I must say I have a disability that I am still coming to terms with, it
takes a lot out of me and sometimes I can't update my pages as often as
I like. I was a computer technician who has been living in
Petawawa since 1960, formerly employed with the Catholic School Board
(until they laid off their technicians in 2003). About the same
time as my disability was reaching it's peak. Things have gone
from bad to worse since that time.
I am a graduate of the 2 year
Business Administration and 1 year Computerized Business Systems
courses at Algonquin College and have done some instructing at the
Pembroke Campus in Computer Programming, Systems, Communications,
Networking, and the Internet.
I was an army-brat, and spent most
of my childhood days at CFB Petawawa growing up in the 60's and
70's. After leaving school I started work at the base as an
ammunition worker until the early 90's. I developed an
interest in computers and technology in the early 70's and followed
it's growth through to the present. I am a self confessed geek
when it comes to technology.
Photography and digital photography
has always been a passion of mine especially of natural scenes.
The photos you see on this site are not in the highest print quality,
but are more than suitable for the web. I am offering prints for
sale and will be creating a page in the near future for the commercial
side of this. In the mean time you can email me at the address
below if you are interested in any of the photographs that appear on my
pages. Most can easily be printed at 14 x 17, though I only print
at a maximum of 8.5 x 11 preferred 8 x 10 inches.
I have been
photographing local scenery since the early 70's and will eventually
post some samples from my earlier collections as soon as I get around
to scanning them. Most of my pictures are of wildlife, the
Petawawa, Ottawa, and Barron Rivers, and in the last couple of years of
lightning and weather formations. I used to canoe through many of
the rivers and lakes in the county, there is nothing like the early
morning quiet and the stillness of the water as you paddle your way
through many of the waterways in Renfrew County.
I also enjoy
web page design, my philosophy in that respect is "keep it simple" so
without all the bells and whistles this is one of my sites. I
have to say, I don't think that the Petawawa area has been promoted on
the internet as much as it should be. The entire Renfrew County
has a natural beauty that is often overlooked. From the Barron
River Canyon in Algonquin Park, to the many beaches on the rivers and
lakes in the county. If you have any suggestions for future sites
or pictures you would like to see, comments, or requests drop me a
Norm AKA NOJO