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Archive - September 2010

Mornings

Maybe I’m subconsciously trying to fit in: Ottawa is a morning city. While in France, nothing was open before 10 am, in Ottawa you can have breakfast at 5 am, an hour-long yoga lesson at 6 am and be...

Inside CBC Ottawa

Of all the free activities scheduled in Ottawa for Culture Days, I chose to visit CBC Ottawa, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s local T.V station. I worked on Sparks Street for a year, one...

5 Weather Photography Tips (IV)

You heard me complaining about Canada’s extreme weather more than once, but to be honest, I enjoy it. First, you never get bored; second, it offers some great photography opportunities. Stormy skies...

5 Subtle Cultural Differences

There are these obvious, yet strangely subtle cultural differences you may have never really considered. Driving rules are different. You spend hours looking for household products at your...

Deep River, Ontario

During our Labour Day Week-End trip to rural Ontario, we spent a couple of night in Deep River, a small community located on Highway 17, between Pembroke and Matawa, opposite the Laurentian Mountains...

5 Concert Photography Tips (III)

A few years ago, concert photography was pretty much off-limits for amateur photographer—unless you knew the band. Nowadays, it seems that most venues gave up on banning cameras. The last few years...

Deux-Rivières and Matawa

Upon arriving in Deux-Rivières, a small community located in Renfrew County, Highway 17 narrowed and seemed to plunged right into the Ottawa River. The River was pretty wide and we felt like on a...

Townships of Head, Clara and Maria

After Pembroke and Rapides-Des-Joachims, we followed the Trans-Canada Highway, looking for places to explore on that rainy week-end. As soon as I saw a sign saying "Head, Clara and Maria", I wanted...

Street Photography Tips (II)

One day, a couple of years ago, I was browsing through my pictures and I realized I rarely shoot people. In a way, landscape photography is easier for a beginning photographer, since you can take...

Rapides-des-Joachims, Québec

After Pembroke, we headed to Deep River and spent the night there (more on that later). The following day, the weather was a little bit better, albeit chilly. We drove to Rapides-Des-Joachims, a...

Pembroke, Ontario

To celebrate the last long week-end of the summer (Labour Day was today), we decided to take a short trip to rural Canada. We hit the road on Saturday morning and followed the bumpy Trans-Canada...

Tips For Night Pictures (II)

London, Paris, Toronto, Ottawa, Nantes, Beijing, Buenos Aires… I love roaming around at night. It's a chance to capture a different atmosphere, to show the other side of a city. But taking good night...

Are French Rude?

I entered France with my Canadian passport and I decided to become a woman with a mission. I was going to find out if French were rude. About an hour after setting foot in my former country, I was...