Saturday, December 19, 2009
We all know there is a lot of debate about the lack of green spaces in this city. I once lived in Boston for three months while training for a new job, and it was while there that I realized how vital green spaces are to a city. They force you to slow down, relax, and rejuvenate. There was nothing better then taking a lunch break in a park. All this said, we do have a park that I think is completely undervalued. I discovered High Park a couple of years ago, and it is truly a great place to visit time and time again. I hope as I post pictures from this great space, it encourages you to head on over. In the meantime, we have Dundas Square. ;)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Take a post that has had thousands of posters glued or stapled on it. Add time, and a rain storm, and you have yet another example of something ordinary that can stop me and make me photograph it. It's all about the colour. This has been framed with a bold black frame and it looks great. Trash into art.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
It is rare that I venture outside without my camera. Two years ago my 'subject' was primarily architecture, and architectural details. I still love those things, but slowly my eyes have opened to a wide variety of things that make me stop and rethink them. Simple everyday things like a super cycle can make me pause within a crowded sidewalk. First I see, then in my brain I compose, or frame a shot, then grab the camera and click. I'm sure when I suddenly get on my hands and knees and take photos of certain items like a super cycle, people must really think it strange. This particular shot appeals to me because of the colour, the shapes, and there is for sure a sense of nostalgia.......
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
One of my favorite places to take photos is the Distillery District at the bottom of Parliament street. There is a great sense of times past, yet the art galleries, and interiors in some of the shops keep the place current. The unfortunate thing about this area is that the sense of nostalgia has been sharply cut by the massive condo tower in the midst of it all. But don't get me started on that....
The area is rich with patina. There is plenty of textures in the brickwork, peeling paint, weathered wood,and rusting shutter hooks. For someone like me who loves the textures and patterns time creates, it is a photographers Heaven. If you follow this blog, I am positive you will see many photos taken in this great place.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
One of the challenges I find with myself is to stop looking down at the sidewalk, and force myself to look straight ahead, or even up. We have become too frightened to look around in case we see something we don't want to.You may. But you may also miss something that you really SHOULD see. It may even make your day all that much brighter.
Monday, December 14, 2009
This close up was taken inside the Greenhouses of Allan Gardens. I frequently visit this historical place to see the seasonal displays, and will probably post many shots of the common and exotic flowers inside. I think it is a hidden gem in the downtown core,,,do go see it!!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I saw this lovely lady while walking home from Casa Loma. I love statues to begin with, but add a touch of humour with a bright red accessory, and she is all ready for the holiday season.
Comfort and Joy to you All..