rbsinto

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    Thornhill Ontario Canada. Thornhill is a suburb of Toronto
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  1. Taken last year on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto during a street festival. While walking with a photo bud looking for interesting subjects, we happened to pass a sleeping street person and her pack of dogs camped on the sidewalk. Even while sleeping she used a sign to panhandle for money. And despite always being sympathetic to the plight of our city's homeless population, truly, I felt worse for the dogs. Converted to black and white in Photoshop. Nikon S3 rangefinder Cosina Voigtlander 21 f4 in Nikon S mount manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/125th
  2. Thanks Dallas, We had a choice of either descending into the courtyard, and shooting from behind the group (if they even agreed to let us) which would result in the same old same old, or staying above them and shooting down, which we felt was a different and more interesting point of view. Really was an easy decision. Robert
  3. This was taken last year in Yorkville, a very tony shopping and entertaining district here in Downtown Toronto. While my wife window shopped I prowled the area looking for interesting photo opportunities, and coming across a wonderful Mime, grabbed this shot. converted to black and white in Photoshop. Cosina Voigtlander R2S rangefinder Nikon 35 1.8 in Nikon s mount manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide
  4. Taken about a year ago in Chinatown here in Toronto. A Photobud and I were looking down into a below-ground courtyard at a large Mall when we spotted a group of men watching a game of Xiangqi an Oriental version of Chess, being played. And liking the composition and unusual point of view, grabbed this shot. motorized Nikon F3P Tamron SP 35~105 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/125th
  5. This shot was taken on Spadina Avenue in the heart of the original Chinatown here in downtown Toronto. This particular restaurant has a large window in front of the kitchen where a crew of chefs prepare the meals. As usual on any day especially a Saturday or Sunday, during lunchtime the activity is frenetic as they rush to prepare the various dishes. I often watch as they work looking for photo opportunities, and grabbed this shot. Converted to black and white in Photoshop. Nikon S3 rangefinder Cosina Voigtlander 21 f4 in Nikon s mount manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide f4 @ 1/30th
  6. Thanks Dallas. After the crew explained how and what they were doing, they gave a count-down to firing the shot, so I had time to get ready and when they got close, I used the drive to take a sequence of shots, hoping to catch the muzzle flash, which I was lucky enough to get. However, while doing that there was a bit of camera drift to the right, which is why the figure on the left is badly cropped. Robert
  7. Thanks Mike. Robert
  8. This was shot in 2002 at an American Civil War Re-enactment at Black Creek Pioneer village, here in Toronto. In addition to the actual battles being fought, there were demonstrations and displays of various crafts and skills of the period. The firing of one of the field pieces took place in a large open patch of ground and I used a motor-driven camera and wide lens to grab this shot. motorized Nikon FA Nikkor 24 2.8 AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/1000th
  9. Taken in Kensington Market here in Toronto in summer 2016. I grabbed this shot because I felt it contained all the elements to tell a story. Converted to black and white in Photoshop. motorized Nikon f with meterless, eyelevel prism Nikkor 180 2.8 ED AIS manual focus Fuji 100 ISO colour slide 5.6 @ 1/125th
  10. Thanks Dallas, Actually, one of the reasons that I took the shot was to show of the condition of his guitar, which because it lacks a pick guard, and has obviously been played a great deal, has the same kind of damage as Willie Nelson's Martin N-20, "Trigger", and I wanted to show the shot to our seven-year-old Grand-Daughter who I take for Guitar lessons and who knows about Nelson's guitar. The shot was taken wide open and the point of focus is the guitar, and not the Busker himself. And you're not the first person to mention amending my signature. I'll have to give it some thought. Robert
  11. I decided since I was going to go Digital, I’d jump in with both feet, so the other day I catalogued all my film gear, and went to my favorite bricks and mortar camera store, Downtown Camera with an inventory list of most of my film cameras, and all of my manual focus zooms and one rangefinder prime, and discussed trading them for two Nikkor auto focus zooms: 24-70 2.8, and 70-200 2.8, two bread and butter lenses that I've used for years in manual focus versions for my street photography. I packed up all the gear we’d talked about plus a lot of other odds and ends I’d collected over the years and took it all down. It took a couple of hours to catalogue everything but in the end I walked out with the two lenses, an AF-S VR ED Nikkor 70~200 2.8 G, and an AF-S ED Nikkor 24~70 2.8 G. These coupled with the Sigma 12~24 f4.5-5.6 I already own give me virtually all I need for street shooting. I kept my motorized F and F2 as well as my SP, S3 and Voigtlander R2S rangefinder bodies and all my Nikkor and third party primes, and my rangefinder lenses so I can still shoot film as the mood strikes me. Yesterday I visited the St. Lawrence Market just to wring out the two lenses and have some fun indoors. I still tend to shoot very sparingly and over the course of a few hours only came away with about 20 shots. These are the two I liked best: The Busker Nikon D3 Nikkor 70~200 2.8 G 2.8 @ 1/100 ISO 3200 The Fishmonger Nikon D3 24~70 2.8 G 2.8 @ 1/800 ISO 3200
  12. Thanks for the replies. I'll buy a new, better quality Card Reader tomorrow. Robert
  13. I am a new-comer to Digital, having just gotten a couple of D3 bodies in the last month, and already I've got a card reader with bent pins that won't accept a card, despite my best efforts to straighten out the little buggers. Research has shown that this appears to be a problem known throughout the Universe, and that many photographers go through card readers like disposable diapers. I read about a card reader called Pixelflash USB 3.0 that apparently does not suffer from the Bent Pin Syndrome, and I am wondering if anyone here has experience with this product, or alternately any advice on how this problem may be either avoided or mitigated using any other reader. Please and thanks. Robert
  14. Not at all, mike. She is very sweet and kind. And a Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year to you and your family as well. Robert
  15. Another shot from the St. Lawrence Market today. Just a fast, informal portrait of the Sample Lady who gives out tastes of various dried fruits, vegetables and nuts in front of one of the shops in the market. Nikon D3 Tokina ATX 80~200 2.8 AIS manual focus 2.8 @ 1/100 ISO 2500