November 2016

A Frosty Morning in Algonquin Park

Last week I spent some time in Algonquin Park looking for some new spots to photograph. Even though many may lose interest in the fall once the leaves drop, this is actually a really nice time of year. The colours are different but still interesting and the frost can make for some pretty cool textures. Also, there’s nothing like being out in the park before dawn, even on these cool mornings. Here are a few I took last week. I’m looking forward to getting out again soon.

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The Pipe Man of Huntsville

If you live in Huntsville or are a regular visitor to Muskoka you may have heard about the new and somewhat controversial art installation in town. The “Pipe Man” was donated to the town of Huntsville by Jan Nyquist, owner of Pipefusion and NyDock, in honour of his company’s 35th anniversary.

The 18’ tall monument depicts an image of Tom Thomson on one side and 35 ripples forming a stylized version of the Pipefusion logo on the other symbolizing 35 years in business. It is made from high-density polyethylene pipe, a material which should last hundreds of years. The original concept was a collaboration between Pipefusion staff and local artist Beverley Hawksley. It also lights up at night.

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