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    Thornhill Ontario Canada. Thornhill is a suburb of Toronto
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  1. Taken earlier this year while I was on Queen Street in front of our Old Toronto City Hall. As usual, there were a number of homeless people in this busy area occupying themselves in various ways. I noticed a man who was busily engaged in producing coloured drawings on the sidewalk, and was struck by the sadness in his expression, and the empty look in his eyes. I asked if I could take his photo, and he kindly agreed. motorized Nikon FG Nikkor 24 f2 AIS manual focus Fuji Velvia 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/125th
  2. Sunday mornings summer and winter, a dear old friend and I take an early morning three-hour walk on Sunday mornings through various areas of downtown Toronto, and I always carry a small light body and one lens, just in case. Earlier this spring we were walking through Nathan Phillip's square in front of the Toronto City Hall when we came upon a couple taking photos. I liked the scene with them in the (rarely) deserted square, and grabbed this shot. Nikon FG Nikkor 24 f2 AIS manual focus Fuji Velvia 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/60th
  3. GB111, May I call you GB? Thanks for the comments. You're not the only one who wants one for a pet. We would have taken a cub, but there just wasn't room in my camera bag to sneak it out. Robert
  4. This was taken back in 1986 when I was fooling around doing little studio set-ups in the basement. I had purchased an excellent book on studio photography that consisted of instructions and diagrams as well as film and camera settings to produce interesting photos. I basically copied one of the shots as closely as I could with my limited make-shift gear to gain some experience. For this particular shot a flash was set up behind the glass and fired through a frosted and textured acrylic drop-ceiling fluorescent fixture lens This was one of the results. motorized Nikon FE-2 Nikkor 50 mm 1.4 AI manual focus Kodachrome 64 colour slide film probably f4 @ 1/250th
  5. Chris, Thanks for commenting. Robert
  6. Faris, Where and when was this photo taken? I'm surprised this sort of shit is permitted and still exists in the world. Robert
  7. The soap film photos I took a number of years ago are full of little details, so that many of them consist of multiple images, depending on how creative one's cropping is. In the original of this shot, there is an area that looks like a group of very colourful sperm cells swimming in a stream, hence the image's play- on-words title. motorized Nikon F2AS Micro-Nikkor 200 f4 AIS manual focus Fuji Sensia II 100 ISO colour slide exposure long forgotten
  8. This was taken in 2000. My mother who was then only 77 needed a mental and physical respite from the 24 hour care she was giving our father, and knowing how much she loves animals especially cats, I arranged to take her to an animal farm near Toronto that had among other animals, a number of Lion and Tiger cubs that visitors were allowed to play with. One of my mothers feline affectations is her habit of taking cat's whiskers and pulling them through her pursed lips, something she says feels wonderful. And of course the very first thing she did when she our two kids and I entered the cage was to take a Lion cub's head in her hands and pull it's whiskers through her lips. She then looked at the three of us, smiled and said "You can't imagine how much I wanted to do that!" This shot was taken inside the cage as my Mother, Joanna and Steven enjoyed themselves playing with the cubs. motorized Nikon F2AS Nikkor 24 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji Sensia II 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/125th
  9. Alan, Thanks for the kind words. Robert
  10. Taken about a year ago in the St. Lawrence Market, here in Toronto. This Jeweler's kiosk is one of many small businesses within the market, and is so small that it barely has room for the husband and wife who sit surrounded by religious medallions, rings, bracelets, pendants and all manner of accessories. While in the past they have refused to let me take a photo, on this particular occasion, the husband kindly agreed and I got this shot of him working away doing a repair. converted to black and white in Photoshop. motorized Nikon FA Nikkor 24 f2 AIS manual focus Fuji 400 ISO colour slide rated at 800 and push-processed one stop f2 @ 1/60th
  11. Chris, Thank you for your kind comments. Robert
  12. Luc, Very nice. Layers within layers to study. Robert
  13. Taken about 10 or 15 years ago on one of our Excellent Adventures into the wilds of northern Michigan. We were on the shore of a now-forgotten lake awaiting the sunrise, when a lone fisherman in a canoe came into view, and I grabbed this shot. motorized Nikon FA Tamron SP 35~105 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide converted to black and white in Photoshop exposure long ago forgotten
  14. Taken a few years ago at a street fair in a very culturally-diverse neighbourhood, I was struck by the contrast between the mother's clothing and that of her child as well as that of the others around her on the street, and grabbed this shot. Originally taken on colour slide film, the lab accidentally cross-processed the roll in C-41 chemistry, but after a bit of gentle (!) prodding they scanned the very thin negatives and gave me the results on a disk. I converted the images I wanted to black and white and managed to tease out usable shots in Photoshop. Nikon S3 rangefinder Cosina Voigtlander 25 f4 in Nikon S-mount manual focus Fuji Velvia 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/1000th
  15. Chris and Dallas, Thanks for commenting. and Dallas, thank you for the honour. Robert