Category Archives: Objects

Fireworks

I love fireworks. I love the challenge that they present in terms of capturing them in such a way as to tell a story. There are a number of images in this particular set – but this one is one of my favourites.

Wind Me Up

Near the south-west corner of La Citadelle in Québec City is a large gun manufactured by Krupp, a Prussian company (interesting origin for a cannon on Canadian soil) that has since rebranded and now makes coffee machines. In any case, old machines of war (particularly projectile launchers) are interesting because of how …

Gone To Pots

In Ville de Québec in the lower area there is a restaurant called Le Lapin Sauté. We didn’t get a chance to eat in there (we weren’t actually hungry at that time, having so recently devoured some delicious crêpes), but I had to stop and capture a few images of their interesting décor. To …

Getting a Handle On Things

Back in 2005, I captured this image on a cloudy and rainy day. In August of 2016, I returned to take another photo, but found that someone had fixed the door, moved a hinge and replaced the door handle. Furthermore, the conditions were completely different: instead of a cold, rainy day, …

Moon

A friend of mine in the neighbourhood brought my attention to the fabled “supermoon” last summer. Since that time, I have been struggling to capture a decent image of the Earth’s tag-along. I began with images of the full moon – but sadly, the details of the surface were hard to resolve …

Master & Dynamic MH40

The Master & Dynamic MH40 is a beautiful piece of technology. It’s one of the best set of headphones that I have ever listened to. Combining great form and function, the MH40 is well-designed and sounds amazing. I love the combination of leather and metal, which combines to make the …

Wall of Darkness

While I am not that great at chess, I love to play. The concept is really neat, and there are so many different versions of the pieces that it’s mind-boggling. Still, the classic shapes are my favourite. Simple, yet menacing, they can be intimidating in the hands of a master. …

Choices

Birthday parties for children have evolved from trips to Mother’s Pizza to all kinds of interesting crafty activities. One of my favourites is The Clay Emporium, where kids can pick out various ceramics to paint, which are eventually fired and cured. It’s a great place that reminds us how creative …

Patr-Eat-Ism

I dig desserts – especially cupcakes. Think about it: all of the goodness of cake in a smaller, easier-to-eat form factor. And really, when you think about it, they are usually smaller than pieces of cake that are served to you. I also love how creative some of the toppings …

Glassy Rainbow

When we were in San Francisco, we visited Grace Catherdral. While the building is beautiful both inside and out, I was particularly struck by the stained glass windows. I wanted to capture an image of the light and the colour, rather than the stonework that the glass was mounted in. It …

Under Pressure

Tucked away in a mountain fortress in Vineland, Ontario is an awesome winery called the John Howard Cellars of Distinction.It is a wondrous place; very simply laid out; very friendly people. I love wine and how it is made; it is like magic to me. This is the gauges …

Sitar Hero I

My friend Mike is a very cultural guy. As I told his mom once, he’s someone who is very much into authenticity. Mike does not go halfway on anything. So when he told me that he bought a sitar, I had to see it. I knew that it would be a very beautiful thing …