Another Brick in the wall

What can I say about the last few years, months or anything at all. Lately, the more I look at social media, the more confusing things get. The abundance of information everywhere, be it good or bad, is mind-blowing! Personally, 2017 is off to a better start than 2016, last year was a challenging year… interesting but challenging. Add to that raising two boys under 6 and you find yourself running out of steam pretty quickly.

I learned some very important things these past couple of years, like:

1- Never say never

2- Now I believe there is only a huge grey zone, no black or white

3- Never underestimate the power of wine in solving problems…
or making you forget them

4- I have no idea if I’m a good father

5- I used to think I was a patient person

6- You can survive on 5 hours of sleep or less a night for two years straight

7- My wife is an incredible person

8- Did I mention wine?

9- There are several ways you can prepare toast for your child… none of them will be OK

10- Sometimes it’s OK to cry for a missing piece of LEGO

11- NETFLIX

12- Re-discovering music with your kids is priceless

13- Know your limits, again, know your limits

14- I’m a very lucky human being… I tend to forget this quite often

15- It is extremely important that you keep some time only for yourself

16- I miss analog photography more than I ever thought I would

17- #16 is not an excuse, get off your butt and shoot!

18- You can love someone in a way you had never imagined and also be mad at them
in a way you never imagined

19- “Life changing experience” is probably the most accurate term when you have kids

20- If we’re going to make it in this world, we have to help each other and communicate.

That’s my 2 cents and here are some pictures from this Winter/Christmas/random moments

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Hope everyone is finding their way, thanks for stopping by!

My street photos in Montréal

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Summer 2011 photo blitz part 1

These days I feel like I’m caught between a dream, what ever is in the middle and real life. I wouldn’t say its hard, its just very different from what I’m used to feeling. In about 6 weeks my wife is supposed give birth, our first baby, the reason why my life has already changed so drastically, but in a good way of course :) I miss writing blogs, its not that I have no time, I could find the time, its not that hard but its just that I choose to spend more time elsewhere, make sure things are alright and that we’re on track with everything.

I admire parents, my parents, also my friends who already have kids and all of those couples that have 2 kids or more. Just thinking about kids can be exhausting :) But before I embark on this incredible adventure with Amélie, I will try to catch up with my entries and share some of my favourite shots from this Summer,  this is part 1 of 2 by the way.

Where to begin…

Sometime during the month of June, I had the great pleasure of having Arthur Mola and Philip Schulte over for the weekend. It was during the Grand Prix weekend of all possible weekends :) Always a pleasure spending time and shooting with people who love photography as much as them. What I remember the most from that weekend was, Tri-x, Jack and coke, using Philip’s M6, an exploding battery, getting our picture taken by the photo guy and watching Philip eat his first “real” poutine. The rest is all about having a good time!

Sherbrooke Metro on a Friday evening, the night we went out.

Expected

As I was saying

I really want a M6 with the Nokton 1.1, c’est si joli! :)

We all have our moments

Mr Mola on the hunt

I’ve had many meals in this place…. but none that I can clearly remember.

I always enjoy finding available light sources especially during the night but that’s not why I find this picture interesting.

I had no light meter by the way, the battery was dead on the M6 so all the night shots were a guess.

A must

After a good night sleep, or what was left of it, I made the guys some crepes and we ate outside. Last day in town for them, I thought it would only be appropriate to show them the Old port and Chinatown. Oddly enough I didn’t take many pictures, I guess I was more interested in seeing what they had experienced. Nevertheless here are some of the ones I managed to take.

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My Contax 645 had to come out for this special occasion.

Arthur took this one

And this one, that is my “Ididn’tgetenoughsleep” face

This was at 1.1 with the Nokton 50, damn that’s shallow :) I should of had more practice with it but still enjoyed the outcome.

I was pretty off on this shot, but the essential is there

Street performer getting his share of attention

Chinatown, obviously

Some nice action again! We headed back to my place and the guys packed up and got ready for the drive back to Toronto, which I believe is about 6-7 hours away. It was short and sweet, happy they came down and hopefully it wont’t be our last gathering!

Later that month I went For a boys weekend to Quebec city, a quick 2 day adventure that was long overdue :)

Arrived

Was great to have some quality time with the guys.

This shot just makes me smile, that early morning attitude… before coffee of course.

