Category Archives: Kingston

The Supermoon

Earlier this week the moon was the closest to the earth that it has been in a very long time. As such there has been a plethora of photos of the moon in the night sky. Well I am no different. I took some time to set up the tripod and camera to take some shots.

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Shooting at Night

I had the opportunity to practice some night photography this week. I was afforded the opportunity to head downtown to the city center with my camera and a tripod. Given that night falls earlier now it was still relatively early in the evening so there was plenty of subject matter to capture. Here is a shot of the City Hall

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Shot of the City Hall through the fountain

Of course there are some other things that can be done at night with a slow shutter speed. The next couple of shots were taken at ISO 100 at a 4 second exposure time. It provides a neat effect with the lights forming trails.

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Shot of the Lone Start through the light trails of a City Bus
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Trails of the Trolley turning the corner

St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Commemoration at Skeleton Park

The St Patrick’s Day parade took place this Saturday¬†in Kingston to commemorate the thousands of immigrants to the area who contributed so much to build the city and local infrastructure. The parade commenced at Skeleton Park to City Hall where the parade was met with the Mayor of the City.

Below are a few shots of the parade and members of the Queens University band and Cheer-leading squad.

 

Playing with Architecture

I decided to pull a few photos of buildings that I have in the collection and play with some editing just to see how they would turn out. As you can see I think that they turned out pretty well. The first shot was of the Prince of Wales hotel in Niagara-on-the -Lake, Ontario. I managed to capture it without any modern vehicles in the way and only a horse drawn carriage out front. This gave it a look of what it would have seemed like back in the 1800’s when the building was built.

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Prince of Wales Hotel

The second shot was from the spring last year when the tulips were in bloom in front of Kingston City Hall. I decided that I liked this in Black and White because it gave the shot a dreamy quality. What do you think?

Tulips Kingston in Spring