This past long weekend served up some great summer weather so “The Publishing Gals” took off in the Jeep for a hiking adventure in beautiful Elora. We traipsed along the gorge and found ourselves at the old mill buildings. A perfect spot for a atmospheric snap or two. Thanks for the great company Kelly and Cara!
This is a thank you to my beloved Leafs for an entertaining, heart-breaking, exciting, did I say heart-breaking (?) season. And thank you to all of my concerned and supportive Facebook friends who celebrated along with me and my lucky Palmateer jersey. It is time to hang it up for another season. Don’t fret, I’ll wash it first! Here’s a song to cheer us up. You will want to sing along: http://youtu.be/W7jlGRq8xZ4
Here’s the iconic Leuty Lifeguard Station just down the boardwalk from my apartment. In between unwelcome bouts of sleetish-snow, I took this series of snaps yesterday with the new Oggl app by Hipstamatic. As you can see, each filter shifts the mood of the subject and even the era! You can learn more about Oggl in my weekend post: http://www.vagabondphotography.ca/2013/05/12/photography-is-about-depth-of-feeling-not-depth-of-field-photographer-peter-adams/
I was lucky to spend some time in the late afternoon sun in my favourite Toronto neighbourhood, the Distillery District today. It was quiet today, but I’m sure it will heat up once the weather does.
Yesterday I had the good fortune to hop on the cross-town streetcar (the 501) to meet up with some good friends for coffee. We chatted up a storm at the tiny, funky White Squirrel Cafe and then went for a delicious warm and sunny walk through Trinity Bellwoods Park. A good day well spent!
I took this snap along the way, and tried out a new photo app for applying text called Photo-lettering. You can learn more about their artsy app here: http://www.houseind.com/showandtell/2013/03/13/FreePhotoletteringAppfromHouseIndustries
Here’s my favourite “Holy Roller Blader” captured right in front of my apartment building earlier this year, combined with one of my favourite adventuring quotes, thanks to the versatile Typic Pro App.
Today I discovered a new app that allows you to add words to photos. It’s called Path On, and it is fun! It gives you a variety of pre-determined “paths” for your words or sentences, or you can draw your own. You have lots of font choices for the font geeks out there (you know who you are)…and font colours. I chose this quote by one of my favourite photographers as it is SO true of almost all photos I take, but especially true of this shot I took of Atlas on 5th Avenue in New York.
We recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the development of the mobile phone. Have we reached the day when the device above will be an artifact of a bygone era? If you are a technology geek like me, you might enjoy this article on “bricks to clicks” http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/03/mobile-phone-40th-anniversary