Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Nov 27 2015

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

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai was correctly guessed by David Summers, Jette James, Karen Fox, Jo Barwegen, Bill Stevenson and George Marlow. Congrats to all. Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Construction …

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Nov 26 2015

PHOTO TIPS: Winter photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. Whether you have a simple point-and-shoot or an advanced dSLR, there is something for everyone in this list. 1. DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE OCCASION No, I’m not talking about those …

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Nov 25 2015

REVIEW: Local theatre at its best

I had the pleasure this week of seeing two local theatre production previews, both of which are amazing and should not be missed. The first, in Uxbridge is the newest rendition of Calendar Girls, directed by Samantha Smilovic, in which a group of woman, in an effort to raise money for a hospital where one of …

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Nov 24 2015

GALLERY: Elephants of Sri Lanka

The Indian elephant that roams the jungles of Sri Lanka is uniquely different to its African cousins. They are a darker brown, with smaller ears and much bolder.  Fortunately you are able to be within a few metres of them, being sure to always keep a cautious lookout. 

Nov 23 2015

CONNECT REPRINT: Karen Richardson, artist and author (November, 2015)

by Jonathan van Bilsen – reprinted with permission from Connect Magazine   Some artists in Durham Region have gone on to become national and in some cases, internationally famous. We are fortunate to have so many talented individuals within our midst and one, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years, is Karen …

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