Fred Photo: Blog https://www.fredseye.com/blog en-us (C) Fred Photo (Fred Photo) Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:14:00 GMT Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:14:00 GMT https://www.fredseye.com/img/s/v-12/u56892605-o480435224-50.jpg Fred Photo: Blog https://www.fredseye.com/blog 120 94 Indigenous Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2021/7/indigenous-day  

 

I have been a strong advocate for indigenous way of life, since I was 7 years old.

Their dedication, pride, and appreciation for our Mother Earth is unmatched. We can 

 learn from our First Nations people. The evils that was inflicted upon them can’t be

forgotten, but a new path for a better tomorrow, can be created.  I am proud to be a

small part of their life.


 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2021/7/indigenous-day Sun, 04 Jul 2021 13:41:01 GMT
Solar Eclipse https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2021/6/solar-eclipse  

 

 

Total Solar Eclipses are rare, and happens when the moon covers the entire sun.

I took this photo at eight thirty five am.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2021/6/solar-eclipse Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:39:20 GMT
Solitude https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/12/solitude  

 

With the pandemic upon us, known as Covid-19, or other monikers, the word "Isolation"

has been driven into us like a drill going through fresh wood. The negative environment has

actually created a positive energy in all of us, the quest to find ourselves through 

S O L I T U D E 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 1 https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/12/december-1  

 

On the first day of this December, we got blessed with a beautiful snow fall.  Plans for my daily bike ride

were derailed, so I decided to go for a hike with my camera. This scene really captivated me, because it 

has a nice sense of rhythm and balance. My musical background helps me see extraordinary images. 

I want my photographs to sing rather than speak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/12/december-1 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:16:13 GMT
Red October https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/10/red-october  

 

The red colours look so sultry, and are brimming with solar energy. I felt a lot of cosmic auras while photographing this image. 

 

 

 

 

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Algonquin Colours https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/algonquin-colours  
 
I recently visited Algonquin Park.  Every camp site was reserved and taken, because it was the last 
weekend for warm weather and sunshine.  I remember the Park Ranger telling us that there is always Billy Lake, 
the least popular site at Alqonquin.  As it turns out fate was on our side, not only did we secure the best 
camp site, it was totally serene, peaceful, and colourful. Not having a reservation to go camping worked out
in our favour. Sometimes fortune is on our side, and going with the flow turned out to be unbelievable. The photos
that I took is basically a 180 degree panoramic view from our campsite. The weather, colours, and enjoyment was 
incredible. Sometimes the worst things in life can turn out to be the best. 
 
 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/algonquin-colours Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:09:55 GMT
Journey to the Unknown https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/journey-to-the-unknown  

 

I enjoy photographing man-made areas that have been vacated. It is interesting what you can find. 

Nature will eventually take over all of our creations. 

 

 

 

 

  

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/journey-to-the-unknown Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 GMT
Niagara Protests https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/niagara-protests  

 

Niagara is fighting two battles this summer, Covid and numerous protests.

The noisy boisterous protests have fuelled a lot of anger and frustration, and it will continue until

both sides come to an agreement. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/9/niagara-protests Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:08:00 GMT
Gone Fishing https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/8/gone-fishing  

 

Life is slowly returning to normal after a long fight with the Corona Virus. We have

be vigilant to remain safe and healthy. 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/8/gone-fishing Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:57:47 GMT
Canada Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/7/canada-day  

 
I have been photographing Canada Day celebrations for the last ten years.  Past celebrations were filled
with live music, spirited Fort George historical re-enactments, a Canada Cake that fed half of the GTA, fireworks,
parades, and lots of Canadian pride.  This years July 1st holiday was the complete opposite, no music, no parade, no Fort
George historical activities, no cake, and sadly not much Canadian patriotism.  Covid has dampened our spirits. We 
have to reverse this trend and become true Canadians again. This photo was taken at Ryerson Park  where 
Social Distancing was enforced. 
 
 
 
 
 
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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/7/canada-day Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:46:48 GMT
Spirits https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/6/spirits  

Spirits exist in our body, good and bad, or both.  We have to create a safeguard to prevent

any bad spirits from entering our physique.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/6/spirits Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:44:53 GMT
Social Distance https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/6/social-distance  

The Queens Royal Park was busy with visitors on a beautiful sunny day.  Social Distancing is key to 

maintaining a healthy environment.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/6/social-distance Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:27:57 GMT
Covid https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/4/covid  

 

 

 

 

Shopping for groceries used to be a fun chore.  Now we face uncertainty when we enter a 

a market, and a sense of paranoia.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh Dear! https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/4/oh-dear  

 

 

I am a Naturalist and I knew that the deer realized that. I walked right up to this 

beautiful deer and she didn't even flinch. The Animal Kingdom can sense things

that humans can't.

 

 

The Niagara deer population is declining due to illegal hunting, urban sprawl, and deforestation.  I photographed this 

lone deer at the Niagara Commons.  She was next to a dead kin a few meters away that was shot and carved up. 

We have to remember that we can't upset the balance of nature. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/4/oh-dear Sun, 12 Apr 2020 15:24:00 GMT
Front Page Photos https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/4/front-page-photos  

These photos made the front page for the NOTL "Local" community newspaper

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/4/front-page-photos Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Isolation https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/isolation  

 

 

The time has come were we have to isolate ourselves from our families, friends and neighbours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/isolation Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:01:00 GMT
Butternut https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/butternut  

 

 

The Butternut is a white walnut tree that bears oblong sticky fruits.  Unfortunately these indigenous trees 

are in decline, because of canker, a thicker forest canopy which mitigates the sunlight, and deforestation.  

Parks Canada is making huge progress in restoring the savannah at Paradise Cove to its former glory.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/butternut Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:29:43 GMT
Shadow Man https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/shadow-man  

 

The silhouettes and shadows give this photograph a dramatic feel. The man is coming out of the shadows, into the light, which metaphorically works. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/shadow-man Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:46:00 GMT
Hoop Dance https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/hoop-dance  

 

 

Native hoop dancer, Nikki Shawana shows her skilful craft dancing with 18 hoops, while her daughter Ziibi looks on. 

The three day native event took place at the Niagara Regional Native Centre. It was filled with deep messages, 

spiritual uplifting, and social grace. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/3/hoop-dance Fri, 06 Mar 2020 19:18:56 GMT
Coyote Watch https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/2/coyote-watch  

 

Today I came across 11 coyotes that were killed and tossed over the escarpment.  If anyone spots any Coyotes please contact coyotewatchcanada. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/2/coyote-watch Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:57:12 GMT
Puppy Love https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/1/puppy-love  

 

This is an intense romantic relationship.  

