Jay Callaghan captured beautiful shots of Auroras around 1 a.m. this morning (August 28th) over Lancaster Bay just outside Peterborough past Fowlers Corners. "I was in awe over the light show," says Jay about witnessing them. So are we looking at his pictures below...
What a great pic from Laura Copeland, one of the coolest we've seen of the superslide at zoo.
Update via our Facebook page, here's one Chris Nickle took of his son in 2012...
Combining the photos, eyes of a superslide...
Peterborough's Carol Lawless is known for taking beautiful landscape and sky images on Instagram. As she explains to us, "In the fall of 2012, I started driving back and forth to Bobcaygeon for my job as editor of an independent newspaper, The Promoter. I began taking photos of the skies, fields and barns along the Pigeon Lake Road. It was fun for me and I always looked forward to my drive to Bobcaygeon early in the morning and when I would return home usually just before sunset. Pretty soon, I started recording the skies and landscapes of the cities and rural areas I visited when I became a features editor for kawarthaNOW and people looked forward to seeing where i was going, and who I was visiting...
"My friends Nancy Carter, Sylvia Davies and Andrew Wilton believe my photos are a record of Peterborough and the surrounding area," Lawless says, "so they decided to mount and frame the photos for my 50th birthday present." They called it Lawless Landscapes, and organized an exhibit to be shown at Chasing the Cheese in downtown Peterborough in August.
"What's interesting about this exhibit is that I have always taken the photos because they are as much as expression of what I am feeling as they are a record of the landscapes in the county and city of Peterborough," says Lawless.
Lawless Landscapes will be displayed at Chasing the Cheese in downtown Peterborough at 372 Water Street starting August 1 and running through August 24th.
For brothers Alex, Jeff, Nick, and Charlie, this summer is a homecoming years in the making. Sons of the late great artist David Bierk, they are bringing their own brand of art to display at Art Gallery of Peterborough in an exhibit titled "AFTER" from June 28th to August 31st—along with some of their father's work as well.
Having grown up in Peterborough under the watchful tutelage of David—one of the greatest artists our country has ever known—the brothers have evolved into incredible artists in their own right. After years of study and practice, and many life experiences, they have carved out a niche for themselves unmatched amongst their peers.
Growing up with well-known siblings Sebastian (musician)—known as Sebastian Bach—Zac (former pro goalie), and sister Dylan (model/actress), these four now have the spotlight on themselves and rightly so.
Alex, Nick and Charlie have all taken up the brush like their father, creating works that need to be seen first-hand to be believed. Jeff, in his own right, has become a photographer whose images capture incredible and often times unreal scenes and subjects.
While they have all moved to Toronto to continue the careers, they have worked so hard—and fulfilled a dream—to return to their hometown to display their work.
People who may have known them as youngsters will be amazed at the growth and development they have achieved through years of putting in time and effort to perfect their crafts.
—by Aaron Elliott
[UPDATE: June 5, 2016 -> Jay Callaghan tells PTBOCanada he visited the old drive-in site again recently and there is nothing left—"everything has been removed". Jay is glad he was able to capture these images when he did. So are we.]
The iconic Mustang Drive-In near Peterborough was abandoned after being closed in Fall 2012. Peterborough photographer Jay Callaghan captured stunning images of the now run-down, vandalized property on a overcast day with ominous skies.
You can't watch a horror movie there now but you could certainly film one there. Check out Jay's pictures below and add your comments below or join in on our Facebook post...
Peterborough photographer Jay Callaghan—who captures beautiful nature images like these light pillars pics that went viral all over the world earlier this year—has done it again. He caught this meteor pictured below in the skies over Peterborough at 3:50 a.m. "I lucked out," Jay tells us. "I set the alarm for 2:45 a.m. and it was cloudy. I went back to sleep, set the alarm for 3:45 and it was clear. Saw 3 meteors in 20 minutes."