Posts Tagged With: Travel Photography

Memories of Music; Discarded in Woodbridge

Memories of Music; Discarded in Woodbridge

In the suburb of Vaughan, just north of Toronto, Ontario; Woodbridge is not a place that particularly reminds me of the wilderness. Despite the name, it’s mostly housing developments that, according to locals, have only existed for little over a decade.

However, nestled in Pine Grove, Boyd Park is an expanse of what nature would have intended. Although, plenty of the remains of parties lay scattered in the brush. Here, I spotted a vintage chord organ, smashed on a log. The instrument seemed just as dead as the tree beneath it and both were seemingly just waiting to be sucked into the earth.

Thanks for checking out my blog while I try to get my life sorted out. Maybe my many harddrives of travel photos will all be in one place one day and I will be able to more easily update this blog with fun pictures!

Until we meet again!

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Toronto: A Canadian Staple

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

In a time of confusion, disappointment and opportunity, I impulsively hopped on a place to visit a few friends in Ontario. After spending some time in Ireland and unhappy with the results, I decided it was time to go home. All the way back to Vancouver was out of the question, so halfway between home and back east was where I met some of the kindest people I’ve encountered on this earth. The friends that I made in Toronto will undoubtedly bring me back there as soon as life will allow. Two of the people I encountered showed me to these places for these pictures to happen. Above is the CN Tower from the home of the Blue Jays, the bridge to Rogers Centre. Below is Casa Loma, a castle style residence that has been turned into a museums. To more adventures with amazing people!

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In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it's beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it’s beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

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Niagara From New York

Niagara From New York

For the first time in my life, I stepped onto New York State soil. This photo was taken a few minutes later, after a short adventure on a wrong turn.

My friend Rob and I both stopped for quite some time to photograph and take in the beauty of the Falls. The American Falls are what you see in this shot. With over 50% (some say upwards of 60%) of it’s flow restricted, one can only imagine the power of the falls if mankind hadn’t intervened.

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Dublin’s Motion in Transportation

This shot was taken of a passing LUAS train by the Government Buildings towards the River Liffey.

This shot was taken of a passing LUAS train by the Government Buildings towards the River Liffey.

Dublin's Motion in Transportation

A double decker bus and a cyclist traveling in opposite directions at an intersection near Trinity College.

These past few months have been a whirlwind. I seem incapable of settling in one place for long, so I thought I’d pay tribute to that in my post today.

These shots were both taken in Dublin in February on the evening of my birthday in 2013.

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Rocky Mountains: The Beginning in Golden

Rocky Mountains: The Beginning in Golden

My first glimpse of the Canadian Rocky Mountains came around sunset in Golden, BC this past February. I started my adventure away from my home province of British Columbia by flying to Europe from Calgary. The idea of never having seen the Rockies on home turf seemed unreasonable and I didn’t know how long it would be before I would come home. The drive from Vancouver, north-east to Calgary, Alberta was an astounding adventure.

This shot taken right before the entrance of Golden, BC around sunset was my favourite and I thought I would share it with you lovely folk.

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Beachy Head, East Dean

Beachy Head Turret

Beachy Head in East Dean, a suburb of Eastbourne in East Sussex (that was a lot of easts!) has seen quite a bit. The moment I saw this turret, I imagined what had brought these structures to this place. My estimation turned out to be the likeliest of scenarios.

Beachy Head had a royal air force radar station, which saw much activity in World War II covering the area from Brighton to Hastings from ten miles out to sea. This and other turrets scattered along the hillside along the edges of England where the land meets the sea is likely where soldiers were to defend their country in case of attack.

Keep in mind this east, east, east location… Right across the English Channel from France. Dieppe, to be exact, where a gruesome and bloody battle took place. Of the nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers in this raid, more than 900 were killed (about 18 percent) and 1,874 taken prisoner (37%).

After reading quite a bit about the battle on the France side of the Channel (The Dieppe Raid), it hit me hard to know that this land I was standing on may have had the tiniest of contributions to one of the most disastrous battles that my fellow countrymen were apart of during the World War II.

I hope to find something similar when I go to Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. Maybe even something more telling of the historic battle.

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Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier - Valentines Day 2013

Upon arriving in Brighton, I ventured a few steps from the bus station and discovered the gorgeous sight found at the pier around sunset. The seagulls were circling from what seemed like every direction, the lights were flashing and the people acted as if like the chilly winds of February on the coast didn’t bother them.

To my loyal followers, I apologize for the delay in getting the first post up since my travels began, but I’ve finally settled a bit and it’s time to start posting again. I hope you are all keeping well in your corner of this globe! This will be a couple of weeks of update until I can muster the courage to keep adventuring to bring you more escapades around the world. Next up should be Europe with my cousin!

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Jogging in Toronto

Jogging in Toronto

If you’ve spent any time in Toronto, capitol of Ontario, you must be familiar with the CN Tower. It boasted the title of tallest man-made free standing structure between it’s opening in 1976 to 2007, so it should come as no surprise that in comparison to the rest of the buildings and structures in Toronto, the CN Tower is the most distinctive. The shape of the tower is, as well, a feature that makes it stand out among the rest.

In this shot of Toronto taken in August of 2012, the CN Tower is the prominent structure, although I included the foreground of the location I was shooting from the add some depth and dimension. Commonly considered a city with a lot of concrete and not much greenery, I learned that with a little exploration, Toronto has an expanse of parks.

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Sidney Centre – British Columbia

Sidney Centre - British Columbia

The closest city to Swartz Bay, British Columbia on Vancouver Island is Sidney. Swartz Bay is the location of the ferry terminal from the mainland to the southern portion of the island. On my way into Victoria this past week, I stopped in Sidney and managed to capture this shot. With the clock face in there, you’ll see how early the sun sets these days.

Until the next jaunt.

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Dillinger Escape Plan

Dillinger Escape Plan

I thought I’d give you all a little taste of what I do and what will be coming again this summer. A new year means planning for the festival season and there is nothing I look forward to more every single year.

As a live music photographer, there’s nothing like the plethora of variety that summer music festivals offer all around the world. Truthfully, most of my traveling has been fueled by music, and often festivals. This year, it looks like the Czech Republic is quite high on my list, but England puts on a hell of a rock and roll festival and I’m scoping out the options.

For now, I hope you enjoy this photograph of Greg Puciato, singer of mathcore band, The Dillinger Escape Plan taken at Heavy T.O. in Toronto in August of 2012. If you ever have the chance to watch them, I would highly recommend it. By far, they put on the best live show I’ve seen, time and time again. I’ve watched them perform in Vancouver (BC), Portland (OR), Nampa (ID), Pomona (CA), Denver (CO), Toronto (ONT), and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Hythe, Kent in England, not to mention the repeats. They are seriously good and they have been for many years.

Until the next journey, friends.

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