Dome and Light

St. Boniface Cathedral

We went to Winnipeg, Manitoba in February. People we know couldn’t understand why I’d want to go to Winterpeg — as they like to call it here — in the middle of winter. My one and only reason was, I’d never been there. I always think it’s a good enough reason to visit a place.

As we were walking around the city, I kept getting ice build-up on my glasses. The condensation on the lenses got frozen on the spot in merely seconds. It was that cold. I didn’t take too many pictures because I was too busy keeping myself warm, but the only pictures I like from the trip are of old buildings.

The pictures above were taken inside the Manitoba Legislative Building. It has beautiful architecture and interior. It seems to be a popular spot for wedding photography because of the grand interior. If you ever get yourself to Winnipeg and only have time to visit one attraction, make it this one. You won’t regret it.

East Meet West

Mango and Pepper

I think I’m going to have to use different kinds of ND filter on my Polaroid SX-70 for different situations, i.e. ND2 for indoor and ND3 for outdoor because using ND3 indoor makes for some underexposed Polaroid shots. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for free filter samplers. If you ever need some ND filters for your Polaroid SX-70, I’d highly recommend getting the Lee Filters Cinematographer’s Edition swatch book that you can order through their contact form for free. It sure beats ordering a tiny piece of overpriced ND filter from Hong Kong, which I wish I could say I hadn’t done before.

Frozen Cove

Frozen Cove

We’ve been going to this spot every year in March since 2005 and every time I was drawn to shoot the exact same spots I did the previous year. I really should make an attempt to see this place in a different way the next time we go there, which probably won’t happen until March next year. Also, I’m hoping I’ll have a bigger zoom lens next year so I could shoot all those migrating tundra swans!

Bad Camouflage

Bad Camouflage

I started scanning the negative of the pictures I took this past weekend with the Hasselblad but I have a sore throat, which never fails to make me feel miserable, and I don’t think I could do it. I’ll have to remember to make sure that the battery in my digital light meter is not dead before I go out shooting with the Hasselblad or else I’ll end up with a bunch of either underexposed or overexposed images. Could’ve used my digital camera to meter the light but I didn’t think of it then. Oh well.

Missed Opportunity

Missed Opportunity

I’m no Lucky Luke. I don’t shoot faster than my own shadow. But I kind of like how this picture turns up. We were watching some seagulls being goofy (or dumb, depending on how you look at it) as we were enjoying our ice cream in Port Dover. Would’ve been able to take some more interesting shots of the birds if I could put down my ice cream but it was so good I just couldn’t, even if I wanted to. Proof that I still love ice cream more than I do photography.