2017 Summer Vacation

For the second year running, we’ve rented a cottage with 3 other families. Last year, people said we were crazy, but it worked out so well we decided to do it again this year. The 16 of us got a monster 7 bedroom cottage on Esson Lake, just south of Haliburton for 7 days in…

Ottawa 2017

This past week, my oldest son and I spent 3 days in Ottawa. This was a trip we’ve been planning for several months and there was no real reason to go there, other than a vacation. We packed up and left home at 9am on Sunday and pulled into the National War Museum just before…

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Photographing cemeteries fascinates me. On one hand they are a quiet place to take some pictures or try out a new camera or piece of gear, and on the other hand there’s the sheer beauty of them. I have an ongoing project to photograph some of the relics left behind to commemorate someones life. The objects left behind…

Toronto Film Shooters Meetup – Spring 2017

This past Saturday my friend Paul and I attended the Toronto Film Shooters Meetup. This is a group of dedicated film photographers that meet every 3 months of so to do a photo walk in the Toronto area. I had brought along my Fed 3a and a Kodak Instamatic X15 camera, both loaded with Ilford HP5 Plus…

Blue Mountain

Last weekend we went up to visit family and friends in Collingwood, Ontario and spent a couple hours at the base of Blue Mountain. My wife, brother and I went night skiing there the night be and the conditions were quite sloppy. On Sunday we brought the kids up to see a ‘real’ ski hill and…

Toronto Film Shooters Meetup (Part 2) – Winter 2017

Soon after returning from this meetup I developed film shot with one camera and completely forgot about the roll I shot in my Olympus XA. I love vignette in a photo – the darkened area around the edges caused by the lens. The Olympus XA is known for having a lot of vignette, but because I…

Toronto Film Shooters Meetup – Winter 2017

This past Saturday I spent a couple hours in Toronto with the Toronto Film Shooters Group – which is a small group of dedicated film photographers in and around Toronto. We met up near the Roundhouse Park and walked along the Harbourfront before retiring at the Amsterdam Brewhouse for lunch. I’ve been neglecting my Pentax 6×7…