Oct 13, 2021

New Image Featured by Tourisme Montréal

Over the weekend this latest post on @editingluke of an aerial autumn view of Montréal, Quebec was featured by Tourisme Montréal and kicked off a wave of subsequent reshares and shout outs on Instagram. Following more than 15K+ likes on the Tourisme Montréal account, over the last few days this image has now been reshared by more Montréal fan accounts than I can keep up with and has even popped up in the feed of Parc Olympique (Olympic Park).  

While reshares for travel photography are not uncommon and are always one of the intentions when networking new images, this Montréal feature is unusual because of how quickly and widespread it's gone in just the last 3 days. At a glance, it seems likely that this image will end up as one of the most viewed @editingluke Instagram posts of 2021.

Tourisme Montreal Instagram

 

Oct 12, 2021

Aurora Over the Cypress Hills in Alberta

I don't think I've ever seen a sky like this so far south, but last night (or earlier this morning - I haven't made it to bed yet) the aurora was dancing above Cypress Hills Provincial Park (the Alberta side) in brilliant, luminous shades of emerald.

I had no intention of spontaneously driving out to the middle of nowhere, but I also wasn't expecting so many "are you going to capture the aurora tonight?" messages after the sun went down. Thank you to all those following the Editing Luke socials for the unexpected push as I would've been sleeping otherwise. It was unreal to witness this sky last night.

Aurora Alberta Cypress Hills Elkwater


Oct 11, 2021

Answering Your Questions: Instagram Q&A

Over the long weekend I asked my followers on @editingluke if they wanted to ask any questions regarding my photography, travel, film, past posts, etc. I was incredibly impressed with how engaged everyone was, so instead of letting all the questions disappear into the void I thought I'd recap and share a few of the highlights from this spontaneous Thanksgiving weekend Q&A.

If you have more questions be sure to send a message through the Editing Luke Instagram and I'll try to answer more of the most asked ones in a future Q&A.  













 

Oct 7, 2021

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan

Constructed in 1904, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan was the second home of the Ford Motor Company, and most notably the birthplace of the Ford Model T automobile. On the third floor in the northwest corner of the Piquette Avenue Plant was Henry Ford's office. It was here in 1907 that along with a small team of draftsman and engineers that plans were developed for a revolutionary new car that would end up changing the world.

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T


Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

The first production Ford Model T was built at the Piquette Avenue Plant on September 27, 1908. Between 1904-1910, Ford assembled upscale Models B and K, and entry level Models C, F, N, R, S and T here. By 1910 however, Ford had already outgrown the factory after producing nearly 12,000 Model Ts at the Piquette Avenue Plant. Henry Ford then moved the entire operation to a new facility in Highland Park, Michigan. 

At the new facility Henry Ford developed the moving assembly line in 1913-1914 which famously revolutionized manufacturing. The efficiency of production made the Model T the first affordable automobile and opened up travel opportunities to the middle class. Ford would go on to sell over 15 million Model Ts making it one of the best selling automobiles in history.

Today, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a museum with an impressive collection of classic automobiles from the early years of Detroit's booming auto industry. Here you can see the iconic Model T up close and walk the same floors that Henry Ford once did. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is one of the oldest surviving automotive factory buildings in the world and perhaps one of the most epic museums for car enthusiasts to explore in person.

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T


Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T
This rare Ford logo is specific to the vehicles made at the Piquette Avenue Plant.

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Detroit Model T


 

Oct 6, 2021

A Long Awaited "Welcome Back" to Co-op Place

Over the summer I had the pleasure of being commissioned by the newly rebranded Co-op Place to produce this "welcome back" commercial that just debuted during the Medicine Hat Tigers home opener for their 2021 season. As the premiere venue for concerts, hockey, and live events in Medicine Hat, Alberta it was a blast to have an entire arena to play in for this latest shoot.    

Coop Place Medicine Hat Arena

Medicine Hat Arena Coop Place



Oct 3, 2021

Wonderland at The Bow in Calgary, Alberta

Unveiled in 2013, Wonderland is a giant mesh head sculpture that sits in front of The Bow tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta. Created by Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa this installation quickly became a recognized landmark and popular photo spot within Calgary's core. 

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta


Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta
Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta


Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta

Wonderland Bow Downtown Calgary Alberta