Snapshots #21: Garden in Springtime

I don’t want to mention the C-word here so here are some pictures from my garden! I used my own preset for these photos to boost the saturation, and at the same time give some muted accents and warmer tones to give it that summertime evening aesthetic. It’s somewhat amazing how much plants can revitalise your mood, from the little peep of a sprouting seed … Continue reading Snapshots #21: Garden in Springtime

Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure

November 2019. The weather in Normandy is typical of the season, being a deluge of rain, whipped around by vicious biting winds. Of course, this typical day happened to be my birthday, and we just had to go to the beach. Stuffing ourselves full of delectable Hamembert baguettes, (Ham and Camembert) in the safety of the car, we decided that since we made it to … Continue reading Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure

Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog

Betwixt the straight roads, scattered towns and confused moose in Eastern Ontario lies a bog. This bog is one of the biggest prehistoric bogs in Onatrio, yet the people of Ottawa don’t really know much about it. I of course being the adventurous human that I am, and Canada having a distinct lack of castles, had to see the beautiful bog for myself. Was I … Continue reading Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can be affected with exposure to colours, whether its a behavioural or … Continue reading The Importance of Colour Harmony

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snapping and get you to think about the subject and also … Continue reading Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3

And so the saga continues. After being introduced to various aspects of coffee in Europe, see back to my Café and the Continent Post, I thought it may be good to share my thoughts on the Canada Coffee culture as its certainly…. different. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3 Canadian Coffee Culture Ordering Coffee – The Fast Food Coffee (Not sure if this is … Continue reading Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3