Bay St Trees

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I was drawn to the reflection of the trees but once a person walked through my frame I knew what I wanted. I waited maybe five minutes, snapping random people passing by until I got this one, which I’m pretty happy with. This was back in early November when it was still relatively warm out.

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The Crew

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For a change I thought I’d share a shot of the crew. These are members of the Toronto Photo Walks group with whom I often hang out. All are die hard enthusiasts and excellent shooters in their own right. And they’re kind enough to let me tag along from time to time. While this shot might seem rather random and unrehearsed, I actually carefully posed them so they wouldn’t look like they were posing. Anyway, this was shot during a walkabout in the west end back in early December of last year (aka, a month ago). Hope you like it.

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Dressed for success

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Got out today and man was it COLD out there. Fortunately I know how to bundle up for it so really it was only my hands that were feeling it. Anyway, came across this lovely little pooch. Took a few quick shots of him. It’s not the sharpest in the world but i still like it. I don’t get hung up on sharpness any more. For me it’s all about the subject matter and composition. Hope you like it.

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Snowy Gooderham

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I shot this a couple of days before Christmas with my Canon 5D Mrk III and a 50mm f1.4 prime lens on it. It’s Toronto’s most famous flat iron building, The Gooderham. I waited for the taxi to enter my frame, as I liked the colour of it with the colour of the brickwork on the building. I really like a fast prime lens on a full frame camera. You can get a nice shallow depth of field. Hope you like it.

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Stairs this way and that

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Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2018. Wishing you all the very best for a bright and prosperous year ahead. Make the most of it.

As for the photo, it’s the bus terminal on Bay Street at Dundas, taken at the end of October. Hope you like it.

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Toronto’s majestic tower

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I don’t often shoot the CN Tower, figuring it’s a tourist sort of snapshot that’s been done to death. Actually, let me change that. I actually shoot the CN Tower all the time but almost never post the photos. Who the hell needs to see another CN Tower shot, right? But once in a blue moon I’ll compose an image I rather like, such as this one, and I’ll share it. Long story short, here’s yet another shot of the CN Tower, taken back on Christmas day. Hope you like it. 🙂

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Hockey game outside Timmy’s

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Funny thing about this shot. I posted a similar one a couple of years back, taken at this very parking lot on Christmas day. When I went for my hours long walkabout on Christmas day this year I had no plan to walk so far or to this particular neighborhood – Little Italy. Much to my surprise, when I got there they were once again playing hockey in the parking lot. For those not from Canada, there’s nothing more iconic than Tim Horton’s (it’s a nation wide coffee chain) and hockey. I think this is a better photo than the one I snapped a couple of years back.

 

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Christmas Day Selfie…

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Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you had a nice day with friends and family. Me, I did a seven hour walkabout throughout downtown Toronto. Got lucky and found a restaurant open and it was serving Christmas turkey dinner with all the fixings, along with apple pie a la mode for desert. Sure wasn’t expecting to be eating a proper Christmas dinner today. Anyway, I took a ton of shots with Kenzie and my Fuji 23mm f2 lens on ‘er. This one’s a selfie of sorts. That’s me reflected in the ornament that’s covering the eye of the guy in the poster in a storefront window. Pretty clever, huh? 😉 Anyway, hope you like it. All the best for the holiday season.

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