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“Still Running” – Keady, Ontario

“Still Running” - Keady, Ontario

“We were young. Everyone was young in those days. That’s the main complaint you hear from people who are getting old. You stop seeing young people. You begin to wonder if there are any left and whether there were only young people when you were young.”
― Lloyd Jones

I’ve made many photos of old trucks, most of them wrecks and relics. They are interesting to me mostly because of how the light plays off faded paint, rust and chrome. I tend to not be overly interested in restored versions, with bright yellow paint and shiny tires.

So, when I saw this one driving into the parking area at the Keady Farmer’s Market this past week, I could not help but grab a few shots. Interestingly, there was a brand new GMC pickup truck parked right next to this one and I have a photo of them both together, but I prefer this one, where, through careful framing, I was able to show just the vintage truck in all its rusty glory.

Nikon D800
Nikor 24-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ 70mm
1/250sec, f/5.0, ISO 200

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Thursday Doors – July 28, 2016

“Kensington Barbershop Door”

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

Once more, it’s not just the doors, but the items around them that are captivating me. This is not a deliberate thing. As I compose the photo, there is ‘something’ subconscious that makes the image ‘good’ in my mind. I usually don’t know what that is till I process it and suddenly, that ‘something’ is revealed.

I just had this same conversation with a professional photographer friend of mine and he has had the same experience, though now, he’s more aware of it and is looking for exactly what that something is, before making the image.

That’s one of my reasons for blogging, to deliberately look at my photos and consider why I made them and improve through that internal, now external, dialogue.

These doors are the entrance to a barbershop in Toronto’s Kensington area. Kensington is a busy, somewhat quirky area, filled with markets and small boutiques. It’s got a real bohemian feel and I just a fun place to people watch and hunt for bargain and handcrafted items.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 117 mm
1/2100 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200

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“Store Fronts” – Front Street, Toronto

“Store Fronts” - Front Street, Toronto

“Imagine having a city full of things that no other city had.”
― Bill Bryson

Old meets new in this view of Toronto’s Front Street, near the St. Lawrence Market.

The area reminds me of Europe, with it’s old buildings and storefronts. It’s sad to think that much of Toronto looked like this till the wave of “Urban Renewal” in the 70’s demolished most of the old buildings to make room for…parking lots!

Yup, apparently, parking lots were what people needed and the wonderful architecture paid the price. There are still some vestiges of Toronto’s architectural past remaining: the Annex, Front Street, and the Distillery to name a few, but they are few and far between.

I imagine the original builders did not ever expect the building to become a coffee shop, in fact, I had clients in this area who used upper floors as office space and it looked like these would have been warehouses at one point in time, based on the thick floors and heavy wooden beams inside the buildings.

Nikon D800
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 145 mm
1/125 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200

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“Say, Cheese!” – St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

“Say Cheese” - St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
― G.K. Chesterton

The St. Lawrence Market in Toronto is marvelous for its sights, sounds, and smells. It hearkens back to markets of old, with vendors selling their wares in the hustle and bustle of a busy market.

When thinking of a title for this image I was going to call it “Everything Comes with a Price”, as I found the large price tags on every item on display extremely distracting. THis particular vendor is more of a ‘self-serve’ shop, where all the cheeses are on display and you can just pick one from the bin. The other cheese shops in the market have some cheeses in bins for purchase but have opted for the merchant model, where the cheeses are behind a counter and the cut fresh what you want and charge according to price and weight.

Nikon D800
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250

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