A little windy that morning

But not without a sense of humour. That had to be the earliest bachelor party ever… Would you like some Jack Daniels with your eggs? We later saw him again twice, the second time he didn’t look as energetic ;)

Tourists… they are so visible…

… like vintage cars, which I prefer to tourists ;)

One of those moments

Met up with the guys later on and had “some” Sangria

Tourists :)

David Bowie

Love walking in this weather.

Getting ready for supper. Was a great weekend indeed!

Now onto something completely different. My wife and I decided to rent a cottage in the eastern townships and invite here parents for a long weekend. They had helped us so much with our wedding that it seemed like the least we could do. It was a perfectly relaxing weekend and for once I felt like they were getting taken care
of  and not the other way around :)

Good times!

So glad they enjoyed it!

I love these moments

Time has no value here.

You can concentrate on the important things in life.

ADD Attention definitely desired

She loves reading…

Runs in the family I guess

:)

A nice view I’m sure :)

The friendly stalker.

Later on in July we were at our friend’s boy’s 2nd B-day party, a gorgeous day, a nice pool and great company.

Birthday boy gets bypassed by impostor

Good luck trying to blowout a sparkle :)

Have your cake bud!

:)

Lots of kids everywhere!

He’s actually pretty good ;)

Our host

The party animal

Ze ballons, of course!

Xavier

With his parents

Time for presents!

A moving violation!

Conversations – Hey, there’s my little boy!… somewhere there. :)

Related? ;)

How about these two?

Some soothing

Some attitude! I’m sure he was like: “Buddy, put the camera down and lets go swim!”

A perfect Summer day!

:)

You can rest now, all has been done!

The next ones are really random from the days that followed.

That’s a dog lover! :)

Good times

Good food

Ahhhh

Those eyes!

Something tasted funny, I guess.

Kids, they’re everywhere I tell you!

Too adorable to pass

Ok enough with the kids, for now.

Back to kids :)

A father daughter moment, interrupted by the incredibly loud Contax 645 :)

During my official B-day celebration brunch ;)

And my mama!

Well, that’s it for now. I have lots more to show you in part two. A little more documentary style but still very summer-ish for the most part ;)

Hope you enjoyed watching.

A bientôt!

Better late than never

Let me begin by thanking all the people who wrote a comment on my last entry. When I saw those emails come in I thought for sure I had a virus :). I was delighted to see how many people found it useful and it made me also think about the importance of the subject as a discussion. This entry will be much different from the last one but is more in line with what I usually post here. I was very busy for the last three months with work and especially since I added a grueling exercise routine in my life… which is worth every painful moment :) I actually see and feel the results and I love it. But the most important thing over everything else is that my wife and I are expecting a baby :))))) It’s been great so far! Things are going well and she’s already half way there, so my time has been divided in to many wonderful new chapters. I still managed to shoot some photos during the last few months but I’ve only gotten to them now, a few shots are really out of season. Nevertheless, I thought I would share them here.

They start somewhere in Feb 2011 and end in May 2011.

Feb 2011 I spent the weekend with my wife at my friend’s house in Quebec city. Was great to see him and all the family. It was the first time I actually managed to catch the winter carnival!

:) I love them!

Vincent taking the road less traveled.

Bonhomme Carnaval… the official mascot.

From this photo you can’t really tell but it was damn cold that day… around -25C. My fingers were frozen.

Little fella needed a coat to make it through that day.

Probably the only ones staying warm that day.

I wonder if he was thinking about the end of the run.

ahhh

She’s such a cutie

After such a painfully cold day what better than a little cheese fondue to ease the pain Mmmmmm. Was great to see Ian again, always a pleasure to spend time with his family :) Skip forward about a week, my wife and I decided to continue our steak of courage and go see the “festivals des lumières” in our own town, Montréal.

It wasn’t as cold as Québec city but nevertheless pretty damn cold!

This is how we keep warm in -20C :)

Still, I’m a big fan of open spaces and especially during winter when everything is so quiet.

Slippery as hell also… had to watch my step here.

The fun part abut winter.

I took a very similar shot in bw a while ago, its just funny to see how I love this angle :)

Saddest dear I have ever seen.

Another pitstop to get the blood flowing.

Another reason to freeze your tush, stop for some maple syrup on a stick.

Another heat source which is actually used to cook sausages… maple smoked ones mmmmmm

Kids have fun in any type of weather… not me.

I enjoy shopping in unusual places :)

Ok now skip forward another couple of weeks and here we are at the St-Patricks parade!

I took some shots in bw with my Nikon F3 and some Kodak Plus-X 125.

Some of the odd things you might see on a Sunday morning downtown. :)

This girl made me think of Madonna for some reason.

