52:500c – Week 49 – Upon Avon

You’d think that with a title like “Upon Avon” I would be doing some portraits for Shakespearian actors. And you would be wrong. However, the town that I was is known rather well for their theater performances of Bard’s work. That town is, of course, Stratford. Stratford and I go way back, as in some…

52:500c – Week 35 – Muskoka

The Wild North of Cottage Country, Muskoka. This beautiful part of Ontario isn’t the actual north of our beautiful province and these days you’re more likely to run into homes bigger than most you’d find in Southern Ontario. But you can still get a sense of wilderness. So to end out the summer my Bible…

52:500c – Week 31 – Vieux-Qu├ębec

If you live in Canada, the beauty of Old World Europe is distant, usually requiring a lot of money and a long flight, or does it? We have a little taste of Europe right here in North America. The Old City of Quebec is probably one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited outside of…

52:500c – Week 30 – Contest of Fortification

It was surreal stepping off the shuttle bus at the Dauphine Gate at the Fortress of Louisbourg. I had managed to catch the second shuttle bus of the day to the once large French Fortified town. The fog had settled in for the long haul, which is no surprising considering where I was in Canada…Cape…

52:500c – Week 27 – The Ships of Summer

There is a certain romantic feeling connected to the sea and the ships that sail upon it. While today the ships that cover the ocean are high-tech cities there are a few that still roam the world’s waterways that harken back to the era of sail. And this past Canada Day long weekend several of…

52:500c – Week 25 – The Old Kirk

If we were in the Netherlands “The Old Kirk” or more correctly “De Oude Kerk” would mean a church, but here in Traverse City, Michigan it’s for the old Traverse City State Hospital. Constructed as “Building 50” of the Northern Michigan Asylum in 1885 according to the infamous Kirkbride plan. This was the third mental…

52:500c – Week 24 – The City that Works

I was so excited to be able to include Chicago, one of my three favourite American cities in this year’s project. With some of the amazing architecture in The Loop and one of my favourite skylines ever. But then I got thrown for a bit of a loop. My plan had been to get to…

52:500c – Week 22 – A Farmer’s Life

One thing that I’ve noticed about all my past fifty-two projects is that my own hometown is usually the most ignored. Because well it’s home, I’ve taken hundreds of photos in town so the subject is a little dull for me. But there is one thing that I do like and that’s street photography. So…

52:500c – Week 19 – The Gully

It’s not my usual faire, shooting low and close up. But sometimes to keep things fresh you have to get in low and close. Usually when I’m shooting nature I shoot landscapes, big, wide, small apertures, big sky, trees. So I had to make a conscious effort in this case to simply not. Focus on…

52:500c – Week 16 – In The Neighborhood

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? One of the shows that I grew up watching was Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, it’s a fantastic show, that still carries it’s wisdom even today! So with the honey garlic pulled chicken in the crockpot…

52:500c – Week 07 – A View to a Lake

Meeting you, with a view to a kill Face to face in secret places, feel the chill Night fall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making Still oversea, could it be the whole world opening wide A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside The weekend’s why Okay so a view to a lake…

52:500c – Week 04 – A Fort for A City

Deeply intertwined with the history of Toronto, Ontario is Fort York. Like Fort Erie, Fort York was established in the early days of Upper Canada after it’s establishment following the American Rebellion. Loyalists to the British Crown followed General John Graves Simcoe to the wilderness of the newly created colony of Upper Canada. While the…