Author Archives: Jorge

Duck Face

My daughter and I took our cameras out for a walk along the Humber River in Toronto (since the winter conditions had subsided). The wildlife was out in full force. The sun was bright and the sky was clear, but there was still some thin ice near parts of the …

Bacon Beau-Nut

I found a recipe for a hot glazed biscuit donut (AKA Bonut) from Alton Brown and have been enjoying it a fair bit. I have added a few modifications of my own, giving them a Canadian twist (maple whiskey in the glaze and bacon as a topping to add some contrast). …

Ring Around the Rosy Cheeks

I was shooting a school event that was a lot of fun. They had decided to have a glow-in-the-dark dance party complete with black lights and glow sticks. Something of a challenging thing to shoot, especially considering that flash photography is not always welcome. So, I decided to have some …

Hard Work

Near my house during this time of the year, the salmon make their run up the river. There are a number of weirs on the lower part of the Humber, and the intrepid fish have to “climb the ladders” to get to where they need to go. With the water …

Two-Tap

A fun shoot today at the Koffman Academy of Music and Dance. It’s always entertaining to wrangle a bunch of kids and get them to be serious about posing for photos. Really, it’s almost easier to let them be themselves and catch the magic as they subconsciously fall in line. …

Girl Power

I’m not one for typical sports team photos. With the sun setting in the background and the shadows at play, how could I resist? “Badass” is the message here, folks.

Fireworks

I love fireworks. I love the challenge that they present in terms of capturing them in such a way as to tell a story. There are a number of images in this particular set – but this one is one of my favourites.

Geared Up

I love old machinery. While the intent of artillery is not necessarily friendly, the design of them seems very cool to me. The bigger the cannon, the more interesting the infrastructure that supports it. The contrast of this gear against the skyline really caught my eye.

Wind Me Up

Near the south-west corner of La Citadelle in Québec City is a large gun manufactured by Krupp, a Prussian company (interesting origin for a cannon on Canadian soil) that has since rebranded and now makes coffee machines. In any case, old machines of war (particularly projectile launchers) are interesting because of how …

Gone To Pots

In Ville de Québec in the lower area there is a restaurant called Le Lapin Sauté. We didn’t get a chance to eat in there (we weren’t actually hungry at that time, having so recently devoured some delicious crêpes), but I had to stop and capture a few images of their interesting décor. To …

Getting a Handle On Things

Back in 2005, I captured this image on a cloudy and rainy day. In August of 2016, I returned to take another photo, but found that someone had fixed the door, moved a hinge and replaced the door handle. Furthermore, the conditions were completely different: instead of a cold, rainy day, …

Floating Summer Lily

The Spruce Bog Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park is like an old friend – this year, though, it seemed a bit different. The water levels were down and the summer had been pretty harsh, resulting in some interesting changes. For instance, there were not as many dragonflies soaring about; on the …