Vintage Cameras
Posted: December 13, 2019
Vintage Kodak Brownie Six-20 Camera © Irwin Seidman

Six-20 | The Kodak Brownie Six-20 Model D with Flash Contacts was manufactured between 1953 and 1957. Classified as a medium format camera, it took 620 roll film and produced images measuring 2 ¼" x 3 ¼".  This particular camera was made in England  (ref.no. 7502025)

1902 Kodak Brownie Camera © Irwin Seidman

1902 Kodak Brownie | Kodak No 2A folding pocket Brownie camera  (Model A).  Manufactured in the US  by the Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester NY in 1902.  (ref.no. 7502004)

Nikon FM Camera © Irwin Seidman

Nikon FM | A remarkably durable and long-lived camera. Manufactured in Japan between 1977 and 1982 by Nippon Kogaku K. K. (now Nikon Corporation)  (ref.no. _7502065)

Posted: December 4, 2019
Owen Sound Artists' Co-op in the McKay building © Irwin Seidman

"Smoke Lake" by Irwin Seidman is the featured image in today's Owen Sound Artists' Co-op holiday window.  Thanks OSAC :)

A look back at the Algomarine
Posted: December 2, 2019
Algomarine © Irwin Seidman

Built in 1968 as the “Lake Manitoba”, this 730’ Great Lakes freighter was renamed the Algomarine in 1987.  Seen here docked in Owen Sound harbour (2015) for the last time, the Algomarine was decommissioned and sent to the scrapyard at Aliaga, Turkey in 2016. (ref.no. 150302V19)

Weavers Creek
Posted: November 26, 2019
Weavers Creek Falls, Owen Sound Ontario Canada © Irwin Seidman

A late autumn walk along the path to Weavers Creek Falls in Harrison Park (Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada)

Looking back at the Algoma Algoway
Posted: November 25, 2019
Looking back at the Algoma Algoway © Irwin Seidman

Looking back at the Algoway. This 2016 image (reprocessed in 2019) shows the 640' Great Lakes freighter docked at the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos in the Port of Owen Sound.  In 2018 the Algoway was retired and sadly scrapped for raw materials.  (ref. no. S33572V19 )

New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Posted: November 3, 2019
Avro Arrow Revisited © Irwin Seidman

Avro Arrow Revisited  |  20" x 30" photographic canvas

Thanks for the great response to this image.  I have just brought a new large canvas print into the Artists' Co-op.  (Click here to read more about the Arrow and this image.)

A short hike along the Bruce Trail...
Posted: October 21, 2019
Great Blue Heron © Irwin Seidman

Great Blue Heron along the shores of the Sydenham River (on the Bruce Trail between the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Arboretum and Inglis Falls)

Inglis Falls © Irwin Seidman

Located just south of Owen Sound (Ontario), Inglis Falls is an 18 metre high cascade, created by the Sydenham River meeting the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. 

Autumn in Harrison Park
Posted: October 9, 2019
Autumn in Harrison Park © Irwin Seidman

Autumn along the Sydenham River  in Harrison Park (Owen Sound, Ontario)

New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Posted: October 4, 2019
The Manitoulin © Irwin Seidman

The Manitoulin  |  12" x 36" photographic canvas

Travel In Good Spirits © Irwin Seidman

Travel In Good Spirits (M.S. Chi Cheemaun)  |  16" x 16" photographic canvas

Autumn in Algonquin Country
Posted: September 24, 2019
Red Sky (Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park) © Irwin Seidman

A red overcast morning sky over Oxtonque Lake (near Algonquin Park)

Little Island (Oxtongue Lake) © Irwin Seidman

A Great Blue Herron flies past Little Island on Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park 

 (Note:  Little Island was the subject of the 1965 painting titled "Little Island" by Group of Seven artist, A.J. Cason.)

