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1000 Islands Wallpaper January 2017

1000 Islands Wallpaper January 2017

It’s always the same. Good photographs are all about "showing up," but that alone is no guarantee. My experience is that I need to show up countless times before getting anything worthy. If you’re very lucky, on one of those outings, magic happens and all the images from that moment are worthy. Such was the case with last month’s skiff shot and our island. Who would have thought that such a cloudy morning would be the one, but if you don’t make the effort, it will not happen.

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1000 Islands Wallpaper December 2016

1000 Islands Wallpaper December 2016

I guess I should stop using the same old excuse for not getting out the November wallpaper and simply acknowledge that from here on in, wallpaper images will begin with December’s. November 1st, as usual, found us in France, making my camera happy with that very different landscape.

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Thousand Islands Wallpaper May 2016

Thousand Islands Wallpaper May 2016

A number of years ago, an amazing man, Professor Emeritus, architect, historian and author, Paul Malo reached out to me. Paul spent summers on the River since the thirties and was dismayed to witness the area’s decline. He wrote a trilogy of books (Boldt Castle, A Floating World and Fools’ Parad...

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Wallpaper April 2016

Wallpaper April 2016

It is with sadness that I add a footnote to February’s wallpaper (bit.ly/1OBpv1w). Kingston's Bob Clark, owner of the Canadian Empress, passed away just 25 days after that story was posted. His memorial service on March 4th was standing room only, overflowing with family and friends, all sharing s...

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Wallpaper March 2016

Wallpaper March 2016

Last month’s image spotlighted the Canadian Empress with Captain Brian Johnson intrepidly posing her like a glamour girl inside Sister Island rather than the traditional outside route up the channel. I had always been curious why old charts and stories labeled this island as the Three Sisters, wh...

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