Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Mar 03 2015

GALLERY: Images of Peggy’s Cove

Peggys Cove is 43 kilometers southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggy’s Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the …

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Mar 02 2015

TRAVELON: Sand, sea and sun

I have been fortunate to visit the sunny, warm island of the Bahamas twice, both times during the chilly months of our Canadian winters. My first visit, 20 plus years ago was to the Abacos Islands, which were a quaint hideaway, off the beaten path for many tourists. My second, more recent visit was to …

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Feb 27 2015

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

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Town Square in Brugge was quickly guessed by Samuel Dejardin of Paris. Congrats! Bruges (Brugge in Flemish) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The area of the whole city amounts …

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Feb 26 2015

PHOTO TIP: Creating an Orton effect

The Orton effect is well known to many photographers and dates back to the darkroom days. It has recently surfaced in a digital format and here are the steps to create it using Photo shop. The two images show the difference between using Orton and not using it. Here is the step-by-step recipe for making …

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Feb 25 2015

REVIEW: Bronner’s is the Christmas store

Where is the largest Christmas store in the world? No, not the North Pole and not even Macy’s. If you guessed Bronner’s in Frankenmuth you would have been right. About 5 hours from Toronto and 20 minutes outside of Flint Michigan sits this massive Christmas land where you will find everything you could ever want …

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