Autumn at Canoe Lake © Irwin Seidman

The stunning contrast of fall colours at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park 

Morning light over Oxtongue Lake © Irwin Seidman

A  gorgeous but very brief flash of colour on an otherwise overcast morning on Oxtongue Lake

Smoke Lake (Algonquin Park) © Irwin Seidman

Overcast skies couldn't dampen the spirits of this colourful panoramic image of Smoke Lake (Algonquin Park).  

The Road to Canisbay Lake @ Irwin Seidman

Soft light filters in through the trees on the road to Canisbay Lake in Algonquin Park

Overnight Accommodations at Algonquin Outfitters © Irwin Seidman

Overnight accommodations at Algonquin Outfitters on Oxtongue Lake (just west of Algonquin Park).

Algonquin Outfitters © Irwin Seidman

Digital photosketch of vintage GMC pick up truck outside Algonquin Outfitters (Oxtongue Lake, Ontario)

Highway 60 Bridge over Oxtongue Lake © Irwin Seidman

Outstanding autumn colours in Algonquin Highlands (Highway 60 bridge over Oxtongue Lake just west of Algonquin Park)

Spectacular Algonquin Highway 60 Corridor in Autumn © Irwin Seidman

The cool temperatures and overcast skies were no match for the spectacular autumn colours along Algonquin Park's  Highway 60 corridor (especially through the western part of the park)

Great Blue Heron (Costello Creek in Algonquin Park) © Irwin Seidman

Great Blue Heron on Costello Creek in Algonquin Park

Calm Before The Storm (Oxtongue Lake) © Irwin Seidman

Calm before the storm...  A cool early autumn morning on Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park

Durham Conservation Area
Posted: August 28, 2019
McGowan Falls © Irwin Seidman

McGowan Falls  |  The Saugeen River at McGowan Falls (Durham, Ontario)

McGowan Falls © Irwin Seidman

McGowan Falls  |  A section of McGowan Falls at Durham Conservation Area (Durham, Ontario)

Monarch Butterfly © Irwin Seidman

Monarch on Goldenrod  |  Goldenrod is a vital fall-blooming plant that supplies much needed nectar in preparation for the butterflies’ long migrations to their winter grounds in Mexico.

Purple Wildflowers at McGowan Falls © Irwin Seidman

Purple Wildflowers at McGowan Falls  |  These pretty purple flowers along the rocks edge at McGowan Falls might be fireweed, but are more likely to be the invasive purple loosestrife.

Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly © Irwin Seidman

Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly  |  The ebony jewelwing is a species of broad-winged damselflies found in the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. Other common names include black-winged damselfly.

Do you know how to recognize a damselfly from a dragonfly?  "Dragonflies hold their wings out perpendicular to their bodies when resting, like an airplane. Damselflies fold their wings up and hold them together across the top of their backs."

Fossilized Remains
Posted: August 28, 2019

Fossilized remains or natural rock formations... you be the judge. 

Hibou Conservation Area
Posted: August 25, 2019
Canada Geese © Irwin Seidman

Geese over Hibou  |  A pair of Canada Geese flying over the Georgian Bay shoreline at Hibou Conservation Area (near Owen Sound, Ontario)

Canada Geese © Irwin Seidman

Canada Geese  |  Canada Geese  over Georgian Bay at Hibou Conservation Area (near Owen Sound, Ontario)

Sulphur Spring Conservation Area
Posted: August 24, 2019
Swan Lake © Irwin Seidman

Swan Lake  |  Mute swan bathing in sunshine along with the Mallards

Whitetail Deer © Irwin Seidman

Whitetail Deer  |  The whitetailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the white-tail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to North America

Scubby's Point
Posted: August 22, 2019
Lighthouse at Scubby's Point © Irwin Seidman

Lighthouse at Scubby's Point  |  Located at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton, Ontario, Scubby’s Point is a great spot to sit and watch the energy of Lake Huron

Monarch on Field Thistle © Irwin Seidman

Monarch on Field Thistle  |  The purple field thistle produces a large quantity of nectar making it very attractive to the Monarch butterfly.

