Out of bed, over to the congress centre. Escape from the windowless meeting rooms to take a call in the lobby. There was good light.Read More
Got another chance to shoot the cool grittiness of the St-Roch district of Québec. Can’t get enough of this place.Read More
One of the few redeeming architectural features of the lobby of the Sheraton in Bloomington, MN is the way the light hits the lobby’s courtyard (very) early in the morning.
When the light is gone… well, at least there’s a decent bar, so not all is lost.Read More
A hotel. A business park. An hour to kill in the morning.
Could be anywhere. Could be somewhere. Could be nowhere.Read More
There’s more to la veille capitale than what the tourists visit.Read More
When New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, it’s incredible how many people take the whole week off. I guess it has something to do with the fact that just about all schools are closed that week. The financial district in downtown Toronto is usually bustling with activity, but this particular Thursday (around lunchtime) there was barely anyone to be seen.
That’s okay; less is almost always more.
Here are some scenes from the “largest Mies in the world,” the modernist Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by the famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. I’m particularly drawn to the copper-tinted windows set against the simple, stark black buildings.
(Be sure to click on the images to view them full-size in the lightbox)
It feels like ages since I've posted anything. I've been shooting, but just too lazy to post and write anything compelling.
I won't deliver any compelling prose here, but rather a mixed bag of images shot late this summer. Some holiday snaps, some observational stuff, some street, some god-knows-what. Gotta keep pressing that shutter button!
I recently had the good fortune to visit Bermuda for the first time, and couldn't help but marvel at the strikingly simple geometry and gorgeous colours of Bermudian architecture.
They say you're not supposed to shoot after 10 and before 4 to avoid the harsh daytime light. Consider that rule broken.
All shots from my Fujifilm X-T2 and X100F, in Velvia or Classic Chrome, with only a very few minor adjustments in Lightroom.
During a recent visit to Boston, I got some time to myself in Quincy Market when my family decided to check out the giant Sephora store there. I don't do Sephora.
So I decided to hang out (in the shade - it was hot!) and watch the world go by. Quincy Market is an interesting 80/20 blend of tourists and Boston locals at any given time (although I'm pretty sure it was 90/10 when I was there). A historic place, to be certain, but one that has been coopted by the forces of rampant commercialism that seems to have taken over the world in the last several years.
It was a glorious, sunny day, with all sorts of great light bouncing around from the nearby modern office towers and the plate-glass of the Sephora and other stores.
This is going to be AWESOME! Look at that light! What a perfect day...
Who's that guy in the background? Why is he in our shot? Dammit!
We got this one.
Now of course, not everyone was taking selfies... some were posing for their beau.
It's been almost a week since we got back from vacation, and I've only just gotten around to culling and processing the far too many shots I took. A few days in Boston followed by a 7-day cruise to Bermuda and back.
Our time in Boston was blessed with sunny, warm days and great light with no haze.
Not a huge believer in traditional holiday snaps of all the touristy sites, I opted to do a little street shooting instead. Tremont Street, Quincy Market, Boston Common and the North End. Click to enlarge.