Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cedarvale Park

 There is a beautiful park about five minutes walk from my home. I used to jog through it quite often a few years ago, but I haven't been there for a while. So this week I decided to take my camera and go for a stroll. I really liked the long exposure (2 seconds) images I got at Allan Gardens last week, so I kept experimenting with the same technique. some of the results are quite abstract and paining-like, I think. I love the idea of an image with different shades of one dominant colour. You can check out the park's website right

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Edwards Gardens

These images are from two weeks ago. Gili and I went to Edwards Gardens (, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Toronto, and where many couples choose to take their wedding photos. I tried to avoid the obvious park like shots in favour of looking upwards and capturing something a little more abstract.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Allan Gardens

I went to Allan Gardens ( on Saturday. It is a botanical garden in downtown Toronto. Since there wasn't enough light and I didn't have a tripod, I decided to experiment with long exposure shots. I got some interesting results.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trees Are People Too

 Gili and I drove to Whitmore's Farm on Saturday to spend time with some friends, ride in a tractor, watch pumpkins flying out of a cannon, and have a jolly good time. On the way back we stopped on the side of the road, because there was an empty field with only two trees  that were standing close together, and another dying one:
We also stopped by Edward Gardens a few hours later, which is beautiful at this time a year! More on that adventure in the next post.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Bridge

This is another image from the grounds of Kurtz's Market. I shot the reflection of a bridge over not-so-troubled water, and then flipped the image horizontally. I think it is more engaging, or maybe just disorienting this way.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Red Tractor

I found this tractor while wandering about the grounds of Kurtz's market in Niagara On the Lake (see past post). I've been wanting to do this sort of collage for a while now, and I finally found a worthy subject!

Weekend Getaway at Niagara On the Lake

 Gili and I decided sort of last minute to get away for at least part of the weekend, so we can  refrain from going crazy over wedding planning and registering for pots and pans at The Bay. So we spent Sunday and Monday morning in a B&B at Niagara On The Lake. The day was sunny and warm, and we had a fun time riding borrowed bikes, tasting wine, and taking in the natural scenery.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Burning Bush

These images are from Algonquin Park. I used a slow shutter speed and turned the camera around. The colours came later.

Samba Kidz Summer Camp

I had the privilege this summer of running a photography workshop for kids aged 7 to 14 at a camp called Samba Kidz ( It is an amazing music and arts camp for under-served communities in Toronto. The resulting work surpassed all expectations, including mine. We are now in the process of organizing a fund-raising evening where we will display the images and raise money for the organization. At any rate, I had the opportunity to document the everyday activities of camp life for five weeks, and I got a few images that I really like. Here is one.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunrise in Jasper, Alberta

Two summers ago I camped out near this river in Jasper with my friend Raviv. The temperature at night hovered at around zero degrees in mid August, and I had a hard time falling asleep, depite wrapping a t shirt around my head and wearing a pair of socks on my hands. I fled the confines of my sleeping bag- which was definitely not made to handle low temperatures - just before the sun began to rise, and took a few shots. This is one of my favourites.

Monday, October 4, 2010

McMichael Gallery

We spent a little time around the McMichael Gallery on Saturday.
While Gili and I won't be getting married there (It's pricey, and the coordinator seemed like she had better things to do), I did manage to snap a few shots that I liked. I'm still waiting for those fall colours to set in, but meanwhile, I offer you these images.

High Park Panorama - Cherry Blossoms

This was my first of very few attempts at a panorama. I took it in early May, during with the cherry trees in full blossom at High Park, Toronto.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


A lake outside of Moncton, New Branswick

This shot is from Stanly Park, Vancouver, during one of the most breathtaking sunsets I've ever seen.