Vintage Tuesday: Long Beach in Polaroids

Long Beach on Vancouver Island is one of the few places in Canada I’ve been that feels like nowhere else.  Situated in the Pacific Rim area of the island sandwiched between two small holiday towns (Tofino and Uculelet) and surrounded by the rainforest, it’s pretty magical. Not to mention there is nothing between it and the raw span of the Pacific ocean that reaches all the way to Japan. It feels like a raw untapped environment, the bear lockers as well certainly back that up. The highway trip there however might persuade you not to visit; we twisted and turned constantly through the mountains for a few hours to get to this secluded area of the island. Even after only being there twice in my lifetime once as a kid and an adult I feel a connection with the place. If you ever get the chance or plan a trip to Vancouver Island – I’d say jump on it. These were all taken with my Polaroid Super Shooter Shot using Fujifilm FP-100C film instant film.

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Watching the World Pass

self portrait (11)Watching the world pass makes me feel so at peace. I feel that being such a nomad as a kid as made me forever uneasy when I’m in one place for too long. Travelling and watch the landscape just slip by just eases my mind and makes my soul feel fulfilled. I wish I could travel all the time like my brother, it’s one of the things I should do more of. The decision to never learn how to drive was a mistake on my end, although I feel like if I had a car I would just drive around for hours at night when I couldn’t sleep so maybe it’s  a good thing I don’t have that ability. I really enjoyed the 5 hour train ride from Montreal to Toronto two weeks ago, I could be on a train forever.  I was able to take so many photos out of the dirty window for the last few hours of our trip. I think the people behind me thought I was wired as I was snapping away with my Polaroid and Nikon camera. The self portrait double exposures really capture me trying to be a part of the landscape I being whisked through.

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Prince Edward Island Day 3: Horses, Saying Goodbye and New Brunswick.

Today marks the last day I’ll be sharing my photos from Prince Edward Island. This is from our last few hours in PEI to our long and tedious drive home through New Brunswick. It was such an amazing trip and it was great to finally see 2 provinces in Canada that I had never been too. At some point on our trip we reached a turn off for Nova Scotia (another province and if we had time we could have drove 20minutes just to say we had been there. Haha. All in all it was really fun and probably the best moment of the summer for me as I love a good road trip. The tree near our house is starting to turn orange so I am all excited again for the start of Fall – I will have plenty of non-summer adventures to show you too coming in October. If you missed the previous weeks about PEI, my little round up is here starting with Day 1, Day 2 part I & part II, the first half of Day 3, and the special photo shoot of Zara. So let’s get started, last week we end with the north tip of PEI and headed down the coast again towards the bridge and we found….

Prince Edward Island (71)Horses!!! Zara stopped the car so we could check them out.

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Prince Edward Island Day 3: Camping and the North Point

I am getting so close to the end of my Prince Edward Island series, today I am sharing the beginning of Day 3. It was such a crazy trip since we basically drove almost all of Day 1 and Day 3 as well. We did stick around in PEI for a bit longer then we anticipated because I don’t think neither me, Zara or Victor wanted to leave. So we chilled out in the morning and did our own things before checking out of the campsite and getting into the car to checking out the north point mid-morning. There were so many photos to go through so it’s another 2 partier so look out for it next week. There will be a double post next week because I realize it’s been all about PEI this month and maybe you’re a little bored of it so don’t worry next week is the second half and little something something extra. I have work still midnight tonight and am not looking forward to it so wish me luck and I hope you are ready for Friday because I have some amazing baby photos of Butter to share with you.

Camping and cuddles! I woke up to watch the sunset – its was underwhelming and since I had to crawl over Victor to reach my camera I just went back to bed. whamp whamp.

Seriously, the view from the tent was amazing. I spent an hour with the side door of our tent open and just watched the sun and the ocean – it was so relaxing.

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Lomography Wednesday

lomography holga adapter nikon (36)Quebec City: Part 2

More photos this week from Victor and my trip to Quebec City last summer taken with the Holga adapter for Nikon, if you want to check out last weeks of nature, here. This time I wanted to focus on the architecture of Quebec City. It has really lovely parts and I am a sucker for old buildings. We stayed in the middle of the vieux part of town and it was wonderful being surrounded by cobblestones roads and 100 year old buildings. The Holga effect makes it seem even more dreamy and surreal. Next week I have a lot of photos taken in Vancouver to show you guys, so look out for that!

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Lomography Wednesday

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Last summer when me and Victor went by train to Quebec City for 2 days I brought along my Holga adapter for my Nikon camera. I had completely forgotten about these photos until last week when looking through old trip folders in preparation for my trip to Vancouver. I really loved the whimsical nature of these shots; it’s a very good presentation of Quebec City itself. I thought I’d show them off but I have quite a few so this week it’s more nature shots of trees and grassy hills and in two week  it will be all about the unique architecture of this beautiful city.

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