Wolfville, Nova Scotia is a place that has always held a draw for me.  I’ve lived in many places in Nova Scotia, but the Annapolis Valley is one of the parts that has remained somewhat of a mystery to me.  Mikey and I went down for the day and while she was at a job interview, I spent the day exploring the area, and of course, falling in love with it.

Magnolia

Magnolia

It seems spring comes sooner to the valley, as many things have already started to bloom there.  I was especially impressed by the many magnolia trees which have opened up like popcorn.  The sight of it can’t compare to the warm, buttery, sweet smell of the magnolia trees in bloom. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Walk in the Park

April 7, 2009

Wasteland - Paul Maybee

Wasteland - Paul Maybee

Most of us Haligonians can remember what Point Pleasant Park looked like before September 28th, 2003.  It was a lush thick forest with beautiful tall trees – a great escape from the busy streets of Halifax, a little taste of nature when we’re too busy to really get away.  Now, almost six years later, the park Read the rest of this entry »

Miniature trains

April 6, 2009

Miniature Train - Paul Maybee

Miniature Train - Paul Maybee

Here’s my second attempt at tilt shift photography.  I went on a walkabout through Point Pleasant Park, and took photos of the trains on the way there and on the way back.  Here I wanted to see if I could make a train look like a little model train.

Ship Yard Trains - Paul Maybee

Ship Yard Trains - Paul Maybee

This one turned out even better, with the ship yard in the background.  There wasn’t much activity that day, but I did catch the train backing into the yard on my way to the park.  Looks just like the old Read the rest of this entry »

Dresden Row Tilt Shift - Paul Maybee

Dresden Row Tilt Shift - Paul Maybee

This is my first attempt at tilt shift photography which is most commonly used to make photos (or videos) look like they are miniature.  It’s fun to google the term “tilt shift” and see what comes up, but it was way more exciting for me to see something I know very well, like Dresden Row in Halifax, NS as seen from the Citadel Hill.  I will be posting more very soon.  It’s too much fun!

texture - Paul Maybee

texture - Paul Maybee

This is (mostly) a collection of photos from the early 2000’s I took intending to put them together eventually as a study on textures in nature and patterns in cities.  It looks at the contrast between the hard, straight lines in our buildings and the softer, perfect repeating patterns found in nature.

photo of the day

March 14, 2009

Morning moonrise - Paul Maybee

Morning moonrise - Paul Maybee

This photo was taken on January 22nd on a very cold morning walking to work.  I had just begun to follow the moon’s pattern on a website called Time and date which is a fascinating website and shows the time the moon (and sun) rises, sets, how much of the moon is illuminated, weather, and any other information you could possibly want to know about a day.

This photo is a 1 second time lapse photo, f3.5 at 400 ISO for anyone who wants to know.  I just use trial and error to get good photos, and this one turned out to be something special.

goodnight!

photo of the day

February 28, 2009

Halifax Citadel

Halifax Citadel - Paul Maybee

I took a walk yesterday around the Citadel Hill in Halifax and took this series of photos.  It was such a warm sunny day that it almost feels like spring will be here eventually.

photo of the day

February 27, 2009

Pigeons

Pigeons in Flight - Paul Maybee

There is a grain elevator near where I live which caught my attention one day when I was out walking.  I decided to take my camera in there.  There’s always been something really creepy and interesting about old places like this.  I ended up photographing the pigeons flying around the place and decided this was the best way to put them together.