Apr 13, 2016

Bruce Peninsula – Tobermory Photo Tour

Once again this year we are planning our annual excursion to experience one of Ontario’s photographic gems. We are planning our Annual Photo Tour to Tobermory, ON for June 2 to 5, 2015. This trip will provide opportunities to expand your nature image portfolio. Some of the subject material that can be expected are sunrise/sunsets, grand scenic land/seascapes, wild flowers (several varieties of Orchids, Lakeside Daisies, Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, etc), lighthouses and old stuff. Among the usual techniques we will attempt landscape focus staking, long exposures, and night photography for those interested. I’ll have a couple of Nikon IR-Converted bodies with me for loan if you want to try your hand at digital IR.

As always this will be an unguided tour however several of the participants have visited the area many times in previous years so there will be plenty of experience to draw upon to plan each days agenda.

If interested, please sign-up using the sign-up sheet or send me an email by April 27, 2016. I have blocked out 12 rooms at the Coach House Inn so that we can make your own arrangements.

We will check weather forecast as the date draws near.

Base of Operations:

Coach House Inn
7189 HWY 6
Tobermory, ON
N0H 2R0
(519) 596-2361

Room rates are $55.00 per night single or double occupancy if you choose to save expenses. We can also arrange car pooling to offset costs and consider conservation.

Don’t delay in letting me know if you are interested.

Dave Lindey


Spring Wildflowers Outings – April 2015

It’s that time of the year again when spring Wildflowers are starting to emerge from the long winter sleep. You are welcome to join me in search of spring beauties in local known locations with possible opportunities to add to your Nature-Botany and Nature-General portfolios.

The following is our intended schedule which may be subject to change depending upon what is reported to be blooming … when and where:

Sunday April 17, 2015 – Louth Conservation Area. Meet at the Staff Rd. Parking Lot at 8:00 am. It may be a bit early in the season however if the flowers aren’t cooperating we will search out forest scenes and try some long exposure waterscapes along Sixteen Mile Creek. Depending on conditions we may try creating a time lapse sequence for those interested.

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1216
Longitude -79.3512

Saturday April 23, 2015 - Shorthills Provincial Park. Meet at the Rolland Rd. entrance at 8:00 am. Always a great spot for early spring wildflowers and of course water scenes.

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.09079
Longitude -79.304928

Saturday April 30, 2015 – Woodend Conservation Area. Meet at the parking lot off of Taylor Rd. at 8:00 am. Always a great spot for early spring wildflowers and of course water scenes. Great Hiking trails meander through the meadow and escarpment forest and slope. The forest community is composed largely of hardwood species with scattered representatives of Carolinian species such as black cherry, black oak and paw paw.
This area is a perfect venue for passerine birds, and a historic limestone kiln reminds of this historic site’s link to the past.
For those interested in trying their hand at making Infrared images using a converted digital camera, I will have a few converted infrared Nikon camera bodies on hand. Bring your own lens and a CF memory card.

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1433
Longitude -79.1673

If you are planning on joining us, please send me an email at dave.lindey@gmail.com.

Looking forward to making some great nature images and sharing.

Dave Lindey - Outings