Golden Fields

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Golden fields, SE Asia

The image reminds me of the Florida Everglades but, in fact, was obtained during a longtail boat ride in SE Asia. The man is fishing, poling his slender, low-slung boat along channels through the long grasses.

Currently showing at The Parrott Gallery as part of the Belleville Art Association Annual Juried Show until October 26, 2017. Public Library, Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario. 613.968.6731 X 2040. Jurors Su Sheedy and Sharon Fox Cranston.

Also selected for RMG Exposed, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario          November 2017.


Santa Fe Photography Contest

“What I did on my summer vacation” 

As we sipped beer on the otherwise dry Maratua Island, one of 31 belonging to Derawan Archipelago, Kalimantan, Indonesia, a group of three young men hurled themselves off the 8-meter high jetty at Maratua Paradise Resort.

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Honorable Mention – Leaping into the Blue

Wearing his baseball cap the only way I like to see them worn, this young man performs yoga as he leaps.  This was my favorite image – and Reid Callanan & other judges at the Santa Fe Center for Photography agreed!


Treadwell Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Treadwell Restaurant’s “farm-to-table” concept has been the norm for all great
restaurants in Europe for several decades.  Treadwell chefs work with local suppliers and base their menus on  seasonal products of the Niagara Region to showcase the team’s talent and the individuals behind the ingredients.

Treadwell’s Sous Chef is our very own Ian VandeGraaf, graduate of Niagara College Culinary Program, formerly of Belleville now living in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Here’s my veggie option, the Saturday Night Special created especially for vegetarians/vegans – Sunflower Seed Risotto – magnifico!

Both wines from local winery, Big Head, a nod to the owner Andrzej Lipinski’s allegedly large head.