Yesterday we had our first snow of the Winter. Of course I had to go and take my first pictures of these early winter landscapes. Every year it is a photographic ritual making our first Winter images of the new season. So this time I tried to bring a visually more interesting pictures and use a variety of techniques to re-create this autochrome view of Sunset Park here in North Bay.
Across from our house I photographed this decaying tree. It took me some experimentation to get the result i was looking for, which is a style reminiscent of some of the Art Nouveau illustrators. I especially like Arthur Rackham. I think I this image comes quite close to his illustration style.
Most of the leaves are gone. A few days ago I made this picture at the Kinsmen Beach here in North Bay.. Most of the trees are bars with just a few remnants of colour left. Nature is getting ready for the snow and ice season.
On Saturday I heard about a mural, which was painted to commemorate two of our most beloved and famous Canadian musicians and poets, Gord Downie and Leonard Cohen, in downtown North bay. So of course I was eager to see it and photograph the painting. It is quite a good contribution. However it is painted on a wall in a small walkway, which is a pity I would have liked to see it in a more visual space in the downtown area.
Sunday mornings are always my favourite time to walk around the city. There are very few cars to obstruct the scenes I am interested in. I had seen this little alley earlier in week but it was of course packed with cars. yesterday morning only this truck was left. Actually it makes the image more interesting because it adds visual impact to this image.