Our top nine Instagram photographers for May 2019

Every month, we share the work of local photographers from across the Kawarthas

This photo by Robert A. Metcalfe was one of 10 trillium photos by Kawarthas photographers that were featured in our top post on our Instagram for May 2019. (Photo: Robert A. Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe / Instagram)
This photo by Robert A. Metcalfe was one of 10 trillium photos by Kawarthas photographers that were featured in our top post on our Instagram for May 2019. (Photo: Robert A. Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe / Instagram)

With lots of rain and chilly temperatures, May was more like April but we finally started seeing signs of spring. Trilliums bloomed, starry spring nights returned, fireworks lit up the Victoria Day weekend skies, marinas opened, the loons and herons returned to local lakes, and beautiful spring sunsets enticed local photographers.

Do you want to get on our top photographers list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.

We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawartha photographer).

To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2019.


#1. Spring trilliums by 10 photographers

Posted May 26, 2019. 8,927 impressions, 663 likes

We love trillium season in the Kawarthas! It’s not surprising that our top post for May is also one of our all-time favourites. Our photographers had been tagging us in their trillium photos for a few weeks and we wanted to share the beauty of trilliums in the Kawarthas in all their variations. The photographers are Robert Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe, Barry Killen @theburleighridge_beareh, Jo Pearson @glass.forest.art, Linda McIlwain @lindamac11, Chad Miller @miller.photo, Miss Amy G. @missamyeg, Karen Suggitt @karen_suggitt, Emily Provincial Park @emilyprovpark, Jen Mackenzie @foodworxjen, and Mariola Daher @marioladaher.

 

#2. Silent Lake starry night by Vincent Yi Zhang @vincentzhangyi

Posted May 20, 2019. 8,837 impressions, 697 likes

Wrapping up the Victoria Day long weekend with stunning starry skies at Silent Lake Provincial Park north of Apsley.

 

#3. Fireworks over Little Lake by Adam @aarmitag

Posted May 19, 2019. 8371 impressions, 589 likes

The annual Rotary Victoria Day fireworks over Little Lake at Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough.

 

#3. The Milky Way over Hope Mill by Adam @aarmitag

Posted May 8, 2019. 8,002 impressions, 443 likes

The Milky Way in all its glory over Hope Mill, a historic sawmill on the shores of the Indian River near Keene.

 

#5. Welcome to Chandos Lake by Shantilly’s Place @shantillysplace

Posted May 27, 2019. 7,897 impressions, 311 likes

Writer and actress Shantelle Bisson and her husband, Murdoch Mysteries’ actor Yannick Bisson, have opened Shantilly’s Place on Chandos Lake in North Kawartha. Pictured is Yannick and Shantelle with artist Terri Butler (right), who gifted the couple a painting of the original West Bay Narrows Marina. The Bissons, who have a cottage on the lake, purchased the marina in 2018.

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Our top story in this week's businessNOW™, brought to you in part by 705 Creative @705.creative, is writer & actress Shantelle Bisson @shantellebisson and her husband, Murdoch Mysteries' actor Yannick Bisson @yannick_bisson, opening Shantilly's Place @shantillysplace on Chandos Lake in North Kawartha. ????????? Pictured is Yannick and Shantelle with artist Terri Butler (right), who gifted the couple a painting of the original West Bay Narrows Marina. The Bissons, who have a cottage on the lake, purchased the marina in 2018. ????????? Read all the details of the above story, as well as other business stories and upcoming business events, in our Business & Tech section at kawarthanow.com (link in bio). ????????? #business #economy #tourism #entrepreneurs #startups #peterborough #ptbo #ptbokawartha #ptbocanada #apsley #northkawartha #cobourg #northumberland #kawarthalakes #kawarthas #kawarthanow @ptbochamber

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#6. Loon family and Great Blue Heron on Stony Lake by Andrew Arentowicz @aarentow

Posted May 29, 2019. 7,886 impressions, 679 likes

This photo was the winner in the flora and fauna category in the 2018 photo contest of the Environment Council for Clear, Ston(e)y and White Lakes @environmentcouncil.

 

#7. Celebrating Tourism Week by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism @thekawarthas

Posted May 29, 2019. 7,852 impressions, 386 likes

These stunning shots of Peterborough and the Kawarthas were part of our feature story for Tourism Week from May 26 to June 2, 2019.

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas will celebrate the economic boost tourism has brought in recent years to the region for National Tourism Week, which is on now until Sunday, June 2nd, officially kicking off the summer tourism season. ????????? Tourism Week is a national, grassroots initiative, organized by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to communities, cities and regions across Canada, through travel and tourism. ????????? "Tourism Week reminds us just how important this sector is to our local economy," says Tracie Bertrand, Director of Tourism and Communications with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism, a division of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. ????????? "Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism has been working very hard over the last 12 years to build a strong, recognizable tourism brand. As the official destination marketing organization for Peterborough & the Kawarthas, it's our objective to increase the number of visitors coming to our destination and to encourage them to stay longer and spend more." ????????? All photos courtesy of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism @thekawarthas. Read more about the economic impact of tourism in our region, the opportunities available for visitors to the area, what Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism is doing to support tourism, and how our businesses and residents can become local ambassadors for tourism in our News & Community section at kawarthanow.com (link in bio). ????????? #tourism #economy #TourismWeek #TourismMatters #peterborough #ptbo #ptbokawartha #ptbokawarthas #kawarthas #kawarthanow

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#8. Sunday morning sunrise over Little Lake Marina in Peterborough by Lou Fitze @fitzephotography

Posted May 5, 2019. 7,812 impressions, 492 likes

 

#9. Tuesday night sunset by Jon Faulknor @jonfaulknor

Posted May 15, 2019. 6,912 impressions, 589 likes

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