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Old Buildings


My daughter Maryjean arrived midmorning at my apartment last Friday morning. We drove down to Midland for the 9th Annual Juried Art Show at Quest Art. The reception and rewards were at 7:pm. We checked in at the Best Western. Maryjean discovered that there was a pool here. So off we went to Wal-Mart to find her a bathing suit. I do not know what it is, but I seem to end up in a Wal-Mart were ever I go.

I had not been to Midland since Quest Art’s last show in 2012. Since then, they had moved to their new location. It is a  beautiful location and spacious. We enjoyed a nice evening and met a few people that we chatted with. We had a wonderful chat with Hazel Ferry. Hazel was a volunteer for the night. She is a wonderful painter in watercolours. Hazel can be reached at her email.


The reception was over at 9:00. As I walked out the door the church across the street caught my eye. The beautiful stained glass windows were backlit with the brick wall lit by streetlights. The above composition is the result. I did not want the whole building. I concentrated on the windows and brick arches to achieve the desired effects.

We enjoyed our stay in Midland. There was a lovely little fish and chip establishment on the main street where Maryjean and I had supper. Well that is it for now. So until next time happy trails.


With my wife Maureen and daughter Maryjean we drove to Owen Sound to attend CONVERGENCE 2012
49th Annual Juried Exhibition on January 15.We arrived late Saturday afternoon and booked into the Best Western down by the bay.

Before the evening got too dark Maryjean and I went out on the town to do some photographing.I had left my tripod at home. As the light decreased I started to run into problems with shutter speeds. Owen Sound has a lot of various churches that have beautiful architecture.I managed to create a composition with the above church before the lighting got too low. The biggest problem was to find an angle to capture these buildings without wires,stop signs,traffic lights and vehicles.

Sunday we arrived at the Tom Thomson Gallery for the open reception at 2:00 PM.It was well attended by about 300 people. I had two of my photos selected for this show.I received the Dr Allen Pollock Award for one of my photos.This was quite an honor. I met some great folks at the reception and the gallery is very well run by very great people.We had a nice weekend in Owen Sound.It was a nice break in the middle of winter.

Well that is it for this week so until next time happy trails.