May got busy…really busy. Between the Northeast Ohio Meetup from APUG to going to Chicago, I’ve had zero time to do any sort of processing, but with a bit of a lull I’ve been pushing myself to work through my backlog. So expect some rapid fire posts for Weeks 20, 21, and 22. But first, Week 20, the Tremont neighborhood in Cleveland. I was on my way to the NEOH APUG meetup at John Power’s place and decided to swing through Cleveland and hit up the Aperture Photography store in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland on my way in. Sadly the store was closedRead More →

When it rains, the last place you’ll want to be is Fort Meigs, trust me on this one. The fort isn’t the nicest fort that got involved in the war, there is not a long drawn out or particularly memorable history about the depot fortification. It really is more of an afterthought, a post designed to be a stopping point for troops and supplies, and while it saw only two sieges over the course of the war it did stand out in one way. It was the largest wooden palisade wall fort in all of North America, at least when it was first built. UnlikeRead More →

With a commanding view of both Lake Ontario and the Niagara River, the old colonial fort has a long and complicated history connecting it to three different nations that formed the basis of the modern countries that exist today. Not to mention it serves as the oldest collection of stone buildings west of Montreal and the oldest fortification I have had the honour of visiting and documenting. I’m of course talking about Fort Niagara. The French Castle is the oldest and central structure of Fort Niagara and dates back to 1729. Pacemaker Crown Graphic – Schneider-Kreuznack Angulon 1:6,8/90 – Kodak Tri-X Pan @ ASA-320 KodakRead More →

She is the stuff of legends, a hero in her own right, a hull of iron, and undefeated in battle. A mighty sailing ship that spans the course of three centuries, and still able to move under her own power, she’s called Old Ironsides, but her real name is the US Frigate Constitution (38). And while the history of the Constution extends both before and long after the Anglo-American War of 1812. And while the ship is not a fort, person, battle, or location, it played a major role in the war and adds to the overall mythos that has surrounded the war in theseRead More →

This one is for my friends at Kodak! Despite Ektachrome being cancelled in 120 and 35mm formats, I happened to find a decent sized stash in the back of my stores, mostly E100VS. Over the Easter weekend I had a chance to go south…to Tennessee, and one of my stops was the towns of Bristol. Why towns? Simple there are two Bristols, one in Virginia and one in Tennessee, and they share a common downtown along State Street, as the name implies is the State line. When I stopped in on the town on my way down I was quickly rained out, but Monday asRead More →

The Summer Road Trip, a big station wagon, kids, parents, the pet, and the open highway heading to anywhere. Well in my case, me, a four door sedan, and a well thought out route. Down through Ohio, PA, and Western New York. So for week 23 as I had the entire week off work I decided to use a Polaroid Land Camera and Fuji Pack Film to capture the trip. So for this post I chose my favourite from each day of the week. Saturday – The Henry Ford Museum. Sunday – The Glencoe Neighborhood (the entire place is abandoned) Monday – Nick and IRead More →