the quaint charm of quebec city

After a very brief stopover in Toronto (literally just 18 hours) to see my brother - where our big highlight was the Soon Tofu restaurant he took us to - the next stop on our wee Eastern Canada getaway was the quaint Quebec City. And yes, it was still cold and wintery... even colder and... Continue Reading →

an april wedding

Last month we headed out on week-long trip out to the East, just in time to enjoy the last remnants of a Canadian winter, courtesy of Mother Nature and her always impeccable timing. Our first stop was Ottawa, Mark's hometown and location of his childhood friend Jason's wedding. Jason had asked Mark to be part... Continue Reading →

seeing double

Technically it's not seeing double since it's not like I literally have two left feet. April Fool's Day spoiled us with warm and sunny weather, so I took the opportunity to go sit out on my deck to soak in some vitamin D.  I flipped the original photo vertically so it looks like someone else... Continue Reading →

edge

If I recall correctly, this is a restaurant in Old Montreal.  I love the strong edges in this photo, in particular the contrast of the warmth emitted by the wood frames of the door and window against the relative coldness of the gray stone surrounding them. —————- This post is part of Blogging U’s Photo... Continue Reading →

glass

I love colourful storefront and restaurant window displays.  They immediately invite me in and make me curious about what's on the other side. Taken in Old Montreal, March 2009. —————- This post is part of Blogging U’s Photo 101 Class, where I’ll be posting a photo each weekday with an interpretation of the given theme.

treasure

I grew up afraid of dogs.  When I was in elementary school, I told my friends that I was allergic to dogs because one of them had a feisty little Yorkie whose bark was worse than his bite but nonetheless scared the shit out of me.  I thought if I told her I was allergic... Continue Reading →

landscape

I'm not particularly good at shooting landscapes.  I tend to lean heavily towards too much sky when framing landscapes so they always feel a bit... top heavy, I suppose. This shot of San Francisco from Mission Dolores Park, taken in June 2014, is a good example of my "top heavy" approach; however, I did manage... Continue Reading →

scale & observation

Crescent Road is a popular spot for photographers because of its vantage point allowing a panoramic view of the Bow River and the downtown core.  The morning I picked to go up there was pretty cloudy and miserable, hence the overblown/bright and clouded over sky. Still, the view was pretty amazing.  I can't wait for... Continue Reading →

moment & motion

Downtown Ottawa, circa 2009, taken from our hotel room.  Hard to believe that this image was taken 7 years ago when I first got my camera (has it really been that long?!).  I knew nothing about taking photos of moving cars, in low light no less, but I think my experimentation turned out well for... Continue Reading →

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