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    February 3, 2015
    While working on the Ontario book, I literally viewed thousands of images. Many of these images were stored on hard drives and had yet to be processed. This particular image is one of the many that I had simply forgotten and rediscovered while going through the various folders on my hard drives. I made the initial discovery in the summer of 2011 on 'Lake of Bays' in Muskoka as the warm colored sunlight skimmed above the slow moving blue water just before the sun dipped below the horizon. A lazy summer day!
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    February 3, 2015
    The Ontario book is mostly behind me now. The photographs have been selected, laid out and prepared. All the text has been written and now I wait for the call to drive to Altona, MB to do the prepress work to make sure that the images print as close as possible to what I have envisioned. Once we receive the proofs and check them over, I will return to Altona to print the book. Press checks are always a little stressful because that is when you see the final product on paper (signatures) before the book is actually assembled. About a week later the book should arrive in Winnipeg at which point the distribution to book stores and boutiques begins. Marketing has already started but will jump into 'high gear' once the book is printed. We will start with book launches in Winnipeg followed by a book tour to various cities throughout Ontario. Producing books is a lot of work; I guess that's partly why a book is called a 'labour of love'!

    My publisher Turnstone Press has planned a book launch at McNally Booksellers in Winnipeg for April 9. More info about book launches coming soon.

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    October 26, 2014
    We arrived at Raven Lake just in time to make a few images of a fiery sky reflecting in the calm waters. It proved to be one of the few sunrises / sunsets of the entire two week trip. Weather is often an issue for outdoor photography. Being there and being ready however can increase your odds of capturing some nice imagery, even if the light only lasts a few minutes! Thanks to Brad Smith for making this happen.
    Posted In:Inspiration
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    October 26, 2014
    I just processed this image of an intimate view of Lower Rosseau Falls in Muskoka which I made just before the sun set below the horizon. Cloud prevailed most of the day but the sun peaked through a short time before sunset. The light became too strong for photographing the waterfalls but, as I was walking up the side of the river I noticed the glow of the nearby maples reflecting prime autumn color onto the flowing waters. We kept creating past sunset. Thanks again to Andrew McLachlan and his brother Gregg for this opportunity.

    I will be including this image in my presentation called 'Meditations' that I will be delivering in Regina, Saskatchewan as part of the 'Frame By Frame' Photo Seminar from November 1 to 2. Other speakers on the agenda include Freeman Patterson, Dennis Fast and others.
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    August 29, 2012
    Photographed on Lake Joseph in Minett, Ontario I modified this 'lake ice detail' with the FX Photo Studio Pro app using the Ancient Canvas preset.
    Posted In:Contemplations
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