04 Jan

Welcome to 2009!

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2009!
I’m back from a glorious vacation in Grand Cayman Island. It was a welcomed change from the nasty weather we have been experiencing here in Canada these past few weeks.

I want to thank the many thousands of people who discovered my blog this past year. Your comments are very much inspiring and appreciated. I was fortunate to have some of my photos featured in magazines and newspapers. Most of the photos are taken in and around Muskoka, Ontario where I spend a great deal of time as a “cottager”

Some of you mention that the photos look weird, surreal, dreamy and even fake. Many of the photos I post are HDR or High Dynamic Range. This is a technique where multiple images are combined and then Tone Mapped to create amazing details and tonal ranges. Your brain interprets imagery far differently then what you see in a typical photograph. Have you ever tried to capture a special moment while on vacation, a wedding or a special event and then later when showing someone the photo remarked, “… well you had to be there”?  – HDR is an attempt to trick your brain into capturing memories and emotions in a deeper way, as you may have remembered it.

Happy New Year from the beaches in Grand Cayman
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In: in and around muskoka ontario

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  1. Heather says:

    Hey Ed…wow amazing photo…the beach looks so inviting!! Nice to hear you both had a wonderful time away but then how could you not??? I’m sure it was a shock to come back to all this snow and cold??

    Congratulations on having photos published
    …it doesn’t surprise me…you are good at what you do!!

    Happy New Year to the both of you…may your year be filled with joy and much success in what ever you do!

  2. KD JOHNCOX says:

    I really enjoy your posts and it is obvious that YOU enjoy Muskoka. Whay not move that successful business TO Muskoka. You love and know the area and the area could use more than tourism.
    Warm regards, for a New Year.

  3. Deb says:

    Nice to ‘see you back’. That beach looks very tempting! I would love some hot sunshine, sea air and some tall beverage garnished with fruit:)

    Thank you for sharing your STUNNING photos. After seeing yours, I went and learned about HDR and have played a little on my cheapie digi cam.

    Again thanks for sharing I LOVE your site.

    Former GTA-er who now lives on Southern Georgian Bay and visits, and has fallen in love with, Bala as a respite – frequently.

  4. Muskoka says:

    Thanks so much for the comments
    Its nice to be back … well sort of 🙂

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