Victorian Architecture is very prevalent in downtown Toronto and thats probably due to the fact that Canada was a British Colony until it obtained its independence from Great Britian (not sure exactly when but I think its sometime in the last 20-30 years). This particular image is on the Northern edge of the University of Toronto Campus (Bloor St.), typically this is a very crowded area during the day and this was right after lunch time. I stood there for a while until I could get a “clear” view, sometimes photography is about practicing your patience
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I stood across the street trying to compose this shot and by the time I pressed the shutter I got lucky with my timing to come up with this image. I like how the bicycle is ahead of the car, its very fitting for the title: Winners, Just do it! They don’t whine and make excuses about what they have, they just do it
An image of the Innis College Residence at the University of Toronto. Considering that the University of Toronto was founded in 1827 its pretty obvious that is one of the more modern residences on campus, back when I was enrolled there in the mid to late 90′s this was the hottest residence to get into. I on the other hand, commuted everyday from my parents house so I never got the residence experience and to be honest I’m not sure if I missed out!
Another image of Downtown Toronto but this time it was out of a 2 door car with me in the backseat and using that really small window, it didn’t turn out too bad except for that car driving by on the highway! Here is a videoContinue Reading»
An image that I took from a plane while we were waiting for clearance to fly; as you can see the weather wasn’t co-operating and it was raining quite heavily so there some obvious delays. This was taken in Toronto on my way back to San Diego from my Italy trip; not the ideal route but I thought I’d make a pit stop and see my family Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.
Some graffiti art from the streets of Toronto that I took on Christmas Eve while visiting one of my best friends. I find graffiti to be very suitable for HDR photography because of all the textures that you can bring out during processing. As much as this looks like it a rough neighbourhood, its not, I would probably say its more of hipster neighbourhood.
Its Valentine’s day and sunset pictures are very suitable for this occasion, after all love is in the air today. I wanted to wish everyone celebrating the occasion a great time with their loved one. This is a picture of the city of Toronto taken from a friend’s balcony, I tried to capture as much as possible of the different landscape and “living standards” that exists within the city; you can see some industrial buildings, some low end housing, some mid-level housing, high rise towers, business offices and so on. What is sad is that often enough you’ll find someone thinking: “If I only had worked hereContinue Reading»
Yesterday we had a bit of rainfall in San Diego and the city got paralyzed as if it got snowed in! Traffic does get pretty bad in Southern California when it rains but yesterday was very odd because I didn’t notice a lot of rain and the traffic jam was on the same level of a snow storm back in Canada. Speaking of which, this particular shot is of Mississauga right after Christmas after a typical days’ snowfall: everyone went to work and traffic was moving! This is a close up shot of that skyline that I took on Christmas day that I posted previously.
An image I took of MTV Canada when we were walking around downtown Toronto. Apparently it was controversial that they decided to take over the building that was/is housing a Masonic Temple. I tried to look up the term on Wikipedia to truly understand what a Masonic temple is and I got more confused after reading the article. I don’t understand the controversy, that is my conclusion
Looking onto downtown Toronto from Yonge & Bloor from the 33rd floor. Unfortunately it was a grey & rainy day so some of the details got lost in the distance. This is the view from my brother’s office and regardless of how bad or good the weather is, I would imagine that its an uplifting view. I have such an appreciation for high rise buildings, maybe its because I’m a city boy at heart!