Mountsberg Conservation Area Raptor Centre

A couple weeks back on our trip to Grand Bend, we stopped for lunch around the halfway point at Mountberg Conservation Area near Campbellville, Ontario. It was a place we could stretch our legs and kill some time before continuing on with our journey. This place did not disappoint. We basically had the place to…

Algonquin Provincial Park

We booked a camping trip way back in the winter when there was so much uncertainty. We didn’t know if the park would be open, if we could gather with people outside, and even if vaccinations would be available. It was a risk. A risk that ended up paying off. By the time this weekend…

Lang Pioneer Village

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally invited some close friends up for a visit and we decided to go to a family favourite – Lang Pioneer Village, which is currently offering guided tours. Upon arriving, it didn’t even look like it was open. We basically had the entire place to ourselves, which…

Silent Lake Provincial Park

It’s been a real challenge to go camping in provincial parks this year. With the uncertainty of what was going to be open or not, we had to make reservations 6 months in advance… a gamble that ultimately paid off as things started to open back up at the beginning of the summer. We packed…

Photo Walk Near Newcastle

Back at the end of May, I met up with long time friend and fellow film shooter Paul Gumbinger to get out for a Sunday morning photo walk. We decided to check out the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area near Newcastle, ON as neither of us had been there before. Afterwards, we went to a popular…

Same Time Tomorrow?

There was a period of time back in the spring where I had this urge to get out and be creative. The problem was, we were in another lockdown and going out wasn’t really an option. Ever since they relocated the major highway at the end of our street, I’ve been going for daily (almost)…

Around the House

A couple weeks ago I brought my Crown Graphic 4×5 camera out for a photo walk and really enjoyed it. It made me really want to start using the camera more, so this past weekend, I loaded up some sheets of Shanghai GP3 that arrived the other day, and shot some still life in and…

Paddling in Omemee

Was able to borrow my wife’s kayak for a couple hours and go for a short paddle on both the Pigeon River out of Omemee, then nearby Fleetwood Creek. I brought along the Holga 120N and a roll of Holga 400 film. Camera: Holga 120NLens: Holga 60mm f/8Film: Holga 400Developer: Ilford ID-11 (1+1) @ 20.1C…

Tommy Thompson Park

To say I went a bit overboard with photography on this outing is the understatement of the year. It’s been a long while since I’ve been able to get out shooting with my good friend Paul and even longer since I last got to visit Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto. Way back in March we…

Jump!

We’ve constantly been looking for things to do to keep the kids busy during lockdown. We ordered a trampoline online a couple weeks ago and it arrive earlier this week. It was pretty straightforward to setup and only took a couple hours. The kids have been on it every chance they’ve had. I thought it…