“That’s right honey, take some pictures while daddy sips his beer.”

A story about a man and his stick :).

I’m sure he has seen many St-Patrick parades.

This time it’s the stick that grabbed the dog.

One of my favourite shots from this year.

I love people!

:)

If walls could talk.

These kids were just to cute to ignore. As I snapped this shot the mom turned around and gave me one of the dirtiest looks I have ever seen. Should have shot with a rangefinder instead :) All the color shots were taken with my Canon 5d and either the 28/1.8 or the 50/1.4. I think my future dream is to get a 35/1.4 looks like a winner lens for street.

Fast forward again… a week or two. We got another snowstorm before Spring decided to stay for good.

By the time I took this shot I was really, really sick of winter… But I don’t hate this shot.

It is nice to look at though and photograph.

Random…

I was so captivated by this shadow. Its a very dramatic tree!

Ahhhhhh and Spring is finally here! This one was taken with my Contax 645 80/2.0 Zeiss Planar and Kodak Portra 160NC

Have more shots in the upcoming days but wanted to share these few for now.

Hope you’re all having a great week so far! I’m leaving for Québec city with 4 of my friends this w/e, hopefully I’ll get a chance to shoot :)

To HDR or not to HDR

I’m going to start by expressing my true opinion on most of the HDR work I see on the net, to sum it all up, I really don’t like that particular effect on photos… well, not when its overdone and especially on street photography. I’ll go as far as saying that HDR could never be street photography to me, it just makes everything look like a painting or a very detailed pencil work, in my opinion it defeats the purpose. I’m not saying that my word is golden, it just feels and looks that way to me, that’s all.

But like with many things in life and especially food, if you don’t try it how can you say you don’t like it? True, so I tried it and although I didn’t enjoy modifying my pictures to that extent it actually made me think of another way to incorporate this effect/look without losing to much of the original essence.

Feel free to express your thoughts on this manner and of course on my photos. HDR won’t be something I’ll be incorporating into my future work but sometimes, depending on the client, I’d like to have a little more flexibility when it comes to retouching the final product.

I found that the HDR effect worked best on scenery, on portraits it just made everything too… there, like there’s no more room for any mystery or latitude.

I have to admit though, it was fun to play around with it and especially find a happy medium.

In this particular scene I really gave it a little more of the HDR effect and as you can see its starting to lose that photographic feel and it’s almost crossing into a painting or illustration category.

Here I really wanted to keep as much detail as possible but without overpowering the whole mood.

In my opinion it worked best on structures and pictures which had some sort of textures, like clouds or wood.

Bricks were fun also…

… So were buildings.

I wouldn’t say that I have converted myself to liking that HDR look or effect but I will definitely keep my mind open to certain possibilities when working on new projects. I don’t think that this type of photography could ever save a project or an idea, I think that it could become complementary to it if it has its place.

By the way, I used HDR EFEX PRO from Nik software (the trial version) I think they have some great products and even though I don’t think I would ever buy this one, I can see it working for some people who enjoy this type of photography. It’s a great complementary tool when working in Photoshop. I loooove their Silver Efex Pro software, made me almost fall in love with BW digital photography… almost :)
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On a completely different subject now, I’m on my 5th week of P90X and its incredible how my body has changed, not only from the outside but also very much from the inside. My energy level has increased and I especially feel that my core is where it should be. It really is very very difficult to follow especially the YogaX but worth every painful moment :)

Cheers!

Snowstorm or not here I come!

This time of year is the worst for me, I would skip January and February and head straight to March. Its like being caught in an in between world and although you’re not at your worst, you’re certainly not at your best. The cold is also very uninspiring for taking pictures… but I made a promise to myself that for 2011 I would start shooting more and a promise is a promise after all!

So rather than wait for that perfect day to start shooting again, I decided to go out at the worst possible time, during and right after a snowstorm. Here’s what I was able to shoot right before my fingers started giving up on me.

A man with a shovel… never a good sign!

Even though its difficult in this type of weather I still find it beautiful during and right after a snow fall… everything is so quiet and still.

I don’t know why but when it snows like this and I walk the streets it reminds me of the movie “Eyes wide shot” nothing to do with the story line but more like the way it was shot. I’ve always been a big Kubrick fan, I love his stories but what I’m really impressed with it the way he shot them and knowing that he went out of his way to customize a camera with a F0.95 Zeiss lens to shoot in low light. I guess that is what I love in this movie his night scenes in snowy NYC. It has this dreamy yet realistic quality to it.

