In a Fog

I get excited when I hear the weather forecaster predict fog—the exact opposite of the dozy feeling that comes to mind when people talk about being in a fog. It's as though early morning fog was created specifically for photographers and writers, but I know it's for everyone to enjoy.   So, early on a …

Stark Beauty

It turns out that the type of architecture in which I prefer to live or work is very different from that which I'm drawn to when I'm holding my camera. It’s the stark beauty of clean lines and simplicity that attracts me when it comes to taking photos of buildings. And this tendency toward minimalism …

Holding Up

I’ve always been fascinated by bridges, not the sleek young ones, but the old ones that were there before I was born. The ones that have been holding us up, connecting us, and allowing us to go places for more than decades. They remind me of storytellers.   Think about all the pedestrians, cars, trucks, …

Eyes Open

The news can be terribly negative. It’s important to keep up with what’s going on in the world, but we should never let the bad overwhelm us into forgetting the good. Look at the feature photo above. We can focus on the grey clouds and the possibility of rain. Or we can soar the wind …

Tough But Fragile

Near the entrance to the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in southern Manitoba there are signs that mention the fragile environment and remind you to stay on the paths.   When you see the abundance of marsh plant-life in the area, it’s hard to believe in its fragility. Somehow you think these grasses, reeds, and …