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The flow of water

Sunlight on the ferns

Small details found in Nature

A Fall View


A winter storm has blown in this morning. Spring has been cold here so far.So I thought I would post a lovely Fall scene. This composition was taken at the bottom of The Ladder on John’s Creek in the Onaping area. There was not full color of Fall. But enough color to highlight the scene. I captured the slow moving water  with its unique patterns from the water flow. The rocks in foreground  give depth. Gorgeous colored reflections and color on the rocks. This scene was also taken in late evening. A lovely composition to enjoy on a stormy day.

Below are two painting produced by local Sudbury artist Bill Whitaker.

For more of Bill’s work check here.


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

The Color of Water


A slowly setting sun.Golden reflections on the water.Lovely shaped rocks with lichens growing on the rock surface.In the foreground you can see the water flowing into the small pool.The curvature of the rocks along with the rock surface’s smoothness give added detail to this composition. The rocks are now glowing with color from the late evening sun.

My latest book Spirit of The River is now available in Apple’s iBookstore


My first book A Wilderness Experience Through Photos and Poetry is also available in Apple’s iBookstore.

Nature’s Spirituality


You have had a bad day

Your body is tensed

Nothing has gone right

It is time to relax

Off you go along the woodland trail

Following a meandering stream

Till you come upon a pool.

Scrambling carefully across the rocks

Made slippery by splashing water

You edge down by the pool

Unlacing your hiking boots

Slowly easing your feet

Into the cool pool water

The stream is cascading

Over water smoothed rocks

To drop into the pool

Close your eyes momentarily

Listen to the sound

Of the ever flowing stream

Splashing and bubbling

Every fibre in your body

Slowly loosens to the rhythm

Of the small stream movements

You are now part of the spirituality

That a person feels

When you let go

To the senses of Nature

That completely surrounds you.

This is one of my favourite photos. The color, texture and form of the rocks are captivating. The yellow and orange lichen. The yellow leaves can only add to the appeal of this scene. The scene was captured on John’s Creek at the ladder. This small falls drops down in elevation in a series of drops like rungs on a ladder. The hills close in fairly tight. While that is it for now. So until next time, happy trails.

Colorful Rocks

Rushing water,colorful rocks can create a very nice composition.You must wait until very late in the evening for the lighting to warm up and bring out the color in the rocks. I have gotten exceptional results when the sun has disappeared below the horizon.In the photo I have placed rocks in the foreground  and framed the running water with rocks to give the photo depth. This photo was shot at 75mm with the settings of 4.0 sec @ f29. This allows for great depth of field.