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,…

Lakefield

Last Friday night I headed out to Lakefield with a buddy, not really knowing what we’d be shooting. The town was dead, but I did come up with a couple shots.

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…

A Windy Day in Peterborough

Last Friday was a gloomy day in Peterborough. The clouds were dark and epic, and the wind was fierce. We had wind gusts in the 70km/h range. At lunch time, I took a short walk along the waterfront with the camera to try out my new (to me) wide angle lens. I processed them in…

Photo of the Week: Week 44

I’ve been saving for a wide angle lens for a long while now. The other day I finally picked up a used Nikon 12-24mm f/4. I took it out for a test run on Friday and this is one of the shots I came out with. I’ll post some of the others later this week.

Cordova Falls

On Sunday I headed out to Cordova Falls – about 20 minutes northeast of Havelock, ON. It’s a place I’ve been to a couple times before and each time presents something different to photograph. The falls are controlled by a dam of the same name, and it had rained quite a bit before I got…