Kingston Pen Tour

We finally got around to taking the tour of the old Kingston Pen. Last Summer, the tours were very popular, and by the time I went on-line to buy tickets, they were all sold out. This year, I booked tickets well in advance, and had a good selection of tour times.

Here are some of the pictures I took during our visit:

A Photo Walk Along Eglinton West (2008)

I was going through some old photos and I came across a batch I took about nine years ago in the Eglinton West area in Toronto. I thought I’d revisit some of these photos.

Now and then I like to wander around and take photos. On this day in April 2008, I took an exceptionally large number of photos, 250 all together. When started out in the Eglinton West area, the sky was dull. That’s okay. Although the photos look dull in color, desaturating the photos can give a different flavor to the pictures.

As you can tell by the photos, this is gritty working-class neighborhood, typical of west Toronto. Like most of the city, there’s a variety of different cultures.

A November Photo Walk

I’ve been rather antsy lately, so I really wanted to get out and do some picture taking. In the morning, I saw a blue sky. But the clouds started rolling in after lunch. That’s fine, I thought. If the weather is a bit dreary, I’ll just desaturate the photos.

November is one of my favorite times for photography. The sun is always low in the sky, the trees have shed most of their leaves, and it’s not too cold yet. There are always good opportunities for photos. If it’s cloudy and dreary, I still take photos. But in those cases, I try to take advantage of the conditions. I’ve always liked black and white photos. And I like the pure white sky you can often get in overcast conditions. But today, the sky was especially dramatic.

Here are some of the photos I took in downtown Kingston today. I wandered through the historic Sydenham Ward where you can find moody old buildings. And I braved the cold wind coming off the lake to snap some photos along the waterfront. You can find some more of the photos I took today at Kingston – Nov 18, 2011.