Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dusty Red Daisy

Looove Gerbera's ... click on the image!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Four Mugs

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The Bolt Buddies Band

Here's the buddies, you can check them out by clicking on the image.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Godin Exit22s-2009

Another guitar shot!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kuno - London Police Service

Kuno is a K9 Police Officer for the London Police Service, here in London, Ontario, Canada.
Kuno is a four year old German Shepherd. His co-officer Paul had brought him to some city owned property near the Thames River to give him some exercise. I had been on my way home after checking out a car wash where I may end up doing a shoot.

I like people who help. Following this K9 Cruiser on my way home, the thought occured to me, how unique it is that there are animals that also help in many areas of our society. Probably the most well known animals that help, are the seeing eye dogs. Most of us have seen these dogs helping improve the daily life of people who live and work without their own eye-sight.

I would like to thank the London Police Service and these two officers, human and canine, for the good work they do.
A sincere thank you to both of you.

I know that police work under the most difficult situations in our world. All too often, these dedicated ladies and gentlemen, in the course of their duties, while helping people like me and my children, end up being injured or assaulted. Or being murdered, or injured to the point of death.

Police work can be very dangerous and unpredictable. These people do a job that, honestly, I am not willing, or capable of doing.

It is not a perfect world. There are problems.
Yes, there are situations where things go wrong. Situations where somebody, police or not, where a person ends up dead.

It is too easy to criticise, or point fault, at the police.

As a citizen of this wonderful country, I have a number of obligations and responsibilities.
At the top of that list is my obligation to recognise that respect is requiredto those who have earned.
I know that it is not a perfect world. I know that Robert Dziekanski died. I understand that.
Just because things sometimes go awry. Just because there may be a few bad apples in the basket, we still owe our respect to the police that serve to protect us. To help us.

I really enjoyed my impromtu photoshoot with these two fine London Police officers.
One final comment, both of these officers will be working Christmas Day.

Thank you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Have a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Night Time Phototrain

Taking some self-portraits using a speedlight or three. This one has only one speedlight.
Click on the image to check out some more.

Monday, December 14, 2009

In Memory Of Dave Pecaut

I never met Dave Pecaut. I learned of Mr. Pecaut after discovering the Luminato Arts Festival. Once I discovered that he was the driving force to build a team to start that festival, I discovered that he had been involved in a number of positive initiatives in Toronto.

His philosophy was the starting point for many of the concepts that he brought to practical fruition.
Many years ago, more than I care to admit to, I went to see a looong (8 hours long) movie called War & Peace. In the opening preamble the subject of the movie poses this question, during a time of horrific political turmoil; "If bad men can group together to commit evil deeds, then why can't good men group together to perform good deeds?".

From the little I know of Mr. Pecaud, his philosophy was somewhat similiar to the preceding one. Mr. Pecaud had a talent for bringing honest, positive, forward thinking people together to accomplish incredibibly good goals.

Even though I didn't know him personally, I know that I like him and his accomplishments. He has helped so many in such a large way.

My sincere condolences to his family, friends and the people that he helped to help others.

In spite of the loss of this trailblazer, his good work, and the people he brought together live on.
I know that in the future, maybe 50 or a 100 years from now, a little girl or a little boy, will wonder who made such good things possible. That little dreamer will go on to accomplish the unaccomplishable, because they discovered the story of Mr. Dave Pecaud.

Dave Pecaud has left us, but the mark he left, will live on forever.
Thank you, Dave. Rest peacefully.

Nature's Art

Nature's Art
Originally uploaded by Phototrain Photography
Super close-up. The Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D is an excellent value, used for $279.00
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Sophie Millman - Brushing The Breeze Away

Sunfest 2007. This festival is an excellent annual celebration every summer in London, Ontario.

This is one of only 3 shots I got of this very talented young lady.
Click on the image.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Flying Bee

Flying Bee
Originally uploaded by Phototrain Photography
Buzzing Bee. Click on the image.

Colours Of The Yard

Just a memory, albeit, a warm one.
Click on the photo, hopefully you'll like where you end up.

Sunfest Parrot

Love those bright colours! This is from the summer of 2007 at London, Sunfest.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

#28 Night Crawl

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Peaceful Close-up

Buddha being Buddha. Practicing ... Budda and I.

Monday, December 07, 2009

#27 Night Crawl

Try the perogies .. they do 'em up right.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Originally uploaded by Phototrain Photography
A morning seagull, rising through the sky.

My heart and soul soaring to greet the day. Another day of happiness, another day of people and things, cherish this day, cherish this life.

Click on the image.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Praying For Goodness

Wow! Check it out by clicking on the image.

Manikin says he has a heart, says he wants to live a good life on the fireplace mantle.
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Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Mantle Band

Check out the band by clicking on the image.

Broken Heart

Broken Heart
Originally uploaded by Phototrain Photography
Poor Manikin; but he's going to be okay ...

So click on the image go to Phototrains flickr account and find out how dramatic this really ... isn't, lol!