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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Hitachi

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Saw this backhoe across the street from the AGO a couple of weeks back and used it to frame up the person walking on the south side of Dundas. I think it came out nice. Hope you like it.

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Fire on Queen St

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Major fire in an apartment building across from where I was having coffee this afternoon. Looks like the apartment’s been gutted. I can’t imagine what the occupants and the other tenants are going through right now. It must be very traumatizing. I didn’t have my camera so I had to shoot this with my crappy phone.

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Yesterday’s Snowfall

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Got out yesterday for a full day’s walkabout in the snow storm. There was next to no wind and the temps were pretty mild, making it an excellent day for shooting the falling flakes. I was up late last night editing and ended up with 55 shots from the storm. These three came out nice. Hope you like them. I’m out again today for another walkabout, sans the falling snow.

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CN Tower & Canadian Flag

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I shot this one before, as have a million others, I’m sure. It’s a pretty popular spot for Toronto photographers. Usually once I’ve taken “my” photo of a popular spot I don’t bother shooting it again, but a week back I happened on this spot when the sun was in just the right location, so I decided to take another one. Hope you like it.

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