Category Archives: Objects

Sitar Hero I

My friend Mike is a very cultural guy. As I told his mom once, he’s someone who is very much into authenticity. Mike does not go halfway on anything. So when he told me that he bought a sitar, I had to see it. I knew that it would be a very beautiful thing …

Wedding Fan

My cousin got married and had a wonderful ceremony. Everyone received a paper fan with their wedding program (most likely because it was fairly warm in the chapel). I had set both program and fan down on the seat beside me to hold my infant daughter for a brief moment; …

Do Not Sit

While at a cottage at the end of October of 2006, I awoke early one morning to go out and photograph the newly fallen snow. It was quite a sight to see everything blanketed in a downy layer of white. These benches were lined up quite nicely, and it was …

Bacchus to the Future

In July of 2006 we visited Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s one of our favourite places. At the B&B we stayed at, there is a really great garden with old tables and chairs, and good old Bacchus on the wall. It was a plug-in fountain that happened to be unplugged. He was old, …

Window to the Past

September in the Distillery District of Toronto can yield some interesting images. In 2005, we visited this historic place, and found a plethora of images to capture. This one is interesting because it highlights one of the many big windows in the area, which reflects some of the …

Barrels

Another image from our trip to Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005.  This called out to me as a representation of the region for obvious reasons.  The trick was to make it a little different.  I used a yellow filter to make the subject(s) more striking.  It worked.  Whenever I look at …

Wine Press

My wife and I were vacationing in Niagara-On-the-Lake in July 2005, partaking in a few winery tours while we were there. Modern machinery has obviously replaced the old-world devices, for obvious reasons. Of course, there is something charming about those “ancient” relics. I used a yellow filter for this photo, …

The Green Door

Wandering around Québec City (The Old City) to find good photographic opportunity is like looking for gold in Fort Knox. I wonder if the locals realize how rich a portrait their city paints. The streets embody character. Every turn reveals something new. This door struck my eye on a cold …

Handle With Care

May 2005 brought a great opportunity to visit a place I’d never seen before: Old Québec City. We took several walks around the wonderful self-contained town and there were so many wonderful examples of old world architecture. The days that we visited were overcast and windy, not to mention a …

Hydrant

Another photo from the trip to Kingston in November, 2004. This forlorn fire hydrant caught my eye. It sat, dejected, in the middle of a construction site. Sometimes an object cries out in a human way, telling a story of happiness or woe. This hydrant has most likely stood vigil …

Enlightenment

This photo was taken in Kingston. A lot of the architecture there (both on and off Queens Campus) is great. It is styled after the old, and yet seems very new and clean. These light fixtures looked interesting lined up from where I was standing, so I shot them. The …

Sword

My friend Bill (a sword and armor maker and distributor) had set up shop at the Renaissance Festival in Milton in July 2004. The amount of work that goes into some of these swords never ceases to amaze me. This particular sword was lying on its own, ready to be …