Photo of the Week: Week 39

Last week, I was fortunate enough to get some time out of the office to attend a tour of a couple cage aquaculture facilities and an MNR fish culture station. Blue Jay Creek Fish Culture Station is on Manitoulin Island and they mainly culture lake trout for stocking in Lake Huron. I’ve been to a…

Leading Lines

Recently, I’ve been making a conscious effort to use lines in my shots to draw the viewers eye into the image. Most of the time the shot is symmetrical with a small variation to one side to add interest. Below are five shots that I took last week at a cage aquaculture site on Manitoulin…

Photo of the Week: Week 38

This past Thursday morning, I tried yet again to photograph the 8:00 train heading through town. The fog was patchy and you could see it rolling along the ground. There were a bunch of rail workers on the other side of the bridge forcing me to stand on the north side of the bridge and…

Early Morning Trains

I’m learning something very quickly – it’s harder to photograph trains than I initially thought. There are several factors to consider including time of day, lighting, their speed, surroundings, and most importantly, location. Trying to put all these things together is becoming a challenge. This morning before work I headed to East City as I…

Peterborough Lift Locks

Last night our camera club headed over to the Peterborough Lift Locks. The challenge for the evening was to focus on the architecture. These dual lifts are the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, about 65ft, which was an accomplishment considering it was built in 1904 when conventional locks had an average rise of…

Will. I. Am.

I often get told I don’t take enough photos of our youngest son William. Lots of Patrick; not so many of William. Let’s face it… babies are generally boring. Eat, sleep, poop, repeat. After a while, all the photos start to look very similar. Then something interesting starts to happen. They begin to gain a…