Jonathan van Bilsen

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Nov 28 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’s PHOTO of Lyons Log Cabin in Oakville Ontario was only guessed by one person, Erica Steele, although there were dozens of incorrect guesses. Congarts, Erica. Lyon Cabin was built around 1820 when the area was known as Vernerville, a venture that was doomed when the 7th Line plank road (Trafalgar Road) was installed to provide …

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Nov 28 2014

PHOTO TIP: Macro photography technique #3: depth of field preview

The image you see through an optical viewfinder is always shown at the largest aperture available on the lens. Although this gives the brightest available picture, it makes it impossible to judge the depth of field at smaller aperture settings. To be able to see what will look sharp and what will look blurred, press …

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Nov 28 2014

REVIEW: Fred may not be there but he should have been

I visited Fred’s Not Here, a few days ago. The restaurant, on King Street near University, ha been there for many years and has quite a following. Downstairs is the Red Tomato, which has equally become a Toronto landmark. Not having been in a number of years I was looking forward to a nice meal …

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Nov 28 2014

Gallery: The Blue Grotto of Malta

  The Blue Grotto is actually a number of sea caverns on the south coast of Malta, east of the fishermen’s harbour in the village of Qrendi. It is located right across from the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Every day from sunrise until about 1 pm a unique sight can be observed here. The location of the cave combined with …

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Nov 24 2014

CAPS REPRINT: Local Photographer Visits His 90th Country (November, 2014)

Having just returned from Namibia, Jonathan van Bilsen’s ninetieth country, we decided to dig a little deeper into this award winning photographer and bestselling author’s life. CAPS: Ninety countries is very impressive. Which is your favourite and why? JvB: That is a tough one, because every country has its own uniqueness. I would have to …

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