Street Art - Quebec City

A person kicking a soccer ball that's also holding flowers? Is there some sort of historical significance to this?

Quebec City - Historical Stuff (statues, monuments, churches, & goats)

One of the outer walls of the Citadelle of Quebec. Quebec City was the site of many battles between the French, British, and Americans. The Citadelle of Quebec was built by the British as protection against the Americans (and it worked). Quebec City was in a strategic position on the St. Lawrence River and whoever owned Quebec City owned the trade moving up and down the river. 

The official mascot of the 22 Regiment (The Van Doos). The goat is a decedent from the one presented by Queen Elizabeth II as a sign of toughness and courage.

The Plains of Abraham... famous for the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Battle of Quebec). The battle was the culmination of a 3 month siege by the British. It only lasted 15 minutes and was won by the British. This marked the end of France's occupation of Quebec City (which later influenced the creation of Canada).

One of the cannons guarding the city of Quebec City (was never actually used in battle).

The slits in the walls were used by fighters to easily gun down enemy combatants. 

The Mighty Montmorency Falls

The mighty Montmorency Falls in Quebec... just outside of the city center. This waterfall is actually higher than Niagra Falls. Canada certainly has some impressive waterfalls!
Going down?
Long staircase to get to the top.

Ghosts in Quebec City

A collection of long exposure shots taken on the streets of Quebec City.

Hello Quebec City!

Looking up at Le Chateau Frontenac from the banks of the St Lawrence River... last light of the day. I have to admit that Quebec City is very beautiful (closest you can get to Europe while remaining on North American soil).

Half and Half

Was playing around with some effects on these sunset pictures. I wanted to see what they would look like as a black and white photo. I thought the black and white image was a bit dull when compared to color... however, it had some characteristics and character that the color photo did not. In order to get the best of both worlds, I combined the two together. I think it made for an interesting image.

Boston Skyway

I must have walked past this alley at least 100 times since I've lived in Boston... and I never noticed this skyway connecting the buildings (reminded me of Minneapolis a bit). Anyways, I thought it was pretty cool. Wonder if anything interesting is inside?

"Junk Boating" in Hong Kong

During a visit to Hong Kong last year, some friends took me on a junk boat trip around the area of Sai Kung. I took this image while I was there and then did some post processing work in photoshop.

I wanted to give the image an old time feel... so I added a heavy texture in the background and warped it a bit. It kind of looks like an old photograph you might find buried in a bookshelf somewhere. I also really like how the sky and water colors fade from bright to dark. I was pretty stoked how it came out!

A Simple Choice

A not so subtle poster just outside of the Boston Commons.