By Mike Grandmaison
Published by Key Porter
Reviewed by Martha Beach
Get ready for a long-weekend of barbeques, canoeing, hiking, swimming and campfires with this gorgeous coffee-table book. It is a beautiful and stunning photographic portrait of one of Canada’s vacation wonderlands.
For this book, Mike Grandmaison, an award-winning Canadian photographer, has turned his photographic eye to the summer playground of Ontario’s cottage haven, Muskoka.
Muskoka means “land of the red earth” and this area of Ontario stretches from the eastern wilderness of Algonquin Park to the western shores of Georgian Bay Islands.
Featured in this text are images of forest’s rugged beauty, clear, pristine lakes and settlements of the photographer’s favourite cottage destinations. Each photo is crisp, clean, and contains colours and hues of all shades from the natural world, from the orange skies of a late-august sunset to the clean, blue water on a hot summer’s day.