Peterson Lake, Manitoba

In July, 2013 we were fortunate to travel to Manitoba to vacation with our friends David and Kathy at their cottage on Peterson Lake, north-east of Flin Flon. The cottage is remote, to say the least. Starting from Cranberry Portage, we traveled approximately one hour by boat through the Cranberry Lakes to a portage on […]

Hostas

My neighbour, Marg, has an absolutely wonderful garden in her back yard that she tends with the utmost dedication. One of her favorite plants are hostas, and she has a considerable variety: light green, dark green, blue-green, yellow-green, variegated, plain, you name it. Hostas make an interesting abstract pattern. I experimented with some images in […]

Emphasis in portrait photography

Over the past few weeks I have been reading “The Art Spirit”, a 1923 book [1] by American painter and teacher Robert Henri. Henri’s volume was recommended by Lenswork magazine editor Brooks Jensen in one of his podcasts about two months ago. Henri was a painter, and the book is, unsurprisingly, largely about painting. Yet […]

Ansel Adams exhibition at McMichael Gallery

The McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, ON, just north of Toronto, home of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, is offering an exhibition of photographs by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky from June 29 to September 29, 2013. In a career that spanned more than five decades Ansel Adams became one of […]

Always remembered

This is one of my favourite photographs of my Dad (right), shown here posing with his older brother Les (left) in April 1945. My Dad was away on a short leave from his unit, the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, who at that time were in eastern Holland near Apeldoorn. My Dad had not seen […]