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/1/puppy-love Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:58:09 GMT
Regency https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/1/regency  

 

 

The Regency event was held at Fort George.   Regency style was contemporary with the 

Empire during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  It's style relates to British architecture, clothing, and furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2020/1/regency Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Penguins https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/12/the-penguins  

 

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Every year "The Penguins" do the unthinkable, go for a swim in the frigid Niagara River. The brave

penguins raise money for the  "Red Roof Retreat" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/12/the-penguins Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Winter Wonderland https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/12/winter-wonderland  

 

 A classic winter story unfolds in the village Queenston every snow storm. The Villagers

handle the Arctic weather with beauty and grace.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/12/winter-wonderland Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:14:34 GMT
Autumn Splendour https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/11/autumn-splendour  

 

This is a beautiful time of year.  The colours are at their peak,  the air is filled with freshness,  and 

we have good memories of our past summer,  to reflect on. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/11/autumn-splendour Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:44:02 GMT
Boy Scout Jamboree https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/10/boy-scout-jamboree  

 

2019

Boy Scouts from all across North America held their annual jamboree in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  It is 

one of the largest gathering of scouts in the world. Their was plenty of fun especially the mock battle between 

the red and blue coats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/10/boy-scout-jamboree Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Echos of Niagara's Past https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/8/echos-of-niagaras-past  

 

2019

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Fort George came to life when re-enactors stormed the field.  Interpreters, re-enactors, and veterans

displayed their uniforms, weaponry, and vehicles from War of 1812, WW1, and WW2.  Military manoeuvres 

were displayed from each time line, to demonstrate the brute power that was used to  defeat  the enemy.

In the end Canada was victorious in all three wars. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/8/echos-of-niagaras-past Wed, 28 Aug 2019 12:23:08 GMT
Metis Camp https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/7/metis-camp  

Brian Kon Chairman of Niagara Region Metis Council stands around all his 

furs that were on display. In the background, his peers prepare traditional food. 

The camp was on display in front of Fort George. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/7/metis-camp Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:46:39 GMT
Battle of Fort George https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/7/battle-of-fort-george  

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/7/battle-of-fort-george Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT
Summer Solstice https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/6/summer-solstice  

 

Summer Solstice is the longest time of the year. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/6/summer-solstice Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:55:02 GMT
Echo's of the Past https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/6/echos-of-the-past  

2019

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Echo's of the Past was a historic military event that took place in Fort George. Three different eras of military combat were displayed, 

and demostrated. Canada was a part of three different wars, War of 1812, WW1, and WW2. Re-enactors from 

all across North America participated in this historic event. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/6/echos-of-the-past Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT
My Best Friend https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/my-best-friend  

The St. Davids Lions raIsed money for dog guides this week.  The event takes place across Canada 

in more than 300 cities. The St. Davids walk raised $1,236.  In photo, Tyler Visser begins to

walk his dog, Milly.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/my-best-friend Fri, 31 May 2019 11:55:25 GMT
Virgil Stampede https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/virgil-stampede  

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/virgil-stampede Mon, 20 May 2019 12:07:53 GMT
Officers' Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/officers-day  

 

This is what upper class life was like in the colonies.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/5/officers-day Mon, 20 May 2019 11:21:05 GMT
St. Patrick's Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/3/st-patricks-day  

 

This is a service dog dressed in St. Partrick's Day attire. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/3/st-patricks-day Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:50:14 GMT
Ice Scapes https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/3/ice  

 

This is the first time in history that ice formations were created along the

Lake Erie shoreline by wind storms. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/3/ice Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:30:08 GMT
Family Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/2/family-day  

2 0 1 9  Family Day was filled with outdoor activity. The Burns family enjoyed the afternoon tobogganing at

Fort George Hill.  This special Canadian holiday brings families closer together. 

 

 

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Family Day at Fort George Ice Rink was a memorable event. Families from all over the Niagara Region 

enjoyed the warm sunny winter day, with the Niagara Ice Dogs Hockey Team. Their were plenty of 

activities to fill the day with fun excitement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/2/family-day Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
The Stilt Walker https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/the-stlilt-walker  

Darren Bedford brought his Stilt Walking show to Queen Street and the Original IceWine Festival, entertaining

visitors.  It was crisp and snowy-the perfect recipe for another successful event. 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/the-stlilt-walker Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:52:02 GMT
Party on Ice https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/party-on-ice  

Vintage Hotels  held a night skating party at Fort George outdoor skating rink, to raise money 

for Red-Roof Retreat. Despite the cold weather, skaters enjoyed themselves with a lot of fanfare.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/party-on-ice Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:21:56 GMT
Morning Walk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/morning-walk  

The Sherlock family starts off the early morning by going for a healthy walk, with their dog Rufus.  It is a great way 

to begin a new day. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/morning-walk Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:32:45 GMT
Shadows https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/shadows  

 

                           

 This is a great time of year for long shadows, because of the low angle of the sun.  You can do a lot 

     of fun things with shadows, like creating a ghost. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/shadows Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Niagara Wolves https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/niagara-wolves  

2019

Niagara Wolves tied the Welland Tigers  to a 2-2 draw, in an exciting game. 

2017

Niagara-on-the-Lake minor league hockey is exciting to watch. These little hockey players show a 

a lot of skill and tenacity, and a fervour to become a NHL star.  In photo, the Niagara Wolves came back

from a 3-1 deficit and won 4-3.  It's amazing what a little pep talk can do. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2019/1/niagara-wolves Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Seasoning https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/seasoning  

I took this photograph at the beginning of the snow fall.  A slow shutter speed was used to blur the snow.

This is a perfect example of seasonal change.  In this case autumn to winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/seasoning Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:57:35 GMT
Shame on Marotta https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/shame-on-marotta  

Niagara residents vented their anger and frustration in front of the Rand Estate on the weekend.  
Benny Marotta, owner of Rand Estate removed all the trees on the property.  Some were over 100 years old.
The Rand Estate just received its heritage designation before the trees were removed. 
Niagara's war on conservation will be a hard one to win.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/shame-on-marotta Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:09:07 GMT
Remembrance Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/remembrance-day  

 

2019

 

 

2018 Canadians show their respect for their fallen soldiers that defended our freedom every year on November 11th.

We are a proud nation, and show our gratitude every year. 

2017

2016

Remembrance Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a very special day were local citizens come to the cenotaph each year 

to pay tribute to the veterans, and fallen soldiers that helped restore peace and prosperity. The commemorative ceremony

is filled with pride, honour, virtue and a caring nature that sets us apart from other nations. Canadians are proud of      

their heroics and bravery, which helped liberate countries under duress through-out the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/remembrance-day Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:00:01 GMT
Balance of Nature https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/balance-of-nature  

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Nature has perfect balance.  

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/11/balance-of-nature Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:25:34 GMT
Orange Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/10/orange-time  

It is that time of year when change happens right in front of your eyes. Look around and observe change. 

Change is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/10/orange-time Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Turkey Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/10/turkey-time  

This photo appeared in the Globe and Mail. This what the Globe had to say about the winning photo. "After walking gingerly around the turkeys at a hobby farm, Fred Mercnik of Queenston, sat down and waited to capture the perfect moment on the the theme of Thanksgiving. Both the foreground and the background - the turkeys perfectly framed in the front, and the other animals behind - work together to tell a great story. Always keep an eye on your background and use it to add interest to your image"

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/10/turkey-time Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:30:00 GMT
Salmon Run https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/salmon-run

 

These avid anglers try to catch salmon, at the mouth of the Niagara River. Fort Niagara is located peacefully in the background.  This was a war zone 200 years ago. Today it is a relaxed, recreational area.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/salmon-run Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Terry Fox Run https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/terry-fox-run  

 

2018

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Terry Fox runs reach 600,000 dollar milestone. The event attracted hundreds of 

participants who kept the dream alive and well. 

