There hasn’t been a lot of rain recently in East York, Ontario, until the last few days. But this past Sunday was different. Rain overnight, plus some drizzle in the morning made for some interesting droplets. I shot with my iPhone 13, as it is pretty resistant to moisture.
In a city of expensive real estate, resulting in a housing crisis for many, I am surprised this ramshackle house is still in its present condition. It looks like it could tell a story to two!
Recently I was out with my Wednesday photowalk friends and we ran across a kayak rental on the Humber River here in Toronto. I loved the look of the kayaks stored together, like puzzle pieces.
I was outside the Art Gallery of Ontario recently, and saw some interesting reflections. I took a few images with my iPhone and straightened the perspective to some degree. But I do like the crooked look.
Having Fun With the Tintype App
I do shoot digital as well as film, and also like shooting with my iPhone! (I am no purist!!). And on the iPhone I do enjoy the Tintype app, among others. I took this image near Tobermory earlier this year.
The last part of my vacation is at a friend’s cottage near Bracebridge. It’s an amazing building, filled with great spots for portraiture.
Hipstamatic app, iPhone
Banff 4: Black and White versus Colour
When I was in Banff in terms of film I was shooting black and white, not colour; the only colour images I shot were with my iPhone, so here is a comparison of almost the exact same image, one taken with my Rolleiflex, the other with my iPhone. I know colour is more popular these days, but there is still something about black and white that makes it my “mother tongue” as far as photography is concerned.
Today I had to take an old Press Camera to the “camera hospital” to get a rangefinder alignment done, and afterwards did some shooting in Toronto’s King/Dufferin area with a Graflex Century 35, and the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. The image below was taking with the Hipstamatic, and I really like how the selective focus worked out!
Face as Biography
I love looking at the people on the TTC (and since I have a one hour plus commute to work each day, I have plenty of time to look!).
Today’s image was taken on Sunday morning on the TTC. It’s been awhile since I have seen so much of the pain and weariness that life holds for some people etched on a person’s face.