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Saturday, September 16, 2017

self portrait from 1984 using Minolta XG1

Sunday, July 19, 2015

TWCC Kensington Market/Chinatown meet up - Part 2

 screwed textures

 contrasts: colours, textures


blue jugs 

candy cane suit

the lady wore orange

Saturday, July 18, 2015

TWCC Kensington Market/Chinatown meet up

 blue in black and white

 colours and curves

 colours and shapes


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

day 1084 - back to school 2013

first day of school today. it has to be soooo difficult for the students as it was a long weekend of fun and parties and all that nice things, and then to have to wake up early to catch the bus, or the school bus, so mommy or daddy can get to work on time after dropping them off. but not to worry, our moose crossing guard will make sure everyone is safely crossing the street and keeping those mad drivers at bay. and i them drivers see the waving stop sign if they ever take their eyes off their blackberries and mind the roadway. be safe, folks!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

day 1021 - my stand-in

trying to do a 'mini-portrait'. this is the shot with my 'stand in".

Sunday, June 16, 2013

day 1205 - oh, it's just a moose!

a second floor deck? pfft! then where would you put your $7,000 moose?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

day 1099 - pianola

at the rainbow cinema's lobby. the manager was quite generous in letting me take photos of this beautiful piano. it's a really old thing, the sign says, (which i had placed on the bench there, as you can see,) "amateurs should not even touch" this piano..."

well, someday, i'm going to have this baby!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

day 1088 - mini-hyacinths

at the allen gardens, the bloom at full hilt.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

day 1064 - fate was kind

i was taking shots of the icy ridges along the water and walking with the nikon in my face, i didn't feel right away that i was walking on a slippery patch. then i heard a small crack and that's when it clicked, i looked down and this portion of the ridges was slowly breaking. i almost fell but managed to hop on to the snow/sand, to balance my fall, i actually extended my right arm and in the process clicked the shutter and this was what i'd have fallen on to: angry lake waters. no one would've seen me probably and this would not have been posted.

Friday, January 25, 2013

day 1063 - snowing

this is the courtyard at the commerce court.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

day 1062 - my positive jar

with some fairies. no they're actually fairy lights.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

day 1040 - ice falling

off the cover of this stall. we have had a lot of snow during the new year, quite late for the white Christmas people had been pining for.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

day 1039 - new year's dinner set up

after two weeks of harried holiday  schedules partner and i finally got to sit down and have a relaxing dinner. and for the first time, we got to enjoy the newly-made napkins, the ones with mitred corners. when you have good china and eat good food, you must have cloth napkins, and yes, with mitred corners. yay!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

day 1035 - soft

like butter, like a baby's breath.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

day 1034 - published

three of my photographs were published by the newspaper 'hellas news', a greek publication with offices in toronto and new york. the photos can be found in the back cover of the thick holiday supplement of the paper. quite chuffed with meself, obviously. if you have a chance, get your free copy (at least i think they're free). i'll be showing it to my friend frankie who is a bonafide grecian goddess who will read the captions for me. my thanks to the good people at hellas news!

Monday, December 24, 2012

day 1031 - the grande hermine

the coloured version is in my 365 project.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

day 1026 - island berries

went to the islands today for my project. along the boardwalk, there were lots of trees with these red berries.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

day 1025 - the holy family and the not so holy

i purposely shot this: an enclosed nativity scene in front of the old toronto city hall and the family that stopped to look at their shopping bag near the display. the child was caught looking at the camera while the father is blurry from moving too much.

Monday, December 17, 2012

day 1024 - shopping at the eaton centre

i can assure you it was a bitch trying to buy anything at any shop at this mall at this time of the year. however, surprised that there was not a lot of people. but i'm sure they'll all show up a day or two before Christmas. and don't even think about going there for boxing day. note two more reindeers and the Christmas tree that changes lights.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

day 1023 - oh! Christmas tree

tonight i took partner out to dinner for his 69th birthday. after having a large baklava dessert, we decided to walk off the calories by taking photos of the light display at the greek town parkette. this is the illuminated Christmas tree, and there happened to be a pair of lovers arguing about something.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

day 1022 - reindeer

not the one whose nose glows red but a whole flock each illuminated by a thousand fairy lights. the eaton centre has these giant reindeers all over the mall.

Friday, December 14, 2012

day 1021 - blue lights

the orb Christmas tree at Dundas Square changes lights from white to blue. caught the blue segment.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

day 1020 - the reason for the season

sometimes some things look better in black and white.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

day 1019 - they're back

the swan pair is back, quite surprisingly.

Friday, November 16, 2012

day 993 - greeting shadows

finally, the sun shone this morning. there' a vacant store space on the danforth and the previous business had this sign on the glass window. i like the reflected letters on the wall.

Monday, November 12, 2012

day 989 - the boathouse

a boathouse along lake simcoe northeast of toronto.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

day 988 - back off, buddy!

this car was driving so close to our vehicle. partner had to change lanes to make way for him but didn't pass. after quite a distance, we went back to the passing lane and then this car did the same thing. so, what to do? i took my camera, got on my knees on my seat to shoot his license plate. he didn't clue in at first then he started to ease off. still didn't pass when he had the chance. turned out it was a damn woman driver who was on her friggin' cellphone. partner got caught in slow traffic and when this car passed us on the right, i opened my window, and blatantly showed her i was taking a picture of her. it is illegal to drive and be on the phone in ontario but the law is broken every time by drivers like this one.