Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

May 22 2015

Jon’s pic of the week – where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Dead Pan in Sossusvlei, Namibia was correctly guessed by David Summers and Marlene Eckhart. Congrats! Sossusvlei is a common tourist destination in the southern part of the Namib Desert, Namibia. The word vlei is an Afrikaans word that means “marsh” and Sossusvlei is in a small valley between the dunes …

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May 22 2015

PHOTO TIP: Photography is art

1. Try to “contain your artist side.” Photography is an art, but if you mean to do stock photography, sometimes you should choose the commercial imprint. I will try to explain better: A lot of photographers like to take photos of beautiful women lying in fashionable poses because it helps them feel like real artists. …

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May 22 2015

REVIEW: An Ox that doesn’t pull it’s weight

Last weekend I found myself in Guelph, Ontario and stopped at a small, trendy cafe called Ox, for lunch. The place seemed nice and the service was fast and friendly (university kids), but the food, although quite palatable, was served in extremely small portions, at big portioned prices. I ordered a beet salad for $14, …

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May 19 2015

GALLERY: Images of Cathedral Grove

MacMillan Provincial Park is a 301 hectare provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Located 25 km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni, the park straddles Highway 4 in central Vancouver Island. It is nestled on the western shore of Cameron Lake, and protects the delta of the Cameron River. The park is home to …

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May 18 2015

CAPS REPRINT: Me and my iPad (May, 2015)

Reprint from Jonathan van Bilsen’s ‘You’ve Got to be Kidding’ column – Caps Newspaper – May, 2015 Technology and I are good friends. I try to embrace any new tools, whenever they surface in society. None has been as useful to me as my IPad, which I am now on my second version. Prior to the …

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