 

 

 

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Every year the Terry Fox Run is getting bigger and better. The spirit is

alive and well in Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can feel the energy at the 

starting line.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/terry-fox-run Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:58:00 GMT
Niagara-on-the-Lake Polo Match https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/niagara-on-the-lake-polo-match  

 

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake held its 20th Polo Match yesterday, which was created by Simon Clery.  There was lots of champagne,
  food, big hats, laughter, expensive cars, and chatter, to fill the afternoon with delight.  The opulent crowd also participated
in a silent auction.  All the proceeds were donated to the Niagara Historical Society.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/9/niagara-on-the-lake-polo-match Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:54:57 GMT
Beach Town https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/8/beach-town  

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Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to many beaches on Lake Ontario. This beach by Queen's Royal Park has 

many swimmers enjoying the fresh, cool water. Historical Fort Niagara is in the background. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/8/beach-town Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:16:43 GMT
Antique Road Show https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/7/antique-road-show  

 

2018

The Antique Road Show was held at Fort George.  Venders from all across Niagara Region brought their

old relics to sell to all the visitors. 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/7/antique-road-show Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Musical Sunset https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/6/musical-sunset  

 

A Scottish bagpipe player is silhouetted against a sunset at Ryerson Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake paying tribute 

for the late Ramsay Morrison.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/6/musical-sunset Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:43:45 GMT
May Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/6/may-day  

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The setting sun adds a warm romantic mood, to a stark outline of a neighbour gathering.  Perfect way to end a day!

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/6/may-day Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:46:22 GMT
Street Skate https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/4/street-skate  

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This was a fun scene to photograph, poetry in motion. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/4/street-skate Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:22:18 GMT
Easter Hunt https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/4/easter-hunt  

This years Easter Hunt was filled with enthusiasm, energy and vigour.  The event was filled with lots of 

support, fun, games and memories. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/4/easter-hunt Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:27:36 GMT
Intersection https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/3/intersection  

 

 

Some intersections can be very busy even if there is no traffic. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/3/intersection Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:42:23 GMT
Cone Head https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/2/cone-head  

 

Taking your dog for a good long walk is a great way to get exercise and also is Niagara's favourite pastime. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/2/cone-head Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:32:16 GMT
Tri-Tones https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/2/tri-tones  

 

Winter scenes usually have cooler tones in landscapes which give the image a fresh, clean appearance. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/2/tri-tones Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:09:43 GMT
Niagara River https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/1/niagara-river  

 

The Niagara River looks very peaceful in this photo compared the daily traffic this river has seen 

over the centuries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/1/niagara-river Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:20:38 GMT
Canadian Geese https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/1/canadian-geese  

The cold Arctic air is upon us once again. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2018/1/canadian-geese Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:16:27 GMT
Welland Canal https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/12/welland-canal  

Welland Canal is like floating theatre. Frame by frame the picture changes. The time of day, and changing seasons all add to the impact of

 the scene. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/12/welland-canal Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:12:51 GMT
Christmas Trees https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-trees  

Ted Burrows is a member of St. David's Lions Club.  440 trees were shipped in from Tillsonburg, with another

120 on their way.  All the revenue that is collected from the tree sales go back into the community. The

Lions Club is the only charity organization allowed in China. The Christmas spirit is all about giving. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-trees Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:16:03 GMT
Marilyn Bell https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/11/marilyn-bell  

 

Marilyn Bell swam across Lake Ontario on September 08, 09, 1954 at the age of 16.  She recorded a time

of 20 hours and 55 minutes. She was the first recorded person to swim across the 60 K  journey from 

Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/11/marilyn-bell Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:06:31 GMT
Remembrance Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/11/remembrance-day  

Canadians show their respect for their fallen soldiers that defended our freedom every year, on November 11. 

We are a proud Nation, and we show our gratitude every year. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/11/remembrance-day Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:32:33 GMT
Lil Pumpkin https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/10/lil-pumpkin  

Paulyn Tomkins imagines what it would be like to be a pumpkin. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/10/lil-pumpkin Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:48:13 GMT
Jim Turner https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/10/jim-turner  

Lord Mayor Pat Darte congratulates Jim Turner, who started walking midnight Saturday, and travelled

75K  to raise money for Niagara Children's Society.  His trek started in Port Colborne and ended in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Inspired by young Joshua Gaudier, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was six.  Joshua crossed the 

finish line with Turner, his father Jason pushing him.  The total trek lasted 16 hours and paced 100,000 steps.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/10/jim-turner Sat, 07 Oct 2017 13:06:24 GMT
Steampunk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/steampunk  

 

Steampunk refers to a sub-genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology, and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century

industrial steam-powered machinery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S T E A M P U N K    2 0 1 7 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/steampunk Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:13:14 GMT
The SnowBirds https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/the-snowbirds  

Major Craig Sharp hails from Prince George,  British Colombia.  He is Lead-Solo Snowbird number nine.

 In 2009 he served in Afganistan for a 7 month duration, and has been in the Canadian Air Force,

 for 20 proud years.  Major Craig Sharp is a true Ace. The Snow Birds put on an amazing show,  it was

part of Canada 150 celebration. We can all be proud of our Canadian heros. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/the-snowbirds Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:28:18 GMT
NOTL 225 Anniversary https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/notl-225-anniversary  

Niagara-on-the-Lake celebrated its 225th anniversary for being the first capital of Upper-Canada.  Lieutenant

Governor Simcoe was the first, in 1792.  Lord Mayor Pat Darte escorts, Her Honour, The Honourable Elizabeth

Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to the commemoration.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/notl-225-anniversary Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:55:22 GMT
Heritage Days https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/heritage-days  

St. Davids celebrated its history by hosting a Heritage Festival.  Heritage committee

chair Al Steip says the event shows the residents our rich history, and brings the 

community together to learn our past.  St. Davids was the Capital of Upper Canada in

1812.  It became an important milling centre on Four Mile Creek.  There were four

gristmills, a tannery, and a sawmill.  Factories were built that made barrels, shoes,

candles, and soap.  We even had a brewery called Stamford Spring Brewery in 1836,

established by John H. Sleeman.  He said he believes events like these are a valuable 

tool to educating our future generations about our roots.  The Native community 

established its roots here 10,000 years ago. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/heritage-days Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:04:49 GMT
Canon Blast https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/canon-blast  

Timing is very important in photography.  I was fortunate to capture two fires during the canon blast. The photo

was taken at Fort George's Echos of Niagara's Past event. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/9/canon-blast Sat, 02 Sep 2017 12:25:55 GMT
Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/fife-and-drum-muster-and-soldiers-field-day  

The 18th annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day was celebrated

at Fort George on the weekend. The sounds of history echoed through the fort 

giving the visitors a taste of the past. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/fife-and-drum-muster-and-soldiers-field-day Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:04:57 GMT
Karakoro https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/karakoro  

Karakoro is a 100 member musical, drama group from Okinawa.  Their performances promote world

peace, harmony, and respect for our Mother Earth. Every song has a theme that reflects their culture,

history, and respect for our planet.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/karakoro Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:38:10 GMT
War Child https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/war-child
Children have been affected by wars since the beginning of civilization. Many of them have been left homeless, because of wars.  In this re-enactment photo this small child is left in the pen, while her father fights in the Fort Erie Siege battle defending her life.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/8/war-child Sun, 06 Aug 2017 11:34:24 GMT
St. Davids Carnival https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/st-davids-carnival

St David's Carnival has been going strong for 54 years. The Lion members volunteer their time for the 

successful event.  Families from all over Ontario go to the carnival to experience fun, memories, and a chance to win a

draw, or prize. All the proceeds are donated to charities across the Niagara Region. All in all its a win situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/st-davids-carnival Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:16:18 GMT
Native Traditions https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/native-traditions  

 

Native Traditions are taught to children at a young age so they can pass it on to their offspring. 

