Category Archives: Travel Photography

Barachois-de-Malbaie, Québec | Route 132

Barachois-de-Malbaie

Barachois-de-Malbaie, Québec

Peggy’s Cove | Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Long Ma, In Ottawa | La Machine

Long Ma. La Machine

Atari and Dragons…what a golden age to remember!

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

Simons | Les Lumières de Vieux Québec

Simons, Vieux Québec

Église Saint-Joseph de Deschambault | Québec 138

Église Saint-Joseph de Deschambault

Construit 1835-1838
Situé au 115 Rue de l’Église, Deschambault, QC G0A 1S0

Église Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade | Québec 138

Église Sainte-Anne-de-Pérade

Construit 1855-1869
Situé au 201 Rue Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, QC G0X 2J0

Presbytère de Cap-Santé | Québec 138

Presbytère de Cap-Santé

Presbytère de Cap-Santé

Costruit 1754-1763
Situé au 30 de l’Eglise, Cap-Santé, QC G0A 1L0

Presbytère de la Paroisse de St-Augustin | Québec 138

Presbytère de la Paroisse de St-Augustin

Construit 1809-1816
Situé au 325 QC-138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC G3A 1G7

Coeur Sacrè de Jésus
Broyé a cause de nos péchès
Ayez pitié de nous
Protegez-nous
Sauvez-nous

2010 Olympic Cauldron | Vancouver, BC

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron

Wihtout the flame all I could think about was superman’s Fortress of Solitude – I very much like the look!

Beauport | Ville de Québec

Beauport, Québec

Domaine de Maizerets | Ville de Québec

Domaine de Maizerets, Québec

Un bel immeuble entouré de grands arbres, où héberge beaucoup d’histoire et de culture.

Kwakwaka’wakw Totem Pole | Canada 150+

A Haida Totem Pole (left) and Kwakwaka’wakw Totem Pole (right) at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, Canada

Towering just above the tree line, and reaching into the clouds, are two beautiful totem poles honouring the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations cultures in Victoria, British Columbia.   The Haida Pole (left) was carved in 1984 by Gerry Marks, Richard Hunt and Tim Paul.   The Kwakwaka’wakw Pole (right) was carved in 1981 by Tony Hunt.

 

Kwakwaka’wakw Totem Pole | Canada 150+

Kwakwaka’wakw Honouring Totem Pole, 1999

The Kwakwaka’wakw Totem Pole at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, Canada, was carved by Sean Whonnock and Johnathan Henderson.  This honouring pole is dedicated to the Coast Salish people on whose ancestral lands Thunderbrid Park is located.

 

British Columbia’s Legislature | Canada 150

A spectacular display of lights on British Columbia’s Provincial Legislature.

This long exposure image was taken with my new Canon TS-E 17mm tilt-shift lens, and Formatt-Hitech Long Exposure Filters, on a calm night in Victoria, BC. One of my Canada 150 dreams would be to photograph all 13 provincial and territorial legislatures in Canada – both inside and out, during the day and at night.

Port of Vancouver | Cargo Terminal

Port of Vancouver

Coal Harbour | Vancouver

A rainy day in Coal Harbour with storm clouds sweeping across the horizon.   This image was taken with my new 165mm Format Hitech Lucroit neutral density filter kit, and dialed up with some Adobe Photoshop CS6 poster edging.

Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Coal Harbour | Vancouver

An early morning scene of moored boats, marked by a still sea and a moving sky.

Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Battle of the Atlantic, Commemoration | Victoria, BC

The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, salutes hundreds of proud Royal Canadian Navy personnel in commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic.   This local  event – under a national memorial context – took place on a beautiful sunny day in Victoria, BC, along the Pacific coastline.   Celebrating a life of honour and sacrifice performed in the name of others for liberty and freedom is indeed righteous and worthy of remembrance.

Victoria, BC | Commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic, May 2017

.

Via Ferrata | Parc de la Chute-Monmorency, Québec

Via Ferrata | Parc de la Chute-Monmorency, Québec

A via ferrata circuit built in the Boischatel fault, next to la Chute-Monmorency

Istanbul, Turkey | Blue Mosque & Sultanahemt Park, Snowfall

Flash blizzard in Istanbul, Turkey — Blue Mosque, Sultanahemt Park

Enjoying the ultra-spectacular sights and sounds of prayers resonating from the Blue Mosque and its minarets. And making this moment extra special for me was the opportunity to enjoy it from Sultanahmet Park under a relatively heavy and rare snowfall. Wintertime is indeed picturesque! This mosque was constructed between 1606 and 1616, and is located next to the equally impressive Aya Sofya.