Anyways, moving right along.

I like the contrast of a dark silhouette in this kind of “scene” :)

I guess I was stalking him.

Ahhh yet another silhouette!

The fruit of hard work!

I just love how somethings come together.

That’s one thing about dogs, storm or no storm when its time to go, you go.

Lovely light! I mean if it wasn’t for the cold, it would really be a pleasant experience!

I even had a chance encounter with this cute fellow, wonder what he was doing all alone in that store… I can’t imagine him as a guard dog.

THE AFTERMATH!
I shot all these with the Hipstamatic on Ipod… I think the contrast was suitable.

Like parting the white sea! Show me the way!

Like really?!!

Burned off those peanut butter toasts and latte pretty quickly!

But I guess life goes on…

You can do it!

A good friend

No special reason, I just like that building.

A take off ramp

Buried alive!

It snowed so much even the cars turned white ;)

Killing it slowly

All this made me realize that I can’t wait for warmer weather to arrive… and for the days to get longer. What I really can’t wait is to go to L.A. in about two weeks. Something tells me it’ll be “the” trip that I have been waiting for, for a long… long time.

Hope you’re all staying warm and happy!
Thanks watching!

Maui?… Mais oui!

Maui??? Really??? That is exactly what I told Amélie when she suggested we go there for our Honeymoon! But you know what, she was right on the money…again! I knew there was a reason why I wanted to marry her. :) She’s always kept me on my toes and makes the impossible seem very possible.

There are many ways I could describe this trip but again I’d rather do it with photography rather than put it into words. I didn’t think it was possible after visiting Greece but I stand corrected, I really think this was my favorite trip ever!

We were still very high from the whole wedding experience but also exhausted from the emotional roller coaster. It was a strange feeling being on a plane so soon after the celebration… it felt like we were in a dream.

Morning view from the balcony from the rented condo!
We landed at night so I didn’t take any pictures other than the ones I took with the Ipod. I had just bought it before the wedding! That thing was so useful during the whole trip… as long as we had a free wifi connection, which we did!!! :)


The living quarters :) I was surprised at how nice and big this place was, it really made this whole trip seem even more like a dream!

From the beginning it was pretty incredible to see how the plants, animals and the ocean were different there. I mean just when I looked at the grass it was so thick and rich… didn’t look or feel like anything I had seen before. The greens looked almost enhanced and kind of glowing.

View of the beach at the condo area.

The condos

That morning we took a ride up the mountain to the country side (I’m sooo glad we rented a car) and decided we were going to stop at a winery and then continue our little adventure of the day. We ate a little snack at this great BBQ place before going over.

The mandatory tourist shot!

:)

Lets see how many things we can do in one day… I’m just messing with her, she knows that.

I was already pretty much in relaxation mode.

Strange how quickly the vegetation changed once we got some altitude. The heart of the Ulupalakua ranch and winery sits on the leeward slopes of Haleakala at an elevation of slightly under 2000 feet or 600 meters.

To protect the winery!

Yes sweetie its only the beginning! I’ll be taking a lot more pictures in the days to come :)

This guy was a little creepy.

The Ulupalakua Red was pretty good as was the Maui blanc with a slight pineapple flavor. I was also surprised at the fact that the wine tasting was free!

Nice little place!

A little bit of history…

… time to go!

Lavender fields, the scent around this place was wonderful!

And so was the view!

A very Zen place I must say!

With the occasional scarecrow… ready for Halloween!

Everything was so stylish…

… and tempting!

We then went to visit a small garden with some really beautiful flowers. I’m not really a flower person but the colors and details on these beauties was worth capturing.

Another rare flower :)

No enhancements here! If my memory serves me well, the colors were really this bright!

We passed a really nice church on our way down to Hookipa beach.

This is Hoopika beach, you can’t really see it from the pictures but it was really windy that day… to the point where I had to bend my knees and make sure the gust wouldn’t blow me over. It was a great day for surfing though, they all looked like dolphins zooming by!


A great place to chill or do some soul-searching.

Some like to take the hard way out!

While others would much rather discuss things beforehand.

It was really impressive to see all these guys and girls having fun in the middle of all that chaos! I was almost envious… almost :)

With all that wind it was no easy task.

But where there’s a will…

… There’s certainly a way.

The next morning we got up really early, around 5:30 I would say, we had booked a snorkeling trip to the Molokini island just of the coast of Maui. There were some warnings of strong wind and so a big chance the whole trip would be canceled but they decided to go ahead anyways.

