Category Archives: Street

Chalk Messages for Santa, closer.

Photographically speaking, I live for these moments:

The out-of-focus man in the background, in his positioning, is mirroring our foreground chalk messenger.

In actuality, he was reaching down to pick up a fallen football.

As I saw the scene unfold, I shifted myself slightly to the left, in an attempt to “fill” the photographic frame by expanding the spacing between the two subjects.  This further enhanced the image by creating a more pleasing composition.

(In the past, I’ve discussed the importance of filling the photographic frame — see here, here, and here.)

The actual mirroring of his posture, though he was engaged in a completely different activity from our little chalk messenger, is the sort of happenstance occurrence that a photography geek like myself is thrilled to capture.

A second later, he stood.  The moment had passed.

—Peter.

Chalk messages for Santa, closer

Making a point.

Making an authoritative point, at the Santa Claus Parade, Toronto.

Making a Point (prelude to Santa)

The Runners (prelude to Santa).

More runners from the race before the Santa Claus Parade.

The Runners (Before the Santa Parade)

The Runner (prelude to Santa).

This race took place yesterday in Toronto, before the Santa Claus Parade.

He won by a large margin.

It was quite the day… many smiles and snowflakes.

—Peter.

The Runner (Before the Santa Parade)

Hockey Girl, in action.

This was photographed through the arena glass and under poor lighting, using the Leica M9/M-E and 75mm Summarit (see my review here).  Not exactly “sports gear” but good enough to get this shot of my daughter.

Technical considerations:

  • f/2.5 | 1/350 sec | ISO 1250
  • The DNG file was “pushed” two stops in LR for an “effective” ISO of 5000.
  • White balance was manually set during post-processing.

—Peter.

Hockey Girl

Yonge & Married.

On the corner of Yonge & Dundas St., Toronto.

—Peter.

Yonge and Married

Mrs. Dracula.

A passing streetcar, a glance, and a beam of light.

—Peter.

Mr. and Mrs. Dracula

The weight of the darkness.

Remembering 7 years ago today.

The weight of the darkness

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