Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Surroundings

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Originally created by the Mi'kmaq (First Nation) and transformed by the British as arrival point for colons, this pretty city mixes modern buildings and ancient ones. Nice bridges, wall paintings and foggy weather are perfect subjects for lomography.

I’m going there quite often to visit my beloved girlfriend. It’s a really pretty city with lots of stuff to capture. Its position relative to the Gulf Stream makes its weather very rainy and foggy. Which is bad for the mood but good for the lomos!

Walking around down-town is pleasant, high-tech all-glass buildings are touching old classic stone buildings, and this great architectural contrast is at first a bit perturbing, but after all makes some pretty nice shots. The cultural life is surprisingly well developed, street-art a bit everywhere, and numerous festivals (we went to the multi-cultural festival, and also to the sea-food festival. Which have nothing to do with each other. Or maybe the fact that we ate amazing stuff in both…).

Taking a car for a ride around Halifax may lead you to some very nice spots as peggy’s cove (see dirklancer’s beautiful lomolocation about it), nice parks (especially pleasant point park) and beaches. The area is called the “Maritimes” by Canadians as fishing was a big part of the region’s history. I ate the best fish and ships of my life there… And lobster is so cheap that you can eat some every week!

And a last important point for us, lomographers, is the amazing photo lab “Carsand-Mosher” which makes perfect X-pro for less that 5 $CA. They are super friendly and the results purely amazing. But maybe I was especially excited because these were my first x-pros ever!

Here are three galleries, with their specs:

1. Canon F1n, with a Zenitar fisheye lens and its super-amazing color filters

2. Holga 120 GN and various color filters and prisms
3. Supersampler loaded with lomoXpro200 (thanks to Lucas Jakobsson and LSI for sending these to me, this combo totally rocks!!!)

And some Stereo Holga shots are here: ==http://xtupload.com/pf.php?fid=2056==

written by stouf on 2009-09-03 in #world #locations

14 Comments

  1. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    8, 48, 57. 60. 64, 71, 73, 100, 113, 123, 135, and, and.....so many great pictures! stunning!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Whaaaooouuu!! What a stunning gallery!!!! Great work again Mr Location!!! :)))

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great Stuff stouf!!! :D

  4. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Stouf is back and shows a fantastic location full of wonderful shots...i don't like 141 and 164 :D

  5. redbohemia
    redbohemia ·

    Awesome gallery!!...any place that has a seafood festival is my kind of place :p

  6. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, just WOW!!! Amazing gallery, awesome job Stouf!!! =)

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Thanks a lot everyone, The post was re-edited to have three galleries (thanks to Rowena)... So I don't really now what shots you're talking about... But it's fine ! Thanks for your kind comments !

  8. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    far out galleries!!!!

  9. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    greaaaaattt!

  10. jennay_jean
    jennay_jean ·

    Lovely shot and a lovely place... I have to make my way there!

  11. glenn
    glenn ·

    excellent

  12. chris-carnage
    chris-carnage ·

    i love my city =3 only one complaint, a bit tricky to be an emulsion junkie in this town

  13. stouf
    stouf ·

    I understand... Since Carsand-Mosher closed, mmm terrible event... : (

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