52 Rolls Week 39:52

Still Catching up on my posting……This week (and next) scenes from my recent road trip to South Dakota for the Bison Round-up.  The History of the Bison and the Indigenous people that relied on them for food is Tragic.  From 30 million Bison to less than 1200 by 1889. A few forward thinking people at…

52 Rolls Week 31:52

We’ve been out trying to capture the ‘Great American Eclipse’.  But to keep you all occupied, we visit the Iconic Daniels & Fisher Tower, Downtown Denver. In keeping with the new policy, only two images.  See the rest posted HERE: The interior of the Clock Face is an Event Center. Please do read the history…

52:500c – Week 50 – Burlington Races

For a city so close to where I live, I have never spent much time photographing Burlington, Ontario. And that’s even with one of my favourite camera stores in the province located there and some family. Actually, the reason I was in Burlington was for a family Christmas celebration. Taking some time beforehand to visit…

52 Rolls Week 42:52

  For this week a trip to Mesa Verde National Park, and a tour of the Long House: Below, evidence that you can take a tour with 30 or so of your ‘closest’ friends and still make a photograph with no people in it if you try really hard……Mesa Verde was a Zoo. Over run,…

52 Rolls Week 41:52

Ute Mountain This week we visit Ute Mountain Tribal Park. This was the focus of our Photography Club’s trip to Cortez, Colorado.  There are dozens of Cliff Dwellings on the the Ute Mountain Reservation and the Tribe has established a Park to protect these sites while providing controlled access to them.  We were able to…

52:500c – Week 41 – Battle Ground

Both hobbies that I pursue with passion involve shooting. There’s photography, and there’s 19th-Century British Military Reenacting. And oddly enough, I love being the villain which means going south of the border since we’re into War of 1812 territory. Over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, I have for the past four years I along with the…

52:500c – Week 40 – Grand Old House

Sometimes your life intersects with History without you even knowing it. But you’re probably wondering why I’m saying this while looking at a subject of “Grand Old House.” Week 40 was shot at Oakville’s Erchless Estate, one of the town’s older buildings and the grand home of the town’s founder, Colonel William Chisholm. Chisholm, a…

52:500c – Week 12 – A House Divided

Welcome back to week 12, the missing week from my part of the project, now thanks to my wonderful fiancée, Heather, and her encouragement I went back and rescanned the film I had just filed away. If you haven’t gone that far back in the project, you’ll remember in Week 13 I mentioned that I…

52 Rolls Week 31:52

This week Holga goes above the Tree Line to the Summit of Pikes Peak: We took a Journey on the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway for my mother-in-law’s 80th Birthday.  There was a lot to see on the way up, but not worthwhile to take photographs through the tinted window (although you will see a…

52:500c – Week 23 – Battlefield House

Sometimes it’s fun to play tourist. With going away the next weekend I decided to take Heather and a camera (or two) to the 35th Annual battle of Stoney Creek Reenactment, rather than dress in wool and carry a musket. Both are fun ways to enjoy a 19th-century military reenactment. Battlefield Park is home to…

52:500c – Week 15 – A Fort Named George

If there’s one thing that is awesome about the historical reenactment hobby is that you get to spend a lot of time at some of the sites that are a part of Canadian History. Fort George in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. This beautiful late 18th century fort was built following the American occupation of Fort Niagara across…