Ball's Falls

Winter adventures are some of my favorite to photograph, even despite the cold. Even despite the fact that I fell in the snow this day. Even despite the fact that my hands were bloody frozen because I hate shooting with gloves on.

Does anyone else feel this way? Do you have special gloves that make you feel more confident in not dropping everything?

P.S. I dropped everything anyway. 

I find something magical about the way the snow looks in photographs, about the softness and crispness in the air, which you can find a way to capture in frame.  Blessed with wonderful, adventurous friends, we trekked off to Ball's Falls to wander around, shoot, and try not to freeze.

Brooke (IG) & Michelle (IG) were our models for this day, but I was accompanied by a couple wonderful photographers as well (Tyler & JR) (We even found someone to snap a group picture!)

You can find this shot ^ and more great ones at JR Kingdon's blog here!

We adventured down near the water, and back up to the church, JR made a snowangel and we all got pretty wet. But I'm excited at the winter adventures to come! 

Last of Fall Adventure

Maybe the title of this is a bit hastily written, technically fall isn't over for a month, but as the first snowfall already came and went in Niagara, it's clear that winter is on the sideline, eager to come out and play. 

Our adventure started simply enough, we were shooting a Jeep for an assignment. We chose a spot that maybe we weren't allowed to be in, so said all the No Trespassing signs littered about, but we hopped to, got the assignment done, and then some. Once the job was complete, we kept shooting and wandering about the area, trying to soak in every bit of golden hour and sunset we could. We've been inundated with so many gloomy days that a day like this seemed like it might not come around again for a little while.

I've recently started shooting film, thanks to a friend I made while working at Nikon, Sara, who is teaching me and letting me use her equipment. I'm eager to get the film photos back from this day eventually as well, to see how much they turned out. 

As the leaves are almost all fallen and crumpled on the ground, I'm a little sad to see fall go, but I'm excited at the idea of the snowy wonderland pictures that are in my camera's future.

Dundas Peak

Recently I went on a hiking adventure to Dundas Peak with some friends. This gem is a beautiful spot not too far from the GTA (it's just outside Hamilton!) It's a fairly easy hike, and the view payoff is worth every step. The hike will take you 30-40 minutes, depending how quick you hike (I'm slow and steady, for sure). There's two waterfalls in the area, and you'll be afforded plenty of photo opportunities. Bless my attractive friends and partner for letting me push my camera in their face at every opportunity.