren't bone chilling.  This afternoon was it.  I really had gone to take photos of the waves crashing over mountains of ice but like I said, the wind wasn't too strong.  I think these shots are quite different from my usual subjects.  None of these chunks were longer than 15 cm.






Sunday, January 6, 2019

Reptiles

This morning we had the privilege of shooting some very fine, cute and ugly frogs, snakes, lizards and more.







Sunday, November 11, 2018

Budapest, Hungary

A city that I've long wanted to visit.  I don't really know why but maybe it had to do with the fantastic postage stamp they used to issue.  Beautiful city at night.  Again, seeing the old buildings and impact of WWII followed by the Soviets was amazing.  So difficult, so many generations.





 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a classic city that is full of elegant buildings and palaces.  You can see the wealth is tiny nation once controlled.  Our 34th anniversary was spent in there.  Before we attended an evening Baroque classical concert in a palace we had coffee and dessert at Cafe Central, where Freud and Trotsky often dined.







Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cesky Krumlov

A middle ages town in a hilly region of Czechia.  For us, it was a very wet afternoon.  The good news was that the dinner restaurant had schnitzel platters and smoked beer on tap.  Oh ya, the rain clouds broke in early evening and wow - some of my best shots of the trip.





Monday, November 5, 2018

Prague, Czechia

Our hotel in Prague was classic Soviet architecture.  Square.  Block.  On the light side the bath tub was only about a step of 24 inch or 60 cm to get into and out of.   We were a 10 minute tram ride to the old centre of the city.  Beautiful old buildings and one of my highest step days ever.  The cemetery was across the road from the hotel. The place was amazing.