Cold Rain on Cold Snow

Nearly the end of March and the snow is gradually fading away but today overnight freezing rain was followed by much plain, old wet rain. On the other hand, this tree was standing tall and caught the eye.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.6
  • Camera: iPhone 13
  • Taken: 23 March, 2023
  • Exposure bias: -113/128EV
  • Focal length: 5.1mm
  • ISO: 32
  • Shutter speed: 1/2967s
By |2023-03-23T16:25:30-04:00March 23rd, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, trees, weather|0 Comments

Vernal Equinox by the Bay

Almost too much light this morning, I should have ignored the wind and taken the pictures earlier in the day while passing along the road and thinking “that would make some nice images, but it’s too cold”. Today is the day of the vernal equinox and for the first time you can see changes in the quality of ice on the river. This tree is an old favourite.

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 20 March, 2023
  • Exposure bias: +1/2EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

By |2023-03-20T12:51:20-04:00March 20th, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape|0 Comments

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

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

Winter Flowers – getting “arty”

Getting to grips with the 250 page instruction manual for my new camera I struggled through the garden snow to find this winter-dried flower head from a PG Hydrangea. Interestingly, it was better (to my eye) in monochrome than colour … anyway, colour original below.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 17 February, 2023
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

By |2023-02-17T14:33:09-05:00February 17th, 2023|flowers, garden, plants|0 Comments
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