Preparing for Migration
Posted: August 18, 2019
Preparing for autumn migration, large gaggles of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) gather at key staging and stopover areas.  These groups typically include loose aggregations of family groups and individuals. These geese were part of a group of about 75 highly active birds gathered at Hibou Conservation Area on the shore of Georgian Bay (near Owen Sound, Ontario) 
Canada geese © Irwin Seidman

Canada geese land in the waters at Hibou Conservation Area near Owen Sound

Canada Goose © Irwin Seidman

Magnificent display on Georgian Bay at Hibou

Canada Geese © Irwin Seidman

Canada Geese at Hibou Conservation Area near Owen Sound, Ontario

Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome
Posted: August 10, 2019
The 2019 Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome was another spectacular event.  A big thanks to the organizers for putting on a great show again this year.
1941 Harvard © Irwin Seidman

1941 Harvard  |  1941 RAF Harvard MK II #46 getting ready for take off

1956 Cessna Bird Dog © Irwin Seidman

1956 Bird Dog  |  Introduced in 1950, the Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog was a liaison and observation aircraft used by the RCAF and other allied countries.

Grumman CS2F-2 © Irwin Seidman

Canadian Navy Sub Tracker  |  1960 Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Grumman CS2F-2 Anti Submarine Tracker

Stearman © Irwin Seidman

Stearman  |  1941 Stearman PT27

Snowbird © Irwin Seidman

Snowbird  |  Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CT-114 Tutor military aerobatic aircraft

1932 Fox Moth © Irwin Seidman

1932 Fox Moth |  1932 de Havilland 83 Fox Moth built for King Edward VIII (when he was Price of Wales)

Fairchild M-62A-3 Cornell II © Irwin Seidman


Fairchild M-62A-3 Cornell II   |  1943 M-62A-3 Cornell II being refueled at Edenvale Airport during the 2019 Gathering of the Classics

Lots more from the 2019 Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome... see images of the Avro Arrow below (with links to more photos of this iconic piece of Canadian history).
Full size replica Avro Arrow on display at Edenvale Airport
Posted: August 10, 2019
Avro Arrow #RL-203 was on display Saturday August 10, 2019 for the "Gathering of the Classics” show at the Edenvale Aerodrome just south of Stayner, Ontario.  This full size replica of the iconic Canadian interceptor aircraft is the only one of its kind.
Avro Arrow RL-203 © Irwin Seidman

Full size replica of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow (aka "Avro Arrow")

The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow (aka Avro Arrow), was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft designed and built in Malton, Ontario by Avro Canada for the Royal Canadian Airforce.   Built in the 1950s, the Avro Arrow was the most sophisticated aircraft of its time.  Designed to exceed speeds of mach 2 and reach altitudes greater than 50,000 feet it was a revolutionary piece of aviation engineering. The program was short lived and amidst great controversy the government scrapped the program (and the aircraft) by the late 1950s.
Avro Arrow © Irwin Seidman

Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft built by Avro Canada in the late 1950s.  RL-203 pictured here, is a full scale replica on display at the Edenvale Aerodrome.

This iconic piece of Canadian aviation history was recently relocated to the  Edenvale Aerodrome near Stayner, Ontario.  The full size replica is part of a collection known as The Canadian Air and Space Conservancy (CASC).  Edenvale Aerodrome owner, Milan Kroupa is reported to be in the process of developing a new facility at Edenvale Airport to house and display the collection.  Rumour has it that this new Canadian aviation museum might be ready as early as 2020.  I can hardly wait!
Avro Arrow RL-203 © Irwin Seidman

... more Avro Arrow images ...