  Their kindred spirits show reverence to our mother earth, and give praise for all life. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/native-traditions Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:28:55 GMT
Battle of Fort George https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/battle-of-fort-george  

The Battle of Fort George was a battle fought during the War of 1812, in which the Americans defeated a British force and captured the Fort George in Upper Canada. The troops of the United States Army and vessels of the United States Navy co-operated in a very successful amphibious assault, although most of the opposing British force escaped encirclement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/battle-of-fort-george Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:14:07 GMT
Canada 150 https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/canada-150  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/7/canada-150 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:03:45 GMT
The Makery https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/the-makery  

 

The Makery is a new technology room at the newly renovated library in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  It

allows children access to high- tech computers,  3-D printers,  and hands on help.  They will 

be able to design, create, and innovate. This is a great way of attracting young minds to come to 

the library, to actually learn and become inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/the-makery Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:46:01 GMT
Re-enactors - Fort George https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/re-enactors  

 

Historical re-enactment  is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate 

aspects of a historical event or period. These fine re-enactors spend countless time perfecting their skill 

as educational entertainers. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/re-enactors Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:14:36 GMT
Polish Sunday - Annual Pilgrimage https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/polish-sunday---annual-pilgrimage  

 The small plot of graves is immediately distinguishable from the others in St. Vincent de Paul cemetery.    

Surrounded by a small iron fence, the 25 graves  bear the emblem of a white eagle, the symbol of a free Poland.  

The soldiers were newly emigrated Polish-Americans when they travelled from the U.S to Niagara-on-the-Lake to train

for an independent Polish army during the First World War.  About 20.000 trainees filed through Niagara from 1917 to 1919,

sleeping in barns, outnumbering the town's residents. The men in the graves died in the Spanish influenza pandemic. 

Each year, local Poles march from downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake to the cemetery plots, commemorating not only the 

spirit of the volunteers but the liberation of the motherland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/6/polish-sunday---annual-pilgrimage Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:38:24 GMT
Virgil Stampede https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/virgil-stampede  

More than 50 years ago, a group of neighbours in Virgil got together to organize fireworks for Victoria Day, as still occurs today in many nieghbourhoods. But these families went on step further, providing pony rides for the kids. That celebration on the grounds of the Virgil Public School grew to what has become the Virgil Stampede, with something new added each year — this year, better than ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/virgil-stampede Wed, 24 May 2017 12:21:43 GMT
Chris Cornell https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/chris-cornell  

 

 

 

I took this photo of Chris Cornell at Lollapalooza, on film.  I remember feeling the raw power of  his music when I photographed him.

He will be in our hearts forever.  Thanks for all your music Chris. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/chris-cornell Thu, 18 May 2017 22:21:46 GMT
All in the Family https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/all-in-the-family  

 

A family of Geese brace themselves from all the rain we have been getting.  It is remarkable how the

instinctual value of life is ingrained in animals.  A mother will go to great lengths to make sure her youngsters

are safe, nourished, and educated.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/all-in-the-family Fri, 12 May 2017 13:55:05 GMT
Men At Work https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/men-at-work  

 

 

 

Every year cities and towns spend millions of dollars for our infrastructure.  Improvements to highways and

 roads are made so we can travel to our destinations more freely.  Road crews work long, hard hours to make

 our arteries more assessable.  Next time when your driving your car just remember the Men at Work that 

provide you with a smooth, safe voyage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/5/men-at-work Fri, 05 May 2017 14:24:25 GMT
Earth Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/4/earth-day  

 

Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated worldwide. It was created by environmental activist John 

 McConnel on April 22, 1970. This yearly gathering helps demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year—that’s 56 acres of forest every minute. We have

 to find a logical way to reverse that trend. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/4/earth-day Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:24:13 GMT
Spring Around https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/4/spring-around                                                                                                            

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is just around the corner.  The warm weather has created an exuberance among

the Niagara residents.  Going outside and having some fun is a favorite pastime, for us all.

 It feels great to release all that stored up winter energy, breathe some fresh air, and get some rosy

cheeks in the process.  Everyone is anticipating our upcoming hot summer, and Canada's

 150th birthday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/4/spring-around Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:42:41 GMT
De Vine https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/de/vine  

 

 

Vineyard management is the key element in producing excellent wines. It all starts by having knowledgeable 

  hands to work the farm. The insight Jamaicans possess allows them to fully understand plant life which is vital.

 The first step is proper pruning, which enables the vine to produce new and clean growth. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/de/vine Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:37:52 GMT
Ice Bridge https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/ice-bridge  

Our last winter snow storm created an ice bridge at the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The 

ice formation has enough density to support a heavy weight. The Arctic landscape

can be created in our neighbourhood, with enough polar weather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/ice-bridge Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:40:03 GMT
Tobogganing https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/tobogganing  

 

March Break is a span of time where students go out and enjoy themselves to escape the routine

environment of school. It gives them a chance to relax, recoup, and restore their energies. 

They will be our leaders one day. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/tobogganing Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:47:18 GMT
Windy City https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/windy-city  

 

 

Wednesday's wind storm was reminiscent of the one we had in 2011.  Environment Canada said winds hit

104 km/h and peaked by 3 p.m.  The strong gales wreaked havoc in Niagara-on-the-Lake destroying trees and poles,

 leaving  200 homes  without power.  Hydro responded immediately and got everyone up and running by 4 p.m.

The powerful wind storm was only a small taste of the destruction Mother Nature can provide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/3/windy-city Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:08:33 GMT
Mighty Niagara https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/2/mighty-niagara  

Niagara-on-the-Lake dazzles many tourists from far and wide. The majority of them wander to 

the mouth of the river to photograph this scene, but very seldom do they witness this kind of

amazing spectacle.  There is no secret why Niagara is Canada's best destination site: it is

simply beautiful. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/2/mighty-niagara Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:16:02 GMT
Niagara Vigil https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/2/niagara-vigil  

 

Martin Luther King once quoted, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that".  That tone was the theme for the vigil.  Hundreds

of Niagara residents marched from City Hall to Masjid An-Noor mosque, to pay homage for

our Muslim brothers that were brutally killed in Quebec.  As Canadians we must create a unification 

in our country so that this sort of barbaric action does not happen again. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/2/niagara-vigil Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:52:10 GMT
A Murmuration https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/a-murmuration  

 

 

A murmuration of starlings storm Niagara-on-the-Lake in the winter to gather leftover grapes in the vineyards. This is a very

riveting sight to behold.  Nature moves in mysterious ways.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/a-murmuration Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:28:33 GMT
Great Horned Owl https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/great-horned-owl    

 

 

Matthew Morgan is a  Wildlife Educator for the Canadian Raptor Conservatory. He is holding a 

Great Horned Owl,  named Will which was raised at the conservatory. 

