Writing with Light


Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery

My husband and I spent Canada Day with friends in Niagara on the Lake. We visited a few wineries, enjoyed wine tasting, had a wonderful lunch at Vineland Estates Winery and strolled through the town of Niagara on the Lake. I did bring my camera (just in case) an opportunity presented itself.

That opportunity presented itself at the first vineyard we stopped at, Peninsula Ridge Estate Wineries. As soon as we drove up the curved driveway and I saw the Victorian house I knew I had to get my camera out.  Don’t let the clouds fool you. Shortly after taking this shot the clouds moved on and the sun came out.  Given the heaviness of the clouds I decided to enhanced them even more with a texture overlay.

By the way…the wine was excellent ;)

To all my American friends…Happy 4th of July!

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Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, vineyards, grapes, wine, victorian house, escarpment

Solitude in Monochrome

I don’t know about you but it’s been raining in Toronto for 2 days straight. It started Saturday morning and as I sit here on Sunday evening its still raining outside. That probably explains why I was in a monochrome mood as I was processing this image.

The sun is supposed to shine tomorrow so here’s hoping. Have a good week everyone.

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Lake Rosseau, Muskoka, Ontario, Monochrome, black and white, muskoka chairs

Sunday Afternoon on Lake Rosseau

I was in a canoe when I took this picture. Same day, same place to very different purposes. I, trying to find the perfect composition while trying to keep the canoe from bobbing up and down in the water and he finding the perfect spot to read while shutting out the rest of the world, including me.

I created a digital painting using LR, Photoshop and Topaz Impression. In case you weren’t aware Topaz Labs is running a promotion on Topaz DeNoise (it’s the noise removal software I use and love it) until June 30th. Topaz DeNoise is priced at $59.99 for the month of June, that’s a $20 savings. The coupon code is: JUNEDENOISE and you can click here to learn more.

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Lake Rosseau, Ontario, Muskoka, lake, canoe, trees, man reading in canoe, digital painting


Barn Boarded Antiques

Port Carling is a community in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. It was settled in the 1850’s by the Ojibway Indians. Today it is home to hundreds of year round residents and thousands of seasonal residents.

My husband and I spent part of the day, last weekend, walking around town. We were only going to stop in Port Carling for about an hour or so but it was such a lovely town that we ended up spending the better part of the day there. There were many harbour front stores to explore and restaurants to try but it was this antiques store that really caught my eye.

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Muskoka, Port Carling, Ontario, Antiques, store, vintage, small town,


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