Haroldtown Conservation Area

A couple weeks back, I was on vacation while the rest of the family was either at work or daycare, so I thought I’d visit Haroldtown Conservation Area for some mountain biking and hiking to test out a new camera. After going over the handlebars on a steep rocky section of trail, I decided to…

A Day Outside

A couple weeks back we decided to get out of the house for the day. The boys were getting a bit stir crazy so we braved the heat and went for a hike on the trails at Trent University before going to the Riverview Park and Zoo. Below are a couple shots from the day.…

Quick Stop in Perth

On the way back from our summer vacation we stopped in Perth, Ontario for some lunch and a walk around the park to stretch our legs. Downtown Perth is much different than the part along Highway 7. It has a really historic feel and I couldn’t resist snapping a couple shots before jumping back in…

Portrait of Keith

Taking portraits of people is something I’ve always wanted to get into but have personal issues with. What if I ask someone and they refuse or give a funny look and walk away? What happens if I mess up a shot and make them look different from what they (or I) expected? With one sheet…

CFS Lac Saint Denis

Last week, our family (and 3 others) spent a week in a cottage in the Laurentians in Quebec (more on that in a future post). About a 1 minute drive from the cottage was the, now abandoned, Canadian Forces Station Lac Saint Denis, an old radar station part of the Pinetree Line sites built in 1949. It…

Afternoon by the Pool

Last weekend was great. It was hot out and we had no plans, so my brother invited us down to his place for a swim and BBQ. I thought it would be fun to shoot the Holga since I rarely do. The more I use that camera the more I enjoy it. It’s so ridiculously…

Lang Grist Mill and Hope Mill

Last week, the camera club went to a couple mills just north of Keene, Ontario. Both of these I’ve been to several times and have even brought the large format camera with me. It’s been a while since I’ve had it out, so it was fun to go through the time consuming process of making…