Training ROI Calculator

Here’s a Flash animation that enables you to calculate, or demonstrate to a prospective client or your own manager or accounting department, the ROI on employee training. It’s self-explanatory and very easy to use. I hope you find it useful. To download the swf file, right-click on the link and select Save Link As…
Employee Training ROI Calculator

New Gallery: Whimsical

OK. So the title doesn’t say much. This gallery, in time, will contain images that simply don’t fit anywhere else as clearly as here ;o)

Go see the images here.

Only two images for now, more coming eventually. The Home Sweet Home image has an interesting history. In 1977 (I know!), with my wife, I was in Spain’s Costa del Sol on something like the fourth month of an ongoing walkabout in Western Europe and I had started to miss home, friends and family. We were at a Natural Thermal Baths facility up in the mountains and I spontaneously started making this image out of materials I found around me. I made the house like the North-American ones I know because I was missing my home. Now, the interesting thing is I had totally forgotten about taking a picture of the image after I had finished it, because I knew it wouldn’t last long. Fast forward to early 2010: I was going through old colour slides (there were no digital cameras in 1977!) when I noticed the capture of my “drawing”. When I scanned it and opened it up on my computer, I had the peculiar feeling of connecting with the precise moment in time when I actually took the still way back then. It was as if the François from that time was winking at the older one from 2010. A time capsule had just delivered its magical message. I stayed on that buzz for almost a week. This was, to me, an incredible gift. I love this image for all those reasons, plus the fact it just is wonderfully naive. I hope you like it too!

As usual, click on galleries from the image archive menu to see all available image galleries.

Thanks for visiting!

Click on Image to See Before and After Example


Young boy sitting quietly on a beach.
Meditative moment

This is a very low res “Before and After” example. Click on the image to see the original shot switch to the painting I created and vice versa every 3 seconds (breathe through the nose, say your mantra, twiddle your thumbs). It is an animated gif, which means the quality is very far from the production files, but it is enough to give you an idea of the finished painting vs. the original photographic still.

New Gallery: Sydney Images

It’s been 18 months since I was in Sydney, Australia. Can’t believe how fast time flies. These images  took quite a bit of work, but I’m happy with the results, even if they were long to come. Click here to get to the thumbnails page. As usual, click on the first image, then use the next button to see all 27 images.

I hope you like them. Let me know about it!

To see all of my available image galleries, please use the image archive menu and click on galleries. The rest is your adventure.

This may be my last post of new images for the coming 3-4 weeks since I’ll be on a walkabout through spaces in the US and Canada. I’ll keep you posted on those in the coming weeks.


New Gallery: People

Some people portraits, mainly babies and kids, have just been uploaded. See them here. My all-time favorite (as of now) is the last one. It’s called In the moment. Let me know what you think.

Also, as usual, you can see all available galleries by using the image archive menu and selecting galleries.

I hope you like these images. More to come. No worries…

Four new images in Appalachian-Laurentian Forests

There were only two images in there. I thought they needed company, so I prepped four new ones and just finished uploading them here.

To see all available galleries, simply use the image archive / galleries menu or click here.

Thank you!

New images in Montreal Gallery

Just uploaded 12 new images in my Montreal Gallery. Go see them. The thumbnails gallery is here. Please notice there may be more than one page of thumbnails. There are more than 25 images now in my Montreal Gallery so you need to use the control to display additional thumbnail pages.

Also, because I updated most of my images in the France Gallery, you can view them here.

I also split some North American images into distinct galleries: Appalachian-Laurentian Forests (only 2 images as of yet) and Canadian Rockies. You’re welcome to go see them by clicking on the appropriate hyperlinks.

Finally, all of the San Francisco images were updated. See them here.

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and encouragement. I intend to post some more images pretty soon. I’m still doing print tests so that I’ll know an ordered print will be of the best possible quality. Hint for now: the images look stunning on canvas. I’m surprised at the detail and color accuracy. As for high quality prints (on Art paper mostly), I already got very nice results so everything’s trucking nicely ;o)

The World As I See It

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