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stone to crystal

Stone To Crystal

no longer living in toronto, i did have the opportunity to stay at the posh park hyatt across the street from the royal ontario museum (rom) this past summer. a notoriously early riser, i let my body alarm clock wake me as usual; by the time i awoke at around 5:15am, daybreak had already begun. i hurried out to the streets and set up to shoot the latest incarnation of the rom buildings. on the left is the original facade from the early 1900’s while the right depicts the new, ultra-modern entrance to the museum known as ‘the crystal’.

the moon was indeed out and a pick-up truck stopped for a traffic light along bloor street. the cloudless sky was that early morning blue and it reflected off of the crystal’s glass panels.

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

 

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well weathered

Well Weathered

oh, the stories this well weathered fishing shack could tell: long, tough winters of snow and ice; beautiful summer days with glorious sunsets; storms of all kinds; in short, life on the rock…  located in green point, nl, this scene was photographed in the late afternoon as a rain storm was pushing towards me – it was rather blustery indeed on this early july day!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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clouds over the trail 1, 2 & 3

Clouds Over The Trail 1

Clouds Over The Trail 2

Clouds Over The Trail 3driving back to my home base of rocky harbour, nl, the clouds and scenes were too tempting to pass up on this beautiful afternoon. tripod setup right in the middle of the road, i did have to get out of the way once or twice, otherwise it was me in this wondrous landscape, all alone… 😉

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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viking trail at the pond

Viking Trail At The Pond

the viking trail (highway 431 on newfoundland’s west coast) with the steep rock walls of western brook pond visible from a distance under a gorgeous sky.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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grounded

Grounded

i happened into this little fishing village when i found the gate open at the top of the hill off the viking trail not too far from western brook pond – it seemed deserted on this day. this is the first photograph i took before i started looking for someone, anyone, in the village. after a cursory glance around and knocking on a few doors (to no avail) i did meet one thomas gilley who arrived after me. he gave me a brief history of the village and its name: gull marsh. after chatting for a bit, he gave me permission to photograph at my leisure… thanks thomas, if you ever stumble upon my work (i did leave him a business card), i hope you see this shot. 😉

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous and still life

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from the brink

From The Brink

originally named the lord nelson orange lodge, this building served as a social hall for the community of woody point hosting dances, meetings, weddings, and other social events starting in 1908. it eventually fell into disrepair and was abandoned for many years. in the late 1990’s the building got a new lease on life as it were, when a local musician and his wife purchased the property, restored it and renamed it the woody point heritage theatre. in 2012, it went up for sale and was purchased by the friends of writers at woody point, a group that holds an annual festival of words and music. today, not only does it host the festival, but it still serves as a community hall, the way it has since its inception in 1908.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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beyond the boulder

Beyond The Boulder

the woody point lighthouse in its surroundings on the western shore of the south arm of bonne bay. though a lighthouse was initially erected in 1919, the one that stands today was built in 1959 and used a battery-operated light instead of the previous kerosene (1919 -1923) and acetylene (1923-1959) ones.

 this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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wicker chair

Wicker Chair

a wicker chair ‘planter’ on the grounds of st. anne’s spa in grafton, ontario.

a lazy day trip out, east of toronto, took me to this historic site. the setting is quiet, peaceful and serene… the grounds are on a plateau overlooking the gentle rolling hills of northumberland county. made of stone, the main building dates back to the mid-1800’s.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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life jackets

Life Jackets

a piece of toronto nostalgia. still in re-explore-the-city-mode; that first summer of my return to my hometown from vancouver (after a 13+ year absence).

i made my way downtown to the toronto islands ferry terminal to reacquaint myself with the city skyline on a beautiful august summer night. as luck would have it, it was like a ghost town this particular evening. the ferry itself was no different… very few people aboard. as i made my way in, i was taken aback by a scene that i had not witnessed in over 25 years! all those orange life jackets stored above… i set up my gear and voila!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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two chairs

Two Chairs

exploring the area around the distillery district in toronto brought me to one of the heritage buildings on cherry street. on the loading dock, at the side of the building was a bunch of ‘stuff’ strewn about… amongst it all were these two rickety chairs just sitting there – i thought they would make for an interesting photo… so a little rearranging and voila!

incidentally, i had just returned to toronto after living in vancouver for about 13 years or so. it was precisely during this visit to ‘the distillery’ that cemented my thoughts of selling my work and turning ‘pro’. there were vendors setup in the district’s pedestrian streets; i inquired at the offices and was told to apply for the following summer… the rest is indeed history!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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