Renee is the owner of the Elora Mews and a world traveller who enjoys
capturing impressions of people and places on film.
She has visited and photographed Elora and the Elora Mews courtyard
and shops extensively since 1982. The development of the website
started in June 2001 with a huge photo album. To capture the
special atmosphere, character and experience of Elora for the website,
Renee photographed many scenes during Elora Festival Days in the Summer
of 2001, and has continued to contribute her photos
to the website over the years.
Shannon is a self-taught natural when it
comes to photography. She has always enjoyed taking pictures. Now
with the benefits of digital photography her skills have continued
to grow. She always desires to find the beauty in whatever she
shoots and making that stand out in her work.
Greg McCracken's photographs create a very special
atmosphere and mood and capture the breathtaking beauty of the Elora
landscape. Greg, an outdoor enthusiast, grew up in New Brunswick and was
attracted to the Fergus-Elora area 20 years ago by the quaintness of
Elora's Mill Street and the Gorge. He has lived in Fergus ever since. An
amateur photographer for the past ten years, he moved into the digital
world early in the game. Of special appeal to Greg are the colours of
early morning and twilight time. He achieves some of the prettiest
colour combinations by balancing artificial light with the last
remaining natural light in the day. That was how he achieved the colours
in the photograph of the limestone walls of the Elora Mews.
Jim Reed has expressed creatively since painting with a
group of impressionists in 1976. The attitude in Elora at that time has
been related to Paris in the 20's / "Profiles", recently published,
gives descriptions of several artists who have been inspired by the
area. Jim is community minded, having worked to establish historic
designations; preservation of the tallest pier bridge in Ontario,
purchase of the Elora/Cataract trail, and the Elora Centre for the Arts.
You may have seen his work in Eola's Gallery on Mill Street. He wants
the charm of Elora to be protected and appreciated as a spiritually
serene hub of activity.
You must experience Elora by rowboat! Why was the Harold
Town description of the Gorge, "as in a cathedral"? Was it really
Casson's favourite place? Was the panoramic camera and roll film
invented in Elora? Did the warden really see diamonds in the sky when he
went to say goodbye to the bridge on a wintery day in the gorge? Are
there far more than the 500 located historic buildings found there? Can
one walk up the river to the next village from the stairs into the
gorge? Where did Jesse James live? Why was he really here? Who were the
KGC? Years of mystery!... and a folk tale EVERY DAY.
Marie Weber, during her many years with the Fergus-Elora News-Express
and responsible for the "Elora Tourist Guide", has taken many wonderful
photos in and around Elora. She was happy to let us feature her pictures
of Elora's Mill Street and the Elora Mews on this site, and we look
forward to more of her impressions of Ontario's beautiful village.
Catharina started creating websites in 1994 when the internet was
just beginning. Now that she is an accomplished webmaster she has
expanded her talents to digital photography.
She can often be seen wandering the streets of Elora with her camera
taking pictures of the Elora Gorge as well as candid shots of the
activities and special events that make visitors come back to Elora.
David is the Computer Network Manager at University of Western
Ontario in London Ontario. He claims to hate computers, but has
spent the past 10 years archiving 20 years of Usenet files for Google,
and is an expert on computer security and internet privacy.
We discovered David's photographic talents on the internet. Among his
Photos of Beautiful and Interesting Places are his impressions of the
ELORA GORGE, "one of Ontario's least well known beautiful
places", which he was happy to let us feature on the Elora Mews
website for our visitors to enjoy.
Mike's pictures of Elora were taken early on a day scheduled
for a business meeting at the Elora Mill, but in them he tried to
capture the stillness, warmth, comfort and peacefulness which he
remembered from his many visits to Elora as a young child. Mike has a
strong love of nature, and lives and works from a log cabin in Haliburton. He is a professional computer communications guru and an