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.
Categories: Ontario, Photography, Travel, Travel Photography
Tags: Black and White, Canada, Casa Loma, Castle, City, CN Tower, Color, Colour, Day, Downtown, downtown toronto, fish eye lens, Fish-eye, FishEye, Night, Ontario, Photography, Rogers Centre, SkyDome, Skyscrapers, Toronto, Travel, Travel Photography, Wide Angle
Upon purchasing a full frame camera, I finally am able to capture the full circle of my fish-eye lens. This particular shot was taken on the ferry between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay (in Sidney, British Columbia which is the terminal closest Victoria, British Columbia). The Gulf Islands of British Columbia are visible in this image, although there are quite a few among the Southern Gulf Islands and I don’t know them as well as I wish I did. They are simply the mass of islands in between the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island and the divide between Northern and Southern seems to be Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.
My estimation is that Saturna is one of the islands pictured here, but I’m not sure if the other two are North and South Pender or Mayne and Galiano.
In either case, I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday, no matter which land mass you are on!
Categories: British Columbia, Photography, Travel, Travel Photography
Tags: BC, British Columbia, Canada, Clouds, fish eye lens, Fish-eye, Flare, Georgia, Georgia Strait, Gulf, Gulf Islands, Gulf of Georgia, Island, Islands, Landscape, Lens Flare, Nature, Ocean, outdoors, Pacific Ocean, Photography, Salish Sea, sea, Sky, Strait of Georgia, Sun, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel, Travel Photography, Water, Wide Angle, Wide Angle Lens
This photograph was taken while I was on tour with Warped Tour in 2010. I stopped in California for a few shows in late August and while in the area, I stayed with a relative who lives just a few blocks from the gorgeous sandy beaches of southern California.
Hermosa Beach is a tight-knit beach community in Torrance, California which is a suburb of Los Angeles. My favourite spot was the long boardwalk by the sea where I could whip out my roller skates and glide along the ocean. As much culture as Venice Beach may have, the quiet serenity of Hermosa in the early hours of the morning made me glad to be outside of one of the world’s largest cities, while being mere minutes from the opportunities in the city.
Although, I probably should have stopped roller skating to take this picture. My balance and poise kept me (and my camera) vertical, though!
Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography, USA
Tags: America, Angeles, Beach, California, Clouds, fish eye lens, Fish-eye, Hermosa, Hermosa Beach, LA, Los, Los Angeles, Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Sand, sea, Sky, Southern California, The United States of America, Torrance, USA, Water
This shot of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas was taken in May of 2012. Even though summer had yet to begin, the heat of the dessert was something I had never experienced before. I found a spot in the shade around the walkway that surrounds the fountain and within a few minutes, the fountains begun their show.
This shot is from the Bellagio side of the man-made lake in front of the casino resort, so what you see in the image is a view of the Las Vegas Strip beyond the water. The fish-eye lens on my camera lets you see the entirety of the massive fountains, but I chose a picture without the monstrous heights that the water climbs to because I felt the water shooting out to where I was standing added a bit more depth to the composition.
Anyways, hope you enjoy it!
Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography
Tags: Bally's, Bellagio, Bellagio Casino & Resort, Bellagio Fountains, casino resort, fish eye lens, Fountain, Fountains of Bellagio, Lake, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas Strip, Man Made Lake, Nevada, Paris, Photography, The United States of America, Travel, Travel Photography, USA, Water