Quebec City

Another year is in the books for Quebec City, and I already could not be missing it more. My wife and I spend a weekend in Old Quebec City every year, and visit the German Christmas Markets, stay in the Chateau, and drink to stay warm! This year seemed to be especially cold, with the high temperatures only being around 5 degrees, but that did not stop me from taking photographs! I took some snap shots, worked on collecting more doors, and did some more street photography. Check out the photographs below.

Wet Plate Photography

Over the weekend my wife and I went to an photography opening at a local gallery, and my interest in old style photography was renewed. I always liked the look of Wet Plates and I wanted to give it a go myself, but I have never done the real thing. So, I went to google, and looked up a way to get the same feel in Photoshop (I know this is wrong, and people will be upset for this!). I found some really good tutorials, and started playing in Photoshop. I think what I came up with was something of a hybrid. The general look is of a wet plate is there, but it is modernized. I am really looking forward to continuing down this path that I am on. It is awesome how something so small can reignite a passion for photography, and make you look at the world different.

Birthday's, Horses, and Cats

This past weekend was my mother’s birthday, and my family and I all chipped in and bought her the Sony A7III with 24-105 f/4 lens. Let me tell you, I was jealous when she opened it. I have heard so many good things about this camera, from the ergonomics, to the sensor, and let me tell you this camera did not disappoint. I was able to take it out on the weekend and play around with it, and now I may have been bitten by the gear bug!

Ferndale Adventures

I can feel summer is coming to and end, soon fall will be here, and we all know what comes after. I decided to take some time, dust the cobwebs off my bike, and go out exploring my own neighborhood, trying to take advantage of the fading light, and the weather. It is funny how one lives in a neighborhood for a long time, and never really notices the beauty. At least I know I have this problem. I just chased the light back and forth, up side streets, down by train tracks, and I feel I came out with some decent images. At least I got some exercise!

Traverse City, Michigan

There is nothing better than Northern Michigan in the late summer / early fall. The leaves begin to change, the air gets a little cooler, and most of the other people visiting have gone. My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary in Traverse City, Michigan. The weather was absolutely amazing all weekend.

What started off as a little bumpy trip turned into a spectacular weekend. The original hotel that we had booked was packed to the gills, and we received a faulty room, no air conditioning and there was that smell of old smoke. We quickly grabbed our phones and found a new hotel to reside in. We booked Hotel Indigo, and what a fabulous hotel it was. The view from our room was overlooking Lake Michigan. There was even a rooftop bar, which we spent time looking out over the water.

It truly was a fabulous weekend, and the best year of my life!