Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

 

Apr 24 2014

PHOTO TIPS: Exposure Triangle

There are three things which make up the amount of light entering your camera: {Aperture – Depth of Field} When I learned that there were lenses that were ‘faster’ than others (meaning the aperture can open widely), and that this was required for good photos in low-light situations, I thought ‘great! problem solved!’ Well…problem NOT solved. Why? Because opening your 50mm …

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Apr 23 2014

TRAVEL TIP: Still the Best Steak House in the GTA

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of the oldest and best steak houses in the greater Toronto area. None other than Le Castile, located on Dundas, just west of Hwy. 427. The place has been there for over thirty years and has survived recessions, growth and even a fire. The all men …

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Apr 22 2014

Images of the Alamo

CLICK TO ENLARGE PIC - The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly known simply “The Alamo”, was originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound and the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis and 177 other Americans were killed. Enjoy the photos!

Apr 21 2014

CAPS REPRINT: Things that go bump in the night

Before I begin it is important to explain that I am not a believer in ‘things that go bump in the night’, ghostly spirits or the foretelling of events. That is not to say that I don’t believe in people who have honed their mental ability into an art form and read body language to …

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Apr 18 2014

TRAVEL REVIEW – The Best Pancakes in the World

I had the pleasure of visiting one of the best breakfast restaurants in the southern US last week, which was none other than the Guenther House in San Antonio, Texas. Located on the famous River Walk in historic King William district, the Guenther house has been making pancakes and waffles since 1859. Te Guenther family …

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