Category Archives: Places

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, …

Engine 235

It can never be denied that the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York (September 11th, 2001) was a tragedy. Regardless of what anyone thinks in regards to the event itself (and what led up to it), a large number of men and women lost their lives that …

De-Railed

If you have never been to the High Line, make sure you check it out if you ever visit New York City. It is essentially a linear park built on an elevated railroad spur along the west side of Manhattan. It is an excellent use of an abandoned section of transit, …

About Face

The vegetation along the High Line (New York City) is quite spectacular. On a recent walkabout in the city that never sleeps, I saw this cluster of Asters in the linear park that looked like they were watching over the path. The overcast sky and drizzle made for a neat composition that emphasized …

Canisbay Silhouette

Astrophotography is definitely not my strong suit. I took a number of photos last year, and only one of them really turned out the way I wanted it to. Attaining a crisp image is challenging because keeping the exposure too long will result in trails (because the Earth is turning, …

Sepia City

Sometimes you just have to capture an image because it strikes your fancy. This is a photo of Old City Hall in Toronto. I was on my way home from a gig one night and had to walk by this landmark on my way to the subway. I had my …

San Fran At Night

It is rare for me to fall in love with a city. While I am not as well-traveled as some, I have visited a number of cities in different places around the world – but I have have never felt the pull that I did when I visited San Francisco. …

Solitary

The prisoners of Alcatraz had a constant reminder of what they were missing only a mere mile and a half away (San Francisco) – by looking out the nearest window. Those who were unruly were placed in solitary confinement – a jail within a jail – a lonely stay in …

Festive Dinner

I was hired to shoot the holiday celebration for a company in Toronto. They held their event at the Windsor Arms Hotel, a posh location in Yorkville. Old architecture mixed with a great DJ and modern sensibility in style to make an interesting evening. When I first arrived, I saw …

Peeking

Canisbay, a car-camping area located off of Highway 60 in Algonquin Park, is (in my opinion) one of the better-maintained camping areas in the park (not counting the interior). There are several trails between the main camping areas and the beaches /comfort stations. I took a stroll along one of …