Spring day on the Lachine Canal

This past weekend Maggie and I hopped the Metro to go check out the Atwater Market. It was such a lovely day we decided to first take a walk along the Lachine Canal. We spent quite a bit of time walking and taking in the views–so much time that the market was closed when we returned.

This image is was taken east of the market near the locks. The brick buildings are condos.

lovely spring day on the Lachine Canal

I went ultralight for this excursion and carried my EOS M and the old trusty G11 in my little Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20 bag. What I love most about the G11 is the articulating screen. It produces nice images too.

Canon G11 out of semi-retirement.

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Winter is over, time to shoot

After moving to Montréal, winter arrived. Photographically, I was unprepared. As a coastal California transplant, the COLD weather and abundant snow was fun to experience but hell for taking photographs. Next winter I will be prepared. But now the spring is coming fast, so no more excuses…

GDub in Montréal

Selfie taken today with my iPhone 5s.

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First New Year’s Day in Montréal

Now that we are living in Montréal, and experiencing our first winter here, I need to get some gloves that are functional (and warmish) for shooting with a DSLR on cold days. At sub zero degrees centigrade the hands get cold very quickly–especially those of this recent coastal California transplant. For now, the iPhone is quick and easy. Here’s me and Maggie on New Year’s Day at Parc Maissonneuve.

Me and Mags on New Year's Day in Montréal's Parc Maissonneuve

iPhone 5s selfie at -17°C (1°F). Bonne Année! Happy New Year!

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Niagara Falls in November

We’re now living in Montreal! The long distance, international move was brutal, but also amazing and eventful. Unfortunately, opportunities to take photographs during the cross country drive, other than quick iPhone snaps, didn’t happen–except during the little side trip we made to Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side).

Niagara Falls from behind the falls

Niagara Falls viewing deck

Niagara Falls tourists

Niagara Falls rainbow

Niagara Falls rainbow with tourists

Niagara Falls rainbow with couple

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 while moving to Montreal.

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On our way to Montreal

I haven’t posted photos for quite a while because of preparing for our move from California to Montreal. Packing and loading was finished this past weekend and on Monday we hit the road for the 3000 mile drive to Montreal. We are currently on route, but because I’m doing the lion’s share of the driving and we’re on a mission to get there I’m pretty much only taking the occasional iPhone photo. When I restart the regular posts (hopefully in the next week or two) my photos will be from the eye of a newcomer to Montreal.

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The Mad Maggies

I talk a lot about the band, but I never post photos of the band in action because I’m on stage with them. Here’s a new video of The Mad Maggies playing “Heaven on this Earth”–listen up:

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Candid shot of my fave guitarist

There was some fine Irish music playing this night and I got a bunch of action shots, but of all the shots I took I really liked this one–John Doyle at Studio E.

John Doyle at Studio E

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 taking a break with a fine Irish musician.

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Moving to Montreal

After 15 years here in Petaluma, our homestead will be changing in November. We’ll be driving to Montreal, our stuff will be traveling in a big ass truck, and hopefully we’ll arrive at the new digs at about the same time and everything will work according to plan. 3000 miles, another country… OK, I’m being optimistic. Stay tuned…

Canon EOS M at the Petaluma homestead

The image is of my Canon EOS M on the lazy table on a glorious summer day. I converted it to black and white with Nik (Google) Silver Efex Pro 2 and layered in the red in Photoshop.

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 pondering the big move.

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Sunday dreaming

Watching a man watching the accordion shredders at the Cotati Accordion Festival this past Sunday.

Man in red checked shirt at 2013 Cotati Accordion Festival

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 on the outside looking in.

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Food vendors

A couple of characters from the recent Cotati Accordion Festival. Loved these guys. Slaving away all day but still smiling for the camera.

Character at the Cotati Accordion Festival 1

Character at the Cotati Accordion Festival 2

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L.

Canon 5DM3 hanging near the food.

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