Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Snowbird That Stayed Home

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This is a photo I took last night for my 365 self photo project. It's the first real snow fall in Pickering this winter. It was the wet heavy type and we did not get much more than what you see here. The only problem is that over night there was a flash freeze and everything is froze solid. This is a retired bus driver's dream. I don't have to go out and drive in this stuff. In fact I don't even have to go outside if I don't want to.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Mural - The Search for The Lost Skull

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Located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia thie entire wall tells a tale of adventure. This is one photo you definitely have to click on enjoy the detailed view.


I got in close for this view. Here's some more Monday Murals. Oakland Daily Photo and SightLines.

Friday, December 23, 2011

My Old Tree Number Two

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All the leaves have disappeared. Still no snow as of this date as we continue to head towards a green Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Behind The Camera - House Fire In Pickering

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I was out last night with the intent to photograph some Christmas lights. I arrived before dark and while waiting for the lights to be turned on, I heard sirens in the distance and noticed a large billow of smoke rising into the sky. I went back into my car and headed towards the smoke. Upon my arrival, the fire department were already on scene. The street was filled with smoke.


There were no restrictions setup for pedestrians, so I move in closer to the house fire.


On the outside there were no flames to be seen but there was plenty of smoke rising from the house.


The City Of Pickering fire department is comprised of full time and volunteer firefighters.


The was no shortage of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or police. I did not see any injuries. Residents were taken to the house across the road for shelter.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Mural - Mennonite

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I have no information about the artist. It is located on the south wall of the A Gift To Remember shop, in St. Jacobs, Ontario. The mural depicts Mennonite life in the area.

Friday, December 16, 2011

52 Photos Project - Who ya gonna call?

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GRAFFITI BUSTER! I'm linking to 52 Photos Project

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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Taking photos through the window of the chocolate shop... with my mouth watering.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Mural - Flight Training Circa 1917

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I have very little info on this mural. Artist Geoff Sangster. In Creemore, Ontario just off of Mill Street. More mural postings... Oakland Daily Photo, SightLines and View thru My Global Lens

Friday, December 09, 2011

Three Reactions

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On a trip to Halifax I stopped in a pub for something to eat. (Wink, wink.) Feeling the urge to use the restroom and upon entering I came across this scene above the urinals. I just had to have a photo of this but my camera was back at my table. I returned to fetch it. After taking the photo I began to wonder what people were thinking when they saw me entering the restroom with my camera. What would you have thought?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


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Trick photography at work. Using a tripod and a shutter speed of 8 seconds. I started with the barbecue's lid open. Halfway through the exposure close the lid. Pretty simple way to have fun with your photos.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Monday Mural - Utility Box

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Cultural Affairs offered the Traffic Box Program yearly from 2008 through 2010, with the support of Transportation and Public Works. A diversity of local artists were selected each year through a jury process to paint murals on the newly created or replaced traffic boxes found at intersections. The boxes are located in highly visible locations both to pedestrians and road traffic. The program has expanded to other types of utility boxes.
  • provide opportunities for artists to be creative, connect with their community and heighten community identity through beautification
  • reduce graffiti vandalism
  • provide employment opportunities for emerging and established local artists
  • provide opportunity to paint outside and use an alternative form of "canvas"
  • to spark interest and dialogue around new diverse forms of mural painting
  • to strengthen artist, resident, and municipal relations
  • to heighten community cohesiveness and civic pride
  • to heighten sense of place

Friday, December 02, 2011


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Trees are not the only ones that can display beautiful autumn colours.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

First Snow

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Yesterday the first snow of the season fell in my neighborhood. It was large wet flakes that were falling. Shortly after I took this photo it stopped snowing and sun came out. Within a couple hours the snow melted and was gone.