Looking north – soon be spring

Needing some exercise I went down by the river – this is looking north-east along the St-Lawrence into Baie-D’Urfé with the temperature just a couple of degrees above zero and the very slow start of a very slow thaw. Willows along the shore are shining with their late winter golden bark.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 13 March, 2023
  • Exposure bias: +1/2EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
By |2023-03-13T15:20:55-04:00March 13th, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, trees|0 Comments


It will a few weeks yet, the buds of the Magnolia tree that is touchable from the front door step will release huge flowers come spring. Even now, in a quiet way, they are enjoyable to look at.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 25 February, 2023
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

By |2023-02-25T12:13:37-05:00February 25th, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden, trees|0 Comments

Minus Twenty

Out this morning doing birdy things at -20C windchill. Mad, yes perhaps but we enjoy it. This tree is on the entrance road to the Arboretum and I have photographed it several times over the years but this is the best, I think. Nothing wrong with my older cameras, nothing at all, but this new one finds colours and details the others can’t really manage. Great 3-D effect too.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Exposure bias: +3/5EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

By |2023-02-23T14:10:40-05:00February 23rd, 2023|arboretum, Landscape, Montreal, trees|0 Comments


Sambucus canadensis

Canadian Elder … or whatever common name happens to be used in the area you happen to be

** For anyone interested in photography, this image was composed from seven separate photographs at different stacked focus planes to achieve without any out of focus features
. Some of the new computer tools are simply remarkable.

Two days later Day (1 April, but this is real) – welcome to Canadian spring

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2021-04-01T11:38:05-04:00March 30th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, plants, trees|0 Comments
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