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,…

Ice Skating on New Years Day

This year, we stayed at my brother’s house over New Years and they had rented some ice time at a local arena. My kids aren’t strong skaters so we were happy when a friend brought some ice skate trainers and the arena had some too.  Camera: Nikon F100 Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Film: Ilford HP5…

Birthday Party

It must really suck having a birthday so close to Christmas… especially as a kid. Not because people we trying to combine presents, but because of peoples busy schedules. We had a party for our youngest at the local recreation centre on December 16th and only one person from his class was able to attend.…

Buckhorn Pumpkin Festival

A pumpkin festival post in January??? Yes. I have built up quite the backlog of film to develop and I’m starting to pick away at it now that I have some time. These were shot at the McLean Berry Farm back in October when we were selecting our pumpkins for Halloween. They had the usual…