Last year I was invited on a trip to Canada, and it went so well I was invited back this year. That trip is in the blog archives in May and June and was shot using a Canon 5D MkII and the Fuji X100s. This year I replaced the Canon in my travel kit with the Fuji X-E2. I took the same kit as in my previous posts from New York City.
The trip to Canada, specifically Huckleberry Island, which is located in the Parry Sound is a long weekend guys trip. A family friend has two cottages on this island, one of which is in disrepair and there are always a few projects that need done while we are there. The other is pictured in the first image and is the main cottage, has solar powered lights for evenings and propane appliances for cooking and refrigeration.
After the work is done there are all sorts of activities that one can partake in. Kayaking, fishing, hiking, and relaxing are always available and I bring cameras so photography is an option too. Some choose to build large fires to burn the scraps from our construction projects. Regardless of your preferred activity everyone has a great time.
As this was my second year I had a better idea of what types of images I wanted to capture. The focus this year was long exposures and some documentary shots too. Typically I have no problem picking whether an image will work better in Black & White or Color. I had two images from the trip that I felt work either way extremely well. They are below along with the other favorites from the trip.
I love my new travel kit and on a trip like this it was near perfect. My only addition would be possibly a wider lens or possibly even a fish-eye lens to capture more of the landscape.
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