Category Archives: 10,000 Miles

Photos from our 10,000 train trip (10/16 – 11/15/2010) from the San Francisco Bay Area to Vancouver, British Columbia, than across Canada to Halifax, Nova Scotia and back.

Vingt-cinq au Vieux-Québec

I spent a little time today doing some Lightroom cataloging of my images. I ran across this one from our 10,000 mile journey back in 2010. We LOVED Quebec City so we spent a lot of time walking the streets–and I took a lot of photos. Blue doors were not uncommon in the old part of the city. I’m not sure why the blue, but they looked cool.

Blue door in old Quebec City

Canon G11 on the streets in old Quebec City.

Staring at my feet

I recently got a copy of Lightroom 3 for a ridiculously cheap price. I know version 4 just came out, but having never used the program I figured I’d go with the bargain and see if I like it. So far so good! While cataloging images from our 2010 trans-Canada train trip, I ran across this image and decided to try some processing on it in Lightroom. I’d already installed Nik Silver Efex Pro (SEP 1, because SEP 2 doesn’t run on my computer?!?) so it was fairly easy to do the same black and white conversion steps I normally do with SEP 1 in Photoshop. Voilà!

Glass bricks and my feet at a pub in Quebec City

Canon G11 at a bar in Quebec City.

Je pense au Québec

This image was taken from our room at Hotel Belley in Québec City in early November 2010. We were holed up during the only heavy rain day we encountered during our entire 10,000 mile train trip from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS and back. Revisiting this image with the Fleurdelisé flying in the stiff wind made me feel nostalgic for the days we spent in la belle province.

Petaluma Bridge

Canon G11 while in Québec City.

Winnipeg from on high

Today is the last “official” day of my vacation. I still have the weekend, but on Monday it’s back to the grind. To say I’m languishing in laziness would not be an understatement. So for today’s image I took the easy route. I went to the 10,000 miles well and pulled up another favorite shot from the Fall 2010 trip.

Winnipeg from on high

Though we were only there for a short time, we really liked the Winnipeg vibe. Oh, and the yellow train engine you see is the front end of Via Rail’s “Canadian.” An hour after this shot was taken we were back on board heading towards Vancouver.

Canon G11 catching the view from on high.

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