Ah, our nation’s capital! As a learning holiday, our small family (plus a special guest!) ventured to Ottawa for five days in October. It was right on that glorious cusp for fall creeping into early winter, where the daytime sunshine was welcome over the brisk windy evenings. Join us!
Our family traveled to Montréal, Quebec in early November 2016 to attend the graduation of a family friend at McGill university. We had been meaning to explore Montréal for a couple years now and this was our opportunity. As with any adventure, it had its ups and downs but what struck me most about the city was the contrast. Montréal seems to exist simultaneously in both French and English, wealth and poverty, a proud sense of past mingling with a crumbling present. I put this figurative contrast to work, exploring new regions of my film’s exposure latitude.
Probably my favourite place in Nova Scotia. Endless beach, endless sky.
NEWLK is a meeting of like-minded photographers that happens spring and fall and always conveniently close to Derry, NH for some undisclosed reason. The first walk occurred in Portsmouth NH (entry and photos here) and the second in Salem MA (entry and photos here).
For the third instalment of New England Walk (#NEWLK) the crowd was directed to show up in Ogunquit Maine for a stroll along the Marginal Way, a paved 1.5 mile stretch of domesticated but rugged seacoast. Continue reading “NEWLK Ogunquit”
What started out as a business trip ended up being a pleasure trip, and what started out being a tour of the casinos and attractions ended up being a phenomenal drive into the desert. Nevada was a game-changer, no doubt. As I tweeted during our stay: if you’re coming to Nevada just to gamble you’re a fool. The fewer the light bulbs, the more impressive the spectacles. This post is heavy on images, but that’s what I advertise. Continue reading “Nevada 2016”
Took some time out to shoot a roll and relax this week, thought I’d share my high hit-rate with the world. Fed the HP5 a little more light than box speed, and it delivered in spades as always. Continue reading “Saint John stroll 04/16”
I haven’t been to Vieux Quebec for years, and even then it wasn’t my idea to be there. As a grownup, Quebec offers many opportunities for fun. I haven’t been on a winter holiday in years, and even then it wasn’t my idea to be there. As a grownup, winter offers many opportunities for fun. Continue reading “Carnaval & Vieux-Quebec”
In 2013 we had the opportunity to travel for work to Orlando. Lori was attending the national conference for DATIA and it happened to be at the Leows resort at Universal Orlando. As we can bend our homeschool schedule around life as it happens, we all went down and did the pilgrimage to see the Mouse. I elected to shoot film for this trip, and I was rewarded with an experience I won’t soon forget. Continue reading “Florida 2013”
Aviation nerd: checking in. I love aircraft, airports, radials and turbines, anything to do with flight. Had I been a little more assertive at a younger age, I’d have gone and earned a pilots license. As it sits, I’m content (mostly) to geek out at flight centres and museums. Luckily, aviation makes for marvellous photo subjects. Continue reading “Seattle: Tukwila Museum of Flight”
Pike Place Market was a revelation. The feelings we have about the city from our short stay can be distilled down to the vibe we get here. Pike felt traditional, contemporary, homegrown and haute all at once. The people were from every corner of the globe, on both sides of the tables. All continents were represented both in product and sales approach. It’s hard not to like this corner of Seattle. Continue reading “Seattle: Pike Market”