Category Archives: Photo Wednesday

Nature Morte – Photo Wednesday

This week’s composition: a trio of mushrooms on a decaying log.

Winter hikes on Saturna have led me to accumulate lots of close-ups of the forest floor. The textures are amazing, when you start to pay attention!

Mushrooms on a decaying log

I think this one is Turkey Tail  (Trametes versicolor), but I couldcertainly be wrong… This mushroom is quite common around here. In China and Japan, T versicolor is used as an adjuvant in cancer therapy…

Caught my Eye… Photo Wednesday

My 2012 resolution consisted in not making resolutions. Most of my past resolutions involved eating better, sleeping more and getting a lot more exercise. Most of those resolutions were abandoned fairly quickly, or followed sporadically. So, in the spirit of keeping things simple, no silly resolutions in 2012.

Seriously, though, I resolved to work on my photo skills. Once a week – on Wednesdays – I’ll post a picture to mark my progress on the path of “eye-training”.

Here is the inaugural pic. This 2 CV was parked in front of a café terrasse on Avenue du Mont-Royal, in Montréal, last summer. I loved that cheeky saturated green! It cheered that whole side of the street.

I especially liked the statement in the back window: “Ceci n’est pas une voiture … c’est un art de vivre”. A little bit like Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas une pipe“…

2CV, parked on Avenue Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec