Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Here's to a warm, safe and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Here's another water reflection photo - this time showing parts of what I think is a retired mill in Perth, Ontario.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

On the prairies most of the native trees turn yellow rather than red in the autumn.  In Ontario the range of colours is greater has can be seen in this photo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

In this photo you can see the trees that were providing the wonderful relections in the photos posted over the last couple of days.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Next up in the autumn water reflections series...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Number 3 in the reflected autumn colours series

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Here's the second of the autumn colours reflected in the water.  This shot taken at Perth, Ontario.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Over the next couple of days I will be posting a series of photos showing the autumn colours reflected in the water.  Here's the first of these.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

It may not render well at the small image size offered here, but this photo has sort or a mottled look to it as a result of being taken through a very old window pane that had a lot of iregularities to it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Here's an extractive landscape showing just a touch of the autumn colours reflected in the water at MacKenzie King Estates.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Canadian Autumn

Recently family circumstances had us travel to Ottawa and there was time to do a little shooting.  This shot is dedicated to my new pal and fellow photogrpaher Ross Pryde (  who took me along to MacKenzie King Estates for a few hours one afternoon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lisbon and a Sign to head for home

Hmmm...this crisp maple leaf lying on the marble sidewalks of Lisbon made me a little home sick.  Travel is great but so is going home.  Wonder if there are any leaves left on the trees on the Canadian Prairie?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lisbon at Night

One more dusk shot of Lisbon.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lisbon From the Water

Flags are pretty great, and a great way to see Lisbon is aboard a tour boat which is where these flags flapped feverishly in the wind.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lisbon at Night

This is a dusk view of central Lisbon with the Castelo de Jorgo in the distance.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lisbon Trams

Lisbon is a hilly town, thank heaven there's the odd tram around to spare one from trudging uphill.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lisbon Ribadouro

If seafood is your thing you'll love Ribadouro.  The crab legs were outstanding.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lisbon Pharmacy

My wife is a pharmacist.  So when we travel we take pictures of pharmacies.  Here's a sample from Lisbon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lisbon leading lines

Creating a little foreground interest and designing the picture space so that the eye is led into the photograph are basic guidelines to good photography.  The leading lines here are provided by the paving pattern in the plaza at Pracodo Comerco.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lisbon Colours

A vendor was selling these towels near the beach and the rainbow of colours appealed to me.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lisbon Arriving by Train

This is Lisbon central train station; taken with the 15mm Fisheye which produced a rather nice effect I think.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lisbon - Wedding Day in Belem

Not much to say about this photo except that I felt sorry for those guys in wool suites...30 degress plus and I was expiring in my shorts and tee shirt.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Truth is I don't remember where exactly I took this; we were just out for a walk and when I looked up this is what I saw and I liked it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lisbon - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Here is an interior view of the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Belem; taken with the Canon 15mm fisheye lens.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lisbon - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Belem just west of central Lisbon was built c1460 by Henry the Navigator to provide solice to the many searfarers who embarked on voyages of discovery from Belem.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lisbon Elevador de Santa Justa

Rising 45 metres, the Elevador de Santa Justa was designed by Raul Mesnier du Ponsard, who was an apprentice to Gustav Eiffel, who of course designed that little tower in Paris.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lisbon's Fountains

Aren't fountains great?  Something about the water splashing about that is most compelling, particularly on a hot day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lisbon's Colours

This scarf hung outside the doors to a little boutique that specialized in all things Portuguese...or at least the stuff they'd like the tourists to take home.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Art in the strangest places...

Well not that strange I guess.  This fellow, who had a more than slight homeless look about him, had opted for a very public setting in central Lisbon to show off his drawing skills.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Everybody Has Something to Say

This chap had plenty on his mind but no audience.  From the look on his face I think his wee dog has heard enough too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Its all in the details

This is a detail shot taken in Sintra, just east of central Lisbon.