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    Thornhill Ontario Canada. Thornhill is a suburb of Toronto
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    Ice hockey, Quantum Physics & Cosmology, History.
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  1. rbsinto

    I'm not bad, just broke and hungry

    Thank you Chris, for your kind words. Robert
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    I'm not bad, just broke and hungry

    Dallas, Same situation here in Toronto. At every intersection, in front of busy stores, especially coffee shops and now even at highway exit ramps. Begging has become a veritable cottage industry. Incredibly sad situation. I've been documenting it for years, but it has no doubt become more prevalent. Robert
  3. Taken downtown here in Toronto a couple of weeks ago. The sign tells it all. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 AF-S G ED 2.8 @ 1/1000th ISO 200
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    Wheels of Life

    Alan, This was well seen and an excellent metaphor for an aspect of life. However, technically it suffers from a lack of contrast and some over-exposure. Fixing them would vastly improve this shot. Robert
  5. This was taken yesterday in Kensington Market, here in Toronto, and while I've been coming here since I was born (my Grandparents lived here for many years and it is where my mother and her siblings were born and raised) I have never seen anything like this in over forty years of shooting. I was on my way to meet a photobud in the Market when I noticed a mother squatting over the edge of the sidewalk, holding her young daughter who was peeing on the sidewalk and road, while the father rummaged through the stroller for a fresh diaper or underpants, and a woman who I assume was a grandmother simply stood by and nonchalantly watched. This is not what I ever understood the phrase "public toilet" to mean, but I guess I'm just a bit old-fashioned when it comes to these things, and just not up with the times. Had to be seen to be believed, so I grabbed this shot. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 AF-S G ED f8 @ 1/125th ISO 200
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    Driver with sign-detroit

    Taken in Detroit at one of the MUFI (Michigan Urban Farming Initiative) sites earlier this summer. I was with a photobud who is documenting the State's program that encourages local groups to farm on vacant land within the city of Detroit. We had just finished a tour of one site, and as I was to take a photo from the adjacent sidewalk a car pulled up and the driver jumped out, pulled out a photo-collage, posed on his car and asked me to take his photo. I'm sure he had no idea who we were or why we were photographing, and didn't seem to care. The fact that someone was going to take his picture was enough. Seeing the humour in the situation, I complied and grabbed this shot. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 AF-S G f16 @ 1/100, ISO 200
  7. Shooting mostly candid street photography as I do, my tripod spends much of it's lonely existence in the trunk of my car. A few years ago as part of a self-assignment on "Useful photographic tricks I've learned over the years" I enlisted the help of a photobud who is a wonderful photographer and a good sport to help me with this shot. motorized Nikon F2AS Tamron SP 35~105 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide probably 5.6 @ 1/125th
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    Inside the greenhouse

    Thanks Dallas. I appreciate the comment. Robert
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    Inside the greenhouse

    Taken yesterday in Detroit Michigan, during a visit with a photobud who is doing a project on the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, a program to grow food on unused plots of land within the city. At one of the farm sites we visited, in addition to the fields of fruits and vegetables they have erected two greenhouses and currently have plans to put up a third. Looking into one, I watched while one of the volunteers weeded the young crop, and took this shot. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 ED AF-S G f16 @ 1/80 ISO 200
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    Fire hydrant in the wild

    In my car today and drove past a Fire Hydrant on overgrown city property, and it reminded me of some of my Photobuds' Nature shots of animals partially hidden in the tall grass on the African Savannah. So I drove back, parked the car and took this shot. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 AS-S G ED 2.8 @ 1/2,500 ISO 200
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    Aaron in Parkdale-2

    Thanks Hugh. I think each shot has it's better points and in the end they should be seen together in order to compliment each other. Robert
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    Aaron in Parkdale-2

    See Aaron in Parkdale -1 for background on this shot. After taking a whole-body portrait of Aaron, I asked to do one more picture, a head and shoulders portrait and this was the result. Nikon D3 zoom-Nikkor 24~70 2.8 AF G N 5.6 @ 1/400th ISO 200
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    Aaron in Parkdale-1

    Thanks Hugh. I only asked him to stand in front of the white wall, so the background would be clean and not distracting. The pose he struck was one that he chose. Robert
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    Aaron in Parkdale-1

    Dallas, Actually with his long coat which was unbuttoned and flowed behind him as he ran from car to car, he reminded me of Groucho Marx, but now that you mention Robin Williams and "The Fisher King" I do see the resemblance. And based on all I've learned from Homeless People while photographing them for over 20 years, I can say without reservation that it is a shitty way to live. Robert
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    Aaron in Parkdale-1

    Thanks Dallas. His mood seemed to changed frequently: from being very somber and concerned about the theft of his identity by his Doppelganger to bright and happy as we discussed names and words. He appeared to be a bright, person who had fallen on hard times, both physically and mentally. Robert
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