About

I’m an old dog learning new tricks by using Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras as tools to learn more about our natural environments. This blog is an opportunity to share that learning with you. I hope that you get some delight by pausing to look at the photos, and some of the text.  I enjoyed SEEING the scenes and the challenge of showing them to you.

I make my home in Britt, on Georgian Bay between Sudbury and Parry Sound, Ontario.   “A photographer without an eye” hence brtthome: “britthome” without an “i”.

Tom

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I met you briefly last summer when my husband and I were in Britt overnight on our sailboat. I love to take pictures and photos inspire me! Thanks for sharing 😀

    • LOL. Actually the “lack of eye” is a rationale for using an mail addy that was set when 8 was the max number of characters allowed.

  2. Hi Tom,

    Some of your winter photographs are stunning! I would like to touch base with you about a particular photo you took in 2016 that I really like. I believe my e-mail address is made available to you. Hope to hear from you. Thank you.

  3. I don’t know if you are still active with m4/3, but about 5 years ago you indicated on DPReview that you were going to test to see how big the “spot” on Panasonic spot metering was. Were you ever able to determine the size of the center spot that Lumix cameras use when spot metering? Thanks!

    • Hi Robert,
      As you may have gathered, I’ve really slowed down with both my photography and getting it up on the Blog. The joys of the aging process.
      I never did zero in on the size of the “spot” when spot metering.
      As you might’ve noticed I am now doing a lot of shooting with a 100-400 ( https://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/lenses/panasonic_100-400_4p0-6p3_asph ) mounted on a GH4 from the comfort of my car seat. —- mainly flowers, birdies and insects. Flowers and insects often at minimum focus distance.
      Normally the subject is in the centre of the frame and I get a good exposure.
      Sometimes, usually with contrasty backlighting, I’ll do a quick survey to get an appreciation of the variation in scene luminance.
      In any event I shoot raw, ISO 200, bracket ( -2/3, 0, +2/3) and process in Lightroom to get the lightness that I want. If needed, I’ll go 2 stop up to ISO 800.
      Nowadays I usually use my FZ1000 for landscape. Similar technique. I find doing a survey with the spot meter gives me very important information. Training my eyes, I guess.
      Have you calibrated the size of your stop?
      Tom

  4. Hi Tom,
    I came across your blog researching my families old hunting camp. Curious if you have any additional pictures of what used to be known as Camp Eley? My great grandfather built the camp and I believe sold it sometime in the 60’s. I’m trying to find current information about the land but not having much luck. According to google earth, it appears the cabins are still standing. If you have anything in or around the area, I’d love it see it. Thanks for your help!

  5. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for your note. No, the cabins are no longer there. I think that a fire ravaged them quite a number of years ago. I am going to email you with the address of friends who own the property now. I’m sure that they’d be interested in the early history of their beautiful site.
    Check your email.
    Tom

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