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…

Beavermead Park and the Trent Severn Waterway

I almost forgot about this roll of film. It’s been close to two months since I took these photos. There’s something magical about looking at photos for the very first time long after you forgot they even existed. Too often we view and share images immediately after making an exposure. We see the images on…

Riverview Park and Zoo

Back at the end of March, we had some nice weather, so I took my kids to the local zoo in Peterborough. I brought along the Holga and a roll of Arista EDU Ultra 100. Below are some shots that I was pretty happy with. I’ve only had the Holga out a couple times, but…

Self-Portrait

I hate having my picture taken. It’s one of the main reasons I hide behind a camera. I’m also really shy about asking others if I can take their picture simply because people generally don’t like having their photo taken. This is something I’m trying to work on, but it’s difficult. Last fall, I purchased…

Snowshoeing in Millbrook Valley Trails

Back in February after a heavy snowfall, I took my oldest son snowshoeing in Millbrook. Until then, he’d only played with the snowshoes in the backyard. He was actually quite good at it, and only took a tumble when he was showing off or tried to run. We probably spent 2 hours hiking around and…

Sliding on New Years Eve

For New Years Eve, our group of friends thought it would be fun to take our kids sliding at the hill we grew up on in Pickering overlooking the nuclear power plant. The hill has changed quite a bit as it looks like the city was trying to discourage sliding there. We had the entire…

Santa Claus Parades

Yes. You read that title correctly. This is a post about Santa Claus parades in February. I’ve been saving up rolls of colour film, so I could process them all at once. For the past couple years, we’ve been avoiding the large Peterborough Santa Claus parade and opting for smaller town parades such as Keene,…