Earlier this month I had the great fortune to meet up with my buddy Wayne Simpson while he was visiting here in Ontario for a few weeks. We met in Killarney Provincial Park for some hiking, canoeing, and a lot of photography. It was an awesome trip and I would have killed for another few days of vacation time to take in all the amazing scenery and the amazing fall colours.
The trip was not without its adventure to be sure. Within 5 minutes of my arriving at the camp site we had a visit from a black bear, the first of two we saw on the trip. While scouting locations on an island our canoe slipped off the rocks and floated out into Georgian Bay! Thankfully the current and the wind brought it back to the island before Wayne or I dove into the cold water to get it back. We also hit a rock while canoeing in off Carlyle Lake after a sunset shoot – in retrospect canoeing in the dark on a cold lake with no help nearby may not have been our wisest decision.
But it seems to have been well worth it! We both came away with some great images and I got to hang out with a friend who I’d not seen since shortly after he and his wife photographed our wedding. They moved to Calgary last year.
Here are a few of my favourites from the trip. Enjoy!
(as always, click on the images for larger versions)