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…

Covid Captures #6

Last weekend, I think I spent the entire time outside sitting by the campfire. We had absolutely nothing going on and I needed to burn through some wood to make room for a couple trees I will be taking down and bucking up later this year. The kids came out and we made lunch over…

First Day of School

Last Friday was the first day of school for the boys. They haven’t been in school since mid-March, so they were itching to go back. School is going to be a lot different for students this year due to the pandemic. The first day, there were only 5 kids per class, and they had to…

Gevaert Gevabox 6×9 – First Thoughts

Following the recent success of using the Kodak Brownie 2a I went out the next day to our local antique store, (where I know they always have a number of box cameras) to try and buy another one. As soon as I walked in I came across a Kodak Brownie Target Six-16 which I bought.…

Kodak Brownie 2a Model B – First Thoughts

I’d never given any real consideration into using box cameras. They seemed so boring, bulky and the lack of any control turned me off. A couple of years ago my dad gave me this Kodak Brownie 2a that he picked up at a garage sale for $8 because he knew I was into old cameras.…

Isaiah Tubbs Resort

Our family had originally planned on spending a couple weeks this summer driving out to the east coast, but those plans quickly changed. After spending most of the summer at home in isolation, we booked a small trip to Isaiah Tubbs Resort on West Lake in Prince Edward County. We were joined by close friends…

Cobourg Photowalk

A month ago whilst enjoying summer vacation, I met up with friend and fellow film photographer Paul in Cobourg for a photo walk. We met up in the morning and explored the waterfront, pier and downtown. Cobourg is well know for it’s massive beach, which was completely closed for the season. The entire beach was…

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…