Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In The Shadows

In The Shadows
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Rachel and Jack. Downtown London, On., on Sunday night about 11 pm.


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My New Disguise

My New Disguise
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Barbara & Lauren

Barbara & Lauren
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Barbara, from France is also studying in London. Barbara and Lauren were taking in the London International Food Festival at Victoria Park this last weekend.


Pretty Lauren is a pleasnat, bubbly young lady from France doing a year of study in Political Science @UWO.

Sweet Caroline

Caroline was in London this past weekend. Caroline is a promotions manager for a Toronto area model/acting agency.

Brad From UFC Fightclub

Brad is working out in preparation for a UFC bout in Las Vegas next month.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Toronto Guitar Dudes

For the photophiles that may have landed at Phototrain, here is some shutter chatter: Diffused SB-800 handheld upper CL approx. 4 feet away at 1/128, SU-800 on D200, shutter 1/125, ISO 100. I am satisfied with this image. The subjects' faces are visible, and the 'fall off' effect of the flash, doesn't light the acoustic guitars that are strapped 'back pack' style to the subject's backs.

These gentlemen were on their way to a friends house to practice their guitar playing. They mentioned they play at an open jam on Wenesday nights @ 460 Spadina Ave. They were kind enough to invite me out for the jam. Thanks guys!

This photo was taken last Sunday night around 11 pm, in Koreatown, that wonderful stretch of Bloor St. between Bathurst & Christie Sts. I was in the area practicing some off camera flash photos and these guys were nice enough to oblige. Thanks again dudes!

I had originally made the trip to Toronto to go to the Luminato Festival closing ceremonies at Harbourfront Centre. Anyway it was a last minute trip and I missed Cirque de Soleil who were dishing their magical fantasy, along a kilometer of Toronto's waterfront.

Oh well, I'll be in plenty of time for next years art's festival.

The trip was still worthwhile, I got to enjoy a delicious lamb gyros in Greektown on the Danforth, and do my bit of camera experimentation in Koreatown.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Right Or Wrong?

What matters most? Recently, I made the comment that I believe it is better to be kind, than to be right. The friend I made that comment to, did not agree. My friend thought it was more important to be right, than to be kind.

Here is the weakness in the "Better to be right than kind" discussion. Quite often, people mistakenly assume, think or believe that they are right ... when in fact, they may be wrong.
So the question now becomes, "Is it better to be kind, than to be wrong?".

Regardless of how right, empowered or entitled we may feel or be, I think it is a very valuable trait to get along with each other, to behave in a mature and respectful manner. In other words to be kind. Even on the internet, especially on social networking websites, like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Plenty of Fish. These sort of sites seem to have a number of people, who think it is acceptable to be rude, insulting or downright rude and/or aggresive.

We can all be kind and right. We can all be kind and wrong. Right or wrong, it doesn't really matter in a casual discussion, does it? Call it what you like-kindness, respect or good manners. It creates so much good, from so little effort.

Just a positive thought ... have a nice day! Lol!

Monday, June 08, 2009