In the meantime, please click here to read the article Growing Up With the Ghost of the Avro Arrow and to browse more of the images of Avro Arrow #RL-203 (replica) captured on August 10, 2019 at the Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale Aerodrome.  
A big thanks to Milan and the Edenvale crew for another great show and for saving this important piece of Canadian history. :) 
Brigantine STV Fair Jeanne
Posted: July 30, 2019
Brigantine Fair Jeanne © Irwin Seidman

The STV Fair Jeanne sails into the port of Owen Sound on July 30, 2019.  With an overall length of 110 ft, a beam of 24.6 ft and a draft of 5.5 ft, this Brigantine ship was designed and built by Capt. Thomas G. Fuller in 1978. Her home port is Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

Brigantine Fair Jeanne © Irwin Seidman

The Brigantine Fair Jeanne sails past the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos  on her way into Owen Sound Harbour.

St Marys Cement II Docks in Owen Sound Harbour
Posted: July 30, 2019
Sea Eagle II © Irwin Seidman

The tug Sea Eagle II is pictured here powering the articulated barge St Marys Cement II in the port of Owen Sound.

St Marys Cement II © Irwin Seidman

The St Marys Cement II arrives in the port of Owen Sound.  Powered by the tug Sea Eagle II, the St Marys Cement II is a non propelled cement barge.  Built in 1978, the ship measures 470 ft long by 76 ft wide.

St Marys Cement II © Irwin Seidman

The St Marys Cement II unloading at the Miller silos in the port of Owen Sound (July 30, 2019)

St Marys Cement II © Irwin Seidman

The St Marys Cement II docked at the Miller Cement silos in Owen Sound harbour

New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Posted: July 4, 2019
Chantry Island Lighthouse © Irwin Seidman

Just added at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op... 16" x 24" pictorialized style photo canvas of Chantry Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron from the shores of Southampton (Ontario, Canada)

Fossilized Foot Print
Posted: July 2, 2019
Fossilized Dino Print © Irwin Seidman

Fossilized dinosaur foot print or natural rock formation... you be the judge. 

Lion's Head
Posted: June 27, 2019
Lion's Head © Irwin Seidman

The Niagara Escarpment at Lion's Head on the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario, Canada)

Little Dunk's Bay 
Posted: June 27, 2019
Little Dunk's Bay © Irwin Seidman

Looking out from Little Dunk's Bay in Fathom Five National Marine Park on the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario, Canada)

Sailboat in Dunk's Bay © Irwin Seidman

Watching a sailboat in Dunk's Bay (Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario, Canada)

Lights Bursts Over Georgian Bay
Posted: June 25, 2019
Flares Over Georgian Bay © Irwin Seidman
I was out for a night shoot experiment (still learning) when I captured multiple light flashes over Georgian Bay.  The otherworldly looking bursts of light seemed to come in groups of between two and four, and were unexpected to say the least.  I wasn't able to identify them for certain, but given relative location, I think that they were military flares from the Meaford Tank Range which lies just beyond the horizon in this image.  (Note:  This image was captured just at the start of nautical twilight and wasn't quite dark enough to reveal much detail in the night sky.)
2019 Grey County Public Arts Program
Posted: June 21, 2019
Grey County Public Arts Program 2019 © Irwin Seidman

Now on loan/display at the Grey County Administration Building as part of their 2019 public art program. 

New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Posted: June 13, 2019
Whitefish Bay © Irwin Seidman

Just added at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op... 20" x 30" pictorialized style photo canvas of  the Whitefish Bay.  This 740’ Trillium-class lake freighter (Canada Steamship Line) was docked at the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos in the port of Owen Sound.

Algoway Departing © Irwin Seidman

Just added at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op... 20" x 30" pictorialized style photo canvas of  the Algoway. This photograph shows the 640’ ship heading out into the Great Lakes from the Port of Owen Sound on Georgian Bay.  This image captured one of her final visit to Owen Sound as she was retired and scrapped in 2018.

