There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more …” -Lord Byron
Jack Layton's Funeral [PHOTOS]
Words cannot express how I felt and feel. These pictures can try. I’ve kept them chronological with one exception. Photo editing has been minimal just crops and curves. With one exception. A moment in history. An event that was seemingly non-partisan. Ideals and ideas cannot and will not...
Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day,...– Arundhati Roy, (Porto Allegre, 28th Jan 2003)
Chalking Up Nathan Phillips Square
This was taken on Thursday afternoon, the day after the thunderstorm and tornado alert in Toronto and the GTA area. I’m not a big fan of politics or politicians. But Jack was different. It wasn’t just the mustache or the fact that he liked biked around. It was something .. rather unremarkable in itself but remarkable in today’s times. He liked to be inclusive. I...
Me To We: Better Choices for a Better World
Open next door to the Free the Children office is their new store called, “Me to We”. My involvement with “Free the Children” began in grade 8 when a Middle School teacher began fundraising for the Brick-by-Brick school building campaign. (Thanks Ms. McGuire!) I was one of the volunteers back then. Fast-forward five years and I meet THE Craig Kielburger. In...
To young Canadians: All my life I have worked to make things better. Hope and...– Jack Layton (I can’t believe he’s gone. There is so much left to do.)
Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.– Benjamin Israeli
Bokeh > Okay
Bokeh (pronounced bo-keh) is the out-of-focus component of a photo. Sharing some secrets. It can be achieved in several ways. But the key is for the lights to be out-of-focus. For SLR’s switch to manual focus and go crazy. For Point and Shoots push down on your shutter focus on something close and then without releasing your finger take a picture of something else. The result is...