Reflections in Puddles Series

I wanted to share more photos that I took of reflections in puddles. I love the surreal, mysterious and dreamy effect that it creates. I used Adobe Photoshop to adjust the levels and the brightness and contrast. I also rotated some of the images for a different perspective.

Black & White Photography: Fences and Shadows

I was walking the other day when some fences caught my attention. I used the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S3 to take some photographs. I took the photo on the left because I was fascinated by the way the shadows displayed on the sidewalk. I wanted to take the photo from angle that weContinue reading “Black & White Photography: Fences and Shadows”

Using Colour to Strengthen a Photo

I love the timelessness of b&w photography and the energy of colour photography. Depending on the subject, colour can enhance the strength of a photo. I recently took photos where one colour was prominently featured. I feel that using this technique can increase the depth of a photo and make it a bit more interesting.Continue reading “Using Colour to Strengthen a Photo”

Getting to know my DSLR camera

    I purchased my first Digital Single Lens Reflex camera for my trip to Ireland at the end of August 2013. I’ve taken quite a few photos using this camera. Some have turned out better than others. I want to take better photos and improve my skills. To accomplish my goal, I need to getContinue reading “Getting to know my DSLR camera”

Black & White Photography: Changing the mood and impact

  In previous post, I mentioned that I love black and white photography.  Colours affect the mood, vibe and overall impact of a photo.  Stripping out the colour can place more focus on the angles, shadows and tones. The photo on the left is the original photo that I took of an icy/snowy log at beach. Continue reading “Black & White Photography: Changing the mood and impact”

Love Shoes? Visit The Bata Shoe Museum

  Toronto has a museum dedicated to shoes.  The Bata Shoe Museum takes you on a journey showing you how shoes have changed throughout history. You get to see shoe collections from different cultures and Shoemaking Traditions From Around the World. The styles have changed, but it’s interesting that many of the elements used in shoe design still applyContinue reading “Love Shoes? Visit The Bata Shoe Museum”

In Toronto? Check out the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC Building)

      The CBC building in Toronto is a great place to visit.  It’s open to the public and free to tour. There is a little museum inside located on the first floor.  The museum features the history of Canadian Television including the following displays: Growing Up with CBC:  features props, photos, puppets and video clipsContinue reading “In Toronto? Check out the Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC Building)”

Toronto Humber Bay Park East

   I took my dog for a walk at the Humber Bay Park East park.  I decided to take some photos as my dog and I took advantage of the mild weather. Some of the paths were completely iced over which made it a little difficult to walk. But I must say, I completely loveContinue reading “Toronto Humber Bay Park East”

Toronto – Etienne Brule Park

    I took a walk near Etienne Brule Park by Old Mill hotel and spa, located in the west end of Toronto. The park features a tennis court and a great hiking trail.  Surrounded by nature, you can almost forget that you’re in the city.  It’s a great place to walk your dog, go for a jog or rideContinue reading “Toronto – Etienne Brule Park”

The Aftermath

I took a walk in the park today to take photos.  As much as I dislike winter, I must admit that it can be quite magical.  The snow storm ended late last night, blanketing the trees and ground with snow and ice. You could almost forget that you were in the city. The park wasContinue reading “The Aftermath”