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 and changing 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. Here’s a list of ...

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Americans don't take vacation time

Americans don’t take vacation time – some Canadians don’t as well

There are many burned-out people in North America in need of a vacation. A study has shown that Americans don’t take vacation time – neither do some Canadians. An article by Patricia Reaney of Reuters Life! shares surprising stats on Americans’ vacation habits – almost half don’t take any vacation time, and of one-third who do, they still don’t get ...

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