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Skating on Thin Ice

Winter Sports

Small groups were out on the ice in the bay today  – rather hoping that it is think enough to skate on.

  • No idea who the people are in the second image – sorry

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 20 December, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 70.27mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2020-12-20T13:42:22-05:00December 20th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, people|0 Comments

New Lodger

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Thanks to climate change there have been a small number of these birds on the West Island for the past decade, mostly in the Arboretum. They are starting to spread out and claim new territory as winters get milder and where there is food available. They love feeders and peanuts. This lady arrived in the garden a few weeks ago and had=s now decided to become a resident with several visits each day.

This species is quite common down in the States but a real local rarity. The gods have smiled on us again.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 19 December, 2020
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-12-19T14:36:18-05:00December 19th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, garden|0 Comments

Upriver – 3pm

Late afternoon

Looking west along the St-Lawrence from the Baie-D’Urfé town hall we were struck by remarkable light between a series of rain showers. Only had the iPhone again which doesn’t quite do justice but you will get the feeling, I hope.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 1 December, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -81/128EV
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/240s

By |2020-12-01T16:15:57-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape|0 Comments

Peaceful Water

Quiet Morning with Geese

Three linked photographs today. The temperature has crept a degree or two above freezing so recent snow is melting and there is a misty haze in the air. The winds have dropped and the Geese are just floating around calmly. Just another beautiful morning in Baie-D’Urfé.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 27 November, 2020
  • Focal length: 25.32mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2020-11-27T13:39:23-05:00November 27th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Landscape|1 Comment
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