Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Oct 25 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the coffee cart in Costa Rica’s central Valley, was correctly guessed by David Dale and Miguel Rodrigues. Congratulations to both. Costa Rica is famous for its coffee. You might well surmise that the crop is indigenous to Costa Rica, but it is not. The Spanish, French, and Portuguese brought coffee beans …

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Oct 25 2014

PHOTO TIP: Night Photography

1 - Use a tripod It’s become rather a photography cliche to recommend a ‘sturdy tripod’ for general photography, but it’s sound advice when it comes to night photography. You’ll be working with long exposures, even with the aperture at its largest setting. You can of course use a high ISO sensitivity in order to get faster …

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Oct 24 2014

REVIEW: Colonel Mustard, in the library with the candlestick

Port Perry has yet another new restaurant and the town is fast becoming the world’s dining emporium. the latest is one of a chain of 3 eateries called Colonel Mustard’s Bar and Grill, no doubt named after the famous Clue board game. I had the pleasure of visiting twice and must admit the food was …

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Oct 22 2014

GALLERY: The Northern Zebra

Northern Zebra, also known as Burchell zebras is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. These beautiful animals are found in areas south of Ethiopia, through East Africa, into the centre of the continent. Burchell’s zebra is the only breed of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption in the UK.

Oct 20 2014

CAPS REPRINT: Dr. Google is in! (October, 2014)

Since I first discovered the internet I have been a big proponent of its value… that is, until recently, when I had an altercation with Dr. Google (the world’s first choice for medical help). Let me back up a bit and explain a little of what caused my confrontation. As I do every year (well, …

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