Prague

As I write this post, I’m playing air guitar – because Prague rocked! I had originally wanted to visit Prague back in 1999, but I was too lazy to obtain a visa. But in December 2007, the Czech Republic became part of the Schengen zone which meant that you no longer required a tourist visa to…

Saturday Evening With New Eyes

To most, this Saturday was like any other. I got to sleep in, while Stephanie woke up early with our 2 year old son Patrick. (By the way, I get up Sunday mornings, while she sleeps in).  They both took off early to go to gymnastics before a play date this morning. They didn’t get…

Photo of the Week: Week 8

This weeks shot is one of my favourites in this series thus far. A couple months back I had experimented with capturing water splashing into a cup but was unsuccessful as  I couldn’t get the timing or lighting right. Recently, I had given it some more thought a figured that if I shot splashing water…

Trail Ice

I took this shot while walking on the TransCanada trail just down the road from our house. There was a small patch of ice in a ditch next to the trail, and I really liked the patterns that the air bubbles made in the ice combined with the grass randomly shooting out in all directions.…

Vienna

If you’ve ever been to Vienna, then you get a high-five – simply because it’s an awesome city. Back in the fall of 2008, my wife and I spent 2 days there with her sister and brother-in-law and could have easily spent 2 weeks. There is just so much to do. When walking around the…

Toronto Zoo on Family Day

In October 2007, the provincial government of Ontario established Family Day – a new statutory holiday on the third Monday in February. This is good because we needed a holiday between New Years and Easter. So this morning Stephanie suggested that we spend family day at the Toronto Zoo. I figured there would be people there, but…

Photo of the Week: Week 7

I took this weeks photo around Christmas while walking on the Trans Canada trail near our place in Peterborough. At first, I never gave it much notice, but after organizing my photos the other night, I came across it and did a double take. I cropped the original image quite a bit and made some small tweaks to the…

Brig

I was trying to recall why we actually stopped in Brig, and can’t… pretty much because there’s nothing to recall. It’s a small picturesque town at the foot of the northern slope of the Simplon Pass in southern Switzerland, just over the Italian border. During our 2006 trip, it was our first stop after leaving…

It’s Better Than Bad, It’s Good

That’s right! The title for this post is based off the early 90’s cartoon Ren and Stimpy for their advertising of a non-existent product – Log. It made me recall a time back in the fall when we were up in Bancroft visiting my wifes family, and I got outside with the camera and snapped…

Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald. My all time favourite “get away from it all” place in the world. Located at the end of the Lauterbrunnen valley, perched high above on a cliff, this small village in the Swiss Alps has it all. Which is to say has nothing… which is absolutely perfect. The village of 130 residents was saved…