This incredible raptor weights a mere two pounds, and his talons have a force of 420 p.s.i. 

They are found throughout North America. 

 

 

                           

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/great-horned-owl Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:54:07 GMT
New Years Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/new-years-day  

This was a great way of spending the first day of 2017.  Skating is Canada's favourite pastime, we basically 

invented the sport.  Families from the Niagara region enjoyed the sunny day on the ice rink at Fort George. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2017/1/new-years-day Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:06:30 GMT
Black Friday https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/12/black-friday  

I decided to do a late posting of this photograph.  At first I didn't like this image, and later on 

it grew on me.  Sometimes a little time and patience can change your perspective on things. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/12/black-friday Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:31:35 GMT
Seasonal Cycle https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/11/seasonal-cycle  

This is a great time of year to cycle through the seasonal change.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/11/seasonal-cycle Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:30:27 GMT
Pumpkin https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/10/pumpkin  

Ty Sherlock wheels in the family pumpkin,  on his wagon just in time for Thanksgiving.  He is looking 

 forward to carving it out with his family. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/10/pumpkin Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:21:22 GMT
Landscape of Nations https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/10/landscape-of-nations  

H O N O U R I N G  I N D I G E N O U S  V E T E R A N S

 

Indigenous Veterans were recognized, and honoured for their contributions and sacrifices    

 in supporting their British and Canadian compatriots in securing victory at

pivotal events at Queenston Heights, throughout the War of 1812.  Their

strength and peacemaking skills will now always be remembered.

 

 

 

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     After more than two hundred years the significant sacrifices and contributions made by First Nations during the War of 1812 will be permanently recognized. Landscape of Nations: The Six Nations and Native Allies Commemorative Memorial, a public artwork of deep meaning, exquisite beauty, and power was unveiled on the historic battlefield in Queenston Heights Park .  The dedication ceremony included the unveiling of bronze sculptures of Native leaders John Norton and John Brant and eight medallions featured on the Queenston limestone walls forming the centre memory circle, the poignant "Bundling of Seven Arrows" ceremony, and the metaphorical burial of weapons of war under a majestic white pine, the Tree of Peace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/10/landscape-of-nations Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:21:14 GMT
Gord Downie https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/gord-downie  

 

 

  All of us from Niagara would like to thank Gord Downie and The Hip for your dedication and inspiration  We love you.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/gord-downie Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:35:39 GMT
Musket-Fire https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/musket-fire

This photograph was taken at Fort Erie Siege 2012. It was recorded on Fugi 400 film with one single frame. It will be part of a historical art exhibit in Kingston, this summer. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/musket-fire Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:39:08 GMT
Profile https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/profile  

 

 

Back lit images can be very dramatic, especially when there are strong shapes, contrasts, and compositions.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/8/profile Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:56:52 GMT
World War 1 Centennial https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/world-war-1-centennial  

The First World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian History, taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians. It erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as  Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on its own, apart from the British Empire, on the world stage. The war also deepened the divide between French and English Canada, and marked the beginning of widespread state intervention in society and the economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/world-war-1-centennial Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:35:54 GMT
Laura Secord Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/laura-secord-day  

Jim Hill from the Niagara Parks Commission fires a musket in celebration of Laura Secord Day. The Proclamation

was read by Lord Mayor Pat Darte, proclaiming June 18th as the day we commemorate and honour our true heroine, 

Laura Secord. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/laura-secord-day Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:31:27 GMT
Shadowland https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/shadowland  

 

    Shadowland is an area or region of shadows, phantoms, unreality's, or uncertainties: the shadowland of imagination.  I used this definition to a give a visual interpretation to the tittle "Shadowland".  These complex compositions are naturally occurring. Intuitiveness and serendipity are the key components in locating these shadows, and uncertainties, where two or more non-congruent themes are juxtaposed together.  When one enters the the Shadowland, strange forces surround your emanation, and sometimes they keep you there.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/6/shadowland Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:55:20 GMT
April Fools https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/4/april-fools  

Nature fooled all of us with this unexpected damp, cold, northern weather in April. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2016/4/april-fools Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:22:26 GMT
Steampunk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/9/steampunk  

Steampunk refers to a sub-genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology, and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century

industrial steam-powered machinery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/9/steampunk Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:53:35 GMT
Jamboree https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/9/jamboree  

Every September girl and boy scouts, from all across the world have their annual Jamboree, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Becoming better individuals is the main goal for each scout.

Learning, serving and setting a good example is their goal. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/9/jamboree Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:13:59 GMT
Speedster https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/8/speedster  

Skip Walker from the Niagara Region, sits in his 1914 Model T Ford Speedster. His car won 1st place, chosen by Lord Mayor Pat Darte, 

at the Kinsmen Car Show and Shine, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It took him almost 30 years to complete the car, to show room condition.

Its amazing what a little patience can create.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/8/speedster Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:08:13 GMT
Fort Mississauga https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/7/fort-mississauga  

Fort Mississauga was built in 1814 to replace Fort George, which had been destroyed by invading American forces in 1813,

during the Battle of Fort George. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/7/fort-mississauga Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:54:31 GMT
Storm Protector https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/6/storm-protector  

A massive cloud formation rolled into Queenston, but General Brock protected us from the invading storm, again.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/6/storm-protector Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:51:09 GMT
Sunset Road https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/5/sunset-road  

Country Roads can be fun and adventurous especially if you follow the sun. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/5/sunset-road Thu, 28 May 2015 12:05:53 GMT
Bike Trail https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/5/bike-trail  

Bicycles are out in full force now that we have great weatherNiagara Parkway has one of the nicest bike trails in Ontario.

In this scene beautiful blossoms add a spectacular background for the riders.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/5/bike-trail Tue, 12 May 2015 15:16:05 GMT
April Showers https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/4/april-showers  

 A famous poet once coined the phrase, April showers brings May flowers.  We have something to look forward to after a long, harsh winter.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/4/april-showers Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:04:34 GMT
Time Exposure https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/3/time-exposure  

 Cherry Drummond is the great, great, grand niece of General Gordon Drummond, of the British Army.  After defeating the

American Forces, he took the original flag as a souvenir, and kept it in his Scottish castle for 180 years.  It was purchased

for 150,000 dollars in 1993, by the Americans. Cherry Drummond and her family returned the flag on March 16, 1994.

