Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

My poor little Nikon D200 camera is ill, so I pulled out my 7 year old Fuji FinePix6000sd digital camera for a recent evening out in Stockholm. I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to pick a setting and just point and shoot. Sweden in the summer is full of long nights and days.…

Sometimes the Little Things Count

Tattoo Veteran Still Basks in the Magic This is an article about my father, John Wood, who lives in Nova Scotia. He has been involved with the Nova Scotia Tattoo for many years and he still opens the show every night as Major Domo. While visiting my parents, my Dad mentioned a couple of times…

Me Ole’ Stompin’ Grounds: Nova Scotia

I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia but left when I was 18 years old. I have not been back very often but my parents still live there. In fact, my mother will celebrate her 80th birthday in June and my dad just turned 89 in April. It is difficult to imagine being those ages,…

Are You Paying Attention?

I passed a rune stone without noticing it for 3.5 years. Today I wondered what else do I see but not see on a daily basis? As a photographer I like to think that I notice a little more than other people. I am always scoping a location or examining something to determine if it…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is patterns. The concept of patterns appeals to me at so many levels. In photography I see patterns everywhere. It is always a soothing reminder that life is a never-ending pattern of energy weaving in and out of everything we see. And the other pattern I think of all…