Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Muskoka-Algonquin Fall 2015 iPhone Shots

Just some quick shots from last weekend on my iPhone, yes that's moose in the bottom shot and there's more to come with them on a later post.

Friday morning I went up to to Huckleberry Lookout between Bracebridge and Port Carling to meet  up with my friend Helen Grose , she lives most of the week up in Muskoka and knows the neighbourhood cold. She suggested for the gang to meet up at Huckleberry Lookout as a spot to shoot some landscapes, something different. I was challenged at first, more so with the light, it was supposed to be partly cloudy but instead we got mostly cloud with the rare patch of blue.

Later on I cut across along highway 117 through Baysville stopping by at the Lake of Bays Brewery (sorry no photos), they make fine beer and along that highway I got shots of the Lake of Bays which then took me through Dorset.

I was happy to arrive at Billie Bear resort, to me that's paradise, the weekend saw a return to the Bat Lake Trail this time in the morning and late afternoon along Highway 60, we really lucked in with a female moose and her calf not 20' from the roadside along with 80 people taking pictures. That made up for the crappy light on Friday.

Camera: iPhone 5s.

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The Bigwin.

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Moose on Highway 60


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Back to Muskoka and Algonquin Park This Weekend

Early tomorrow morning I'm headed back north to paradise for a long weekend of photography, a good hike in Algonquin Park and hang out with good friends. The fall colours report for Algonquin Park says it's still about 50% green still. That's ok, there are still great photos to be taken. Get out to nature and enjoy it, colours aside I think it's going to be great fall. See you next week.

Sunday Morning on Bella Lake

Yes, It  Was that Vibrant.

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Falling Water on the Bat Lake Trail

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Late August Toronto Part Two

Front St. looks great with the construction equipment removed. Union Station however still a work in progress.

Camera: Nikon FE, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B.

Back Alley off Yonge

Walking By Massey Hall

Massey Hall Sign

Deep in Thought

Front St. Two

Getting Across Front St

Tight Fit on Platforms five and Six

Action on the Platforms

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Late August Toronto

Toronto post Pan Am Games is a lot less of a construction site.


Camera: Nikon FE, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B

rebuilt Front St

Bronze Elephants

A mixture of Italian and Japanese

Bay and Queen 2

Waiting for the Walk Signal


Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Day up in Elora Part II

That day up in Elora feels so long ago now......

Black and White
Camera: Nikon F3hp, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.
Film: Fomapan 200

Colour
Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Ektar 100.

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Window Detail

Toy Boat

Gordon's Block on Metcalfe

Gordon's Block

River of Stones

Fork in the Road II

Bed and Breakfast

Looking Toward the South End of Town


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A Day Up in Elora Part One

Getting closer to the end of the Summer as people usually see it and I needed another day trip, my original plans for Prince Edward County got cancelled due to a friend's family health emergency so I pointed my car Northwest back to Elora instead of East along the 401.

Elora is a culinary hotspot deep in Wellington County roughly 20 minutes north of Guelph. Now if you are looking for a nice place to eat, I can recommend the Shepherd's Pub or Wreckless Eric's both are a great place for lunch and I can't recommend the Maclean's Pale Ale enough. I will recommend taking the Elora Culinary Walking Tour , think of it as a tasting menu for the town.

Sadly the Elora Mill Inn is still closed for renovations, the new owners seem to be distracted with other ventures as a result the village is quieter than it should be. I stayed there 15 years ago with my girlfriend at the time on a long weekend package and enjoyed myself. There are other places to stay through a quick search online you can find local bed and breakfasts, this is a great weekend or weekday get away with some great hiking over in Elora Gorge.


Colour Photos

Camera:Nikon FM, Nikkor 50 f1.8 Ais and 28 f2.8 Ai lenses.
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Black and White Photos

Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50 f1.8 Ais, 105 2.5 Ai and 28 f2.8 Ai lenses.
Film: Fomopan 200 processed in D76 1+1.

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Building Reflection II

A really Calm Morning

Reflected Mill

Elora Mill Inn on the Grand River

Bridge over The Grand

The Mermaid Store

Overgrown Doors

Drooping Flower