Collingwood

At the end of June, one of our first excursions outside our “bubble” was to meet up with my brother and his family in Collingwood, Ontario. My wife was working, so the boys and I drove the 2.5 hours to spend the day just visiting family. We also took the kids to Blue Mountain Village…

Millbrook Valley Trails

Way back in June I met up with my friend Paul to go on a bit of a photowalk/hike in the woods. It was the first time either of us had been out with the camera in a very long time, so it felt kind of weird. We went to the Millbrook Trails and spent…

Covid Captures #5

Back at the end of July, my sister-in-law had a BBQ get together with us and another family. It was the first time our small group of friends had been together since before Christmas. We mostly hung out it the backyard and caught up on current events. The following weekend we met up at a…

Lang Pioneer Village

Yesterday we visited an old favourite – Lang Pioneer Village near Keene, Ontario. Normally, we visit about 4-5 times per year, both on our own and to attend the numerous events, but obviously haven’t been able to make it out this year. The museum has been working hard to keep the village open by offering…

Covid Captures #4

Photography has been difficult during this time. I find myself just wandering around the house taking pictures of nothing in particular… dog and kid photos mostly. I think they’re getting tired having a camera pointed in their face. I’m trying to use some cameras that haven’t seen a lot of love over the past couple…

Covid Captures #3

Last week was the first time I developed any film since April. I’m really off my film game this year, but things are starting to slowly turn around. While I’m still not shooting a whole lot, I am shooting more than I was at the beginning of the year. I even got out for a…

Presqu’ile Beach Day

Three weeks ago I was starting some vacation time and struggling to come up with ideas for things to do with they kids. My wife was still working, so I decided to take them to the beach at Presqu’ile Provincial Park in Brighton for the day. the weather was perfect – slightly overcast, and not…

Pentax Spotmatic SP – First Thoughts

I purchased this camera a number of years ago from a local antique shop for $30. The camera was broken, but the lens was in great condition. I ended up selling the lens which I got way more than $30 for and just put this camera in a box with some other broken ones. Recently,…

Blue Mountain

A couple weeks back, I took the boys up to Collingwood for the day to visit some family and just get outside. We spent the afternoon walking around some trails at the top of the hill before descending to the village below for some snacks. It was super hot out so we only stayed for…

Fishing by the Lift Locks

Last weekend we decided to get away from the house for a bit. We all haven’t left home together since around Mother’s Day when we went kayaking. Our initial plan was to just go for a drive, but my wife suggested we go fishing at the Peterborough Lift Locks. It was weedy and the fish…