I first photographed these young people in 2009 and we've reconvened for more family photos every year since. When I'm photographing families I like to take them places that offer some options for the setting of the photos. This corrugated black metal wall is on a pavilion in an Edmonton park and seemed to provide the perfect contrast to the other photos I took that featured autumn leaves and green grass.
In my opinion one of the best buildings in Canada is the National War Museum in Ottawa. Among its many virtues is the green roof which, fittingly, features a good measure of poppies. At the end of a day spent in the museum a visit to the roof is a must. On my visit the sky was a sombre shade of gray which seemed fitting enough. The spire on the horizon is the Peace Tower on parliament hill.