Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Question of Balance

Balanced Variation

I was at the WaterWorks this evening getting ready to take Dudley for a walk and I saw this guy climb up on the railing.  At first I thought he might be getting ready to jump into the lake but he slowly stood up on the rail and spent a good 5-10 minutes walking along the handrail demonstrating amazing balance.  Should he have slipped, it's about a 20-30 foot drop into a chilly Lake Ontario on the other side but he never came close.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hard Hats

Hard Hats

I spent part of the day spelunking through the Ashbridges Treatment Plant with Frank Lemire, William Self and Alan Hindle.  It was great to tour the facility with a group and to see what caught everyone's eye and the images captured.  Check out their individual sites to see more and click the big button below to see my photos so far from this second visit.  It was a great day and many thanks to Plant Technician, David Dickson as well as Hassan for the tour and hospitality (and to David for taking this shot). 

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Monday, June 2, 2014



All this month (and held over through July) at Voulez-Vous CafĂ©, an exhibition of photographs with water as a common theme.  I tend to gravitate towards images with water, whether it's a rainy view through a windshield, a reflection on the lake, or a foggy day at the beach.  Drop by 1560 Queen Street East to grab an espresso, enjoy the local vibe, and view the collection or click the following button for a virtual visit:

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Inside Pumping Station "T"

Inside the Pumphouse

I had an amazing opportunity to tour the inside of Pumping Station "T" (and much more) thanks to a generous offer by Plant Technician, David Dickson who spotted my That Building set on flickr.  In this shot, I'm standing near the underground base of the pumphouse looking way up at the roof (I'm guessing it would be 6-7 stories from top to bottom).  David was a great tour guide and provided much fascinating history and stats about the facility.  It's an impressive plant that is obviously run with pride while striving to be a good neighbour.  I'll be posting more photos here as I sort through them.  Many thanks to David for his time, patience and for making my day.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Newspaper Wars

Newspaper boxes as seen through a rainy windshield on a wet and windy afternoon.

An oldie but a consistently high traffic photo from my flickr stream.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Snow Angel

Snow Angel by Michael Mitchener
Snow Angel, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
I took this photo on a snowy Wednesday waiting for a streetcar home at Queen and Yonge. There were many streetcars heading west (like this one) but very few going east and when one did arrive, it was too full to get on. I barely fit on the second one but at least I was warm (and moving).

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Evening Shift

Evening Shift by Michael Mitchener
Evening Shift, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
The drive saw me standing in the cold taking this shot and gave me a quick tune on his horn as he passed by below.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dogs & Fog

Dogs & Fog by Michael Mitchener
Dogs & Fog, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
The ice storm and extreme cold temperatures are almost worth it when followed by a brief spell of fog. Between errands and dog walking this past Saturday, I managed to get out for a short walk in the fog and rain to take advantage of the atmosphere before the next polar vortex arrives.