Bruce Peninsula Sunday Morning Drive
Posted: June 9, 2019
Cape Croker © Irwin Seidman

Dramatic skies over Georgian Bay at Cape Croker (Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation formerly "Cape Croker" is an Ojibway First Nations reserve on unceded territory on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada)

Lighthouse at Lion's Head © Irwin Seidman

The lighthouse at Lion's Head

Southampton, Ontario
Posted: June 8, 2019
Chantry Island Lighthouse © Irwin Seidman

Chantry Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron (from the beach at Southampton, Ontario)

Chantry Island Lighthouse © Irwin Seidman

Chantry Island Lighthouse (Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario)

Southampton Cottage © Irwin Seidman

One of the many inviting cottages along the beach at Southampton

O Canada © Irwin Seidman

O Canada... The giant Canada flag with Scubby's Point Lighthouse in the background (from the beach at Southampton, Ontario)

Hibou Conservation Area
Posted: June 7, 2019
Hibou Beach © Irwin Seidman

A quiet morning on Hibou beach

Burmese Mountain Dog © Irwin Seidman

Watching a Burmese Mountain Dog splash around in Georgian Bay (at least I think it's a Burmese)

The Sydenham River 
Posted: May 22, 2019
Canads

Canada Geese on the Sydenham River south of Owen Sound

Finally... a welcome sign of spring 
Posted: May 11, 2019
Red Trillium

Red Trillium along the Sawmill Trail in Hepworth (Grey Sauble Conservation Authority)

Carolina Spring Beauty © Irwin Seidman

Carolina Spring Beauty along the Sawmill Trail in Hepworth Ontario (aka Good Morning Spring, Rose Elf, Wide-leaved Spring Beauty),)

Arcturus in the constellation Boötes 
Posted: May 7, 2019
Arcturus © Irwin Seidman

Roughly 35 lightyears from earth, Arcturus is among the brightest stars in our night sky.  Visible in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the brightest star in the constellation Boötes (the herdsman).

Also visible in the upper right of the frame is Muphrid.  Seen as a double star, its spectrum reveals a close companion (possibly a dead white dwarf).  Muphrid is approximately 34 lightyears from earth.

Spring Comes Alive at Bognor Marsh Conservation Area (Ontario, Canada)
Posted: May 5, 2019
Garter Snake © Irwin Seidman

A very curious garter snake along one of the paths at Bognor Marsh Conservation Area (near Meaford, Ontario).

Tree Swallows © Irwin Seidman

The tree swallows have returned!  Bognor Marsh was bustling with these aerial insectivores.

A four frame composite of a sandhill crane flying overhead at Bognor Marsh Conservation Area.

Milky Way Experiment
Posted: March 17, 2019
Milky Way over Oxtongue © Irwin Seidman
Test shot of Milky Way over Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park.  This image was originally captured in September 2017 and then forgotten about... I finally processed it in March 2019.  This was a single frame first attempt and I still have a lot to learn :)
Harrison Park (Owen Sound)
Posted: February 28, 2019

A quiet portion of the Sydenham River as it flows through Harrison Park (Owen Sound) in winter.

The beautiful micro views of winter at Harrison Park (Owen Sound).

Super Snow Moon
Posted: February 19, 2019
Super Snow Moon © Irwin Seidman
According to folklore, the first full moon of February is said to occur when the snow is at its deepest, and it is thus called a “Snow Moon”.  Having occurred this year on February 19th, the 2019 Snow Moon was also a Super Moon as it happened when the Moon was at or near its closest approach to Earth. (On this date the Moon was 356,846 km away from the Earth, in contrast, this year's farthest full moon on September 14, 2019 will be at 406,248 km away from our planet.)
Chi Cheemaun docked for the season
Posted: February 17, 2019
MS Chi Cheemaun in Owen Sound © Irwin Seidman

The MS Chi Chemaun docked for the winter in her home port of Owen Sound.

