A Wet Summer’s Evening

Interesting Light in the Garden

Photographers often sing the praises of “the golden hour” at sunset or “the blue hour” just after and they are worth making use of. However, I often find that to my eye, maybe not yours, the really interesting light is in the middle of a heavy shower of rain when there are no shadows, the light is diffused and the colours of flowers positively glow.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.2
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 14.7mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

By |2021-07-08T20:13:31-04:00July 8th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, light|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

Black Gray Squirrel on White

Looking like a White Christmas

Snowing today and this should stay until Christmas – meanwhile this little guy came to the heated bird bath for a good drink.

For our Euro friends, this black squirrel is actually a gray squirrel. They also come in cream.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 17 December, 2019
  • Focal length: 117.29mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2019-12-17T15:32:00-05:00December 17th, 2019|mammal, Seasons|0 Comments

Ice Petticoats

Getting Colder

Temperatures along the riverside have been up and, mostly, down for a while now. The river has yet to become cold enough to freeze over, but already ice is forming in the splash zone.  Lace petticoats on the rocks.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 23 November, 2019
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/2088s
By |2019-11-23T13:05:48-05:00November 24th, 2019|Seasons|0 Comments
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