Category Archives: photos

instagram – yes or no?

Toronto. To Instagram or not, that is the question to paraphrase the Bard’s words in Hamlet. In Wednesday’s Globe columnist Dave McGinn raises a timely question: Is Instagram ruining travel photography? McGinn discusses the pros and cons of social media … Continue reading

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on sight

Toronto. I shot this photo some 46 years ago in Montreal’s Lafontaine Park. It showed my family searching for some food while the goat and the other family watched what was happening. The photograph is a still but has lots … Continue reading

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Salt and Silver 1840 – 1860 Exhibition

Toronto. We often see and hear about the daguerreotype process as it was common and free throughout the world except in England where a licence had to be purchased. This exhibition celebrates the British salt prints of the Fox Talbot process. The … Continue reading

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the summer of ’69

Toronto. “the summer of 69” is a line in the Bryan Adams song of the same name released as a single in 1985 (and on the album Reckless a year earlier). In later years, Adams took up the profession of … Continue reading

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pre photography in 1826

Toronto. We take photography for granted today. A smartphone, or a digital camera and a computer is all you need to see and share your photos. Your printer can even make hard copies if you wish. But this was not … Continue reading

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high and mighty

Toronto. This photo of the big apple reminds me of PHSC member, the late Boris Spremo in his heyday a top the CN tower to shoot Toronto. In 1952, the RCA TV tower was the world’s highest TV antenna high … Continue reading

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exhibition of “Skins” by Manolo Chretien of France

Toronto. I often post the latest exhibition in the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France. This time the Galerie is featuring Manolo Chrétien from July 5 through 31st. The gallery writes in part, “In his Aero series Manolo CHRÉTIEN puts sky on honor. … Continue reading

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first photograph taken in what became Canada after confederation July 1, 1867

Toronto. In 1840, an English businessman  called Hugh Lee Pattinson in a trip around the known parts of North America, used the the new daguerreotype technology to record spectacular areas of the world.  In British North America, he recorded the … Continue reading

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June 6th commemorated D-Day landing in 1944

Toronto. Are you old enough to remember the June 6, 1944 D-Day landing of allied troops on the beaches of Normandy 74 years ago? The few remaining film clips of that epochal landing are all Canadian although they are often … Continue reading

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every photo is a lie …

PhotoEd magazine Spring/Summer 2018 Toronto. … or so PhotoEd magazine says!  Editor Rita Godlevskis has recently released her latest edition of PhotoEd magazine (Spring/Summer 2018) covering the many aspects of photo manipulation from the earliest days of darkroom magic to … Continue reading

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