Three and a Half Years Later

This will be my first non-photography related post in a number of years. In the spring of 2014, a portion our basement flooded. It was fully carpeted with built-in bookcases, cabinets and benches. Water started pouring in through a crack in the wall and I couldn’t leave it for more than a couple hours without…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…

Canadian Canoe Museum

It had recently occured to me that I haven’t used my digital camera since April because I’ve been shooting everything on film. Last week our camera club met at the Canadian Canoe Museum, a very poorly lit building for an evening of shooting. Most members brought tripods, but I opted to shoot handheld and just…

Last Car Show of the Season

It’s been a good season for car shows. I’m fortunate to live just down the road from a weekly car show that allows me to get out for an hour or so and play with cameras or just hang out with family. These are the last three photos I took at the show using my…

Algonquin Provincial Park

Early last week, I was in Algonquin Park for 3 days at a work meeting. Not having much free time to explore with a camera, I was forced to get up before dawn and head out. I walked the first part of the Beaver Trail Pond with a flashlight because I couldn’t see a thing.…

Family Reunion 2017

Well over a month ago, we spent the weekend at Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County for my wife’s family reunion. The weather was perfect and we spent the day lounging by the beach and watching the kids play in the water. I was testing out my new (to me) Nikkormat FTn and just…

A Weekend Around Town

Last weekend, my wife was in Bancroft visiting family, leaving me with with boys. After lazing around the house Saturday morning, we headed to the Peterborough Zoo and playground to burn off some steam. Following lunch we had to apparently burn off more steam, so we headed to Jackson Park and spend time exploring the…