Well, I haven't been posting too much here on my live journal account. It doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. Between my J-O-B, my work at starting a new career, and a whole slew of other things I haven't had time to write anything down. Scratch that, I have been focusing on all of the above and letting this slide. Now those of you who have been reading and checking out my pictures, thank you for your comments. I know some of you might not have read this but, I am saying it here in the hopes that eventually you will stumble across it. So what have I been doing? Well I have continued to take pictures of public sculpture, and I will still continue to do that. There are a lot of things like that out there. I have started to expand my portfolio of late though, all because I started to look up. What's that mean for the future? Well read on good friends, read on.
I started to run out of public sculptures to document in the downtown area of Toronto, Canada. At least I had exhausted my known locations. This means that I will have to be doing a little bit more exploration of the downtown core. I did this last night on my way to work and found about three more locations to shoot. I will just have to do some more walking around. At least this will give me some much needed exercise. I did stray abit from the downtown theme, but the piece I photographed was well worth the effort. It's located up in North York by the Centre for the Arts off Yonge street just south of North York Civic Centre. Here is one photo.
That is not all I have been taking, not by a long shot. You see I started looking up more often. Not to say I never did it, I have always been fascinated by the sky. Part of my heritage with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Clouds and sky in a way fascinated me. Always changing, forever chaotic, but peaceful and relaxing to me all the time. Well my camera all ways travels with me. So I started snapping shots. Working in downtown Toronto, the interaction of the skyline with the aerial enviroment started to react with the way I took some of my pictures. For example everyone says that this is one of my best ones to date.
So what does this all mean? Well first off I have to get a better camera. The one I have right now is a DGX 409. A compact inexpensive camera, but rather limited in what it can do. Not to mention that it sucks batteries like a vampire that has been through a century long famine. Some of the limitations are that it's auto focus feature is very sensitive. I can't just hand it off to a friend for group picures, or take a snap shot on the fly, with out some hand shake blurring the picture. Why do I need a better camera? Well some friends and acquaintences have suggested that I put them in a gallery. I honestly didn't think I was that good. No formal or informal training whatsoever. I just started using a camera. They are insisting though, and what have I got to lose? In the short run my ego and self esteem. In the long run, nothing at all. Self esteem can be rebuilt, and ego will get bruised, but it too heals. So stay tuned and see what else I can come up with. Enjoy the adventure I am about to show, and probably relate.