Monday, December 22, 2014


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Photographing the photographer. PS: I need to get out more. I am getting desperate for photos.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Gas Prices Plummet

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People are actually smiling when they pump gas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frozen Pond

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When the ice becomes thick enough this pond will come to life with pleasure skaters and hockey players.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Unfriendly Skies

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There was a cold wind blowing in off the lake.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Winds

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A cold windy December day. Cold enough to form icicles.

Santa And Kids Go Together

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Front row seats at the Santa Clause Parade.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Night Snow

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This morning at 4:21 A.M. looking outside the front window of my home. So far it is only a light snow fall.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Can See Clearly Now

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Spectator at the Santa Clause Parade.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Salvation Army Band

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Passing by in the Santa Clause Parade.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Photo Project, In Search Of Colour #3

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I did find some colour but they were man made.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Photo Project, In Search Of Colour #2

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After a brilliant show of autumn colours even the trees have turned drab.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Photo Project, In Search Of Colour #1

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This is the time of year when everything turns drab. ...And yes. That is me in my drab coloured clothing.

Friday, November 28, 2014

In The Begining

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Graffiti artist to have start some place. This one is on a hiking trail that used to be a road.


Another one under a bridge,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Effect Of Freeze Thaw Cycles

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This is the results of quick thaw.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Old And New

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The bridge on the right is being replace by a new and improved one on the left.

Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Jacobs Farmer's Market

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After a fire that destroyed the original wood barn that housed the farmer's market a temporary new barn has risen from the ashes. Business has returned at the St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. The construction of a new main building is already under way. One of the things that make this market unique is the number of vendors from the local Mennonite community.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Distinctive Difference

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This is one of these shots when the reflection looks better than the real thing. It's all about the quantity of light.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Soccer Dome Construction

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The $8.7-million project is a partnership between the City of Pickering and the Pickering Soccer Club. It will be owned by the City and managed by the Club, which is responsible for $4.5 million of the total cost, paying it to the City over the next 15 years. Check out the next photo to see a closeup of the two specks on the roof.


The highest point of the dome is 75 feet (23 metres) above the playing surface, which is almost seven storeys high.

The insulated dome will maintain internal temperatures of 18°C.

The dome is equipped with wind and snow sensors. In high winds, pressure will automatically increase for stabilization. During snow accumulation, sensors will adjust dome pressure and internal
temperatures to allow snow to shed from the fabric.

The dome automatically switches to a natural gas backup inflation pump during power outages.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Going, Going... Gone

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This is what a corn field looks like after the entire crop has been harvest. It will be brought back to life next spring and the cycle will start again.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cry Over Spilled...

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On rural roads at this time of year when the corn crop is being harvest, it is not unusual to see small spills like this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

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Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 1,500,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Some of the 54 Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cropping the Crop

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This corn will most likely be used as animal feed.

Friday, November 07, 2014


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Borrowed this from my son. I always thought I knew Nearly Everything but I learned a ton of stuff from this book. I am glad my son noticed my one and only fault and took the appropriate action.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


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With my camera on a tripod and the timer turned on, it took me a few shots to get the alignment just right.

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Emigrant

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Pier 21 was an ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Upon arrival, officials oversaw the screening and completion of the paperwork needed for their access into Canada.


“With this sculpture, I wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to the country that has been my home for the past 48 years,” said Armando Barbon. “Every day, I feel blessed to be here, and I hope with this sculpture I am able to express the sense of hope and opportunity many new Canadians feel.” The monument is a tribute to the millions who left their home countries, and the significant contributions they have made on the history and culture of our country.

Friday, October 31, 2014


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Would you call this an advertising sign or a mural?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Colours Of Autumn

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Down low for this shot.

Monday, October 27, 2014


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Hidden away in the forest this old railway bridge footing is all that remains of a long forgotten dismantled bridge. Someone has left a Kurt Vonnegut quote from his novel (also made into a movie) "Slaughterhouse-Five".

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pickering Pedestrian Bridge

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At the Pickering Go Train & Bus Station, the extension of the pedestrian bridge has been completed to the car parking structure. One can now walk in comfort, protected from the elements, to the train platform. You can see a previous photo here from when the bridge was under construction. Just in case you are wondering that is a canopy in the foreground and not another bridge.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fallen Heros

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Dedicate to Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Girl Watching

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Scenes like this are over until next summer.

Monday, October 20, 2014


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Tide is out.


Tide is rolling in.

Friday, October 17, 2014


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Taking a break.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


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My wife's flowers just before the end of the season.

Monday, October 13, 2014


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Honest... I did not go in.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Specialty Food

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This photo is from last year so I am not sure if they are still in business.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Incorruptible Cashier

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James Ritty, was tired of the dishonesty of his bartenders who were pocketing some of his profits and had an idea of a way to solve the problem. In 1879 he applied for a patent. The result was “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier” which became the prototype for the cash registers used today. The National Cash Register Company of Dayton bought the rights to the patent and became the largest manufacturer of cash registers in the world.

Monday, October 06, 2014


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Photo taken on July 29, 2014. Change of shift at Rainbow Haven Beach.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Irish River #2 Covered Bridge

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Built in 1946 spanning the Irish River in St. Martin's, New Brunswick.


I just happen to be there when restoration work was taking place. The work crew were very friendly and let me roam throughout and take as many photos that I wanted.


They were supposed to finished in a week but were run behind schedule.
The larger beams had to be shipped from British Columbia.


This is some of culprits that were responsible for the repair work. The bridge is located very close to ocean and the tides push up past the bridge. The salt water takes it's toll on the lumber and metal.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Hideout Mural

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Located in the lane way behind The Hideout Bar & Live Music Venue. The Yellow Birds are the trademark of Toronto artist Uber5000 aka Allan Ryan.

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