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Presqu’ile Park Birds and Migrations Weekend

For Labor Day weekend Presqu’ile Park had a Birds and Butterfly Migration event. The park has an Info Center and provides lecture tours throughout the summer. But as Fall is coming on and Monarch butterflies and a variety of bird prepare for their log migration South, Presqu’ile is the ideal waystation for the big migration.…

Fall Events in Northumberland Hills

Fall 2014 with all the extra rain should prove colorful in the Northumberland Hills. So if the images below are fair indicators, visiting the Hills for the Autumn colors should be most rewarding.   [iframe src=”http://northumberland.picsofcanada.com/nhfall/nhfall1.html” width=’100%’ height=’640′] Views from Warkworth to Campbellford in Trent Hills But there are nine other reasons to visit Northumberland…

Bowmanville/Clarington: 2 Free Tutorials

The first lecture features photo editing for the Web: The second lecture is devoted to better Web Presence using latest Design technologies: Both tutorials are free with RSVP by email or phone[905-621-6966].

Howto Create Effective Web Splash Pages

This free follow-on to the Photo Polishing and Photo Painting Lectures demos how to post and layout your photos, portfolio, or event images most effectively on the Web. Effective Web Splash Pages garner more visitors and make navigating your site easier. Key UI tools like sliders, tabs, carousels, accordions and grids are easier than ever…

How to Photo Paint

Our first free Photo Tutorial showed the nifty tricks to polish your digital photos. Now learn how to paint them. Come to the Quinte West library on Tuesday July 15th and learn more about the broad selection of tools available to photo paint. Most of the tools are free.  These tools allow freehand artists to…

Howto Photo Polish With Aplomb

Now that you have the a camera flash card brimming with fun summer photos – here is a tutorial on how to polish them for printing, friends and your Facebook or web page: This tutorial is crammed with useful tips on how to make your photos shine. The photo editing methods are remarkably easy to…

Review: 51st Cobourg Highland Games

Note the ample room of last years Highland Dancing Last year the 50th Cobourg Highland Games got top marks on this blog for an excellent and free 50th anniversary festival. The Heavyweights and Highland Dancers were both great entertainment and the back liks have the ample video and photo proofs. However, ye editor had some…

Painting Spring’s Flowers

As seen in an earlier post, the second set of Spring Flowers in the Northumberland Hills have been very fine indeed this year. These blooms have proved to be the inspiration of some photo painting by ye editor. Progression of Iris Paintings Now photo painting can have several meanings in this digital age. Classically, one…

Country Carshows

Every Spring, regardless of the weather, and therefore more reliable than  the Spring  flowers or field plowing, are the local Festivals and  Carshows. Its as if cars and their owners come out  to show off what  fixing and polishing have been accomplished  over the “Winter break”. Here are some examples from an Eastern Ontario Classic Cruise…

Crow River Valley in Spring

Last Fall your editor had a misadventure on a photo outing with the River Valley Photographic Society. They went one way and I waited and waited and discovered the gang had disappeared. Since the way to Crowe River  and then the upper reaches of the lake  highway were unknown to me, retiring early on a…

Blooms in the Countryside

After a long and chilly Winter, Northumberland denizens have been ready and willing for the welcome blossoms of Spring. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter invoked a “Delay of Game” penalty in the form of frost, downpours and downright cool weather for April and most of May. So daffodils,  tulips, forsythia,  magnolia, and even crabapple blooms –…

Spring Wildflowers

Spring has take so long to unfold the Wild Flowers may be excused for their  timorous blooming. Even the ferns barely opened with the inundation of rain and cool weather. there were also a few smaller blue and white blooms in the woods but the first set of Spring wild flowers were spare. But as the…