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The 2014 “52″ Project, where I explore the wonders that is 4×5 photography using the classic Kodak Tri-X Pan.

52:320TXP – Week 42 – The Battle

You don’t see a big battle, you hear it. A 4×5 camera isn’t exact the best camera to capture a military reenactment, but I figured what the heck! Now usually at an event like this I’m out on the field … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 41 – Whitechurch

Keeping it nice and simple for this week, a simple white clapboard church along my way too and from work. The Church of Christ in Omagh, Ontario is one of the oldest churches in the area, and has always caught … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 40 – The Bunker

The Iron Curtain, The Red Scare, Nuclear War, Ruskies, Commies, Berlin Wall, Spies…Sounding Familiar? Even Canada was affected, so much so that our Prime Minister at the time, John Diefenbaker ordered the construction of a series of bunkers that would … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 39 – Seats of Power

Parliament Hill standing tall above the rush of the Ottawa River. While many a photographer would choose to shoot this building head on from the front, it took me a bit to find a proper vantage point from my favourite … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 38 – The Starfighter

The Cold War was an interesting period of history, and one of my favourites. Cloak and Dagger affairs, Nuclear Weapons, Spies, Jets, and the such. The CF-104 Starfighter is my second favourite jet of the era, the first being the … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 37 – The Stone House

The weather at the beginning of Week 37 wasn’t too bad, but as the week progressed it slowly got worse. And I kept on putting off loading up a film holder to get a shot. One of the joys of … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 36 – The Castle

Well it’s not really a castle in any sense of the word, but this 1726 building in Old Fort Niagara has earned the moniker “The French Castle.” Constructed as part of the second fortifications at the mouth of the Niagara, … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 35 – Expeditionary Force

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. While I continue to push my War of 1812 project, there is another major milestone … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 34 – Mount Carmel

Located well above the tourist trap that is Clifton Hill by Niagara Falls sits a lovely spiritual retreat, named after a rather well known mountain that is in Israel and features prominently in the story of the prophet Elijah, namely … Continue reading

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52:320TXP – Week 33 – The Encampment

It ended with an explosion, but this is how it started, the sun creeping up over the historic fort, the trees, earthworks, masonry redoubts and blockhouses, tangled abatis, and rows of white tents. This was the scene early Saturday morning … Continue reading

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