Tag Archives: Fall

Photo Trauma

30 Aug

I have been in a state of catatonic trauma for the past week-and-a-half.
During a soiree at our house my camera bag fell off a chair– that`s not so bad.
Except that my prized Nikon was in it.
I thought nothing of it until a I went to fetch the camera to take a picture and was greeted with a lens that was in pieces.


I closed the camera bag and have not been able to look at it until today.
Bloody hell – this was a good camera and an excellent lens.
I will attempt to have it fixed – but can a digital lens be really fixed.
More trauma…


12 Apr

Spring is a complicated thing in Toronto.
It does not last too long.
We had 2 centimeters (a bit less than an inch) of snow yesterday.
It was followed by rain.
It will be 18 degrees (65 Fahrenheit) in a few days. Spring this year will last about a few hours this week. Enjoy.
From my experience, Europe has stupendous springs. They last a few months and are creep onto the land and people in a wonderfully enveloping way. Each day is incrementally more wonderous than the preceding day. It is a glorious way to shake of the dark dismal winter. Europe is further north than most of o0f the population centers in North America – New York is nearly on the same latitude as Naples, Italy. Dallas is very close, latitude wise, to Benghazi, Libya. And that is much more south of Europe. The fact is – Winters in most of Europe are darker than the ones we have in North America. So the incrementalism of the European spring is superb.
But their falls suck.

Fall evening

6 Oct

The evening light was fading to night. The Fall season was in the air.
I was on a bridge over a part of the Magnettawan River in Ontario.
I switched the camera to manual and guesstimated the time, f-stop and ISO settings.
This was the first picture I took.