Photo of the Week – 2020-10-24

A view from Parry Sound’s North Shore Rugged Trail. This shot is from a little earlier in the month before the ‘rains’ arrived. That’s Zhiishiib Rock in the foreground and Parry Sound in the distance. Saturn and Jupiter are looking down from above. (October 2020)

Photo of the Week – 2020-10-17

Your ship has come in – the Algoma Innovator. These visits always provide interesting views and dramatic photos, especially after sunset when the lights are on and the sky takes on a blue cast. (October 2020) (Click on the image for a larger view at Click this link for a black and white version of the same image. It has its own charm.)

Photo of the Week – 2020-10-10

An autumn evening along Parry Sound’s North Shore Rugged Trail. (September 2020)

Photo of the Week – 2020-10-03

While you were sleeping. A middle of the night view of the coming night sky; Orion over Mill Lake framed by traffic on Highway 400. (September 2020) (Note: the image has been edited to make Orion a little easier to spot. Click on the image for a larger version at

Photo of the Week – 2020-09-26

If you have spent time on Parry Sound’s┬áNorth Shore Rugged Trail you will have noticed the rise in water levels from the low point of about three years ago. Back in 2017 it was possible to ‘rock hop’ across Thunder Creek where it met the Big Sound. Now you will need hip waders to cross there. This is the scene from 2017 a little further along the trail where it crosses another pool of water. To keep from getting wet feet folks placed some rocks across this stretch. These rocks are currently a foot under water and a detour is required. A little bit of posterization to this photo make things more colorful. If you have hiked the trail you will recognize this crossing. (May 2017)

Photo of the Week – 2020-09-19

It’s not always clear with the stars and Milky Way brightening up the night sky. Often it’s the colours of technology shining bright through the gloom and reflecting off the clouds. (September 2020)

Photo of the Week – 2020-09-12

The big picture. This is a panorama of the Big Sound from the Town of Parry Sound to 3-Mile Point on Parry Island. The orange glow and the light in the sky to the left is from the Town and the rising moon. The glow on the horizon to the right is from the recently set sun. This was one of the very few clear nights of the past couple of weeks, and it was very windy. That’s not obvious from the multiple long exposure images used to create this 170 MP panorama. (September 2020) (Click on the image to see a larger version hosted at

Photo of the Week – 2020-09-05

A view of Tower Hill Heritage Garden at night from early August featuring the pond, cabin, and tower. Sometimes even light pollution can be attractive. (August 2020)

Photo of the Week – 2020-08-29

I am yet to see anyone using this ‘artists bench’ at the North Shore Rugged Trail trailhead. This bench evokes a sense of Greek or Roman architecture and, with the Milky Way, Saturn, and Jupiter hovering above, the illusion is enhanced. To the left of the Milky Way you can see the the Town of Parry Sound lighting up the sky. To the right you fade into the darkness of sky over Parry Island and the Big Sound. (August 2020)

The Seat of Learning at the North Shore Rugged Trail.


Photo of the Week – 2020-08-22

This is a view of the Milky Way from behind Zhiishiib Rock on Parry Sound’s North Shore Rugged Trail. You can see the lights of the harbor to the left and the ever increasing darkness over Parry Island as you look to the right and head out into the Big Sound. (August 2020) (As always, clicking on the image will open a larger version at the website.)