Brig

I was trying to recall why we actually stopped in Brig, and can’t… pretty much because there’s nothing to recall. It’s a small picturesque town at the foot of the northern slope of the Simplon Pass in southern Switzerland, just over the Italian border. During our 2006 trip, it was our first stop after leaving…

It’s Better Than Bad, It’s Good

That’s right! The title for this post is based off the early 90’s cartoon Ren and Stimpy for their advertising of a non-existent product – Log. It made me recall a time back in the fall when we were up in Bancroft visiting my wifes family, and I got outside with the camera and snapped…

Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald. My all time favourite “get away from it all” place in the world. Located at the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, perched high above on a cliff, this small village in the Swiss Alps has it all. Which is to say has nothing… which is absolutely perfect. The village of 130 residents was saved…

Take That You Ant Bastards

Last week, I noted that we had an ant problem, and I ripped out a whole wall in search of the source. Even though we were away for the weekend, I’ve still been able to get a lot done. I’ve used expanding foam around the window frame and completely sealed it with silicone caulking. There…

Weekend at Blue Mountain

Saturday afternoon, my wife and I dropped our son off at the my parents and headed north to Collingwood, Ontario. Our destination: Blue Mountain, for a relaxing weekend of skiing. This was our second year that we’ve gone there for a mid-winter vacation and like last year, it was fantastic. We arrived Saturday around 5pm…

Photo of the Week: Week 6

For this weeks photo, I chose one from my weekly camera club meeting mentioned in the previous post. Lighting levels were quite low in the room and I had left my tripod at home, so this shot was taken with the camera resting on a book to use a longer exposure time. I kept the…

Being Creative

At our weekly camera club meeting, most of the evening was spent exploring creativity. We were given some random props and told to take photos  as we saw fit. The only rule was that you couldn’t copy someone else. Fair enough. The room we were in was very poorly lit and I had left my…