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Woofstock!

This past weekend Toronto played host to Woofstock, a yearly event in which dogs of every size and breed come out to play – no cats allowed!

I’m not fortunate enough to have a dog in my family just yet, though that didn’t stop us from sharing in the festivities and taking plenty of pics (while being careful to not step in poop, mind you :) ).

It’s funny; walking around without a dog had many people asking, “Where’s your puppy? How can you be here without one?”

Enjoy!

Spoiled

Spoiled

Baking in the sun

Baking in the sun

Grrr...

Grrr...

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Playfighting

Playfighting

Princess Bella

Princess Bella

Just exhausted...

Just exhausted...

Cuteness, redefined

Cuteness, redefined

Twins?

Twins?

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Shooting Down and Low…

Ready to Ride

Everything that’s wrong about the shot above is what I like about it; the cut-off subject, wonky composition, strange highlights and confusing elements.

There’s nothing really cohesive in this picture but somehow it appeals to me. Maybe it’s the fun that was had in the process, “shooting without thinking” so-to-speak. No specific concept in mind, just loose and random.

I’d say 99.5% of my daily shots consist of random stuff like this. And funny enough, they’re the ones that satisfy me the most. So next time you’re out shooting, stop trying so hard to look for compositions and just shoot…see what comes of it.

It’s all about having fun, the way street-shooting should be!

An explosive comeback?

A distorted view of Tokyo

Maybe I’m back, maybe I’m not. First things first: I must change the format of this blog to enable me to update it on a regular basis without being overwhelming; time is limited, and maintaining a blog should be fun!

I’m thinking of moving toward a “photo a day” kinda blog. What do you think?

(btw, the view above is that of Tokyo from Tokyo Tower. A mashup of a city, if you will :) )

Expect some changes very soon!

Shooting on the Subway

A crowded subway platform. Lots of people, color, grimy walls full of texture, and last but not least, speeding trains. These are only a few of the reasons why my camera is always with me when riding Toronto’s TTC.

For the shots below I walked my way to the forward-most car and had a clear view of the tracks before us. While I got off some shots I’m proud of, I overstayed my welcome; the conductor wasn’t too pleased and cited security concerns, asking me to stop. Oh well. Next time I’ll shoot from the other end ;)

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Enjoy!

All Aboard

Museum Station

The Winding Curve

Onward!

The Rabbit Hole

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The Allure of the Japanese Bicycle

Yes, you heard right. I consider the typical Japanese bike alluring. For a frame of metal with two rubber tires that is.

And for good reason. No two are alike, though they all seem to share the same, simple and dependable body, along with a lack of shocks and sporting only a single speed. Obviously the typical street-bike is made with mass-production in mind considering the size of the populace that don’t drive, hence their simplicity to keep costs down.

But what they lack in complexity they gain in sex-appeal. Maybe I’m stretching it here, but there is an element of beauty gracing the elegant lines of an el-cheapo Japanese bike and so it is most often the subject I find before my camera :)

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Enjoy!

A little to the left...

A little to the left...

Lineup

Lineup

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

Suspended

Suspended

A Basket of Color

A Basket of Color

You Spin Me Right 'Round

You Spin Me Right 'Round

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