Early Morning in Toronto

Last weekend whilst in Toronto, I woke up early and headed out for about 30 minutes with the camera. It was cold… damn cold. It was pretty neat to see many of the streets empty without any cars or people. These are basically a collection of random shots from just walking around with the camera…

Photo of the Week: Week 47

This weekend, my wife and I were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary, (which was earlier in the month), by spending a night in downtown Toronto. Using Hotwire, we booked a hotel which turned out to be the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel which is part of the Rogers Centre. The only rooms they had available were facing…

Macro Shots of Flowers

As mentioned in the previous post, I recently took a bunch of macro shots of flowers. I was simply trying not to capture the flower as a whole, but a certain part of it – whether it be the colour, contrast or texture.

Photo of the Week: Week 46

This past week, our camera club was shooting more macro stuff. This time it was flowers. I’ve never really been a fan of flower photography, simply because I don’t find them very interesting. I decided to make it a challenge to find something different. In the shot below, the colour version was purples and whites,…

Macro Shots of Food

At our camera club meeting last week, the focus, (no pun intended), was on macro photography of food. I can’t afford a macro lens, so I’ve been using some close-up filters – basically magnifying glasses that screw onto the front of an existing lens. It’s a much cheaper option, and in my opinion still effective. I was…

Photo of the Week: Week 45

On Friday I headed out for a night of shooting in Lakefield. I haven’t done much night photography in a while so it was good to get out… and it wasn’t too cold. It was only around 8:00 pm or so but the streets were dead. Had this been summer this intersection would be packed…