The restored flag is on display at Fort Niagara.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/3/time-exposure Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:43:17 GMT
Border Guard https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/2/border-guard  

A lone duck patrols peaceful Lake Ontario, while watching a skein of geese in flight over Old Fort Niagara. This was a battle zone 200 years ago. Today it is a lovely backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/2/border-guard Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:13:44 GMT
Soul Train https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/soul-train  

Soul TrainSoul Train

Winter scenes are always full of life, funk, and soul. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/soul-train Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:19:04 GMT
Winter Umbrella https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/winter-umbrella  

Canadian umbrellas are meant to be used for snow, rain or sunshine. 
 
 
 
 
 
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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/winter-umbrella Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:53:05 GMT
Red, White, and Blue https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/red-white-and-blue  

American Forces prepare to defend their territory. The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements between December 23, 1814

and January 8, 1815. Major Andrew Jackson prevented the invading British Army from seizing Louisiana. Eventually the British 

Forces withdrew from Louisiana. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2015/1/red-white-and-blue Sun, 04 Jan 2015 16:50:44 GMT
Christmas Fire https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-fire  

Christmas FireChristmas Fire

 

On 1824, Captain Duncan Milloy of Oban, Scotland built The Oban, and opened his private home to guests. On December 25, 1992 168 years later, 

The Oban Inn burned down. It will be a Christmas I will never forget. It was rebuilt to the exact spec and reopened in 1993.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-fire Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:13:37 GMT
Snow Bike https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/snow-bike  

This bicycle is the best form of transportation for city traffic, regardless of the weather. Those tires will go thru anything mother nature throws at us.  

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/snow-bike Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:51:57 GMT
Nepal https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/nepal  

I took this photograph in Nepal, years ago, on the way to Mount Everest. When our bus stopped, I ran back to this scene that I noticed 

through the window. Photographing these beautiful people and their culture enriched my spirit significantly. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/12/nepal Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:22:29 GMT
We the North https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/we-the-north  

Canadians invented the phrase '"Roughin It", because of conditions we face every year. We endure extreme conditions each year, 

which gives us an extra layer of skin. Besides we also coined the phrase "We the North", lets be proud of it.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/we-the-north Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:22:49 GMT
Shadowland https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/shadowland  

The strange juxtaposition emanating from this Shadowland scene, gives the viewer a surreal feel. You never know what lurks in Shadowland.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/shadowland Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:55:36 GMT
Remembrance https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/remembrance  

 

18 million poppies are distributed by Legionnaires, Veterans, and Cadets across the nation annually. The proceeds are 

placed in trust, to be used for the benevolent support of our Veterans, and their dependents, who are in financial distress.

This is another shining example of how Canadians take care of their own.  

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/remembrance Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:24:42 GMT
November https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/november  

November is the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar, novem meaning nine. In our world it is the eleventh month, and it is also 

the time of year when nature gets ready for winter.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/11/november Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:09:42 GMT
Time Exposure https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/time-exposure  

time exposuretime exposure

Re-enactors walk by John Graves Simcoe's monument, who was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, from 1791-1796. Niagara citizens

are constantly reminded of our roots, and heritage.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/time-exposure Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:30:58 GMT
King of the Road https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/king-of-the-road  

The loud thunderous roar emanating from two Harley Davidsons will definitely wake up a little sleep town.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/king-of-the-road Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:46:38 GMT
Perspective https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/perspective  

Off in the distance sits Brock's Monument which is 185 feet tall. It was built between the years 1853-1859. The monument was 

constructed from limestone, which was quarried a kilometer away. What an interesting perspective from the 4 foot 

thistles.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/perspective Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:07:24 GMT
Old Town https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/old-town  

Old TownOld Town

This photograph was taken in Old Town, Niagara-on-Lake. It has an intriguing composition. One that tells a nice story about this town.

Even the Queen is in this photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/10/old-town Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:07:28 GMT
The Eternal Flame https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/the-eternal-flame  

Fire is the universal language for light, energy, and love. Some internal flames will never burn out.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/the-eternal-flame Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:27:01 GMT
Pumpkin Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/pumpkin-time  

Pumpkin TimePumpkin Time

Every year Pumpkins add a certain spice to our lives, filling a void from the passing of summer. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/pumpkin-time Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:40:37 GMT
September Showers https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/september-showers  

September ShowersSeptember Showers

These two cyclists are not letting an unwanted September shower spoil their daily routine.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/september-showers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:53:36 GMT
Apple Tree https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/apple-tree  

Apple TreeApple Tree

This is a great time of year when everything comes into fruition. At last we enjoy the fruits of our labor. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/apple-tree Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:18:46 GMT
My Big Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/my-big-day  

 

This is the biggest day of my life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/9/my-big-day Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:20:49 GMT
Shet Land https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/shet-land  

These two Shetland Ponies are having the time of their lives, grazing at this beautiful story book field. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/shet-land Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:04:45 GMT
On Guard For Thee https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/on-guard-for-thee  

Canadian Forces did training exercises in our region this week. We live in a country that provides a security blanket for all of us. No harm will come upon us.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/on-guard-for-thee Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:37:54 GMT
The Mighty Niagara https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/the-mighty-niagara  

The Mighty NiagaraThe Mighty Niagara

The mighty Niagara Falls is a great tourist attraction, a great source for hydro-electric power, and a great natural wonder of the world.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/the-mighty-niagara Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:24:57 GMT
Unicycle https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/unicycle  

Family UnityFamily Unity

A family that cycles together, stays united!

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/unicycle Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:24:03 GMT
Sun Flower Daze https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/sun-flower-daze  

It was particularly hot today. I was in a daze when I took this image. This photograph has a wavy feel, just like I felt.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/sun-flower-daze Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:25:15 GMT
Bike Lane https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/bike-lane  

Bike LaneBike Lane

Bike Lanes are a bikers dream, and it would a bigger dream if we had more of them. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/bike-lane Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:31:55 GMT
Road Call https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/road-call  

Tele-communication is pretty incredible, the ease of conversation with anybody in the world, but is it making us ignore our surroundings?

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/road-call Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:30:12 GMT
August Sun https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/august-sun  

August SunAugust Sun

I photographed this sunset in front of my home. What a way to see a sunset. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/8/august-sun Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:11:50 GMT
Watch Dog https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/watch-dog  

Watch DogWatch Dog

Every community past and present, needs a good watch dog. It adds security and companionship. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/watch-dog Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:52:43 GMT
Beach Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/beach-day  

After breaking my shoulder, my doctor told me to rest and take it easy. A day at the beach is perfect medicine.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/beach-day Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:03:38 GMT
Battle of Chippawa https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/battle-of-chippawa  

 

 

Battle of ChippawaBattle of Chippawa

Battle of ChippawaBattle of Chippawa

On July 5, 1814, American forces defeated the British army at Chippawa. The British suffered heavy casualties, because the Americans used canisters, instead of 

Round fire.  208 soldiers died and 570 were severely wounded. It was a victory for the Americans.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/battle-of-chippawa Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:51:09 GMT
Canada Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/canada-day  

Canada DayCanada Day

Canada Day is celebrated proudly by all Canadians, from sea to sea, in their own quiet way.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/7/canada-day Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:46:52 GMT
Afternoon Delight https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/afternoon-delight  

Afternoon DelightAfternoon Delight

With weather like this you can do what ever you want and its all under the sun. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/afternoon-delight Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:50:56 GMT
Sun Spot https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/sun-spot  

