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brass monkey time

Toronto. On January 8th, the Insauga website had an interesting article by Don Redmond titled, “Can Niagara Falls ever fully freeze over?“. Ignore the many, many ads and instead read the words and see the photos. We had a speaker … Continue reading

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self portrait

Toronto. Self portraits or selfies are simple today with the ubiquitous front facing smart phone camera. Before that, a self timer allowed self portraits with  tripod mounted cameras. But how can you capture something that is over in the blink … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2022

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’twas the night …

Toronto. … before Christmas … as Clement Moore  said in his popular Christmas tale first published in 1823. I didn’t have a decent mouse shot so these hamsters in a Dektol tin will have to do. I took this photo at … Continue reading

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Christmas a century ago

Toronto. Our erstwhile historian and good friend, George Dunbar, discovered this photo from the LAC in ‘The Lake Report‘ and shared it with us. It shows the two sides in WW1 taking a break and celebrating Christmas together. One soldier … Continue reading

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Edward and the Giant Camera

Toronto. Edward Weston was an iconic American photographer. In 1973 Aperture printed a massive coffee table size book called, “Edward Weston: Fifty Years” with many of his famous prints plus a biography by Ben Maddox. You may be able to … Continue reading

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bowl on

Toronto. Here’s one way to take a neat video of a bowling strike. The technique can be used in other sports too. George Dunbar, a retired cameraman for IBM here in the Big Smoke, used this technique (totally unrelated to … Continue reading

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she’s baaack!

Toronto. I did a post back on June 2nd noting that the iconic Sunday Antique Market in St Lawrence Hall was closing. I saw in the November 10 Etobicoke Guardian (the local free rag) that Marlene Cook was reopening her … Continue reading

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the last movie

Toronto.  The digital era brought with it amazing television, incredible cameras, smartphones with a multitude of devices built-in, digital movies sent by internet or satellite, and much, much, more. It also hastened the demise of antiquated infrastructure such as old … Continue reading

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Fred’s Back

Toronto. Most places have their famous artists. In Vancouver’s case, it was photographer Fred Herzog who took street shots of that city in the last century. The Guardian featured Fred in an article titled, “Lost Vancouver – in pictures“. The … Continue reading

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