Toronto Zoo Photography

The trick to zoo photography is to catch your subject without the enclosure, which becomes an exercise in framing.  The Toronto Zoo is a particular nice place to do zoo photography because of the quality of the enclosures.  It also happens to have one of the finest plant collections in…

Hot Weather Riding

I tend to run hot, body temperature wise, and find that I can ride well into the single digits without too much worry.  My people come from a cold, wet place and that's what I'm built for.  Heat, and especially humidity, are my achilles heel.  I've gone to great lengths to…

Elspeth Beard’s Lone Rider

I just finished Elspeth Beard's Lone Rider on Kindle.  In the early 1980s Elspeth rode around the world on her already well used BMW.  I'm a big fan of neuro-atypical voices in writing being one myself.  As a dyslexic (who I also suspect is on the ASD spectrum) who struggled in…

The Poor Right Winger

Originally published on Straw Dogs in the summer of 2012... What do working poor right wingers hope to get out of slavishly supporting the ultra wealthy? The move is well under way here in Ontario to dismantle unionized skilled labour.Teachers have had bargaining rights stripped and contracts made irrelevant by a…

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls on a quiet Sunday at the end of January.  Most photos taken with a Canon T6i using a prime lens or the stock telephoto... Except for this one, it was taken with a Ricoh ThetaV 360 camera. from Blogger https://ift.tt/38q04kO via IFTTT

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls on a quiet Sunday at the end of January.  Most photos taken with a Canon T6i using a prime lens or the stock telephoto... Except for this one, it was taken with a Ricoh ThetaV 360 camera. from Blogger https://ift.tt/38q04kO via IFTTT