More bees photos – summers gone

More bees photos – summers gone

It's Sept already, summer is gone and I didn't get much time to wander the city taking photographs. I did get a some decent bee photos so all wasn't lost. Bees don’t really care if you lurk around taking photos of them and by and large ignore any pesky...

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More Toronto wall art – bright city lights

More Toronto wall art – bright city lights

I've been digging through older photos, looking for something a bit cheery to blow away the winter blues. My mom often reads through Bitter Grounds, offering ideas and advice. Around Christmas she looked over her glasses at me (never a good thing) and told me to...

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International Bee Day is coming

International Bee Day is coming

Bees are fun to watch and don’t get me get started on the whole “beneficial bug” thing. You might be here for hours.  I grew up surrounded by people who would kill any bee that dared buzz near them or drench their gardens in shocking amounts of pesticides.  Hopefully...

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More work on highlights & colour in photography

More work on highlights & colour in photography

I'm a  bit embarrassed. Since the eye opening lesson on manual control last week (see Photography experiments with highlights & shadows) I've been working with all sorts of settings on my camera. I've been wowed by the sharpness and brilliant colours that have been...

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Photography experiments with highlights & shadows

Photography experiments with highlights & shadows

I've been struggling lately. . I hit a plateau where my lack of knowledge became frustrating.  I kept fighting my camera trying to figure out ISO | shutter speed | aperture settings. The mighty trio baffled me.  I've been flipping between AV and TV modes, trying to...

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Well, here’s today’s 5.9 km rambling walk

Well, here’s today’s 5.9 km rambling walk

Did the final walk on the 1st Mapping Toronto route with a long rambling walk. It covers the Yonge - St Clair neighbourhood, #97 according to the city of Toronto definition. It's a long narrow slice of Toronto that slides through both Summerhill and Deer Park, nipping...

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