East Bolton Bee’s

 Well Josie, my mom, aka Grandma Dynamite, won the East Bolton Town Hall Lottery … She got to adopt a Bee Hive …  and the experience that goes along with it … and so I have been lucky to explore and photograph these amazing bee’s. As a result this photo essay … A very Big thank you to Alain Dery and Alexandre for their wonderful patience and expertise! I never thought I would find myself sitting so close in front of an active Bee Hive with my camera and flash … the fun continues as I continue to experiment and keep getting closer. Stay tuned for more of this honey sweet story of our Bolton Bee’s…

And here is the update! Honey Harvesting Party! This was an amazing experience, a time when you meet the other people who adopted a Bee Hive this summer and we all participate in extracting the honey. And the best part we learn the tastes … the actual tastes from all corners of our community. We share experiences and give each other support; I know if it wasn’t for Alain Dery and his passion and expertise I never would have ventured into this fascinating world … and so I get to share my harvest … this story and these pictures … enjoy! And if you are lucky we may have some truly organic honey for you! Ps these occasions bring out the real talent … music to our ears!

Cheers Michael

Thanks Giving Weekend East Bolton Quebec

We are always thankful especially when we are working on the Live Like Water Retreat in East Bolton. It is a magical place for both my mom and myself. Here are some pictures from our Thanks Giving Weekend. If you have a chance do get out of town and into the country side to enjoy the fall colors. Nature does have healing properties!

Live Like Water Retreat Winter Pictures

I got away from the city on boxing day and went to my country home in East Bolton, Quebec. The obligation of the  holidays over I made my retreat. Many of the tree’s were devastated by the freezing rain which forced them to bend to the ground. During the course of the week I took the following pictures. I also wrote a poem but I am not ready to post it just yet. So in the mean time I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Fall Abstract

During our fall semester at Dawson we had an assignment to practice zooming in and out while exposing. I took these shot at the live like water retreat while the leaves were changing colors. Here are a few shots from that series.

Photographic Impressions.

 

After seeing the Impressionist exhibit from the Clark Museum here in Montreal I am compelled to offer up these images in hommage. When Photography entered the scene some of the painters thought it was the end of their craft and profession. But, according to Renoir apparently he said “now the shop keeper only has to go to the photographer, worse for us better for the art of painting.”  The Impressionists concentrated more on the art of expression and feeling. I feel some what of an similar situation with photography in the 21st century. So many people with cameras capturing…well the only way to go is deep down inside ourselves and our feelings…the camera is now at the mercy of expressing the abstract and creative concepts as well as our daily relality.

Winter Card Ideas

Here are some of the ideas I am toying with for Christmas Cards…any suggestions anyone? Of course I have lots of variations on a theme…Cheers