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Memory Sunday #15 – The Paps of Jura

The Paps of Jura

This was 1988 on an island-hopping vacation off the west coast of Scotland. We were based on Islay where all the wonderful whisky originates. Jura is the island to the north where only one whisky is made, but a very good one.

Thirty years ago – gosh. Interesting colours from old film stock – how I wish we had digital cameras back then.


By |2020-09-20T08:23:06-04:00September 20th, 2020|Landscape, Scotland|0 Comments

An Ancient Lakeshore

Once there was the sea …

A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.

This seashore is in the Arboretum.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 September, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
By |2020-09-18T11:08:33-04:00September 18th, 2020|arboretum, Landscape, trees|2 Comments

Vegetables

The Garden and Orchard at Fritz

The larger-than-it-looks plot beyond the young trees is the Garden at Fritz (the young trees are part of the Orchard at Fritz) is a volunteer scheme to grow vegetables for local food banks.  When I am not taking photographs that often where you will find me – a therapeutic and useful activity for older people … younger people too if they would like to join us but sadly, they for the most part (there are exceptions) are not interested in helping the less fortunate members of the community. At least not if it means getting their hands dirty.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 27 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/296s

By |2020-08-31T16:50:56-04:00September 4th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, vegetables|0 Comments

Early Morning Book

Cooling Down

Very early morning beside the river – this town gets lots of sweaty joggers, with or without dogs, which is fine but where’;s the fun?  This young lady plodded past me and then plonked down on the distant bench beside the river to read book – a much better lifestyle balance I think. Reward for effort.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 28 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

By |2020-08-31T16:44:13-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, people|0 Comments

Forested Field

Maybe a century ago this was cleared farmland as the collapsed dry-stone wall in the foreground indicates. Now it has reverted to typical mixed forest of the region – full of birds and interesting creatures.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 28 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 14.93mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s

By |2020-08-31T16:39:23-04:00September 2nd, 2020|arboretum, Landscape|0 Comments
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