Crook's Hollow Trail

Trails at Historic Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area in Dundas

The Hamilton, Ontario area has some great hiking trails that are free to the public and not overly used. For a nice change from the packed Halton-region conservation areas and trails, Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area near Dundas, Ontario is a great alternative. It’s also a perfect alternative to Hamilton’s busy waterfalls. Whereas Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls and other falls in ...

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Hamilton region waterfalls

Waterfalls in Hamilton: Webster Falls and Tew Falls

Hamilton, Ontario is known for its steel factories and gritty neighbourhoods, undergoing a recent renaissance. It’s also known for its numerous waterfalls including the very popular Webster Falls and Tew Falls. A few years ago, when I originally wrote about the waterfalls in Hamilton, few Torontonians would have known that they have such beautiful, natural wonders so close by. Since ...

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Morning hikes

Why The Morning Light Is Best For Photography

A photographer friend of ours once told us that morning light is best for photography.  He was right. Just as the light is perfect in the evening, the soft light in the morning makes for a perfect picture. Mark, our wise photographer friend, is normally found at concerts, taking professional shots of musicians in action. But the one morning we ...

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Taking photos of restaurant meals

Trends: Taking photos of restaurant meals

There’s a growing trend among food lovers of taking photos of your meal when dining out, or visiting a restaurant in a different country – taking photos of restaurant meals. I admit, I’ve done it too several times, particularly when the lighting was decent and I didn’t have to use a flash (which can make the food look garish and ...

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Fall Hikes

Fall Hikes For Colourful Leaves in Ontario

As soon as September arrives in Ontario, it’s time to start planning fall hikes. The changing colour of leaves attracts many to hiking trails with cameras in hand. Timing is key and the best resource to find out when to visit specific provincial parks, conservation areas, and trails is to check out the changing leaf reports. Resources for Fall Hikes ...

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