This building in Queenston was the home for the Colonial Advocate, a reformer newspaper which was an early enterprise of William Lyon MacKenzie after he immigrated to Canada from Scotland
Mackenzie is a famous and controversial figure in Upper Canada prior to the establishment of present day Canada. He was often elected to various levels of government and almost as often, thrown out of office by the upper class powers who ran the colony. At one point he became Toronto’s first mayor.
After becoming an organizer of the failed Upper Canada Rebellion which advocated separation from Britain, he fled to the U.S. This was not the end of his political adventures and you can read more in the Wikipedia article on William Lyon MacKenzie.
This building is said to have been built in about 1860 and operated as a knitting mill for many years. Rumor has it that it has been sold to a developer who will turn it into condos. If so, it would have a lot of pluses, close to the city center, a park out behind and solid construction. On the other hand the neighborhood is a bit rough. . Got to our index of Old Mills here
Located on Old Dundas Rd. in Ancaster at the site of the Old Mill Restaurant. It is surrounded by man made structure but worth a visit.
GPS Location: N 43.23629 W 80.01152
Warning:It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) has become a very popular technique in processing files, especially landscapes. I find it is also useful in city and architecture images, as the geometric shapes and blocks of color seem comfortable with the strong results of HDR processing.
This is an image of the Eaton’s Center in Toronto. I used the popular software program Photomatix Pro to process it. This technique can turn out garish and surrealistic if you are not careful. I normally reduce the default settings to keep it under control. In general I prefer an HDR image without the typical “HDR look”.
My typical Photomatix settings might be as follows under the “Detail Enhancer” method:
Hit the default button and then reduce “Strength” to 65, “”Color Saturation” to 40 . Occasionally I will make a separate TIF file with the “Tone Compressor” method and use it as a layer over the”Detail Enhancer” TIF. Adjust the layer opacity as you like.