I have seen the grand Fort Niagara from across the river in Niagara-On-The-Lake so I finally took time to go and see the oldest fort in the area. The fort and the people there made the two hour border wait worth it! The history of the site started back in 1678 when the French established their first fort. The current construction is a mixed bag of French buildings from 1688 to 1759, British who took the Fort from the French in a siege in 1759. The British were forced to hand over the fort to the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War,Read More →

At the end of August I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of two amazing friends of mine, Connie & Ewan. Plus they introduced me to a great spot in the city to do portrait work at, the Todmorden Mills. I’ll defiantly be using them again should the need arise. The wedding also gave me a chance to test out the new Kodak Portra 160. For More Visit: Connie & Ewan on FlickrRead More →

Using old film is fun, and a little scary also because you truly don’t know what you’re going to end up with. A couple years back I had acquired a roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan that had expired in the mid 1960s, and I got zero results from it, so when I found another two rolls of Verichrome Pan that expired in 1975 I figured what the hell and gave them a shot, but instead of letting a lab develop them I would do them myself. So with the old film loaded into my trusty Rolleiflex I headed down to the lake in Oakville toRead More →

Hitting the streets of my hometown of Milton for Week 34, specifically the farmer’s market which runs from May to October, I figured it would be a great place to try out some street photography. The market provided me with a lot of subjects to photograph, making it a very successful Saturday morning for me. A smile is a great way to start the day I’ll take one of those… Contemplation Discussions Oh Hai there Oh those were the days. The Man Nikon F4 – AF DC-Nikkor 105mm 1:2D – Ilford FP4+Read More →

It was back out to Ontario’s west cost for the 33rd week of the project, taking a weekend and going camping at Point Farms Provincial Park. The Park itself is a former Victorian era resort. These days sadly all of the old buildings are long gone, only fences and a few foundations remain lost in the woods that have grown up over the years. The weather could have been better, the skies stayed fairly cloudy the whole weekend and it rained several times on Saturday, but we still were able to catch a bit of a sunset on Saturday evening. Contax G2 – Carl ZeissRead More →

This was my fourth time attending the annual reenactment of the Siege of Fort Erie, it was probably one of the best I have been to yet! All the forces both Crown and US were in top shape this year, plus the sheer number of people watching and those marching was spectacular. Historically the events that lead up to the siege started on July 3rd 1814 when American Forces captured the fort from British Defenders. But it wasn’t until August 13th, 1814 that British forces under General Drummond opened fire. However it was his night attempt at taking back the fort that forced a failure.Read More →

It’s that time of year again to reenact the battle and camp out at Canada’s Bloodiest battlefield. Both US and Crown Forces were in top shape this year! Featured this post is the Fighting 60th, or rather 7th Battalion 60th Royal American Regiment of Foot, No. 6 Company. The 7th Battalion was formed of mostly German POWs who had been forced to fight for Napoleon over in Europe, but rather than languish in jail the British formed them into a unit specializing in light infantry tactics. The 7th Battalion No. 6 Company wore the rifle green of a rifle unit, however they were armed withRead More →

Going a little crazy for week 31…. In a recent trip to Toronto’s Lomography store I came across their Fisheye camera, a cheap plastic fisheye lens camera, and compared to other cameras they have so I picked it up, having caught the toy camera bug from my Holga (c/o the FPP). The results were well interesting to say the least, I was literally just shooting from the hip, not bothering with any rules or that nonsense, just going out and photographing for the sake of photographing. Lomography Fisheye (Version 1) – Fuji Superia X-Tra 400Read More →

After the adventures in Week 29 through Northern Ontario, Week 30 saw me still up in Northern Ontario on Manitoulin Island, rather than take the northern route and Highway 69 I chose to take the MS Chi-Cheemaun from South Baymouth across Georgian Bay to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. The Chi-Cheemaun is the current ferry operating between the mainland and the island, one in a long line of ships that have taken the route. The Chi-Cheemaun sailing into the South Baymouth Port. The joys of driving a compact car, is that we’re often one of the first loaded, giving us a view of the lastRead More →

Spending a Week up in Northern Ontario makes it hard to choose just seven photos to convey the entire week. There’s so much beauty up there. My trip took me up through North Bay, Temagami, Cobalt, Kirkland Lake, Timmins, Sudbury, and South Baymouth before returning home. So without further words on my part, let’s see here. North Bay, and the gateway to the North. From here on out the distances between towns become longer, and the roads lonelier. The Little town of Temagami as viewed from the top of an old MNR Fire watch tower, now open to the public as a great viewing platform.Read More →