Curve Lake Ice Fishing and February Thaw

panroamic image of Curve Lake in February
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Driving past Curve Lake this week I saw the ice fishing huts and thought that with all the warm weather and thaw we’ve been having they probably won’t be up for much longer. I strolled out onto the ice, which was a bit nerve wracking for me, but since two big guys on an ATV had just zipped past I figured I was safe.

Yup. It’s an unusual feeling standing on a frozen lake.

Earlier in the week we had a fresh snow followed by a warm thaw. Read more “Curve Lake Ice Fishing and February Thaw”

The Corner of Hunter and George

image of Hunter and George Streets, Peterborough, at night
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I haven’t done too many panoramic cityscapes. I thought I’d go out in the fog last night and have a try at a street corner. The fog was pretty much lifted by the time I got to this set of images, but you can see the water collected on the lens.

The parallax issue becomes extra challenging, but also extra fun in the result. I like the way I have to break and bend the buildings in a kind of Dr. Seussian way to get everything to match up.

Little Lake 360­° and Fire in the Sky

360 degree image of little lake, peterborough at sunset in fallWe’ve had such beautiful clear weather recently it’s been hard to find a dramatic sky. Earlier this week it started to turn fall-like again with wind and rain and this intense sunset over Little Lake. The sky was the same colour as the trees behind me.

As the sun went down, it looked like the city was on fire. Read more “Little Lake 360­° and Fire in the Sky”

Cottages, Beaches and Storms (Ackison Road 360°)

image of trees reflected in water on a lake at a cottage on Catalina Bay

The light changes are slow and broad this time of year. This is the view off a friend’s dock when I arrived last weekend. Below Read more “Cottages, Beaches and Storms (Ackison Road 360°)”

Wires, Not-winter and Tara and Cliff

image of telephone wires along the side of Lily Lake Road
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My interest in communication towers seems to be morphing into an interest in all of the artifacts that connect us across the countryside. Power lines, telephone lines, even the roads themselves stretch through farm fields and green spaces. Read more “Wires, Not-winter and Tara and Cliff”

401 at Darlington and Canada Day Dock

image of Highway 401 near the Darlington Nuclear Power Generation PlantComing home from Toronto last week I pulled off onto the Darlington Power Plant service road to catch the dramatic sunset that was lighting up a storm over Peterborough.

And today is the first long weekend of the summer. Read more “401 at Darlington and Canada Day Dock”

Ossia Grand Opening, Avenues and More Cows

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Ossia, a tiny but well loved bar and music venue, re-opened this week with Tammy Foreman and Blair Watson (who, as you can see, were very busy) celebrating their new ownership. TV Casualties (in the photo above) was one of many groups to grace the stage that night.

I also stopped by The Pig’s Ear last weekend to watch The Avenues Read more “Ossia Grand Opening, Avenues and More Cows”