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Chair Hopping in Toronto

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Daily Photo – Chair Hopping in Toronto

We took a boat over to Center Island (not the best name, Toronto) to get a view of the city at sunset. The island has had a lot of flooding lately, and getting over to the prime photo spots required getting ankle-deep in mud and muck. Toronto has the Adirondack chairs all over the place. I guess it’s one of the “things” about that city. Anyway, a lot of them were stuck out in the flooding zone. This island is also popular for Asian wedding photos (we saw about a dozen couples out there). This groom-to-be was getting in position for one of their photos…

Chair Hopping in Toronto

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  • Date Taken2019-08-01 01:53:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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More Notre-Dame in Montreal

Daily Photo – More Notre-Dame in Montreal

I wonder. Do they hire interior decorators to design cathedrals? I mean, I guess they must, right? They don’t get a bunch of priests and nuns to sketch out something in MSPaint. But then, I was trying to imagine, if I was a guy that was building a cathedral, who exactly would I contact to design a backdrop like this? Just not sure… these are the things I think about.

More Notre-Dame in Montreal

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  • Date Taken2019-07-27 08:09:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Montreal from the Mountaintop

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Daily Photo – Montreal from the Mountaintop

I’m not ashamed to go get photos from the obvious places in cities! Montreal backs onto this mountain/hill place. I’m not really sure if it qualifies as a small mountain or a big hill. Either way, there’s a perfect vantage point up there for photos of the beautiful city.

Montreal from the Mountaintop

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-26 17:46:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Toronto from the Railways

Daily Photo – Toronto from the Railways

When photographing new cities, I often randomly walk from bridge to bridge to see what I can find in terms of new perspectives. Most of the time, it’s a total bummer. But when you jump on Google Maps, you can often find bridges that go over railways. That’s usually a guaranteed winner situation because it makes for amazing leading lines the head towards an epic skyline… and it’s hard to do better than the skyline of Toronto.

Toronto from the Railways

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 02:33:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length41.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset in Toronto

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Daily Photo – Sunset in Toronto

We ended up in a fairly funny situation in Toronto. I had marked a spot on the map where I wanted to go take sunset photos in at the end of the dock. Curtis and I went there on our final night to get shots, but we did not realize that Caribana Toronto was going on. This is basically a huge street party for people in Toronto of the Caribbean descent. Man, it was wild. I can promise you we were the only two whities for miles… I looked so nerdy and white walking around with my camera. They were trying to figure out what the heck I was doing there! But, most of them were super drunk or high so they were super happy and nice… I was quite welcomed by the Carribean community in Toronto, so thanks everyone! 🙂

Sunset in Toronto

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  • Date Taken2019-08-03 01:45:18
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Old Town in Montreal

Daily Photo – The Old Town in Montreal

Not until the final two days there did I make it to the charming old town area of Montreal. The area wasn’t very big, but it was quite picturesque. I think you can walk most of it in less than 20 minutes, but pretty much every angle and corner was photo-worthy. We also ended up eating at a few different places around here and had an all-around blast. What a cool city… I gotta go back! )

The Old Town in Montreal

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  • Date Taken2019-07-28 19:29:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Amazing Organ at Notre-Dame in Montreal

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Daily Photo – The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

This organ is one of the only organs the Catholics are allowed to touch and look at during services. I have all sorts of ways I poke fun at the Catholics… probably because I went to an all-boy Jesuit school for four years where they tried to brainwash me. But, it didn’t work! However, having just poked more fun at them, I do actually have a decent amount of respect for the Jesuits. They at least have a lot of critical thought and philosophy that makes up the backbone of their teachings. There are a few logical fallacies here and there where it breaks down for me. But hey, that’s just me. I want to go back and do some DMT with some of my old teachers to see what they think.

The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

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  • Date Taken2019-07-27 08:12:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

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Check out the museum show yourself at this link! It’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the area… and I’m not even that much into fashion!

Daily Photo – Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

Whenever I go to museums, it can be quite challenging to take photos. At best, my work is a derivative of something original. I’m very sensitive to that, so I try to find interesting perspectives and ideas that help make the work more original. I’m pretty happy with the mystery in this one.

Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

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  • Date Taken2019-07-29 21:12:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture4
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Daily Photo – A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Who knew there was such a cool castle in Toronto? Certainly not me! But, in our research, we found this place called Casa Loma. You may remember it as the castle Patrick Stewart lived inside in the X-Men movies. It’s pretty during the day, but I decided to go at night because of all the crazy lighting. Besides, castles are always a bit more romantic to me in the night.

A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 20:06:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Daily Photo – Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Early one morning, I had a new friend take us over to Humber Bay Park East to get a view of the sunrise. There is a lovely little walk there along the lakefront. We got up at about 4:30 AM and headed out there… I didn’t expect to see many other people, but we saw about a dozen or so around the track. It’s also cool that this place, as remote as it is, is actually connected to the main city of Toronto through a running and biking track.

Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 18:58:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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