Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Apr 01 2015

REVIEW: There’s a kind of Hush…

Every now and then you encounter a restaurant which has many things going for it: service, food and ambiance. One such places is Hush, located on King Street near Spadina in Toronto. The place is relatively quiet, which is nice when trying to have a conversation and the service is impeccable. We were seated immediately …

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Mar 30 2015

CAPS REPRINT: Feeling hot, hot hot… or not (March, 2015)

This year has been an extremely cold winter (I know, when we were young these temperatures were balmy), and I don’t recall being this cold for this long. To make matters worse Hydro, my heat provider, is not helping. My challenge is I have an electric forced-air furnace (natural gas is not available on my …

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Mar 30 2015

GALLERY: Birds of a Feather – II

One of the facets of travelling to various parts of the globe is that you have an opportunity to encounter some extraordinary things, including many types of birds. Enjoy the photos!

Mar 27 2015

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

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia were guessed correctly by: Diane Pierce, Gail Hill Browne, Donna Deakin and David Summers. The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Speaker and the Sergeant-At-Arms are amongst those responsible for …

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Mar 27 2015

PHOTO TIP: Why are some lenses so expensive?

Every once in a while, I get asked why some lenses are so much more expensive compared to others. Interestingly, this question comes from both beginners and advanced photographers, but in different contexts. Beginners want to know why pro-level lenses are a lot more expensive than consumer lenses, while knowledgeable photographers wonder about what makes …

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