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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

Mid-Summer Sunset

Golden Light

Three years ago a group of Arboretum volunteers created the “Canada 150 Trail” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the creation of Canada.Quite by chance it was found this year that the Birch Alley that forms part of the trail is directly oriented towards the setting sun for the few days around mid-summer’s day, the Summer Equinox.

Absolutely NO adjustments to the colour saturation was made in preparing these photographs – these colours are what our eyes saw. Well, what oour eyes saw through the clouds of ravenous mosquitoes, that is ;)


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 19 June, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 65mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

By |2020-06-20T12:10:55-04:00June 22nd, 2020|arboretum, Landscape, light|0 Comments

Winter-worn Grasses

Seed Heads at Evening

We have a stand of ornamental grasses in the garden that we leave through the winter as they have seeds for birds and hollow stems for insects to overwinter in. They will be cut down in a few weeks but this evening the low golden light lit up the seed feathers from within. Beautiful.


  • Aperture: ƒ/20
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 31 March, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
By |2020-03-31T17:53:37-04:00March 31st, 2020|garden, light|0 Comments

Flatlands #2

Winter Solstice

On the flatlands west of Montreal looking towards the south on the winter solstice 2019. The sun doesn’t get very high (this was early afternoon) on this important day of the year. Very strange cloud patterns.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 21 December, 2019
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 23.95mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
By |2019-12-21T17:02:13-05:00December 22nd, 2019|Landscape, light|0 Comments

Sunset on the St-Lawrence

Last day of November and it’s really getting cold

Sunset on the St-Lawrence river seen from Bertold Park in Baie-D’Urfé. The first ice is forming in the small bay at my feet with a loud and musical chinkling sound as small waves cause the ice fragments to knock together.

A lot of local photographers have been sharing sunset images on Facebook etc – I finally decided to join them and give them a run for their money.


  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 30 November, 2019
  • Focal length: 12mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

Post-processed with Capture One Pro software.

By |2019-12-01T13:58:26-05:00December 1st, 2019|Landscape, light|0 Comments

Into the Light

This was originally in glorious e-colour but I somehow thought it would take on something “special” if edited to monochrome – and it did. I shared it on facebook a few days ago and it proved to be one of the most popular images I have posted in a while.

Here is the original:


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 21 November, 2019
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 90.45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2019-11-23T13:01:55-05:00November 24th, 2019|Landscape, light, Seasons|0 Comments
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