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About jonbutlerphoto

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner, haiku poet, photographer and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the natural light of La Cloche for more than 35 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes, natural colour and atmospheric effects. In 2015 Jon began creating a series of Photo Montage prints using his original photographs. It is an opportunity to explore a sequence of dreams or dreams of a sequence. Jon and his wife Kerry live in the village of Willisville located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. Kerry's photographs are available at Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island. They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche. Their winter months are spent in Pass-a-Grille, Florida (Willisville South) enjoying health and the Tampa Zen Center. The books ‘Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs’ and 'La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner's Mind' are still available online at www.blurb.ca/user/lacloche. Jon’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ was part of the Toronto international photography show CONTACT2012 before exhibiting in Gore Bay and Sudbury in 2012. Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury shop, Killarney Park Store, and The Red Dog in Whitefish Falls.

Dreamlike

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Dropped off on Manitoulin

If you are visiting Manitoulin Island be sure and drop into the upstairs Gallery at Turners in Little Current. Here are five previews of photographs I recently brought to the Gallery.

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Mother’s Day May 14, 2017

Every dawn is a beauty and Mother’s Day is no exception.   A mother & son             just took a shortcut Thru my yard                       … Continue reading

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April 25, 2017 before sunrise

It was a chilly morning with the bitter, lazy wind and it was black & white!

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April 23, 2017 before Sunrise

We were “up and at ’em” at 4:30 a.m. today (April 23,2017) and all was well over Killarney Park. Looking east from Willisville Mountain – Cranberry Lake and The Notch.

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Earth Day – La Cloche Dawn April 22, 2017

A heavy frost and lazy wind (you know, the wind that goes through you instead of around you) on this Earth Day morning. My photo partner (who happens to be my best friend and wife) and I had another great … Continue reading

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April 8, 2017 Up The Mountain

April 8, 2017 and our first morning up the side of Willisville Mountain this year. Five a.m. felt earlier and the vantage points higher than last year for some reason. What will tomorrow bring?

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