Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.3

Today is the last part of the Lightcatcher Exhibition series posts. The photos below are the ones I displayed at the exhibition this year, the first one in particular was very popular among my guests. Enjoy!

Three Men
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Freedom
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Gesture
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Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.2

Today is a continuation from yesterday’s post on the Lightcatcher Exhibition. I would like to thank all the guests who came to make this event such a memorable one!

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 24-70 f2.8 + AF-S 50mm f1.4 + SB 700

Lightcatcher Exhibition Pt.1

(Panorama shot of the gallery taken with Iphone 4s, CLICK for a larger view)

Over the last weekend, I was part of a photo exhibition held by our photographer group ‘Lightcatcher’. Just over 20 photographers were involved in this exhibition (myself and Vea included) and the exhibition turned out to be quite a success with around 200 people attending on the opening night. Since there are a lot of photos, I think I will write the post in parts. Today’s post is of theΒ candid photos in preparation of the exhibition.

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Nikon D800 + AF-S 50mm f1.4 + SB 700

 

 

Aroma Espresso Bar

For the readers who love coffee, you will like today’s post πŸ˜‰ Today, we have Aroma espresso bar! πŸ˜€

Aroma espresso bar is a coffee shop, as you probably have guessed ;), but they do serve very good salad and they are usually jammed packed with people during the lunch hours. Even if you don’t like coffee that much, they do have excellent hot chocolate too, so there is something for everyone here πŸ™‚

This particular Aroma espresso bar is located in Shops on Don Mills (near Lawrence St. & Don Mills Rd.) πŸ˜€

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People of Toronto

When you start taking photos of people out on the street, you start to notice things that you hadn’t before.

You notice how tired people are in the morning going to work…

You find people relaxing on the side walk, enjoying the sun…

You find music where you wouldn’t expect…. πŸ˜‰

But you find people most relaxed… when they are waiting for the bus to get back home after a long day… πŸ˜€

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Joy of Summer!

When you live in/near Toronto, you get to LOVE the warm summer weather… and the warm weather has finally arrived!!! πŸ˜€

Trees are green and sun is warm…. and what’s that I smell? mmmm BBQ πŸ˜€

Fishing, canoeing, camping… so much to do in the summer! Have you started your summer activities yet? πŸ˜‰

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Nikon D700 + 70-200 VRII

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Outing with Shell

Vea’s friend, Michelle (a.k.a. Shell), has her wedding coming up this summer and last week, they decided to check out a flower factory to check out the flowers needed for the wedding day decor.

I initially thought this trip would provide for an interesting photo opportunity and I was more than happy to tag along. However when I got there… I chickened out πŸ˜› People were working so hard and I felt that I might be disturbing them by taking photos. In hindsight, considering how quiet my X100 is, I don’t think I would have bothered them too much. Oh well, maybe next time, I will be able to muster up more courage to take some cool photos πŸ˜€

After the stop at the flower shop, we headed for IKEA. Initially we were just going to grab some coffee but who knew choosing flowers would make you so hungry πŸ˜‰ besides, those IKEA meatballs are cheap AND tasty! πŸ˜€ (although I wouldn’t recommend them if you are on a diet :P).

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Shadow

When the sun is low in the sky, either during sunset or sunrise, Β long extended shadow of the trees create interesting patterns on the ground or buildings.

In the shot above, I liked the shadow cast by the trees on the ground but what I also liked about the scene was the fact that the building to the left side of the photo was reflecting the sun in the opposite direction of the sun to provide a fill light (it was acting as a GIANT reflector :P)

There shots were taken few months ago before the weather started to get warmer. The same park looks very ‘green’ now πŸ˜€

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Pleasant North York

Lately, the weather has been fantastic! Not too hot, not too cold… with just the right amount of breeze! Such weathers encourage for a walk around theΒ neighborhood πŸ˜‰

Walking around the North York area during the weekend is very pleasant. You usually find something going on at the Mel Lastman Square near North York Centre during the warmer seasons.

Well, if anything, the kids were definitely enjoying the warm weather by cooling themselves in the water πŸ˜€

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People at the waterfront

During the warmer seasons, waterfront is a popular place for families, performers and great atmosphere! πŸ˜€

Something about the water… it has a very calming effect on people. Just listening to the water breaking near the shore and feeling pleasant breeze on your face is so relaxing… πŸ™‚

Late afternoon, around 4PM to 7PM, is a wonderful time to be near waterfront. The sun is not too strong and you get the pleasant breeze. And you will still get to see some of the performers still performing πŸ˜€

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