March finally arrives

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A big change in scenery from my last photo, eh? No snow, warmer weather, nice sunset. Spring is around the corner. This shot’s from last weekend, actually. I got out yesterday for another epic walkabout with my friend Andrea. We walked 17 1/2 kms. My legs were tired by the end but we had a terrific day. Even watched the St Paddy’s Day parade. Anyway, hope you have a nice week and like this photo.

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Snow fall at night

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This is what Toronto was going through the evening of Feb 9th. The past week or two, though, things have improved greatly. Winter’s not over yet, mind you, but knowing spring is just around the corner warms the heart. I’m looking forward to better days ahead.

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Black & Orange

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Shot this a few weeks back. That’s my friend Mary there, coincidentally wearing a scarf that matches the building’s doors. Cute. Hope you’re having a nice Sunday. It’s sunny and snow free here in Toronto but the wind is ruining the day. Cheers.

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Sometimes less is more

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Now this here is something completely different for me. I attended a studio lighting workshop on the weekend with a buddy and got the opportunity to shoot this lovely model. It was a fun day.

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BarRab

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I shot this back at the beginning of the month. In anticipation of a nice snowfall in the frecast I brought Wilson (my Canon 5D Mrk III) out to play, with a 50mm f1.4 prime on him. The thought was to freeze falling snow with the fast prime. When we got downtown for the walk it rained the whole time instead, ruining my idea. In the rain I would have much preferred my 24-105mm f4 zoom. The result was I didn’t get many shots at all, since 50mm really isn’t a focal length I’m any good at. But this one came out nice. And it’s a little different for me. Hope you like it.

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Snowy wheelie…

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I was setting up this shot only because I liked the juxtaposition of the two cyclists in the frame, when suddenly the guy in the distance pops a wheelie right in from of me a millisecond before I snapped the shutter. Talk about lucky breaks.

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New subways to Vaughan

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North of Toronto there’s a city called Vaughan. Recently Toronto finished a multi-year project to build three new subway stops to Vaughan, and my friends and I took a trip up there Saturday to check them out. They are literally works of art, and huge enough that as the area around each station grows, the station will be able to handle the added volume of riders. Anyway, here are three shots I’m particularly fond of. I don’t ride the subway often so for me it’s more like going on a ride at the carnival than a mode of transportation. Hope you like them.

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Night Snow in Black & White

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Wow, what an amazing last three days. Got out shooting all day Friday through Sunday. Still have a bunch of photos to process this week. This one happened at the end of my walk. I’d ridden the streetcar from downtown back to the east end with a buddy and when we arrived it was just getting dark and the snow was really picking up, so we decided to hang out more and take photos as the darkness settled in. I liked this scene because it sort of reminded me of Edward Hopper’s work. I have another one of this storefront in colour that I’m really happy with, which I’ll post another time. Hope you like it.

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