Things started out well enough.

I did have this unpleasant feeling brewing in the pit of my stomach. Even though we were on a huge boat, as soon as we stopped to go snorkeling I knew it was going to be big trouble for me. At least I got the next few shots before I got really… like really sick!

This is me thinking about Gravol and knowing it would be too late :)

Worth getting sick for!

:)

This guy was in another dimension… looked like a great place to be.

Some small colorful fish…

… and some big yet still colorful fish.

Between my trips to the bathroom I still managed to take a couple of shots…not as many as I wanted but who’s complaining.

I did however miss a school of spinner dolphins zooming by and ridding with our boat + a huge, huge Manta Ray. I saw them, I just didn’t have the chance or will to take out my camera. And honestly I didn’t mind that much, I have the mental image and experience burned into my head… the dolphins actually made me tear, they are so beautiful and playful! I can’t understand how they can slaughter them like they do in Japan… very sad.

After the trip we spent some time on the beach, on firm ground, to just get me back on track :)

There goes my hat!

And my Ipod! I’m telling you, we were married for like only 5 days and I had already lost everything! Hehehehe I’m so dramatic sometimes ;)

At least I had this nice beer to keep me company :) It was actually pretty good! And the label was class!

Everyday we had a beautiful sunset! Probably the nicest ones I have ever seen… after Folegandros of course ;)

Some days later we booked a reservation in the town of Lahaina for a Luau.
It was a fantastic culinary experience as well as entertaining. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves here.

My tourist look! ;)

A beautiful site!

It was like being in a sweet dream… really.

Announcing the beginning of the show.

This was really sweet! In every possible way.

My favorite part!

It was a great night!!! I’ll never forget the experience. Considering that we had open bar (I wasn’t drinking though since I was the driver), a five coarse meal and some great entertainment, $100 per person was a very reasonable price.

Just because we were on our Honeymoon didn’t mean we were going to relax and do nothing for very long… Oh no sir! Not with Amélie! There was all this talk about going to see the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala site. We had to wake up around 3:00 AM get our stuff together, eat a little something and drive all the way up, about a three-hour drive. The waking up didn’t bother me that much but the drive… It probably shaved off a couple of years from my life :) It was really dark going up and some of the turns were like 90 degree turns and this was going on for like two hours! Anyways, once we got there I understood why it was worth it.

It was so quiet… except for the occasional tourists yapping away :)

It was cold up there… I mean cold compared to the sea level. We were at about 3km of altitude and it was about 8 degrees celsius but no wind and very dry.

Magic time!

The heat from the first sun rays was a blessing!

We decided to really experience this whole place and go for a nice two-hour “stroll”.

Forgot how to set the self timer, that’s how much I use it ;)

It felt like we were on the moon! It was really quiet and the volcanic landscape was so different from what we are used to seeing!

Getting closer to the two cones.

This old man needed a little rest :)

Breathtaking!

Who needs a self timer!

The only visible life!

I made it! And I got my hat back!

Felt good to walk on a paved surface.

Later that afternoon we drove around and made some short stops at different sites, it was a beautiful but also long day!

This one is one of my favorites from the trip.

Back in Lahaina

The only surfing I could get close to. Yes I was in the water, yes I was worried for my gear and no I couldn’t pass the opportunity. But I did however leave the 5d in the bag. This was with a EOS5 and some Portra ISO 800… it was already in the cam.

And when will I get my Ipod back?

The next day we decided to tackle the road to Hanna…and I’m using the term “tackle” very loosely here. What I thought was a hard drive up the mountain this would prove to test all my abilities to their fullest capacity! :) Shaved of another five years of my life. Yes, I’m over dramatizing but it was a hell of a drive. Many 90 degree turns were the road was narrowed down to one lane, so you had to watch out for on coming traffic and hope the other person was doing the same.

Nevertheless, we did get a chance to see some amazing things… and places.

This view was… wow!

So was this!

Technology was never too far though!

A natural tunnel!

Pretty lava rocks!

And some crazy-ass waves! That guy in the water had a death wish, I’m sure!

We then stopped at a national Park not far from Hana.

I guess people were in need of some relaxation… just as we were.

Normally, I wouldn’t stop to take a picture of some scenery but this was not your normal kind of scenery. It makes you wonder… with so much beauty around us how humans can be so horrible sometimes.

It was an incredible experience! About a 5-6 hour for the whole drive and half of it was done on a non-paved road. That little Kia sure took a beating! I was beyond exhausted when we got back to the condo but at the same time I had this great energy from the whole experience.

