Published on May 25th, 2012 | by Emma Hackwood


Video: Capturing Halifax

Canadian Travel Writer and Blogger Corbin Fraser recently visited Halifax, Nova Scotia over the long weekend and wandered around this beautiful city with his camera. I love the way he captured snapshot moments in time and had to share this video with you:

Corbin used a Super-Takumar 55mm F1.8 and a Canon 18-200mm F3.5 — 5.6 lens. The lens blurs and tilt-shift type effects were all done by hand by Free Lensing his Super-Takumar.

“I primarily used my vintage 55mm F1.8 Super-Takumar lens for most of the video, mainly because of the unique light leaks it’s able to grab, but also because of it’s large depth of field. There’s a few shots in there that were done with my Canon 18-200mm F3.5 – 5.6 on; but only if the scene required it. I was really trying to play up the warm tints and beautiful colours I so frequently see on sunny days in Halifax, so I was always trying to shoot into the light in the late afternoon / early evening, right around sunset. The lens blurs and tilt-shift type effects were all done by hand by Free Lensing my Super-Takumar. The only post work I added was some color grading using the Technicolor Cinestyle S-curve.” – Corbin Fraser, @ibackpackcanada


Corbin is a traveller and writer who blogs about Canadian Travel. When he’s not writing he’s partaking in music, art & drinks.To follow more of Corbin’s adventures and videos, visit his website He plans to make a trip across Canada this summer and capture a video for each city he visits. We look forward to seeing more videos from you Corbin!


Have you ever visited Halifax before? Need some advice on places to stay and things to do? Contact one of our Travel Consultants based in Halifax, Nova Scotia by searching our stores here on our website.

Halifax, Nova Scotia is highlighted on the Flight Centre map.

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Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

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