Writing Retreat 2022: Wednesday

Cabin chic: a golden sun figure hanging on the outside wall
Cabin chic: a golden sun figure hanging on the outside wall
Cab­in chic

Today, after break­fast, I sat down and wrote about 1,500 words (I real­ly want­ed to get the man­u­script up over 39,000, and I just man­aged it). Then I read for a bit, and around lunch hopped into the car to go check out Big Valley.

Con­tin­ue read­ing “Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Wednes­day”

Series: Writing Retreat 2022

The entire series: Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Goals; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Mon­day; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Tues­day; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Wednes­day; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Thurs­day; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Fri­day; Writ­ing Retreat 2022: Wrap-up.

After sunset, Aug. 5, 2022


I went to vis­it my friend Tim up at Wasagam­ing. We went out to Spruces for sun­set, and on the way back to town we stopped in at the golf course/wishing well scenic spot. I was scout­ing pos­si­ble locales for future astropho­tog­ra­phy (it was cloudy that night, so I did­n’t get any stars shot last night), and I decid­ed to try my hand at HDRing the post-sun­set glow in the sky.

I think it turned out OK.

HDR, or High Dynam­ic Range: You take mul­ti­ple pho­tos in quick suc­ces­sion, at dif­fer­ent expo­sures, and then com­bine them to pull out the most detail at all light lev­els. I used the fol­low­ing 3 pho­tos to make the above image (man­u­al­ly edit­ed in GIMP).

Corn & Sunset

Some corn at the edge of town, shot right around gold­en hour.

The sun over a cornfield

The pho­to above is, in fact, a com­pos­ite of three pho­tos, a hand­held HDR com­po­si­tion. The three pho­tos are below.

And then, a sunset.

Clouds at sunset

Series: Bike Ride Photos

The entire series: Down by the riv­er; Bike ride birds; The ex-gar­den and the weir; Snap­shots of a ride; Across Town; Black­bird; North Hill cam­pus; Lilacs and coun­try roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flow­ers; More Breniz­ers; The riv­er is high; A bird and a reflec­tion; Rideau Park; Writ­ing Retreat 2020, Day 7; Writ­ing Retreat 2020: The Num­bers; Storm dam­age, sun­flow­ers; Eleanor Kidd gar­dens; Scenes from today’s ride; All right, autumn can be pret­ty; Bike ride, April 10, 2021; Bike ride wildlife; Bike ride, May 16, 2021; Some flow­ers for you; Lilacs; Under the bridge; A fence, a tree, and the sky; Tur­tle Cross­ing; Ceme­tery crit­ters; On Reflec­tion; Week­end rides; Upon Reflec­tion; Deer and paparazzi; Sep­tem­ber Bike Ride; Corn & Sun­set; On Reflec­tion: Oct. 1st; Autumn Trees; A bit of graf­fi­ti; Novem­ber bike ride; Geese; Day 30; Quack quack; Skin­ny deer; Mon­day bike ride; Sat­ur­day snaps; Deer + Flow­ers; Bike Ride — July 17, 2022; The mead­ow; It seems to be autumn.

Twilight at Spruces

Twilight at Spruces in Riding Mountain National Park

My friend Tim is camp­ing up at Wasagam­ing in Rid­ing Moun­tain. I went to vis­it him last night, and before I came home we went to Spruces to check out the twi­light. (We’d planned to check out the sun­set but we got to talk­ing, and time got away from us a lit­tle bit. So it goes.)

Some tall, leaning spruces

Some love­ly cre­pus­cu­lar light there.

We saw a wolf, too, trot­ting down the high­way, but I did­n’t get a pho­to of him.