Friday, February 26, 2010

Go Canada Go

Olympic Table Hockey

Olympic Table Hockey, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

My sister has been volunteering at the Olympics in Vancouver and has been close to a lot of the action including the men's Canada vs. Russia hockey game the other night (shown here) and the women's Canada vs USA final last night. It sounds like there's quite the ongoing party happening in Lotus Land.

Photograph by Kelly Visscher (tilt-shift attempt by me)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

East Meets West

East Meets West, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

Taken from the back of a streetcar of a following streetcar passing another streetcar. Transit geek alert.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Robots Need Love Too

Robots Need Love Too, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

Robots need love too
They want to be loved by you
They want to be loved by you
They want to be loved by... (repeat at will)

[Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice]

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Slurry Beach

Slurry Beach, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

On a visit to Bluffer's Park a couple of weekends ago, this bay near the western bluffs was filled with a slurry of ice and cold, cold water. With the motion of the waves and wind, the slush was constantly moving and made an eerie grinding noise.

I visited this park once many years ago in the summer and it was full of people. I think I prefer it in the winter despite the cold with its near empty landscapes and dramatic winter scenes. If you look really close, that's my pal, syncros on the far shore of the bay getting another perfect ice monster shot.

Go wide or go home.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Chandelier Archipelago

Chandelier Archipelago, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

Thanks to my flickr buddy, Missy for including me in a Photo Walk at Scarborough's Bluffers Park last weekend. It was definitely full blown winter on the shore of Lake Ontario but manageable thanks to multiple layers of clothing and strategically placed hand warmers. It is a beautiful park with the stark bluffs and lots of interesting beaches and trails.

We ended the morning at the Stone Cottage Pub on Kingston Road which is worth a visit on its own. All and all a great day hanging with some great photographers including the Mississauga flickr Club. Thanks all.