Downtown Toronto

Some images from earlier this year during a short overnight trip to Toronto for a conference that I totally forgot to process until recently. Most are from one of my all time favourite buildings: the Toronto Reference Library, which is just a stunningly beautiful place.

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Cambridge at Seven

A few weeks back, my 7-year old son Malcolm and I joined my friends Kevin and Paul on a Film Revival photo walk in Historic Galt, located in Cambridge, ON.

If you’ve never been there before, it’s an absolutely stunning part of Waterloo Region that straddles the Grand River with church spires, old buildings, and so on. It gets used a lot for filming locations on shows like Murdoch Mysteries 🙂

Malcolm really wanted to use my Canon DSLR, so we traded cameras and I used his VTech Kidizoom Action Cam you can read about that here. Malcolm took over 850 shots with my camera, including a LOT of the insides of garbage bins for some reason. It was fascinating to look through them and see what caught his interest.

I went through every one and picked out what I thought were the best ones and we reviewed them together and talked about what made them work (focus, composition, subject) and landed on these as the favourites. I did some light processing, straightened a horizon line or two, and the B+W Conversions, but otherwise these are more or less what he shot without significant alterations.

Hope you enjoy!

DTK Photo Walk

A few weeks ago, my good friends Kevin and Paul came down to Kitchener to check out the Edward Burtinski exhibit at the KW Art Gallery. The exhibit was (of course) incredible and while we were there we also got to see Kent Monkman‘s breathtaking series “The Four Continents”. It was pretty mind boggling and I am thrilled that we’re able to have such world-class art here in KW.

Inspired, we headed out into the utterly frigid streets of KW to take a few photos of our own! Here were a few of my favourites from the day.

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Hamilton Waterfalls

This past weekend I had the great opportunity to go shooting waterfalls in Hamilton with my good friend Kevin and Paul.

I knew Hamilton had a lot of waterfalls, but I really had no idea of the scope! When we hit our first stop at Tews Falls, I was stunned to see a plunge of over 100 feet in a massive canyon. My jaw dropped.

In all we visited four falls: Tews, Webster’s, Albion and The Devil’s Punchbowl.

Webster’s and Albion were the most accessible and the latter’s beautiful cascade was definitely my favourite for the day. Tews was only accessible from the top so I have fewer shots from there and the timing wasn’t great for The Devil’s Punchbowl so I didn’t come away with much that I loved.

We had a great time at all of them though and I’m looking forward to revisiting! Here are a few from the day!

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Old places

One of the things I love most about visiting my in-laws farm is the opportunity to photograph places and things that have been around for generations. There’s a sense of history here – everything feels lived in and well loved.

One of my favourites around the farm is this shed just behind my in-law’s house. It occasionally houses tractors, but it also holds a host of things like old windows, flower pots, and old machine parts that don’t get used much anymore.

I photographed it a few years ago, but the pink cast in the sky has always bothered my (I’m told this is a common problem with Cokin filters).

Anyway, I tried again this summer and was really happy with the result. Hope you like it!

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