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TEDx Algonquin

I’m off to Algonquin Park here in Ontario to attend a TED x event. Can’t wait. My first TED event and it’s in the most incredibly special place, Algonquin Park, the jewel of the Ontario Provincial Park system.

Am going up a bit early in the hopes of getting out for some photography before and after the event. So I hope to have some photos to post when I’m back. I’ll certainly do a post about the event.

Back in a few days…

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Algonquin Moose – Photo of the Week

I’m just back from Algonquin Provincial Park. I made a really brief trip up there (30 hour round trip) to photograph moose. Late spring and mid fall are the best times to see them in the park. I was disappointed. In less that 24 hours I saw 11 moose and I photographed 5 of them. Some are wary and won’t stay around long enough to get a good photo. But others are very tolerant and as long as you keep your distance and respect their space, they will happily graze while you snap away. I can’t wait to get back up to Algonquin for more wildlife photography. I’ll definitely be back in the fall for more moose photography.

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1 June 2013

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Winter in Lanark County

Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox – the official first day of spring. Yay! But it sure doesn’t look very spring-like outside right now! Overnight and through today we’ve had about 10 cm of snow dumped at our front doors and apparently more is on the way. Most people I talk to have had enough of winter now and find this pretty discouraging. True – I’d be happy for some warmth, sunshine and birds singing.

This is probably our last blast of winter for this season. So to celebrate the end of winter, I thought I’d post some images from winter around Lanark County, Ontario. Enjoy!

Beaver ponds are plentiful around Lanark County.

Beaver ponds are plentiful around Lanark County.

Cattail marshes with old dead trees can be picturesque, especially on days with moody skies.

Cattail marshes with old dead trees can be picturesque, especially on days with moody skies.

I love isolating just a few cattails and some snow.

I love isolating just a few cattails and some snow.

The Tay River from the Christie Lake Road bridge.

The Tay River from the Christie Lake Road bridge.

Trees reflecting in the Tay River.

Trees reflecting in the Tay River.

A few rustic highlights along the Tay.

A few rustic highlights along the Tay.

Along Althorpe Road after a blizzard.

Along Althorpe Road after a blizzard.

Dead milkweed pods in the snow. The late day sun casts lovely shadows.

Dead milkweed pods in the snow. The late day sun casts lovely shadows.

I love the blue shadows the late day sun creates on the white snow.

I love the blue shadows the late day sun creates on the white snow.

Tree branches casting a shadow on the snow.

Tree branches casting a shadow on the snow.

Mounds of snow sculpted by the wind.

Mounds of snow sculpted by the wind.

Beautiful snowscapes....

Beautiful snowscapes….

Sun shining through the forest trees.

Sun shining through the forest trees.

Late in the day on the far side of our pond.

Late in the day on the far side of our pond.

Fresh snow creates a winter wonderland.

Fresh snow creates a winter wonderland.

Tea coloured ice from the tannins leached from the fall leaves.

Tea coloured ice from the tannins leached from the fall leaves.

Some of winter's visitors to the area - a Common Redpoll.

Some of winter’s visitors to the area – a Common Redpoll.

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Photo of the Week

A new Photo of the Week for 44th Parallel Photography. Click HERE  or on the thumbnail below to visit the Photo of the Week website.

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