Long Ma, In Ottawa | La Machine

Long Ma, La Machine, taking flight through the streets of downtown Ottawa after regaining his magical wings from Kuma, and being cheered on by tens of thousands…Oh YEAH!!! This is Canada 150, #onthisday!!!

 

Long Ma in Ottawa

Long Ma in Ottawa

Long Ma in Ottawa

Kumo, In Ottawa | La Machine

On this spectacular afternoon I joined up with tens of thousands on the streets of downtown Ottawa to watch Kumo, La Machine, being chased by Long Ma

Kuma, La Machine

Long Ma, In Ottawa | La Machine

Long Ma. La Machine

Atari and Dragons…what a golden age to remember!

Kumo, In Ottawa | La Machine

Um, yeah, best leave sleeping spiders sleep, and use my telephoto lens for this one.

Kumo, La Machine,

Long Ma, In Ottawa | La Machine

Long Ma – the half-horse, half-dragon cosmic creature assigned to watch over humanity – check’n out the ByWard Market in Ottawa, Ontario.
Rumor has it the impressive beast was out-and-about look’n for the best Fish & Chips in town.

Long Ma, la machine, in Ottawa 2017

The Bluenose II Sailing past le Château Frontenac | Canada 150+

RDV2017 | Bluenose II sailing past le Château Frontenac et le vieux-Québec

On July 23, 2017, my wife and I had the great pleasure of waking up with the birds to photograph the Canadian iconic Bluenose II (a replica of the original 1921 Bluenose that was featured on a Canadian Stamp in 1928 and on the Canadian dime in 1937) sailing along the St. Lawrence River and past the equally Canadian iconic Château Frontenac (1892).

This picture was taken from atop la Terrasse du Chevalier-de-Levis, and making this photo even more special is the top left hand corner where in 2015 I kneeled down on one knee to propose to my beautiful wife and soul mate on la Terrasse Dufferin. So, yeah, I’d say this picture would be easily among one of my all time symbolic favourites.

USCGC Eagle Sailing Past le Vieux-Québec | RDV 2017

The USCGC Eagle sailing past Vieux-Québec

Class A, Barque 3, 89.7 metre, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, built in 1936. Originally operated by Nazi Germany to train cadets for the German Navy, the ship was taken by the United States as a war prize after World War II.

The Picton Castle & Appledore V sailing past le Château Frontenac | Grande Voiliers

Les Grande Voiliers, Québec 2017

HMCS Toronto FFH 333 sailing along the St. Lawrence | Pont de Québec

HMCS Toronto sailing nearby le Pont de Québec and le Pont Pierre-Laporte

One of my all-time favourite mottos in life is: “the early bird gets the worm”, and while most normal people would safely pass on getting up at 3:00 a.m. to find early morning photography moments, on this mighty fine day I had the great pleasure of photographing the HMCS Toronto FFH 333 sailing in the St. Laurent with le Pont de Québec and le Pont Pierre-Laporte in the background – a spectacular photography angle!

The HMCS Toronto is a Halifax-class frigate that was commissioned in 1993 and its motto is “Excellence with Vigour” — something any early bird can certainly appreciate! The HMCS Toronto is a general purpose warship with a particular focus on anti-submarine capabilities, but in times of peace it’s a real beauty to photograph!

Porte Kent, 1878 | Les Lumières de Vieux Québec

Porte Kent, Québec