Niagara is one of a few places in Canada where it is possible to cultivate wine grapes. These grapes are still on the vine and either they’re soon to be harvested or they are destined for a late-harvest or an ice wine.
One of the many well-preserved old houses that lend historical Niagara-on-the-Lake its charm.
A tree in deep orange hues lean over the gates to this property in Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake
All the colours of fall reflect off the pond in Saint John’s Conservation Area in the Short Hills area of Niagara.
Green pastures in fall in the Short Hills area of Niagara.
Are you dizzy yet? Effect achieved by zooming in from 18mm to approx 100mm and pressing the shutter simultaneously. The shutter speed was 1/50s, at f/3.5 ISO 100.
Scattered clouds add interest to this sunset over Lake Ontario, seen from St Catharines.
An HDR composite of the sun setting over the marina in Port Dalhousie, St Catharines, Ontario.
This conservation area is a hidden gem located on top of the Niagara Escarpment in Grimsby. It’s very poorly advertised, so despite the fact that I knew that it existed — along with a hundred other conservation areas — I had no idea it was so nice. Mostly I was impressed by the spectacular views of Lake Ontario and the coast. But it was also a really nice Carolinian forest to walk through, on ambling paths on the edge of the escarpment and a deep gorge. In this particular area, the escarpment is very articulated, with jutting cliffs, high drops and two waterfalls. If you bring binoculars or a powerful camera lens (at least 300mm – one of the pictures in this album is cropped to approx. 800mm), you can see Toronto well on a clear day.
Birds roosting on the roof of a derelict church in Barranco, Lima.
I won’t deny that one of my favourite things to do is throw myself in the car and race down to Port Dalhousie to take pictures of the sunset when I see signs that it will be a good one.