Ice Fishing in the shadows of the Algoma Harvester
Posted: February 15, 2019
Ice Fishing in the shadows of the Algoma Harvester (in the Port of Owen Sound) © Irwin Seidman
There was a brief break in an otherwise grey and gloomy winter's day when I caught this image.  I was struck by the scale of lone ice fisherman against the backdrop of the Algoma Harvester and the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos (in Owen Sound harbour).
Posted: February 7, 2019
Manitoulin Unloading © Irwin Seidman

Manitoulin Unloading © Irwin Seidman | 16" x 24" deep gallery canvas

The 664' Manitoulin (Lower Lakes Towing) unloads at the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos in the Port of Owen Sound
Late Harbour Snow © Irwin Seidman

Late Harbour Snow © Irwin Seidman | 16" x 24" deep gallery canvas

An unusual snowy April day made for some interesting photographs. This shot captured four ships docked in Owen Sound harbour. From left to right they are the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, the Olympic, the Chi Cheemaun and the Cuyahoga.
Algoway by Night © Irwin Seidman

Algoway by Night © Irwin Seidman | 16" x 24" deep gallery canvas

Algoma Algoway lit up on a cold winter night in the Port of Owen Sound. This image captures the Algoway on one of her last visits to Owen Sound.  This 46 year veteran of the Great Lakes was retired and scrapped in 2018.


New "Wings & Wheels" Portfolio Added
​​​​​​​Posted: January 28, 2019

We have just finished updating and uploading our new Wings & Wheels portfolio.  Click here to browse this photographic collection of vintage automobiles and aircraft.

New Pictorialist Style Images
Posted: January 23, 2019
Pictorialist Style Photographs © Irwin Seidman
New pictorialism style images (new and/or reprocessed) have just been sent off for printing.  A selection of these images on 8" x 8" gallery canvases will be available at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op in downtown Owen Sound shortly. 
Posted: January 10, 2019
New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op... Saginaw & St Marys © Irwin Seidman

Saginaw & St Marys © Irwin Seidman | 12" x 36" deep gallery canvas

This image captures the Great Lakes freighter Saginaw sailing into Owen Sound harbour while the articulated tug barge St Marys Challenger (powered by the tug Prentiss Brown) turns and crosses behind on her way back out to the open waters of Georgian Bay.
New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op... The Manitoulin © Irwin Seidman

The Manitoulin © Irwin Seidman | 12" x 36" deep gallery canvas

This winter image captures the Great Lakes freighter Manitoulin docked at the Great Lakes Elevator Company Silos in the port of Owen Sound.
Algoma Harvester
Posted: December 28, 2018​​​​​​​
The 740' long (78' wide) Algoma Harvester arrives in Owen Sound harbour on December 27, 2018.  The Harvester became the second of the new Equinox Class of Great Lakes freighters to join the Algoma Central Corporation fleet. 
The Algoma Harvester backs into the Port of Owen Sound as she prepares for winter lay up.
Christmas Morning
Posted: December 25, 2018​​​​​​​
New at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Posted: November 23, 2018
Four new 16" x 24" photo canvases to be added at the Owen Sound Artists Co-op today.  (Click here to see more about the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op on our Decor Prints page.) 
Top row left: Squardon 436 | Top row right: Frontenac | Bottom row left: Safe Harbour | Bottom row right: Martin and Algoway
Cuyahoga Snow Squalls
Posted: November 22, 2018
I headed out on what was supposed to be a beautiful sunny November day to photograph the freighter Cuyahoga which had just arrived at the Great Lakes Elevator Company silos in Owen Sound.  Within minutes of arriving at the harbour the clear skies vanished and a snow squall blew in off Georgian Bay.  For a time it brought visibility down to almost zero.  As the wind died down I was able to fire off a few shots.  "Murphys Law"... within minutes of leaving the harbour, the weather cleared and the blue skies and sunshine returned.  Humph!
Pictorial Compositions
Posted: November 1, 2018
New pictorialism style images just released!  See a selection of these images printed on 8" x 8" gallery canvases at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op in downtown Owen Sound. 
View the thumbnail collage below or click here to browse all the individual images (with descriptions) in my Pictorialism portfolio.
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