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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