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September 25, 2020

Photoshop digital art – working on shadows and effects

Back banging away with my Wacom tablet again. I've been working on trying to even out my water colour wash effect. To date, it's been pretty much...

PT 1 – I sacrificed my espresso on the altar of Left Field’s oatmeal ale

I wandered back down to Boxcar Social for an espresso fix and ended up sipping a Left Field Brewery Oatmeal Brown Ale.  No idea why, but it seems to...

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...

Ohhhh a selfie, or maybe a little game of where’s Waldo

Decided it was time to take a selfie for Canada's 150 birthday. Enjoy:

Another Monday – made it out alive and a bit of street art

Pretty much describes Monday, doesn't it - best you can hope for some days is getting to the end of the day without being arrested. Kudos to the...

Above the clouds in Toronto – watching them drift by

I was talking about the Saturday storm & the weird clouds, with a customer today. He lives on the south facing side of my building and has what...

Furthering my construction site obsession

I've been flipping through the photos I've taken over the past couple of years and noticed a growing trend. I've become a bit obessessed with...

Taking time to frame shots – upping my photography skills

I'm trying to cure my bad case of "point 'n shootist". It's a pretty sever infection. I have a habit of taking dozens of shots, hoping to get a good...

Snow in the morning – a trip through the Annex

I lugged my camera with me this morning as I tromped through the Annex on the way to a job. I usually don't take it with me on snowy days. I'm a...

Smartphone upgrade – Acer Liquid M330’s camera

Well, this is unexpected. I bought a new smart phone this week and I kicked the training wheels off the camera.  I wanted an inexpensive replacement...

About the author

Haven't decided what to say.  I'll have to chew on this for a few weeks before I figure out what to drop into this section, but it certainly needs...

Bitter Grounds Magazine & Catpaw

Bitter Grounds Magazine is the latest incarnation of a long line of blogs/magazines I've kept since the early days of the public Internet. My first...

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