Sunday Afternoon Outside

Last weekend, our family went to the park up the street for a little bit of tobogganing which eventually turned into a snowball fight. The light was awesome so I brought along a camera to shoot some instants. Still trying to get the hang of this camera and the bright snow wasn’t helping resulting in…

Lomography La Sardina – First Thoughts

A while back I found myself browsing the Lomography website just looking for what was new and interesting when I stumbled across the Lomography La Sardina camera. There were so many different options and styles to choose from and they even had a blank canvas version where you could paint it yourself… I’m not that…

Cordova Falls

It’s that time of year again when I make my pilgrimage to Cordova Falls at the south end of Cordova Lake. This is something I’ve been doing annually since 2012. Depending on how open the dam is completely changes the look of the waterfall. Some years I’ve been there it’s a raging torrent that is…

Mamiya Universal Press – First Thoughts

In the past couple months I’ve turned over quite a few cameras. I just wasn’t using them anymore. I think this had to do with the fact that they were very similar to other cameras I had. For example, the Pentax Spotmatic SP is very similar in size, feel and function to my Nikkormat Ftn…

Victoria Rail Trail

I’m normally not a fan of old rail trails. From a photography standpoint, they’re really not that interesting. Just an old rail bed surrounded by either trees or swamps. Usually you can’t even leave the trail and explore due to the thick growth of trees, wetness of swamps or plain old private property. Where I…

Downtown Photo Walk

Thanksgiving Monday in Canada was a bit different this year. Instead of meeting up with friends and family, we basically stayed home. My oldest son and I decided to head downtown and go for a bit of a photowalk. The streets were bare as most things were closed and we spent about an hour wandering…

Walk in the Woods

This past Sunday while my wife was cooking up an epic Thanksgiving feast for the four of us, I took the boys on a hike. I’ve gone past the entrance to this trail for almost 10 years, but never thought to explore it. Cavan Swamp Wildlife Area on Hayes Line is literally around the corner…

Toronto Zoo

Back in September, my oldest celebrated his 11th birthday. In lieu of having a party or meeting up with family, we decided to take him to the Toronto Zoo. We had to book a time to get into the zoo, and there was more people than I would have liked, but it was still super…

Backyard Deck Project

Way back on July 4th we decided to start rebuilding our backyard deck. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for years but lacked the motivation. Our previous deck was topped with 2×4 and was splintering quite a lot to the point where it was unsafe to walk on it without shoes. We took the plunge…