Sun SpotSun Spot

Watching the sun drop down to the horizon line seems to be a very popular pastime, by nature lovers.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/sun-spot Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:55:43 GMT
Shadowland https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/shadowland  

The sun is hiding behind the silhouetted trees. The black outline of the trees and the soft sky create a peaceful setting.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/shadowland Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:51:36 GMT
Toronto Skyline https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/toronto-skyline  

Toronto SkylineToronto Skyline

The Toronto Skyline was photographed from Niagara-on-the-Lake, with a 250mm lens, during sunset. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/6/toronto-skyline Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:55:59 GMT
Fruitland https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/fruitland  

FruitlandFruitland

Spring is a great time to photograph the fresh, new colors, after a dull drab winter. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/fruitland Mon, 26 May 2014 13:10:27 GMT
Blossom Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/blossom-time  

Spring is the best time to prune fruit trees. The cold winter had a negative effect on the blossoms. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/blossom-time Tue, 20 May 2014 14:18:55 GMT
Holding the Fort https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/holding-the-fort  

Women played a big role in the War of !812.  Taking care of the domestic duties inside the fort, were just as important as protecting it.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/holding-the-fort Tue, 13 May 2014 15:07:49 GMT
Show Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/show-time  

Advertisers will promise the world to you, to sell a product or a service. This poor gentleman will never spring into shape.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/5/show-time Fri, 02 May 2014 16:27:49 GMT
Street Baby https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/4/street-baby  

Street BabyStreet Baby

This street scene was taken in India. It shows the stark contrast between old and new life, and also the diversity of culture.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/4/street-baby Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:11:36 GMT
Street Caution https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/4/street-caution  

This brave dog guides the couple out of harms way. Whew that was close. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/4/street-caution Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:12:12 GMT
Street Paradox https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-paradox  

Street ParadoxStreet Paradox

Some mysteries can't be unveiled.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-paradox Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:40:03 GMT
Street Profile https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-profile  

Street ProfileStreet Profile

Street Profiles can be easily detected by dramatic lighting, and hard shadows.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-profile Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:24:33 GMT
Street Cup https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-cup  

Street CupStreet Cup

Which cup is warmer and fuller?

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-cup Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:34:56 GMT
Street Dog https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-dog  

Street  DogStreet Dog

This dog blends in with its surroundings, quite beautifully. Very pedestrian like. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-dog Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:41:17 GMT
Street Shadows https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-shadows  

Street ShadowsStreet Shadows

Street Shadows follows us where ever we go. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-shadows Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:38:27 GMT
Street Wheels https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-wheels  

Street WheelsStreet Wheels

Street Wheels is what moves us forward, and they all come in different shapes and sizes.

 

 

 
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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-wheels Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:20:11 GMT
Street Ghost https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-ghost
Street GhostStreet Ghost

There is light on the handicapped man, and shadows on the walking man, that is so interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-ghost Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:09:09 GMT
Street Face https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-face  

Street FaceStreet Face

The face of a great City is made up of individuality, culture, and diversity.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-face Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:07:46 GMT
Street Life https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-life  

This street has an interesting contrast of life, which has tremendous visual impact. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/street-life Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:43:47 GMT
Toronto Life https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/toronto-life  

I decided to photograph Toronto's City Life, on my birthday.  It was a beautiful day, don't you agree.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/toronto-life Sun, 09 Mar 2014 03:20:51 GMT
Follow the Leader https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/follow-the-leader  

Follow the LeaderFollow the Leader

Pecking order is important for a successful sunny afternoon walk. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/follow-the-leader Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:35:35 GMT
Wait for Me https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/wait-for-me  

Wait for MeWait for Me

These frisky dogs decided to go for a Sunday walk, it is sunny out, right. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/3/wait-for-me Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:37:14 GMT
Side Walk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/side-walk  

Side WalkSide Walk

This sidewalk looks awfully busy.  It almost looks like a set design for a theatre. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/side-walk Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:35:28 GMT
The Sky is the Limit https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/the-sky-is-the-limit  

The Sky is the LimitThe Sky is the Limit

I decided to spend some serious money on sky advertising, because in life the sky is the limit. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/the-sky-is-the-limit Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:31:59 GMT
Whats the Hurry https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/whats-the-hurry
Whats the HurryWhats the Hurry

Rover doesn't care of the winter conditions, the traffic, or his master. The only thing on his mind, is his daily walk. Do you blame him. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/whats-the-hurry Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:52:57 GMT
Arctic Ice https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/artic-ice  

Arctic IceArctic Ice

 Arctic Ice is definitely on the move, meteorology, politically, socially, and visually.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/artic-ice Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:51:14 GMT
River Song https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/RiverSong  

This tranquil scene spirals the viewer into meditation  The calming water reflects songs of yore.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/RiverSong Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:14:02 GMT
Rush Hour https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/rush-hour  

-20 degree weather dosn't stop certain shoppers from going about their daily business.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/2/rush-hour Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:40:30 GMT
Sun Storm https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/sun-storm  

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The sun takes on different shapes, sizes, and settings.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/sun-storm Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:27:56 GMT
For the Birds https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/for-the-birds  

For the BirdsFor the Birds

Winter is a struggle for birds, food and shelter are scarce. It is wise to feed them some seed and suet. 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/for-the-birds Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:49:08 GMT
Global Link https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/global-link  

 

Global LinkGlobal Link

We live in a world that relies heavily on energy, communication, and transportation. Our globlal link is getting shorter.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/global-link Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:18:40 GMT
Optical Illusion https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/optical-illusion  

This photo appears to have an upward appearance.  The frozen trees were below me, with the Falls in the background.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/optical-illusion Sat, 18 Jan 2014 03:17:39 GMT
Warming Up https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/warming-up  

 

 

Warming Up

 

As the temperatures warm up our famous ice storm is turning to slush and rain. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/warming-up Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:50:13 GMT
Lake Ontario Sunset https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/lake-ontario-sunset

 

Winter is a great time for photographing sunsets. The low angle of the sun plus the ice bergs adds an extra 

element to the composition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2014/1/lake-ontario-sunset Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:30:05 GMT
Ice Storm https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/ice-storm  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/ice-storm Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:44:37 GMT
Niagara on Fire https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/niagara-on-fire  

 

 

On December 10, 1813 American Forces decided to burn Newark. 400 refugees watched their homes burn down. They sought shelter at the Fort and Butlers Barracks. Eventually the British seized control of the town. For his part in the burning of Newark, McClure was relieved of his command and dismissed from the U.S Army

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/niagara-on-fire Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:23:15 GMT
Windowpane https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/windowpane  

 

On December 10, 1813 American Forces decided to burn Newark. 400 refugees watched their homes burn down. They sought shelter at the Fort and Butlers Barracks. Eventually the British seized control of the town. For his part in the burning of Newark, McClure was relieved of his command and dismissed from the U.S Army

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/12/windowpane Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:36:11 GMT
Shadow Clouds https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/11/shadow-clouds  

 

 

High velocity winds created some very dramatic clouds. The dark and light contrast gives the photo an eerie feel.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/11/shadow-clouds Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:31:44 GMT
Black and White https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/11/black-and-white

 

I decided to photograph nature in black and white. Great black and white photography incorporates the whole grey scale. This photograph shows all the grey tones, black and white.

