Category Archives: Tours & Travel

Photographing Historic Sites with Nikon 1

Depending on our individual interests many of us visit historic sites, especially when on holidays. Photographing these sites can be challenging given the crowds that visit during the height of the tourist season. Planning a trip mid-week, or in the off season, can help reduce the number of people in our images so we can focus on the attributes of the historic site. Continue reading Photographing Historic Sites with Nikon 1

Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

Autumn is often a favourite season for hikers. The foliage can be spectacular and the air is fresh and crisp making for invigorating hikes. Even though the leaves were well past their prime I spent a very enjoyable morning this week hiking at Niagara Glen Nature Reserve with one of our readers, Ray Miller. It’s always a great experience to go out with someone like Ray who is very familiar with the area. Continue reading Niagara Glen Nature Reserve

Lakeside park in fog

After spending the morning doing some landscape photography in the Niagara area I hit some dense fog on my way home. Shooting landscape photos under foggy conditions is one of my favourite things to do so I couldn’t resist getting off the highway and finding a good spot to capture some images. I ended up at Charles Daley Park which is located on Lake Ontario in the town of Lincoln. What follows is a selection of images of this lakeside park in fog. Continue reading Lakeside park in fog

Photo opportunities at Dufferin Islands

Niagara Falls is one of the top tourist destinations in North America with magnificent waterfalls on both the American and Canadian sides. Tourists also typically visit many of the attractions like Bird Kingdom, Ripley’s and a host of other locations. One of the most overlooked areas is Dufferin Islands which are only a 10 minute walk from the falls on the Canadian side. Continue reading Photo opportunities at Dufferin Islands