Brighton Photo Club Trek to Cobourg

The Brighton Photo Club organized a trek to Cobourg last Tuesday for a photo shoot at City Hall, the marina and ecological garden. It was a perfect day, with some cloud to add interest to the sky.

We met at City Hall at 0945, and toured through its 3 floors. Quite nice architecture from long ago. After that, we headed over to the Cat & the Fiddle Old English Pub where we had a very nice lunch. Here I thought it was so nice of the club to buy us lunch, but no… we had to pay for that ourselves. It was excellent never-the-less. After lunch, a few of us headed over to a park, marina and eco-garden. 

For the first time ever, I filled the small SD card I had in my Canon DSLR in no time & had to buy another card to carry on. Of all the photo’s I took, only a couple turned out OK. The exterior windows of city hall intrigued me, as well as the bannister inside. Outside, I managed to snap a pic of a large butterfly fluttering around a fountain. The rest were ho-hum, and destined for the bit bucket!


Flowerbox Window



I am not much of an architectural photographer, but it was a great way to spend the day.

Proctor Park Hike

It’s been a while since I hiked the trails of Proctor Park. It is quite lush in there, what with the kind of summer we had. The trails were quite damp & earthy. I didn’t spot any puffballs, but if there were any, I’m sure they would have been harvested by someone.

I’ll have to go back to keep track of all the changes through the seasons.

Picture perfect day at Presqu’ile



Location for photo to be printed…

IMG_1895Above is a photo of where my favourite photo will be placed. I took it to Rhonda’s Framing in Colborne to be printed on her giclée printer. She gave me a foam board to see how it would look at the approximate size it will be. It will be printed on canvas & should look spectacular.


Bette’s Homestead, Brighton

20140716-124833-46113292.jpgIn the west end of Brighton stood a carriage house built by the Bette’s family back in the mid 1800’s. All that is left now is a park, as the house burned to the ground a few years ago.20140716-125005-46205535.jpgThe park that was put in its place was dedicated to a town counsellor.

The Bleasdell Boulder

Evidence of glaciation is everywhere. From drumlins, eskers and this massive boulder.



There is a small parking lot, with trails leading up to the boulder. Here is a picturesque stream along one of the trails.



Look for it north of Trenton on Highway 33, just minutes from the 401.



Presqu’ile Volcanoes

The blast we had for a couple days knocked down the volcanoes. They need to rebuild once again.