First Snow

January 27, 2016 at 10:35 am | Posted in river, south carolina, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Snow hit South Carolina and I ventured to my back yard for inspiration…

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Black River, Dec 26th

December 28, 2015 at 4:53 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Black River July 20th

July 22, 2015 at 8:56 am | Posted in canada, kayak, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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Black River, Sutton Ontario

June 23, 2015 at 6:09 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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Dec 28 above freezing

December 30, 2014 at 1:00 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, winter | Leave a comment
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This is probably the last of the days that the temps will be above freezing so I went out to get the last few opportunities.  Next week I’ll be back down south. Weather this time of year tends to get very overcast and colors tend to fade and become desaturated.  Growing up in the Great Lakes region, the winter can be quite monotonous and you have to really push yourself visually.  This is the bridge on the Briar’s golf course and the forest is a lot next to some rental cabins near the 18th fairway.  Sometimes it is important to try to capture all types of scenery and some may lack the drama of a sunset or even water, but just getting out and being in the moment you have to find interest and practice technique regardless of the ultimate outcome.

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July 17th Kayak trip, Lake Simcoe, Black River

July 20, 2014 at 8:46 am | Posted in canada, kayak, lake, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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May on the Black River

June 3, 2014 at 8:03 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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Spring has started to fill in the trees.

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Here’s a little further down on the river…

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May

May 10, 2014 at 5:11 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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April Season

April 20, 2014 at 4:16 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, spring | Leave a comment
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The snow has not fully melted but the temps are finally above freezing so I had some time to capture the transition.  The colors are still muted and fall like, but the light is much brighter, if that makes any sense.

 

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Lake Simcoe, Black River Bridge, Feb 9th

February 11, 2014 at 1:39 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, river, winter | Leave a comment
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Another walk on the lake and over to the Black River. 

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Black River, Briars Golf Course Bridge

January 23, 2014 at 11:53 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, winter | Leave a comment
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It was brutally cold out (4˚F) so I bundled up and brought 5 color pencils and little sketch book.  This is the only practical way to capture anything in this weather.  It was bright and clear and very beautiful for a winter day but I wish I could have spent more time with more materials to get the nice yellow orange color of the weeping willow.  The snow and the red river reeds also needed more attention.  You can walk the entire river all the way down to the lake and it is just like kayaking but you can stand still at any point to see the river in a different perspective.  The only other event that tops a river walk is ice skating on the lake when the ice is clear and smooth.  Something I managed to do last week, but now everything is covered up in snow making it hard to see the bumps and cracks.  Winter has some draw backs being the days are short and your water colors freeze up, but the snow and sunlight are wonderful to capture if you can handle the freezing temps.

Black River, Dec 28th

December 31, 2013 at 5:05 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, winter | Leave a comment
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Black River, from the Briars Golfers Bridge

October 31, 2013 at 6:23 am | Posted in canada, fall, ontario, river | Leave a comment
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Briars Golfers Bridge

October 24, 2013 at 3:47 am | Posted in canada, fall, kayak, ontario, river | Leave a comment
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Black River, kayak part 2

October 17, 2013 at 1:58 am | Posted in canada, fall, ontario, river | Leave a comment
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