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After the storm …

A few days ago we saw the passage through this area of what started down in the Carolinas as a Tropical Cyclone – bringing high winds and prolonged and torrential rain. The next day, a friend (professional French Hornist) was in the town bandstand rehearsing with colleagues. Added to our morning constitutional.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 5 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 20.41mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

By |2020-08-07T08:20:56-04:00August 7th, 2020|Landscape|0 Comments

Serious Rain

“Blatter”

Fans of the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be familiar with the lorry-driving rain god and his 92 words for types of rain constantly poured on his head by all the clouds that simply “wanted to water him”. This was the rain type known as heavy blatter.

Quite something.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 60.29mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
By |2020-08-03T17:50:27-04:00August 4th, 2020|Landscape, weather|0 Comments

Memory Sunday #7

Kenauk – Osprey Nest

For almost twenty years after arriving in Quebec J and I would rent a superior cabin at Kenauk for a week of fishing, eating, wandering and getting away from it all every September – there was no cell signal, no electricity, just us. Down the lake these two trees overlooked a prime fishing spot and the one on the right, every year, had an active osprey nest in it. Wonderful place.

Want to visit – here’s the link: https://kenauk.com


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.2
  • Camera: E995
  • Taken: 13 September, 2004
  • Focal length: 11.3mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s

By |2020-07-26T07:18:57-04:00July 26th, 2020|Landscape|0 Comments

Memory Sunday #6

People used to live here

This dates back to 2016 when we walked a long and beautiful trail on the west coast of Scotland to the site of one of the infamously “cleared” Highland villages. Down by the shore of loch where the cattle are there used to be a community – there are still the remnants of stone walls a couple of feet high to mark the spot.


By |2020-07-19T16:41:59-04:00July 19th, 2020|Landscape, Scotland|0 Comments

Memory Sunday #5

Grand Manan Island

Four years ago we spent a wonderful week on Grand Manan island in the Bay of Fundy – yes birding and botanising, as you would expect. This is the Swallowtail Lighthouse on North Head.

This was the vacation on which I got my lifer Burrowing Owl some 1500 or more km from the prairies where it was supposed to be spending the summer.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 8 August, 2017
  • Focal length: 18.21mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s

By |2020-07-09T09:49:48-04:00July 12th, 2020|Landscape|0 Comments

Memory Sunday #4

Midnight Sun

A few years ago we spent a fabulous couple of weeks touring Iceland and birding, finding wonderful arctic plants and drinking really expensive beer. This photograph was taken near midnight in the very far north of Iceland just outside Akureyri.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 4 July, 2015
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

By |2020-06-25T12:42:19-04:00June 28th, 2020|Landscape, light|0 Comments
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