If you are in a public place, lower your volume.
The opening of some galleries might start with loud music.
All my life I've looked at power lines without any artistic interest until one February afternoon. It was a cloudless and cold day with a dark blue sky.
While stopped at a traffic light, I happened to look up and saw shiny, silvery lines contrasting against the dark sky.
Wow! What an interesting new subject to study on.
During the coldest months of winter, walking across the usual trails of the past two years, I found nature's basic structure most interesting.
As a result, I put together a collection of black and white photos. Many reminiscent of some of my china ink drawings done during my years of fine art schooling.
From the Naked and confused forests, I searched for simplicity and balance.
Here comes the autumn and I find myself still walking along the same trails that have given me much happiness for the past two years.
In this new gallery you'll find simple and intimate nature images described with a variety of light, heavy contrast and a play of colours that nature
displays in this time of the year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major negative effect on our lives.
Fortunately, photography, keeps me continuously alert and engaged.
The need to keep fit and the desire to be close to nature brought me to discover new trails and forests only minutes away, by car, from my home.
On one of my first walks along a trail, I was amused by the presence of the vast amount of details that waited to be photographed.
The images in this gallery narrate the resilience of nature, in about two and half months, from an apparent dead state to one full of life.
Too many opinions, too much confusion, too many stressful situations, too much fear! I thought that the countryside would have been the place to escape it all.
Soon, the simplicity of the landscape put me in a relaxing and peaceful mood.
Although I am usually drawn to strong, contrasty and colourful images, this time I wanted to try something completely different.
Here is a collection, of black and white photographs, that reflects the true feelings of the moment.
We express our feelings by talking, writing, dancing, playing music, painting, photographing and so on.
As stated in the About Me page, I express mine with photography.
The Pandemic lockdown gave me a chance to slowdown and reflect on this beautiful world that we live in. The result is a collection of personal graphic images chosen in the woods not too far from where I live.
This is for those of you who inquire about my photography.
I have to admit, that during these years, it has been a continual struggle to find time for my photography. In spite of it , I've worked on four projects and completed one of them with the production of a book of 100 pages.
I have decided to put my camera aside and make a drastic change to my life.
For more information please click on the ? at left and read: ONGOING PROJECTS in the About Me page.
After spending one week photographing the historic center of this portuguese medieval town, I have become sentimentally attached to it. With 278 photographs divided into four galleries I narrate: the people, their culture, their culinary delights, the architecture, their most interesting historic monuments and their famous Convent of Christ.
After visiting the shores of Lake Ontario for a few years, during winter's coldest days, I was able to put together a nice collection of black and white photographs.
After a car trip of more than six thousand kilometres, I came back with many postcard shots of the Canadian east coast.
Here are some of the ones I like most.
Thirty-six colour photographs.
Last summer, on a holiday in the Parry Sound and Muskoka districts, I could not resist these rocks.
Thirty colour photographs.
It took one sunny day, one stop at the edge of the road and a few clicks, for me, to spend the next three days in search of these images.
Forty-eight colour photographs.
Through photographing an aspect of an every day object, in both its new and wrecked state, a range of textures, shapes, and line segments are captured. These features are further enhanced through colour using digital software.
Eighteen sepia colour photographs.
Going through some old photographs, with a different frame of mind, I realized that I had something special that I wanted to share with you.
Eighteen black and white photographs from the mennonite counties in Southern Ontario.
Driving through this place one can only find peace and simplicity.
That is why I chose black and white.
Eighteen colour photographs of the Ontario Badlands, situated near the village of Cheltenham.
I was impressed by the beautiful rolling landscape of rounded hills, gullies and the contrast between the red-brown and green-white-blue textured clay.
Thirty abstract colour photographs of rocks.
This time my inspiration came from some of the most ancient rocks formed on earth.
Thirty abstract colour photographs.
Where most people go for spare parts, I found happiness and a gold mine for striking images.
Thirty colour photographs of close-ups of Toronto's skyscrapers.
Since I have been inspired by the Toronto architecture, I am experiencing a new and exciting way of expressing my emotions.
Thirty colour photographs of nudes.
I participated in a nude workshop directed by Eifert János.
A valuable experience working with the human body and a new level for my photography.
Thirty colour and black and white photographs.
Some old faces and some new ones. Come in to see their interesting espressions.
Ten sexy colour photographs.
See what came out from a shoot that went wrong and could not be redone.
Ten black and white photographs of the Wave, a small rock formation located in the Colorado Plateau.
Ten black and white photographs.
They are the portraits of Andrea, the one who wanted it more than anyone else.
Read at the gallery what she has to say about the shoot.
Thirty black and white photographs.
They are the portraits of friends, neighbours, colleagues and strangers.
Thirthy-eight colour photographs of war reenactments from the: French & Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812 between Canada and the USA and American Civil War.
Twenty-five colour photographs of interpreters working in living museums (pioneer villages) of Canada and of the USA.
One hundred and sixty-eight colour photographs are divided into ten galleries that are connected by clicking on "Next Gallery" which is located on the top right of each gallery page.
They represent six national parks, one national monument, one provincial park, one slot canyon and images of the American Southwest.
To go directly to one specific gallery, please click on one of the following titles:
Zion National Park / Cedar Breaks National Monument / Upper Antelope Canyon / The Grand Canyon / Arches National Park / Canyonland National Park (The Needles) / Dead Horse Point National Park / Capitol Reef National Park / Bryce Canyon National Park / Images of the American Southwest
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