I wanna hold your hand

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Spring is in the air. It’s always heartwarming to see couples holding hands. Hope you had a good weekend.

I’ll start posting again more regularly come July, once I’ve finally cleared out my old house and completed my move downtown.

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Young Love

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She notice me taking the photo and gave me a big, sweet smile. Such a cute moment.

Sorry I haven’t been posting much of late. Been very busy trying to get my new place all dialed up for the big move. I’m hoping to move in next Wednesday. I still have to sell off everything in my house. It’s all so time consuming. Anyway, won’t be long now.

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Puppet

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I shot this on Queen St near City Hall late March. If his sign doesn’t encourage people to contribute I don’t know what will. He’s actually an articulate and intelligent gentleman. He doesn’t like using shelters because he’s been robbed too often in them. I don’t understand why we build shelters that are unsafe for people. Anyway, hope you like the shot. I specifically waited for the bus to fill the frame behind him.

So I sold my house and am moving downtown. It’s a major downsizing for me. My new space is less than a third the size of my house. I’m selling everything I own and starting new. By moving downtown I’ll be a lot closer to where I spend most of my time. But man, talk about anxiety inducing. I have so so much to do and sell. Thankfully the closing is June 28th so I have plenty of time to get organized. Already sold off a handful of items. Lots more to go. Wish me luck.

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Storefront Chef

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Shot this about a week or so back at Kensington Market. They make Japanese style pancakes at this place. I’ve yet to try it but it sure looks good.

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Mind The Puddle

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Got out for a good walkabout downtown in the rain today. Noticed this big puddle and parked myself waiting for everything to come together. Cars would drive through the puddle but with no people walking by. People would walk by it with no cars splashing through it. Finally after like 10 minutes all the elements converged and the photograph was made. It’s all about pre-visualizing your photograph and then having the patience to wait for it to come together. Hope y’all have a lovely Easter long weekend.

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Small audience

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I snapped a few shots of this dude playing guitar but when the little child in the stroller came along I knew this was the keeper of the lot. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, just been busy and the blog’s taken a back seat to other more pressing priorities. For one, I sold my house and am moving downtown. I still can’t believe it. It’s going to be a huge change for me and I’m not only severely downsizing but also going to try to live a little more of a minimalist lifestyle. My new place is actually a rental, but it’s a brand new rental, never lived in before. A very nice place with all new appliances including a dishwasher and washer/dryer. It also has a balcony, which will be great. Anyway, hope you’ve been keeping well.

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Another spiderman

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Shot this with my new Fuji 27mm (41mm eq.) f2.8 prime lens, at f2.8. I’ve only been out with for one day but so far it seems like a really sharp, contrasty lens. Not really my go-to focal length, but I’m trying to work with it best I can. I prefer wider for street work. Should make for nice portraits, though. Wish it was a tad faster, like f2 or even f1.8, but that would make it larger and no longer a pancake lens.

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Girl at Moon Bean Cafe

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I shot this lovely young lady at Kensington Market on the weekend. The light on her was fantastic. I also have a b/w version but I really think the colour one works best.

I shot this with the 18/2 prime (28mm equivalent) which, being a wider lens, shows more of the surrounding environment. Speaking of lenses, I just bought a Fuji 27mm f2.8 prime lens, which is 41mm full frame equivalent. It should make for some nice portraits. Haven’t gotten out with it yet but I plan to this weekend. I ordered it off of Ebay from China and it was like $215 CAD, which is a great price compared to the $599 CAD it sells for at our local camera stores here in Toronto.

Hope you’ve been keeping well. Have a great Tuesday.

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