Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Roadtrip - Montreal Biodome

During the March break, we took a trip to Montreal to visit the Biodome and explore the worlds within it. It was a fun trip that included a stop for bagels, steamers (steamed hotdogs for those readers that aren’t familiar with Montreal cuisine :) and genuine Montreal poutine.

Biodome features multiple natural climates within a giant dome. Our favourite was the Brazilian Rainforest where we experienced a lush, hot, humid jungle filled with life including monkeys, tropical birds, alligators, bats and many other critters. The animals were mostly free to roam wherever they wanted and we basically walked through their world. Thankfully, the alligators did not also have free roam!

A fun trip captured in a few of these photographs.

Also, as a side-note -- it would appear that I must have had a bit of a foot fetish going on during this trip! Though I was not aware of it during the shoot, I seemed to have developed a theme of capturing “feet”.



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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A sweet trip in March

Each March, the powerful rays of our summer sun begin to shine upon us turning deep snow into slushy puddles, and like an egg timer, the long hanging icicles begin the countdown for spring, one drip at a time. This year, I ventured out with my kids to “la Sucrerie de la Montagne” in Rigaud Quebec. This old-world sugar bush features historic log cabins, maple taffy in cold snow and a fantastic dining room filled with the sounds of fiddles, singing and the crackling of a huge open fire. The location featured some good food and great opportunities to focus my lens and create these beautiful images.