Holy shit mom the fountains are awesome!

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Okay, so I made up the title. This little girl was having such a fantastic time playing in the fountain and running back and forth to her mom. You could really tell how much she loved and respected her mother. It was so touching and sweet. By the end she was soaked, but she didn’t care and her mom was enjoying her jubilance.  This might be my favourite summer shot of the season.

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Green Blue Black

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This is actually a large sculpture in front of a new condo development on Richmond. I can’t recall the cross street but it’s just a couple of lights east of Spadina. I think the colours really go together well.

I haven’t been posting as much lately as I used to. I used to post daily. But WordPress changed how you tag your photos and what used to be a quick and easy process is now unnecessarily arduous. I find I just don’t have the time for it like I used to. It’s sad when big companies decide to fix things that aren’t broken.

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Still Life

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Something about this shot really appeals to me. I snapped this early one Saturday morning on Yonge Street. Later in the morning it would have been next to impossible to get this, with no people or cars cluttering up the scene. Also, this was taken with my Canon 5D Mrk III sporting my 24-105mm f4 zoom lens. It’s been literally months since I had taken it out for a walk. Lucky for me I did, because the zoom allowed me to catch this moment. Hope you like it.

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Holy Giant Gulls

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Sorta looks like the seagulls are HUGE, doesn’t it. Not really street photography but it’s a fun shot. I snapped this a while back when the weather was a tad cooler.

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Oasis at Kensington Market

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Sorry, not Liam and Noel Gallagher, just some guy in a t-shirt at Kensington Market. The t-shirt isn’t even advertising the band, but a bar in Toronto. As for the shot, I just looked at him and nodded and tapped my lens. Very low key. He nodded back and the photo was made. I often find that engaging a subject like this is a good way to ensure you don’t get too much of a reaction from them. What I don’t want is a big smile and a peace sign or something. I want the shot to look at natural and candid as it can, under the circumstances. That’s best achieved by not making a big deal of it. At least it works for me. Your mileage may vary.

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Subway Suit Guy

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I was attracted to the lines in this composition, along with the single guy in the suit riding the escalator. I don’t think this shot would have worked as well had there been others in the frame. It’s not tack sharp but I don’t worry about that nearly as much as I used to. The composition is more important, in my opinion. Hope you like it, and Happy Sunday!

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The Fellowship

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Haven’t posted in a while, sorry. Gotta make more time for the blog. Anyway, I shot this during a long walkabout a couple of weeks back. What’s funny is just how busy this spot was with people and traffic. But I waited and got lucky – no cars and the people in just the right places in the shot. Hope you like it. Have a great week.

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The Duck

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We had our annual Redpath Sugar Waterfront Festival this Canada Day weekend. Based on the huge turnout I’m guessing it was quite a success. Our ever wasteful Liberal government flushed $120K of taxpayers’ money down the toilet on a six story inflatable duck; however, it also seemed to be quite the success. Everyone was desperate to get a selfie with the duck. Irrespective of the cost to taxpayers, I think it did add a buzz to the weekend that the festival has lacked in other years. The duck will, apparently, be shipped to other waterfronts across the province over the summer, so when you consider it was not just a weekend thing, the price doesn’t seems to bad. Plus, it means other taxpayers around the province will get to take a selfie with North America’s most expensive inflatable duck. Anyway, I did get out all day yesterday and had a fun time. Happy Canada Day.

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