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Category Archives: Landscape

Deep Freeze

For the past little while, Niagara Falls has been getting some global attention, more so than usual. The deep freeze over both the Canadian and American Falls (much more dramatic over the American) has made it’s way into news, papers, even Jimmy Fallon took a jab at it the other night on his show…

The following images were taken yesterday afternoon. It’s moments like these that make shooting during a severe cold warning much more bearable.

wild flowers

Wild flowers at the edge of Lake Superior.

 

morning sky

Had the pleasure of catching this scene unfold before me as our bus sped past on its way from Chefchaouen to Meknes.  Morocco’s landscape changes drastically from one part of the country to the next and this several hour drive, especially made early morning, reveals a soft side that can easily be overlooked.  If you ever get the opportunity to travel Morocco, wake early and enjoy this ride.  It’s one you won’t regret.

 

Himalaya

This photo is from a few years back, during some time spent travelling throughout the top of the Himalaya’s in Northern India. Awe-struck for two weeks straight, the natural danger of the road made the views along the way that much more beautiful.  Route 22 will always have a special place in my heart.

prayer flags

Barbed wire fencing lines a hillside road in Dharamsala, India.  Tibetan prayer flags are a common scene in the northern Province of Himachal Pradesh.

Buen Camino

The first day on the Camino de Santiago is said to be the most challenging of the entire pilgrimage. Dealing with the uncomfortable strain of an overloaded pack (mainly camera gear) and the constant uphill terrain, I was certain this trek would get the better of me within the first few hours. Starting well before day break, I began my Camino with a little nervousness and a lot of excitement. 800km before me and all I could see was an endless uphill walk that seemed to never level off. By the time I reached the peak of the French Pyranees I was alone, doubtful, and scared of the journey that I threw myself into. Now I am not a religious man, at least not in the organized sense, but when I stopped to drink some water and take a much needed break, I looked out at the day that was beginning to show itself and suddenly knew why I was there and what lead me to that exact spot.

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Reflections

Painting has never been a strong suite of mine.  This is my try at painting with a camera.  (Photographed against pools of rippled water)

Toronto Nostalgia

This photo was taken during a day trip to Toronto Island last summer.  Finding it in my hard drive gave me a nice reminder of back home.

 

Clouds

Between total cloud cover, the sky opened for a little while and allowed for some really nice photo ops.

A World Apart

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  —  Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco