Canada turned 150 yesterday which means I knew I had to go downtown at some point and see some of the festivities and people. The original plan was to go to Old Fort William first and then the marina, but the day just went by so fast that I only made caught the last couple hours of the day. So, with that being said, I tried to get as many photos as I could.
I arrived down at the marina with my friend Stan, for around 8:30. The good thing about that time of day is that the lighting was really nice, which is a always a good thing when taking photos, especially portraits of people.
There was a lot of people there watching musical performances and dancing, waiting in line for food from all the fantastic vendors and of course everyone else just enjoying the good weather and significance of the day. Its was a photographers' dream as a lot of people were dressed up, wearing face paint, and overall just decked out in Canada themed attire.
I did get some candid photos but I also approached a lot of people and simply asked if I could take their portrait. I think only a few people said 'no', in which case I just said 'thank you', and moved on to the next person. I didn't stay for the fireworks because it had already been a very long day and my main goal was to capture more of the people then the actual fireworks themselves.
Even though I only had a couple hours to work with, I'm happy with what I was able to capture. I also met and spoke with some very friendly people throughout the night. I'm glad I was able to be a part of Canada's 150th birthday.