Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona Revisited

In view of what happened in Barcelona August 17 I thought I'd post this photo taken during our trip there ins August of last year.  Is it corny to suggest that the water marks under these windows look a bit like tears?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Recent Projects - Ritchie Market

I was asked to provide photos of the new Ritchie Market that featured lots of people in the field of view.  This is not as easy as it sounds.  There's the matter of choosing a busy time of day, the fact that with people comes cars that can block the view of the building, and controlling where the people are in the shot.  Also, the clothing the people are wearing comes into play; very bright colours are distracting and fashions change so photos can become dated.  One of the unexpected challenges I faced while taking this photo was that a bridal party arrived for wedding photos and their limo was parked in front of the building for about 45 minutes.

This photo is a compilation of about 6 photos; all these people were not actually there at the same time.  The camera was tri-pod mounted and I took many photos that I blended together in Photoshop to achieve a well populated photo.  With just one car.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Recent Projects - Ritchie Market

I recently wrapped up an assignment to photograph the new Ritchie Market.  This photo was taken on the patio of the brew pub restaurant 'Biera' about 5 minutes before opening on a warm summer afternoon.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chandelier or ??

I took this photo recently while on assignment in a restaurant.  These wine glasses look a bit like a chandelier I think.  Photographed with the iPhone Hipstamatic app.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Recent Projects

The 'rule of thirds' comes into play in the composition of this photograph.  If you imagine this picture space divided into thirds vertically and horizontally you will not that there are strong horizontal and vertical elements at those points of the photograph.  This photo shoot was commissioned by the interior designers responsible for the new KPMG offices in the Enbridge tower.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Little Fenestration Please

Fenestration, as regularly readers will recall from an old post, is essentially the openings in the exterior wall of a building.  I took this photo of this old garage whilst on assignment recently.

Friday, July 7, 2017


I took this photo on a street in Lucca, Italy a few years ago.