What Really Matters – Simple Pleasures

I can't help but be filled with joy & gratitude that I see the beauty in the simplest of things. This is a gift I feel compelled to share. This dead milkweed was gently swaying in the morning breeze, the sun highlighting everything the artist in me loves: textures, tones, colours, and forms. I couldn't … Continue reading What Really Matters – Simple Pleasures

The End of the Mountain

Funny how perspective plays with what we are looking at. This is a small-ish rock that up close looked like a mountain range. It's images like this that make me realize that I need to boost up the resolution on my camera and maybe get a lens for macros. Some parts just get too pixelated … Continue reading The End of the Mountain

The Rabbit Looks Out

I wanted to see through this hollowed out log at the sun setting on the other side of it. I couldn't quite get my camera down and angled up, without being blinded by the glare of the sun. Finally, with my eyes full of sunspots, I chose to close my eyes and aim the camera … Continue reading The Rabbit Looks Out

Urban Summer Days

I took this one last Summer. Here in Montreal, we have loads of older buildings. many are hard to see from the street, as the owners have often resurfaced the street-fronts. However, find your way down alleyways, and into backlot parking spaces, and you'll find the abundance of Victorian architecture that shines around our fair … Continue reading Urban Summer Days

The Old & Forgotten Walls of Suburbia

In a small wooded area in the middle of our suburban neighbourhood, are the remnants of a farmer's wall. Bits of walls can be seen all over the older neighbourhoods, especially the ones that still have older homes. This old wooded area was a favourite hangout for us as teens in the 80's, back when … Continue reading The Old & Forgotten Walls of Suburbia

Soft Serenity

Everything about this brings me calm. The soft greys, the light that looks painted onto the surface of it all. The tiniest hints of colours and tones. The focus and clarity could have been sharper, maybe, but would that have distracted from the calm? There are very few stones as smooth as these in the … Continue reading Soft Serenity

Petrified Ooze

The way the tree is bent makes it look like it might have melted, or as if the wood has flowed like lava to it's resting place, or like extruded clay that breaks at leather-hard dryness. The grain of the wood was visible with the natural colours and sunlight but became really oozy when I … Continue reading Petrified Ooze

Natural Architecture – For Humanity

Upturned roots, crumbling rocks, tossed-around branches... all combine into fantastic structures. I would love to see a city built from such an inspiration. Massive edifices twisting and intertwining; made of steel, concrete, and glass. Giant sustainable living spaces, fled with living plants, greenhouses, and walkways for people to live healthy lives. No more stress-inducing strait … Continue reading Natural Architecture – For Humanity

Just So… Beautiful

It's really easy to walk by certain gifts from Mother Nature and take them for granted. Macro photography has been allowing me to, well, stop and smell the roses. There is so much beauty always around us that I can't help but feel my soul soaring in happiness and gratitude for it. The fragility of … Continue reading Just So… Beautiful

Flying Through – A Bee’s Eye View

Taking macro shots throws my imagination into film mode. I feel like I'm suddenly seeing the world from the perspective of a bee or a fly. I had to get down close to this clump of broken branches to see the ground, fallen-desiccated leaves, and mosses. The branches formed a tunnel from my plain eye's … Continue reading Flying Through – A Bee’s Eye View