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03/Jul/17

As promised, you'll now find a "Feature Image" section on the site. This is a single image that I think is of particular interest, accompanied by a short description and the metadata of the image itself (which sometimes actually is the key point of the photograph. So that's done. I'm hoping to have a short selection of images in their own gallery that depicts the season that we're in as I'm a seasonal "nut". That is one of the neatest things I find about Canada - no matter where you are, there are 4 distinct seasons. In some locations a particular season can be very short, but they do exist. That one might take a little longer, so stay tuned. Oh, I also changed out one of the vertical format images in the Canadiana section, in case you want to go have a gander at that again. More later :) .

01/Jul/17

Happy Canada Day everyone!! Hope it's a good one for all you fellow Canucks out there. I know we aren't perfect, and we have a ways to go in some important areas, but you have to be glad to be living in this country. We could do far worse, that's for sure. Per some recommendations from friends, I've made a few changes in here, adding more detailed captions to most of the images along with some other more minor updates such as putting the latest posts here on top (good suggestion!). I've been asked to bring back the "Feature Image" as well, so look for that in the coming week. With that, it will be time to get back out in the field and start getting new material again. I've been computer-bound far to much this year so I'm looking forward to that. OK, that's it for now. See you soon :) .

25/Jun/17

Wow! BIG update! Pretty much revamped everything on this site so there are newer images, more images and more info in the other textual pages. Interestingly, this coincided with a major rainstorm we had in our area that has caused some major flooding around and about. You'll see a few examples in the new, "New Work" gallery with this iteration. A week back I took a trip from Tobermory, Ontario to South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island, Ontario on the ferry, the "Chi-Cheemaun" (pronounced chee-chee-man). It was a sunset cruise and my D5/28-300 combo got quite the workout. A few of those shots are included here-in. It was a fantastic trip. One interesting note on this trip, the ferry was on a collision course with a pair of loons. It was a ludicrious situation given the size of Georgian Bay/Lake Huron, but one would expect the loons simply to take flight and get out of the way. Well, if a loon has recently had a big meal, they are in fact, "over gross weight" and can't get airborne. Such was the case with one of the loons in this instance. I'm happy to say he/she was still able to use its wings and feet to scramble away from the behemoth bearing down on it, but it was rather a close call. OK, hope you enjoy the new look and site. Back later!

28/May/17

Just a little bit of news today. I've (hopefully) improved the navigational aspects of this site today. Now clicking on the new masthead that is present on each page will take you back to the home page. Of course, the other new thing is the masthead. Hope you like it. I'll be making some further tweaks this week and then I'm back out in the field getting new material (FINALLY!!), so stay tuned for that. I want to put up a page for new material so we'll see how that goes when I get back from the next trip.

Oh, I picked up a couple of new items for the kit bag on the weekend. I opted for the tripod collar for my 70-200. That's the f4 version and it's so light that I'm not sure if the collar will actually make an improvement to the balance of the camera/lens combo or not. With the f2.8 version, it's heavy enough that you wouldn't want to go without the collar, but not so this one. We'll see how it goes. It'll mainly be on my D810 so it's probably going to make things a bit more stable in the end, and stability is what it's all about when shooting.

OK, that's it for now. Later :) .

22/May/17

At this point in my not-so-illustrious career in making modern web designs, I'm not able to make an actual blog. I know, it's as easy as making a pie, but as my last attempt at making a pie ended up with a goodly supply of hockey pucks, an actual blog is going to have to wait for a bit. That said, this page is about stuff photographic, which could include places I've been, places I'm thinking of going, general thoughts on photography, etc. In other words, anything goes (well, within reason). So this page might be a reason in itself to pop back in for a quick looksee to see what's new or what's coming. Now be warned - I'd MUCH rather be shooting than writing so there may be long absences. This page will get updated when I get time, but for sure it won't be on a regular basis or some sort of schedule. So there you go. See you next entry.