Tag Archives: photograph

blues in the night

Toronto. In the days of back and white films, prints were toned for artistic purposes and sometimes for protection. Gold toning helped protect the print and extend its life. We all remember sepia toned prints, The brownish colour was a … Continue reading

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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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’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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to hell and back

Toronto. In the heady days of railway travel there were many railroads operating. On such railroad was the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railroad with headquarters in Hamilton. My friend’s grandfather and father called it the “To Hell and Back” railroad. … 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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a portrait for peanuts

Toronto. A portrait captures not only the subject, but the ‘essence’ of the subject. It is a rare attribute for a photographer. Yousuf Karsh in Ottawa was one such photographer known world wide for his arresting portraits of the famous, … Continue reading

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disappearing heirlooms

Toronto. We have all seen Victorian Photo Albums chock full of CDVs etc. at fairs, auctions, and sometimes used goods stores. The albums came along around the mid 1800s when cheap CDVs became available and a place to store and … Continue reading

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flattened

Toronto. Wow! Just over a century ago Steichen photographed the then recently completed ‘flatiron’ building in NYC (so called from its shape – we have a similar building here). According to the article, “Edward Steichen’s The Flatiron, an iconic photo of … Continue reading

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