Three young men sitting on a rock

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I came across these young guys on my way back to the car after a walkabout downtown. They were nice enough to let me photograph them. I think it really worked out well. They all look very relaxed and natural. This was outside of the Ryerson Image Centre, near where I always park when downtown.

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Poutine Love

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I shot this one night walking back to the car from an outing downtown. I had the Fuji X Pro 2 with the 16mm f1.4 on it. The ISO is 2000 but if I was using my Canon it would have been maybe 800-1600 max.

I really like these types of candid moments. They feel special and I feel lucky when I am able to capture them. Anyway, hope you’re having a great weekend. It’s hot as hell here in Toronto today. Not pleasant at all.

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Two cranes and one way

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I shot this back in May during my vacation. Not really sure what interested me about it. I think the combination of colours and lines and angles. And the billboard of the pretty girl helps. Pretty girls always help a photograph.ūüôā

Happy Saturday. It’s hotter than the surface of the sun here in Toronto today. My windows are dripping with a fog-like condensation because I’ve got my AC set to “snow”. On my way to a BBQ at a friend’s house shortly. Yum.

Have a great weekend.

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Sometimes doorways can be interesting. For me, it was something about the shade of blue and the colour of the beige kraft paper that attracted me. Hope you like it.

 

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Psychedelic Bus

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The driver saw me take this photo, but what’s amazing (at least to me) is the fact he had no idea at all what I was seeing on the same piece of glass he was looking through. When you think about it, it’s kind of trippy, isn’t it. He probably was wondering, “What the hell is this guy taking a photo of?” Or perhaps he though I was shooting him because he was wearing a turban. Anyway, I thought it was totally neat, once I got home and got to editing the shot. Hope you like it.

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Incognito

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I was framing up this shot when these two dudes just walked into it, but I just went with it and captured this. Struck me as funny looking at the photo later, how neither dude noticed the bear on the left side of the sidewalk, or even noticed me. Perhaps they were searching for Pokemon.

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The mall

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I shot this at the Eaton Centre, Toronto’s largest mall in the heart of downtown. I thought that at f8 everything would be pretty much in focus but I guess because I was focusing on the railing, which was pretty close to where I was standing, the depth of field was still too shallow. I probably should have stopped down to f11 or even f16, but narrowing my aperture would have cut my shutter speed in half. This was shot at 1/60th of a second, so there really wasn’t room to go much slower. Of course, I could have compensated for the narrower aperture by upping my ISO but since I was already at 1600, two stops would have taken me to 6400, which would have added unwanted noise. So there you have it. Oh, I should mention that I was attracted to the angles at this spot.

Have a great day.

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Church on Church St

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This is the St. James Church on Church Street at King Street in Toronto. The parish here dates back to 1797. It’s one of Toronto’s most beautiful structures. I shot this a month or so back during one of my walks. If you care to read up on this church, check out this link.

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