Posts Tagged With: City

Toronto: A Canadian Staple

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

This shot was taken in May of 2013 in downtown Toronto. I was standing on a bridge across the railroad tracks facing towards Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Skydome)

In a time of confusion, disappointment and opportunity, I impulsively hopped on a place to visit a few friends in Ontario. After spending some time in Ireland and unhappy with the results, I decided it was time to go home. All the way back to Vancouver was out of the question, so halfway between home and back east was where I met some of the kindest people I’ve encountered on this earth. The friends that I made in Toronto will undoubtedly bring me back there as soon as life will allow. Two of the people I encountered showed me to these places for these pictures to happen. Above is the CN Tower from the home of the Blue Jays, the bridge to Rogers Centre. Below is Casa Loma, a castle style residence that has been turned into a museums. To more adventures with amazing people!

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In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it's beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

In downtown Toronto, a castle named Casa Loma is hiding behind George Brown College and Spadina Park. It inspired me with it’s beauty a few times while I was living in and near Toronto.

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Jogging in Toronto

Jogging in Toronto

If you’ve spent any time in Toronto, capitol of Ontario, you must be familiar with the CN Tower. It boasted the title of tallest man-made free standing structure between it’s opening in 1976 to 2007, so it should come as no surprise that in comparison to the rest of the buildings and structures in Toronto, the CN Tower is the most distinctive. The shape of the tower is, as well, a feature that makes it stand out among the rest.

In this shot of Toronto taken in August of 2012, the CN Tower is the prominent structure, although I included the foreground of the location I was shooting from the add some depth and dimension. Commonly considered a city with a lot of concrete and not much greenery, I learned that with a little exploration, Toronto has an expanse of parks.

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London from The Eye

London from The Eye

Of my many trips to London, I’ve only been up on the London Eye once. This photograph was taken in March of 2007 and it remains a favourite of mine taken in the city of London. The haze around the city mixes with the colours of the sky so beautifully that it makes me pause every time I rediscover this picture. Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower surrounding the bell, as well as all of the Parliament buildings seem to stand out against the rest of the city, along with Westminister Bridge.

I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Piazza San Marco in Venice

Piazza San Marco in Venice

This photograph was taken during my spring break from high school back in 2007. My brother as well as my mom were my companions on this trip and this shot is of my brother. We did the typical tourist thing of feeding the birds in Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and I really liked this shot of him.

More memories of Europe are really encouraging me to end up there this summer!!

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Downtown Vancouver Skyline from Lonsdale Quay

Downtown Vancouver Skyline from Lonsdale Quay

A bit of fish-eye, my hometown an a gorgeous sky makes Krystal a happy girl. The flare adds to the effect of the lens in a weird and unexpected way that I like.

This was taken in November of 2011 and I’m itching to show some newer photos, but unfortunately, I’m building an archive of photos that I can’t use. Nice one, Nikon. Release a fantastic camera that I’ve fallen in love with, but make sure that no Adobe product is compatible with it (yet… although it’s been a few months now :/). No Lightroom, no Photoshop… My only choice is to switch to Capture NX2, but being that it’s an unfamiliar program, it’s time-consuming for a simple edit.

Anyways, enough about my camera woes! I’m sure it will be worth it once the technology catches up. Enjoy this shot of Vancouver in the mid-afternoon in the fall. It is taken from the giant “Q” that looms above Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver across the water from downtown. The amount of time I spent there in my youth will always be reflected in my photos, but this shot seems to capture it in a way I have yet to match.

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Millenium Bridge towards St. Paul’s Cathedral

Millenium Bridge towards St. Paul's Cathedral

I thought I would start 2013 off right with a shot of one of my favourite cities on this planet, London. This was taken in 2011, but I am currently in the planning stages of a trip back to Europe (which usually results in London).

This photograph was taken with a fish-eye lens and it seems to exude a feel of the British city that matches my memory of it. There’s diversity in the people, looming and dramatic clouds as well as astounding architecture as far as the eye can see.

Happy 2013 WordPress! I wish each of you a year that see’s you move forward towards your dreams.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland has one of the most amazing landscapes one can hope for in such a sizable city. From the hills and mountains to the ocean to the north. Every time I was on any sort of hill or on top of a tall building, I wanted to check out the skyline and bask in it’s beauty. The shot below was taken on top of Camera Obsura, which is just next to the entrance of Edinburgh Castle. Being in the UK, it’s not surprising that the majority of the time I was in the city, clouds covered the sky, but I like the mood it adds in this shot.

The view from Camera Obscura in Edinburgh, Scotland in early September of 2011.

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Montréal

While on the subject of the gorgeous art on the buildings in the city of Montréal, I thought I’d show a bit of the contrast. In the previous post (https://dailyjaunt.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/montreal/), I showed a side of the city’s art that is represented in a very rebellious way. Commonly, it’s thought of more as graffiti and “defemation” of public property. This is not necessarily always the case, but the style represents those ideals, along with many other. The indivuduals choose, of course, whether they subscribe to any of them. You will find a lot of words, messages or “tags” in this kind of street art. Sometimes it’s political, other times it is anarchist and every so often, it’s an alter-ego that someone has created for his or herself.

 

Another style of street art found in Montréal is a more traditionally artistic style, with few letters/writing. The message is the image, whether it’s people, animals, arcitechture, objects, fantasy… Anything you can draw is included! Often with this style, you see shading and definition in the images, but they tend to look more 2 dimentional in comparison with some style of graffiti art, intended to seem 3D. In Montréal, I noticed that the graffiti style was found a lot more in common areas, like parking lots, or buildings near parks or Metro stations. The more refined art is often found on main streets, be it doors of a store or the side of an apartment building. The most common spot, with often the most intricate pieces, were found on corners leading to an alleyway. The photograph below is a great example of that, found in the Plateau if memory serves me correctly.

Street art found in Montreal in the summer of 2012 in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

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Las Vegas

A last minute photograph taken just before we headed to the airport to return north seems to be my favourite, or definitely close to it, from my trip to Nevada. Unfortunately, I lost a good majority of the pictures through a technical error on my computer, but I’m working to see what I can recover.

The photograph in question was of a sunrise in Las Vegas on a late Spring morning.

Las Vegas

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Dublin

Along my travels, I’ve seen and capture much street art, especially on the island of Ireland, both in the Republic of and the Northern area. In Dublin, I took a photograph of this bit of art and I love the way it turned out, with the sharp detail and stark contrast.

Dublin street art in late August of 2011.

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