Niagara Falls

Our family has been going to Great Wolf Lodge just outside Niagara Falls, Ontario every year for the past 9 years… sometimes a couple times a year. Every year after our trip we drive by the Falls but never get out of the car despite promising to do so every single time. This year was…

Tommy Thompson Park

Last weekend, I finally got to photograph a spot I’d wanted to for a long time – Tommy Thompson Park, or as it’s better known as the Leslie Street Spit. This has been Toronto’s dumping ground for construction waste since the 1960’s. As such, the beaches are pretty much made up of eroded bricks, concrete…

Warsaw Caves

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is a favourite spot of mine. We’ve been coming here for as long as I’ve lived in the area. This time we had the entire place to ourselves. The caves themselves are quite small, but fun to explore if you like getting dirty – which on this particular day I did…

Cordova Falls

Cordova Falls is a spot that I return to every year around mid-November for a couple of reasons. The first being that it’s such a neat spot to photograph and so much changes from year to year depending on the amount of water flowing over the dam; and second, it’s one of those rare times…

Hogs Back Falls

Hogs Back Falls is a place that I’ve been eyeing up for sometime now, but for whatever reason I could never make it there. This time, I was determined to go and check it out. Upon arriving in Ottawa, I hopped on my bike and pedaled the 45 minutes or so along the Rideau Canal…

Perth for Lunch

Back in mid-August, I spent a couple days in Ottawa freeloading off my brother who was there for a conference (more on that in a later post). On the way to Ottawa, I stopped in downtown Perth for some lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the river. I spent a little bit of time walking…

Toronto Walkabout

Two weeks ago I was in Toronto taking a course for work. I was staying right downtown and was able to get out for a quick photo walk with my Yashica MAT-124 and a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus 400. I was pretty happy with how most of the shots came out. Camera: Yashica MAT-124…