I sometimes like to take pictures of people taking pictures…



This is the Centennial Flame located at Parliament Hill. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of Canada as a confederation, and has been lit since Januar 1, 1967. Probably one of the most photographed things in town πŸ™‚




  1. I lope this! recently I took a fujifilm instax photograph of a group of friends. We then proceeded to photograph the photo on our phones, taking a photo of the image on the phone and continuing this process. We called it camera-ception!

    1. I’ve actually noticed a difference in the way people from different parts of the world pose for tourist pictures. Some are very reserved, some always use forced smiles, and some tend to always jump or point or do something very physical… which I think might make for an interesting shot.

  2. Shane, I just love your post as I did the same thing on my recent trip πŸ˜€ Actually I have been working on a number of photos for a post. I had such fun with it! Great photo – and like that the photographer was shooting from a great point of view!

  3. Hi Shane, The yellow-orange peeking out in a few spots in this pic is so pleasing!

    P.S. I’ve been working on photographing striding cows since you shared your tip a few weeks ago. When I’m back in September, I’ll share my improvement and link to your helpful post from! πŸ™‚ I think you’ll get a kick out of these images….awkward cow strides.

    1. I LOVE IT!!! I can’t wait to see this. I grew up on a horse farm, next door to a cattle farm, and those lazy munching huggers kept me company at the end of my driveway every morning while I waited for the school bus. I love cows πŸ™‚

      By the way, where are you going? Do you have some vacationing happening until Sept?

      1. Hi Shane,

        That’s right, you’ve mentioned the neighborhood cattlemen before. I’d forgotten – thanks for the reminder. That’s great that you waited for the bus with the cattle!

        I am traveling a little bit in August – all of it in the South – I’m most looking forward to visiting Abingdon, VA. Lovely, historic little town if you ever get to head this way. πŸ™‚

        Otherwise, I’m taking a “staycation” so that I can catch up, refresh and refocus. I’m finishing a laundry room overhaul (fresh paint, new flooring, reorganizing). I’m also finishing a cookbook of my maternal grandmother’s recipes…I’ve been trying to finish that for about 18 months – I need to get that done while she’s happy and healthy at 84!

        Let’s see, I am taking up some videography study and thinking of adding that to my agriculture media. Overall, I am enjoying less pressure and taking lots of notes of all the great thoughts and ideas that unfurl when I decompress a bit. I’m a slower paced person than our culture and media suggest a body needs to be, so from time to time I just need to step back.

        Have you enjoyed any rest or travel this summer?

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