Life Through My Lens!

A view through my lens while travelling, hunting, fishing and enjoying life.

Eel Trap at Low tide on the Saint Lawrence River

Eel Trap at Low Tide on the Saint Lawrence River 7 OCTOBER, 2017 Photography I went out for a photo walk along the Saint Lawrence River at low tide in front of the cottage in Saint Denis sur Mer. Autumn is always a great time to shoot the waters edge with the...

Fly Fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River

FLY FISHING Fly Fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River 8 October 2017 I spent 3 days fishing the West Branch of the Ausable River this September with my cousin Scott. We stayed at the Hungry Trout Resort in Wilmington in the Adirondacks. Fishing wasn't easy as...

Recipe: How to Make Bone Broth

FOOD Recipe: How to Make Bone Broth Bone broths are a delicious, nutrient - packed addition to your kitchen.  They are easy to make and let you use up some kitchen scraps that might go wasted. How To Make Bone Broth Makes about 4 litres Ingredients 3 to 4 pounds mixed...

Black and White Portraits of Italy

Black and White Portraits of Italy SUMMER, 2016 Travel Photography This summer while travelling through the north of Italy I shot a series of street portraits of ordinary people doing every day things which I called "Portraits of Italy".  #portraitsofitaly Photos were...

Chorizo and Scallops in a White Port Reduction

Chorizo and Scallops in a White Port Reduction FOOD One Pan Recipe This is an easy one pan recipe that can be made at home or while camping.  This recipe is something that I regularly have while I am on camping trips, easy to prep, easy to cook and especially easy to...

Hot Sauce Recipe

Hot Sauce Recipe Selection of Peppers for Hot Sauce You can use this hot sauce recipe with any type of hot pepper. I tend to use multiple varieties and adjust to suite my taste.  Below you can see the Scoville Scale and judge the relative heat of different varieties...

Deer Hunting 2015

Deer Hunting 2015   This year on my annual deer hunting week we had unusually warm weather.  Normally we would be below zero every morning but this year we only had one morning below zero with many afternoons getting above 10 C.  Although we saw a few deer...

Moose Hunting 2015

Moose Hunt 2015 We spent 3 weekends moose hunting this year in Saint-Michel des Saints, two with bow and arrow and one with rifle.  We did not have any luck.  There were at least 3 or 4 different bears that were feeding on the grassy hills on our...

Washington State Photography Road Trip

Washington State Road Trip A quick 30 hour, 800 mile photographic Washington State road trip while attending the Mozcon 2015 conference.  It's amazing the variety in landscapes and terrain you can see in such a short time.  I was very impressed by the terrain in the...

Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins Road Trip 2015

A photography road trip along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River (Tadoussac / Bergeronnes / Les Escoumins) has turned into an annual event. This will be the third year I have  taken a Tadoussac vacation and spent some time exploring the area. got the truck...

DIY Talents: A tribute to my Dad

My Dad was a very talented guy and taught me many skills. There was never anything that he wasn't able to build, fix or do. I learned how to fly fish, how to build a house, how to install a septic system, install a well, lift a house and but a basement under it and so...

Ray Watson

I'm a web technology guy building products for real estate, a photographer, wine lover, and BBQ/Smoker aficionado. I like to hunt with both gun and bow, I tie my own flies and love to fish!

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