FINE ART GALLERY VIII

Tower of Gold, The Kingsway

Tower of Gold

 

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost..."

 

J.R.R. Tolkien

May 20, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/14  1/60 secs.  32mm  ISO50

Tamron E 28-75mm  F2.8 (handheld)

China Town, Month 6 Covid19

September 17, 2020

 

SONY a7r MANUAL EXPOSURE 1/8 ISO50 70 mm

Tamron 28-75mm f/13

China Town, Fall Morning Covid19
Evergreen Brick Works,

Evergreen Brick Works

August 4, 2018

 

SONY a7r MANUAL EXPOSURE 1/800 ISO80 52mm

SEL Sony 28-70mm FE3.5—5.6 F/5.6 OSS handheld

Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion, Spring afternoon

Sometimes it’s the whisper that gets my attention.  While I do enjoy the spectacular and the dramatic, I also enjoy the subtle from time to time.

April 12, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r 1/400 sec  F/10 ISO 50 28mm

Tamron E 17-28  F2/8-F22 (Handheld)

Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion
Come Dancing 7:15 am (Palais Royale Ballroom)

Come Dancing 7:15 am (Palais Royale Ballroom)

September 27, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/2.8 1/60 sec.  17 mm  ISO50

Tamron E17-28mm  F2.8

Summer Rain/Railway Tracks

Summer Rain/Railway Tracks

Summer rain in the city on railway tracks Before the railway tracks where thousands flock daily surrounded by concrete partitions stretching east and west, then stopping, the end of the world hovering at the point of each platform. The wooden trusts lay still with rust painted flecks that glisten when the open door of sky is unlocked. Rain. On the lips of the little league soccer players who stand in disappointment. “Rain,” says the farmers whose tongues are swollen and parched in the absence of the word. Rain, the last vestige of the pure earth. Promises made in the summer heat of the moment.


I’ve been wandering because that is what I do. Stepping between sidewalks and thoughts. Think of Hitchcock as I climbed vertigo-laden stairs. Never mind, lots of time to rest when my time is done. Walked along the bridge above the railroad tracks below. Like love, its destination remains a mystery. Think of the first time I climbed the bridge and stood in the wind, wishing you were here. Fulfilling the fantasy of strangers poised at the foremost tip of love. Then the train. The silence in its wake. Did I mention I wished you were here?
 

August 6, 2019

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/9 1/60 secs.  12 mm  ISO50

FE 12-24 F4G

Secret Garden (3 minutes in High Park b&w 5:55 am)

In the 1978 film version of Superman some “thing”, awakens Clark in the middle of the night. He heads into the barn where he uncovers a glowing green crystal—a key to his birth and his inevitable future.


I woke up at 2:30 am for no good reason. The previous day I had been shooting and had come across the entrance to a garden previously unnoticed in spite of my having passed the same spot no less than a hundred times. The Superman analogy stops here.


No cape, no superpowers, I packed my bag, tripod, running shoes, N95 mask and cycled out to the spot. I  tweeted the experience later that morning.
“yes, it was cold. Got lost. Mask made me sneeze (a lot). Shared view with a raccoon who didn't flinch when I said "shoo!" Fine, it's a big park. Sun came up. Magic lasted about 6 minutes. This was minute 3.”


In a text to a friend later that day, I stated it was one of the few times I knew I had the shot even before I took it. Then spent six hours making it come to life.

 

August 20, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/18  1/30 secs.  24 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 17-28mm  F2.8

(Secret Garden) 3 minutes in High Park (b &w)

Secret Garden (3 minutes in High Park b&w 5:55 am)

August 20, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/18  1/30 secs.  24 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 17-28mm  F2.8

(Secret Garden) 3 minutes in High Park
High Park Stairs, Last Throes of Summer

High Park Stairs, Last Throes of Summer (7:17 am)

August 19, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/18  1/30 secs.  24 mm  ISO50

Tamron E17-28mm  F2.8

Ontario Place (looking  west)

Ontario Place (looking  west) 7:09 am

Toronto, Ontario

August 22, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/18  1/30 secs.  24 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 17-28mm  F2.8

Ontario Place (looking  west)

Ontario Place Cinesphere 7:09 am

Toronto, Ontario

August 22, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/9  1/100 secs.  17 mm  ISO50

Tamron E17-28mm  F2.8

Ontario Place Cinesphere 7:09 am  Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Place Cinesphere 7:09 am

Toronto, Ontario

August 22, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/9  1/100 secs.  17 mm  ISO50

Tamron E17-28mm  F2.8

Inuksuk II 6:20 am

Inuksuk II 6:20 am

Toronto, Ontario

August 22, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/22 13 secs.  17 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 17-28mm  F2.8

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Morning Light, St. Mary's, Rain 5:55 am

Toronto, Ontario

 

August 1, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/13  1.3 secs.  28 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 28-75mm  F2.8

Morning Light, St. Mary's before the Rain (Close-up)

Morning Light, St. Mary's before the Rain (Close-up) 5:55 am

Toronto, Ontario

 

August 1, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/13  1.3 secs.  28 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 28-75mm  F2.8

Morning Light, St. Mary's before the Rain

Morning Light, St. Mary's before the Rain

 

August 1, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/13  1.3 secs.  28 mm  ISO50

Tamron E 28-75mm  F2.8

Winter Evening Toronto (Revisited)  Toronto, Ontario 2020

Winter Evening, Toronto (Revisited)

Toronto, Ontario 2020

 

 

​January 3, 2020

 

SONY ALPHA a7r 6-12 secs. F22  ISO 50  28mm

FE 28-72mm 3.5-5.6

Distillery District (Almost New Year's Eve)

Distillery District (Almost New Year's Eve) 6:10 pm

Toronto, Ontario

 

December 30, 2019

 

SONY ALPHA a7r MANUAL f/22 15 secs.  28 mm  ISO50

Sony FE 28-72mm 3.5-5.6

Massy Hall

Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario 2018

 

June 22, 2018

SONY a7r AUTOMATIC  1/80 F/6.3 ISO 100  28MM

Sony FE  28-70mm F3.5 to 5.6 OSS handheld

Light, Alley and Rain

Light, Alley and Rain

Toronto, Ontario 2020

January 18, 2020

SONY ALPHA a7r 30 secs. F/20 ISO 50 27mm
Tamron E 17-28 F2/8-22

 

Queen Street E. and Power Street I  Toronto, Ontario 2018 (revisited)

Queen Street E. and Power Street I

Toronto, Ontario 2018 (revisited)

 

June 22, 2018

SONY a7r AUTOMATIC  1/80 F/13 ISO 100  28MM

Sony FE  28-70mm F3.5 to 5.6 OSS handheld

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