July 29, 2012
Olympus XA | Lomography 400, Kodak Portra 800
On the morning of Day 3, we woke up to the most breathtaking sight. Behind the clouds and the first rays of dawn, there in front of us as we stepped out of the tent, bleary eyed and shivering, was Mount Veronica. Surrounded by low hanging fog, it towered tall above us. If I was still in that sliver of space between sleep and semi-consciousness, the voices of our morning wake up call blurry and distant, I was suddenly snapped back into reality; everything, from the ground I was standing on to my bladder threatening to release, felt so clear and sharp that it was impossible to confuse this moment as anything but real. I was awake, and I was witnessing the most beautiful sunrise I’d ever seen.
Of course, I grabbed my camera…after having the presence of mind to quickly go use the toilet. I spent the entire night before holding it in, fear of the cold and a supposed puma roaming nearby kept me inside. (Our guide later told us he was joking about the puma!)
After breakfast, we said goodbye to the chefs and horsemen who made our trip a total luxury (there may have been a few tears), and then descended to the Kachiqata quarry and Kachiqata town in Ollantaytambo to catch a train to Aguas Caliente (also known as Machu Picchu town).
Machu Picchu itself, as amazing it is and was to visit the next day, couldn’t match Mount Veronica.
P.S. I’m the one in the red scarf. :)
See Part 1 and Part 2.
March 15, 2012
You have to give credit to Lomography. Their toy and plastic cameras may be cheap, but they’re doing a pretty fantastic job with their films. I would highly recommend them. I had a bit of trouble with my first roll, I underestimated the film’s sensitivity to light and overexposed a lot of my shots, which is what I believe led a yellow cast, but so far, so good.
All the pictures below were taken during the past two weeks, when it’s been bright and sunny.
Canon AE-1 | Lomography 400 | Ice-cream from The Big Chill; Cappuccino from Thor Espresso Bar.
March 11, 2012
A nice Sunday dim sum with the family last week. It looks gorgeous outside, enjoy while it’s still sunny! We’re about go to have sushi…:)
canon ae-1 | lomography film 400
Commerce Gate Dynasty Cuisine
505 Regional Road 7, Richmond Hill | Website
March 2, 2012
We’ve taken an interest in cocktails. I can only deduce that this came about from no longer eating at restaurants and bars serving Tequila Sunrise and Sex on the Beach, which were (probably still are) my favourite drinks. (I know better now, really! Pedestrian I am no longer. Hahaha. Ha…ha.)
Here’s a variation of a Whiskey Sour that I had at Yours Truly using: white port, whiskey, Concord grape juice, citrus, and egg white with a cherry surprise waiting at the bottom of the glass. The black napkin was a nice touch.
If you’re wondering where the food pictures are, I’m sad to say that both times we’ve been to Yours Truly, I was without a digital camera. I did manage to take a few shots on my Canon AE-1 the second time we went, but then it got too dark and our wonderfully thoughtful tasting menu began. We had two amuse gueles followed by the menu of the evening: Carrot (very playful plate!), Trout, Beef Cheeks, and a Yogurt mousse.
I’m hoping we’ll get some better pictures in the spring or summer, especially if we get to sit at the bar again or the communal table by the window.
229 Ossington Ave. | Website
Canon AE-1 | Lomography Film 400
February 29, 2012
…and since we’ve got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Canon AE-1 | Lomography Film 400