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/11/black-and-white Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:56:53 GMT
Fall Colours https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/10/fall-colours

 

Some photos don't need words.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/10/fall-colours Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:52:07 GMT
Thunder Road https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/10/thunder-road

 

This photograph has a lot going on. The dark shadows, saturated colors, the subject, and a slight blur, defines the theme. Complex compositions only work if there is a connection between all the elements.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/10/thunder-road Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:07:36 GMT
Street Corner https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/9/street-corner

Sometimes simple scenes make interesting photographs.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/9/street-corner Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:52:48 GMT
Dog Daze https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/dog-daze

Happy dogs always love a good long walk, and their portrait taken.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/dog-daze Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:59:18 GMT
A Salute to Toronto https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/a-salute-to-toronto

Re-enactment at Fort York.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/a-salute-to-toronto Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:28:16 GMT
Drummond Hill Assault https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/drummond-hill-assault

 

British Soldiers fire on Fort Erie, which was occupied by the Americans, for a short while.

 

 

Even the children helped out in the camp. 

 

 

Heavy British artillery bombard Fort Erie.

 

 

British soldier is relieved that he is still alive.

 

 

Life returns to normal after the long war. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/drummond-hill-assault Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:57:41 GMT
Grand River Pow Wow https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/grand-river-pow-wow

 

Dancers from all across North American take part in the Champion of Champions competition.

 

 

Women have their own competition. They are treated as equals in Native culure.

 

 

Boys competition had a lot of creativity.

 

 

Natives have a lot of colour, culture and pride. Elder gives a pep talk to two dancers.

 

 

A lot of skill and hard work goes into making the feather displays. 

 

 

This years grand champion dancer. Pretty Awesome!

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/8/grand-river-pow-wow Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:01:39 GMT
The Laura Secord Walk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/the-laura-secord-walk

 

 

On June 22 1813, Laura Secord walked 32 K to the Decew House, to warn the British forces of an American attack. She is a true Canadian herione. We can thank her for our independence.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/the-laura-secord-walk Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:02:24 GMT
Up Hill Battle https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/up-hill-battle

There is a lot of work in preparing for battle, and the end result may not be so happy. 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/up-hill-battle Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:37:20 GMT
Dog Daze https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/dog-daze  

 

This friendly Alaskan Malamute named Kona posed for his portrait very proudly.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/6/dog-daze Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:10:15 GMT
May Day https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/5/may-day

 

The earth provides so many different visual masterpieces. I photographed this beautiful frame using a low angle view, a perspective, a bug May see. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/5/may-day Wed, 08 May 2013 13:09:14 GMT
Urbanism _ Life in the City https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/4/urbanism-_-life-in-the-city

People are being bombarded with ads by big corporations. Do these ads control our population? Everybody is trying to communicate in the big cities, but are we listening. Big cities have a lot of neighbors, but yet we isolate ourselves from our surroundings.

Cities are growing, but at what cost. Are we ignoring, are problems.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/4/urbanism-_-life-in-the-city Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:35:42 GMT
Dog Walk https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/3/dog-walk

 

This wooly dog wished his owner would stop talking and do some more walking.

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/3/dog-walk Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:10:59 GMT
Last Dance https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/3/last-dance  

 

  I took this photograph in Boco Raton Florida, while attending an Alex Webb workshop. Alex Webb is one of my favorite photographers, he belongs to Magnum Photo Agency. He told us to go out and photograph street scenes, as an assignment. The next day we had a class critique. When my photo came up, he was in awe. He said that he wished he would of taken my photograph. I guess that was a great compliment. 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/3/last-dance Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:50:32 GMT
Toronto Skyline https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/2/toronto-skyline

 

 

This rare photograph was taken at Ball's Beach in N-O-T-L.  I used a 500mm Leica lens. The distance to the Toronto Skyline is about 50km, across Lake Ontario. My instincts told me to go Lake Ontario with my seldom used telephoto lens, and the results speak volumes. This is a cool photo.

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/2/toronto-skyline Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:34:25 GMT
Ice Wine Harvest - Niagara College Winery https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/1/ice-wine-harvest---niagara-college-winery Students from Niagara College Winery picked Ice Wine grapes this morning. The temperatures dropped to minus 13, which is the ideal temperature, for harvest. Ice Wine grapes are usually picked at night, but the cold snap forced the students to pick in the morning. The water freezes in the grape, thus only the grape sugar is pressed. Niagara is the largest producers of Ice Wine in the World.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2013/1/ice-wine-harvest---niagara-college-winery Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:17:49 GMT
National Geographic Photo Contest https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/12/national-geographic-photo-contest  

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/12/national-geographic-photo-contest Sat, 01 Dec 2012 15:34:47 GMT
Canon Blast https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/11/canon-blast This was a very difficult image to photograph. To see what actually happens when a canon is lit is quite remarkable. This photo was done on film, and my shutter finger was right on the money.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/11/canon-blast Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:29:43 GMT
Brock Burial https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/brock-burial The casket leaves the church ceremony. It made it's way to Fort George, where General Brock was buried. Later on, he was moved to Queenston Heights. He was laid to rest a total of four times. General Brock was a true Canadian Hero. God Save the Queen!

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/brock-burial Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:43:43 GMT
Battle of Queenston Heights https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/battle-of-queenston-heights  

 

Battle of Queenston Heights was one of the bloodiest battles. General Brock was shot by the Americans during this war. This victory solidified are position in Upper Canada. In this photo the British are getting ready to attack the American Forces.  The battle took place on Oct 13, 1812,  205 years ago. 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/battle-of-queenston-heights Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:19:35 GMT
Fort Erie Siege https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/fort-erie-siege The Battle of Fort Erie was one of the bloodiest battles fought by the British. The British took the fort back from the Americans. This photo really has a dramatic feel. It is almost like stepping back in time.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/fort-erie-siege Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:15:48 GMT
Watercolours https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/water-colours

Good portraiture should tell a story about the subject matter.  In this photo I waited for the goose to make a move to create a connection with the girl. Sometimes a lot patience is the key to good photography.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/10/water-colours Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:15:49 GMT
Seige https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/9/seige The American flag is displayed at Fort Erie during the siege of the Fort, while a young soldier gathers firewood for his camp fire.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/9/seige Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:36:12 GMT
Father Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/9/father-time  

This authentic photo has a strange effect that spirals you back to 1812. The Americans held onto Fort Erie for some time before the British got it back. This gentleman seems like he never left Fort Erie.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/9/father-time Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:42:32 GMT
Fort Erie Siege https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/8/fort-erie-siege The Battle of Fort Erie was one of the bloodiest battles fought by the British. The British took the fort back from the Americans. This photo really has a dramatic feel. It is almost like stepping back in time.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/8/fort-erie-siege Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:38:33 GMT
Moon Time https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/8/moon-time I chose to shoot this scene in black and white to accent the white moon, and white dress. The high perspective gives the viewer a sense of size.

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https://www.fredseye.com/blog/2012/8/moon-time Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:45:01 GMT