Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 60mm

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 25mm

Finished off Old Quebec City with some night photography.  It rained through the night which gave me the chance to mess with the weather sealed 60mm.  The stabilized setup gave me some lowlight advantage without worrying of any damage to the lens.  Normally I'd take the 25mm f/1.8 for a little more speed, but at ISO 1600, wide open at f/2.8 with this 60mm does the trick.  

Before the flight to Halifax the following morning, took a stroll around the neighborhood one more time.  I love finding people, interesting people.  People with expressions.  They're definitely fun to photograph.

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 25mm

Quick stop in Ottawa, then Halifax!

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 25mm

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 60mm

After an extended adventure from Halifax airport, we finally got to our hotel around 1am.  Got some shut eye and headed for the Halifax Library.  The architecture was amazing!  The staircase is centered within the building and catwalks running perpendicular to each level.  San Diego's Downtown library is gorgeous, but damn, Halifax was definitely a sight to see.  To top it off, the journey to the rooftop was worth every step.  The wife grabbed a coffee at the 2nd cafe on the roof while we enjoyed the scenery in the cold, open air.  

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 25mm

Halifax Waterfront was next on our list.  Cruised around the boardwalk along with the other tourists.  Hopped on a couple historic boats, of course my wife wanted to recreate some Titanic scenes.  She played a busted up piano on one of the docks while another dude serenaded on guitar on the opposite end.  We ended up talking about Seaport Village and how we've lost appreciation for it just because we're locals.  

Ended up hitting Halifax Distilling Co. Matt was so welcoming, informing us of their new distillery and caught us up with the local craft brew in Nova Scotia.  Had a Canadian Rye and Bourbon style Whiskey, which the wife and I enjoyed.  Became a fan of Big Spruce Brewing immediately after the first sip of their Red Ale.  

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 25mm

On the way back to the car, couldn't help but notice this guy.  A swarm of birds surrounding him at his feet while he continues to rant about his day.  People walked by, intrigued by the fact these birds were not attracted to him for an easy bite of food, but for conversation.  Ironically, the bird whisperer had no interest in conversing with people, as he shot down conversations with them and continued to chat with the feathered bystanders.  #thuglife

Olympus OM-D E-M1
M. Zuiko 12-40mm

Dinner at Smitty's, pretty much the local Denny's except with poutine.  Caught a conversation with my brother, since the wife and I are only able to communicate with family and friends when WI-FI is available.  Surprisingly, it works out pretty well.  It was refreshing not having to be connected as constant as we are. 

Slapped on the 12-40mm for some wide captures at the Public Park.  Of course, online says they close at 8pm or sunset, but they decided to shutdown at 5pm.  Not sunset, not 8pm. #confusedaf Caught some views just across the street from the park.  Those natural colors and tones are worth the stop.  I'll be honest, there was a lot of stopping in of our time here in Nova Scotia.  

Weather forecast, no rain till Sunday.  Yeah, we'll be on our plane back to San Diego.