Winter in the Beaches, Toronto

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I shot this more than a month back during a bad storm here in Toronto. Seemed to work well in colour, thanks to the woman in the red coat. Hopefully we won’t be seeing any more major storms, now than spring has sprung. Have a great weekend.

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1984

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While this might seem like a pretty innocuous photo taken at a bookstore, but consider this: Had Trump lost the election last November none of these books would be featured on the shelf at the isle’s end right now.

When I snapped this shot an older lady working at the bookstore asked why I was taking the photo. I explained what I just said about Trump and we ended up having a nice discussion about what’s going on down there.

Being Canadian and all, I don’t care to share my opinion, as it doesn’t matter. I have no say on what goes on in the U.S., plus, here in Canada we have some very dire problems with our provincial and federal governments. My opinion is that Canadian’s should be investing their energy into what’s happening in their own country before blathering on incessantly about the president of another country.

Anyway, the main reason I snapped this photo was to capture a moment in history. Perhaps fifty years from now someone might come across it and recognize it’s significance. Maybe not.

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Into the sunset

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I shot this just a couple of weekends back during a day long walkabout with a buddy of mine. We worked the scene awhile as the sun set on Queen West until I got luck and caught this. Hope you like it.

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Street portraits

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I ran into this guy on Yonge Street. What a character. Talked non stop a mile a minute. Derek’s his name. Nice enough guy and he knows how to work it as a model. Just got lucky running into him.

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Crossword

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I saw this guy sitting in a cafe window during one of our remarkably warm February days a couple of weeks back and snapped this shot. I took it with my Fuji X Pro 2 sporting the 23mm f2 lens (35mm FF eq.) and cropped it square. The dude I was photographing wasn’t aware of me but the guy behind him certainly was. I didn’t care. You can’t care, really. Not if you want to get good, candid street shots of people. It’s all about the photograph. If someone squawks you can always apologize and offer to delete the photo, or email them a copy. I’ve done both. The one thing I never do is to be rude about it when I get called out.

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A rare selfie

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Not big on photos of myself and not big on taking selfies, but I figure if they were good enough for Vivian Maier, then they should be good enough for me too, right?

If you are into street photography but not familiar with Vivian Maier, then you are in for a real treat. Click the link I provided or look her up. She one of the masters of the last century and her story is simply unbelievable.

Anyway, I snapped this during a snow storm a few weeks back. I was looking into a storefront window and shooting into a mirror, which is why you’re sort of seeing double here. It’s odd but I think it works. I have a toque on, if you’re wondering. Hope you like it.

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Night Light Show

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The Distillery District is hosting a Light Show to attract people to the area in the evenings over the winter months. I went down there with my buddy Brad and poked around taking some shots. This one came out pretty sharp, considering it was handheld and ISO 6400. Hope you like it.

I also got out yesterday and got a few nice shots. I’ll be sharing them this week at some point. Have a good week.

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Shop keep

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I snapped this at Kensington Market on the weekend. Kind of has an old school feel about it.

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