Random Colour Street Shots

Here’s another four recently taken colour street shots. I doubt any will make my upcoming colour street photography book but I still like them.

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Urban Landscapes

Got out both days this weekend for a little photo therapy. The above shots are more urban landscapes than pure street photography. Boy, this is absolutely my favourite weather — not too hot and no humidity. Simply, fall jacket weather. Based on these images I know our downtown looks pretty quiet but it was actually quite busy. I just waited for the right moment before firing the shutter. In the second photo you’ll notice the guy walking down the middle of the street. Well, they closed Yonge Street for a part of Sunday to encourage people to get out and walk. I’m no fan of road closures, but Yonge’s usually not that busy on a Sunday morning anyway, so closing it has little impact on adjacent streets, traffic wise. Anyway, hope y’all had a good weekend, too. Happy Monday.

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Night Street Photography

Thought I’d share some of my colour night photography. To be honest, I’m not that skilled at night photography. I find that editing colour night images very difficult. The amount of tweaking I have to do in Lightroom (LR) with white balance and split toning is tiresome. I know that if I had the latest version of LR it would be much easier, but I’d give up photography altogether before I’d ever pay Adobe a monthly subscription fee. So for now I’m stuck with LR6, but at least I own it. If I ever buy a new camera or lens that’s not supported by LR6 my plan is to move to Capture One, which is a robust photo editing software. Anyway, these ones came out okay, I think, but man it was a lot of work. Hope you like them.

If you’re wondering why I’m posting a lot of colour work on my blog lately, it’s because I’m posting only Black & White images to my Instagram account. I figured I’d split it up. If you’d like to see my b/w work, visit my Instagram.

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Streets of Toronto in Colour

Here are some random shots from this year. I’m pretty sure the first one will make my colour street photography book, but no idea about the rest. I have so many images to go through. And I keep finding ones I originally processed in b/w but am now doing a second copy in colour. That’s slowing me down somewhat. I have a nasty habit of making projects far more difficult than they have to be. Anyway, hope you like them.

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Upcoming Photography Exhibition

So my buddy Geoff, with whom I spend a lot of time out and about shooting Toronto streets, is having his first photography exhibition. It’s not a huge show, but it’ll be great. If you happen to live in Toronto, you should find the time to pop by for a visit. He specializes in portraiture and his rates are very reasonable.

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Before Covid

I snapped this back in early January during a winter storm. I think at that point we were hearing rumours of a virus out of China, but not in a million years would I have guessed what was in store a mere two months later. Since this photo, many local businesses have shuttered their doors forever, sadly. The economy’s gone to shit, of course, and we’re just awaiting that second wave to give it another nasty kick in the nuts. I just hope we get a vaccine sooner than later. Got my Covid19 test back today and it was, thankfully, negative. Hope y’all are staying safe.

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Ozzy’s

Got out with my buddies last evening for a little photo therapy. This one came out nice, I think. Hope you like it.

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Toronto!

I shot this a couple of weeks back. Got lucky with the lady posing for her girlfriend. It lasted only a moment. The sign itself is located at Nathan Phillips Square, out front of Toronto City Hall. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

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