Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Original Photo Caption: I attended a wedding on the banks of the Athabasca River in Jasper, Alberta where these two dogs were part of the wedding party. Max, the handsome mutt at the top of the frame, wore a tartan bowtie and Shelby, the beautiful, shy bordie collie in the foreground, wore a jade necklace. This picture was taken during the ceremony while the two dogs watched intently as their Mom and Dad took their vows.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Also of note, there will be an Opening Reception + Neighbourhood Potluck on Thursday, November 10th from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The event will include an informal potluck dinner, reception with drink, along with live music provided by the talented group, Sang Bleu. There will also be 7-8 additional streetcar pieces added to the show for the opening. If you want to chow down, feel free to participate in the potluck or just show up for some libations and chat.
It promises to be an evening full of food, drink, music, and of course, images romancing the Toronto streetcar, so mark November 10th on your calendar and I hope to see you at Voulez-Vous.
[Thanks to Joanna Lavoie for the great geek article in The Mirror and insidetoronto.com]
Sunday, October 2, 2011
This image was taken at this year's Nuit Blanche of an installation called I just know that something good is going to happen by Curtis Grahauer. What is Nuit Blanche? From sunset at 6:59 pm on Saturday, October 1, to sunrise on Sunday, October 2, 2011, Toronto's playful overnight celebration of contemporary art once again takes over the streets for ONE NIGHT ONLY. It's a great way to explore art and the city by night and there are some surreal and cool installations. This was one of them.
Monday, September 19, 2011
When I moved to Toronto many years ago, I took the Bay Street trolley bus north to work. In the winter, there was nothing warmer than the Bay Street bus as it hummed northwards through the snow with efficient electrical heaters warming its passengers. The buses have since been replaced with regular internal combustion models that produce more noise and exhaust and just don't cut the chill like this baby did. Winter hasn't been the same since they retired my Bay Street bus.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Canadian Shield, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
I had the opportunity to spend some quality-time at Killbear Provincial Campground recently. It's a beautiful part of Georgian Bay just north of Parry Sound. Killbear always reminds me of a Group of Seven painting and I imagine the artists must have spent time in the area years ago. If you haven't been, you should try it. You'll be hooked.
Click here for more images from my trip (more to be posted over time) or visit the Killbear flickr group for a selection of images from a number of photographers/campers.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Many thanks to my sister for being a willing model over the last few days of her Toronto visit. Also, more thanks and congratulations to my nephew Mike and his lovely wife, Amber for giving everyone a reason to visit Toronto in the first place. It was a fun few days and a beautiful wedding.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Nothing like a 30 second exposure to get a hallway of fellow photo mooks to f-f-fade away. There were lots of people and cameras at RC Harris today but everyone seemed to get along...more or less.
It was great to finally see inside The Palace through Doors Open this year.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I received an advance copy of Focus: Letters: Your World, Your Images this week since I had contributed two photographs. It's due to be released in Canada on May 3, 2011 and available on Amazon or at your favourite book store. Visit the promotional video on YouTube.
The two images included are:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
A rare patch of fog arrived on little cat feet overnight. I unexpectedly stumbled across this movie set at Cherry Beach on a morning walk. Basically, there is an entire amusement park sitting on the beach. Movie types were just beginning to arrive so I took a few quick shots and moved on. It was quite surreal, especially in the fog. I'm told it's for Silent Hill 3D. I'm not familiar with the movie but took a look at a trailer, and yep, it looks creepy enough.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I'm usually done with winter about mid-February. I've over the snow, the sweaters, and photographic opportunities and I'm focused on baking hot summer days where the ground is too hot to walk on in bare feet. Thankfully the days are getting longer, if not warmer, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. C'mon heat alerts.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Trust me, by Thursday you'll be ready for some warm summer flash-backs and tales of adventure on the Great Lakes. If that's not enough to tempt you, throw in some wine, cheese, music and warm company. Hope to see you at the Urban Voyageur Show Opening, this Thursday at 7 PM at the Voulez-Vous Café. Bring your paddle.
Poster by William Self
Image by PhotoFunia
More details here
Thursday, January 13, 2011
One of the joys we have in being human is in exercising our freedom to choose and to take each case as it comes to us. We are not robots who are forced into behaviors by their programming. We see things; we think about things; and we choose our course of action or beliefs appropriately. And as long as that remains true of us, we will live every day of our lives on one slippery slope or another. There is no reason to fear this.
[Real Life Preacher]
Thursday, January 6, 2011
One of Toronto's unlikely treasures is the Leslie Street Spit also known as Tommy Thompson Park. This park is only open on weekends and holidays and doubles as a dumping ground for clean rubble during the week. Over the years, a large spit of land has been built out onto the lake and developed its own ecology. It's a fascinating place to spend a few hours hiking, cycling or jogging. Check it out.