Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Boxers

Taken in the vortex of hell, I mean The Eaton Centre, Toronto, 1:35pm, Tuesday, December 26, 2006.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Kittymas!


On behalf of myself, my betrothed and our darling little girl (pictured), we would like to wish you all the merriest of Christmases, the happiest of holidays and the, uh...newest of new years (?). All the very best!


Sunday, December 24, 2006

80 Degrees and Sunny times Six

Greetings and Merry Christmas Eve, everyone...


After six days of Florida sun, a plane ride from hell, and the first of several Christmas parties, I have returned. I'll share a few of the 300+ shots I took down in the Sunshine State over the coming days. Starting with.....

Foggy-flection - Little Lake Bryan
Palmer - Daytona Beach
Duckstroke - Little Lake Bryan
Sun-day - Lake Bryan
Eyeball - Orlando International Airport
More to come....

Friday, December 15, 2006

To the Sun, Alice....


Howdy folks....


It's that time of year again. Time to take a well-earned vacation to sunnier climes. To me, nothing says Christmas quite like 80-degree temperatures and fake snow in the middle of Florida. So, until next weekend, I hope you all stay swell and reasonably warm ;-)

B


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Happy 'Fiti

Taken Sunday, December 10, 2006 at Charles and Balmuto Streets, Toronto, Ontario.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Oncoming

Taken Friday, December 11, 2006 at the old Unionville train station, Markham, Ontario.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pearson

Waiting Room

Propaganda

Mylar

Welcome

Shots taken on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at Pearson International Airport Terminal 2, Mississauga, Ontario.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wallflowers

Taken Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Leonard Cohen x24

Taken at the corner of Greenwood and Gerrard, Toronto, December 5, 2006.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lundi


Taken from the window of the 31 Greenwood bus, Toronto, Tuesday December 5, 2006.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A Night Out

With new toy in hand, I went for a drive through downtown Toronto last night, just as the snow started to fall. B&W season is upon us....

Parkway


Planters
Rearview

506
Portal
Shots taken between 9 and 10 pm, Sunday December 3, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Death and Resurrection

Wow! You're still looking here! I'm amazed and grateful for your attentive eyes! I've had a couple of occasions which have prevented me from posting here over the past few months. First, my grandmother recently passed away and since then, my brain hasn't exactly been on picture taking. Second, my dear HP R817 suddenly died on me last week.

I was attending a Sloan concert at the Kool Haus in Toronto and was taking some sample shots of the opening band, The Yoko Casionos (I LOVE that name! Great band, too), when the death occurred. My final shot, number 5772, was this:















(OK, it's not exactly "going out with a bang" but this is history we're talking about here)

What caused the premature demise was one of the camera settings called "Theatre Mode", which allows you to take indoor shots with a high ISO setting, no flash and a relatively quick shutter speed. Well, I set the camera to go into Theatre Mode on startup and turned off the camera. When I turned on the camera, it gave the HP version of the Blue Screen Of Death.

Perhaps this was the Universe's signal for me to enjoy the concert for once and not worry about getting killer souvenir shots. The concert was indeed wonderful, as it usually is with them, but I still managed to use my camera phone to get souvenirs that look like this:















Ugh. 2 MegaPixels never looked so so-so.

Numerous e-mails to HP support (and yes, I followed their instructions) hadn't fixed the problem, so I had to make a quick decision. The camera was out-of-warranty, so any repairs would cost me. Plus I had bought a spare battery and accesssory kit for the HP and if I were to return them, I had to move fast.

So, I bought a new camera yesterday. A Canon A710 IS. Gorgeous camera. 7.1 MegaPixels, 6x optical zoom, and DOESN'T USE PROPRIETARY $70 BATTERIES! AA's will do quite nicely, and cheaply. More details here: http://www.canon.ca/english/index-products.asp?lng=en&prodid=1099&sgid=23&gid=2&ovr=1

And thus begins a new era. I present you IMG_0001.jpg. Cropped and decoloured, of course.




















So, on behalf of my cat Athena and myself, I'd like to thank you for reading through all that. I promise I'll stick closer to "just photos" from here on in.

B