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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, is a passion of mine that began back in 1999 when a friend showed me some digital photos. I was so impressed with the quality of the photos that I went and bought my own camera. Since then it has been an exciting world of discovery in digital photography.

What really impresses me about digital photography, in addition to the quality of the photos, is the versatility of this format. The ease of sharing my photos via e-mail, the option of creating enlarged color prints suitable for wall hanging and of course, the ability to show case them on line, all of which has inspired me tremendously.

This page is organized into two main sections: the main gallery of digital photographs and my previous awards and exhibits.


Main Gallery

The Distillery

Erindale Park

Holy Land
Caledon Don Valley
Erindale Park


Churchville Elora France Greece

Previous Awards And Exhibits

Communities In Bloom award winning photoMy passion for digital photography had caught public attention back in 2001, when I received an award for second place finish at the Richmond Hill Communities In Bloom contest. I feel honored to have received this award from such a great community organization whose efforts help to promote civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation.

Mississauga Heritage selected photo (Burnamthorpe Overpass)In May'2003, one of my photos was selected out of 85 entries in a contest held by the Mississauga Heritage Foundation. Photographers were asked to submit photos with the following question in mind of "what does Mississauga mean to you?" My photo was selected specifically because it blended both natural and man made landscapes, show casing what many of Mississauga's landscapes have become!

Lorne Park ExhibitIn August '2003, local Mississauga artist Fausta Facciponte invited me to showcase some of my selected nature photos as part of a dual exhibit at Lorne Park Public Library. This exhibit took place during the entire month of August and was a success. Upon her further invitation, I joined Fausta for two more dual exhibits at Credit Valley Hospital and Adamson Estates.


Palace door at Avignon, FranceSeptember'2003 at Credit Valley Hospital began the first of two dual exhibits, with local Mississauga artist Fausta Facciponte. This exhibit ran for the entire month of September. The second exhibit at Adamson Estates and ran from November to early December'2003. The theme for my photos was, "passageways from the old world of France and Italy."

Credit Valley and Adamson Estate exhibits were a selection of doors and passageways which captured my curiousity during my visit to France and Italy in 2002. Each door seemed to call to me to enter, yet some were open and others were closed. The distinctive nature of each door is expressive of the medieval culture in which they were built. I believe we are all called to enter certain passageways in the span of our lives, but to have the ability to stop and ponder on the beauty of the door that is ahead of us, is part of the journey.

Le Fumaillon (Parisian Cafe)In 2002, I visited France for the first time. Montmartre was of special interest, knowing that this was the place where the impressionists sold their paintings to make their living and pay the rent. It still attracts artists from all around the world today.
This exhibit was held at the Credit Valley Hospital during the month of March'2004.


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