Some last shots of random Maui moments.

The last hours are always the hardest ones.

If you’ve never been to Maui you should go… trust me! If you think you can’t afford it, you can, trust me ;)

Hope you enjoyed your stay… I promised myself that in 2011 I would take more care of my Blog, it also gives me a reason to take more pictures!

Thanks for watching!

NEW YORK… Still missing you

It was a cold and damp April morning, 4:30 AM to be exact, there are very few things in my life that would make me get up that early. Knowing that in 6-7 hours I was going to be in Manhattan with 5 of my closest friends, honestly that is a no-brainer.

We rented a van, filled it up with day dreamers and big town promises and headed down to the border, which usually is not a big deal but 6 guys with unusual last names…lets just say I wore my best pair of underwear that morning.

What was supposed to be a dreaded moment was actually not so bad, the border officer even gave us a smile before letting us in, I guess she thought we were cute. Can you really blame her? ;)

My view for the next 6 hours or so. A smile is always welcomed.

He actually changed positions! I can’t sleep in any means of transportation… unless I’m… well… out of commission.

Somewhere in New Hampshire or Vermont we hit, what I thought was a bear, it actually turned out to be the biggest pheasant I have ever seen. This is the damage we got to the brand new rented van, it only had 29 km on the counter when we picked it up. Now it had about 60km, no logo, pieces missing from the front and a dented radiator. At first it really wasn’t a laughing matter but you know that with 6 guys, there’s at least one that will find the humor in it and make you almost glad you hit it.
That’s why I love these guys, the glass is always half full with them.

Stretch those necks and legs!

Empty those bladders ;)

First thing we saw coming in Manhattan, I won’t comment on this… I just thought it was interesting to see how this person needed to express his opinion.

Finally sat down to eat… in some deli which wasn’t half bad.

I really like this shot! The guys look completely lost! ;) Such a tourist shot with the map and all, even a little ghost top left.

By the way the color shots are all taken with the Fuji Sensia on my Electro 35GSN, the camera I love to hate… so damn unpredictable… keeps me very disciplined.

Elmo and Cookie monster… I didn’t know they lived in Manhattan!

My American shot!

Grand Central

Random

Brooklyn Bridge… one of my favorite spots ever!

It just has character!

George, so serious when he’s reading!

Always lots going on.

Into Brooklyn!

Loved the view!

Lots of dogs also

Raffi, doing his “its raining and I’m very manly” pose.

Once upon a time in America

Yup, TV in bathroom

Next morning

My art donkey shot ;) but I still like it

Gotta have a subway shot!

Chelsea

Apparently, famous cupcakes

Love this structure!

And this one…

And this one, very cool!

This same spot at night is a whole different story ;)

Chelsea Market… a really cool place to check out and eat some tasty creations

Happiness in an over sized jar!

Open Market… close to Chelsea, reminded me of Marché Jean-Talon here in Montréal.

Some more dogs

We found out where that poor pheasant went!

Waiting to hook up with our friends in front of the Rebublik. Saw this lady with two kids (not twins) with the same striped hats and then I noticed the umbrellas… I wish I had composed it better but its still there I think.

This is the only way to eat soup :)

Shooting a shooter

Again… some serious reading


Raf

little red riding hood got lost in Manhattan

Later that evening we decided to find a pub and watch our Canadiens get clubbered by the Capitols





And sill, we were pretty happy! I had one of the best lamb burgers ever!

Some discussions about where we would be going out.

I never really do much shooting when I go out, as much as I love taking pictures I don’t see myself in a bar or club with doing it and many times some idiot spills some beer on you or I’m not allowed with a “real” camera.

I did however decide to go by myself at 1:00 AM and shoot some pics around Times Square




Advertising war

Best window I have seen in a while… so suave.

Next morning before leaving, I decided to get up early and shoot a little by myself.

I love Sunday mornings!



Hooked up with the guys for a last stroll… while they stuffed themselves with Gyros ;)

Sometimes the Electro 35 surprises me!

This guy makes $100 000 a year doing this “naked cowboy” gig

Need a subway shot

The kid has no idea I’m shooting him with a camera that’s as old as his father… or even older ;)

I wish I could have seen Manhattan in the 40s

Going back home… still had a glimpse of this wonderfully chaotic but gorgeous city that will always live in my heart, even more so now that I have such beautiful memories with my friends.

Hope you enjoyed your stay… I know I did.
Take care and thanks for watching!