You Need to Get Up, Get Out and Make Pictures

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of photographing in the moment. You can never know when something that you once considered an institution will suddenly close it’s doors, never to return. Most recently, this brought to mind the Honest Ed’s store in the Annex. However this sort of thing has been happening in our city (and around the world) for a lot longer.

This week, I saw an interesting article on blogTO regarding the Top 10 Buildings Lost to Demolition in Toronto. It’s a heartbreaking list to read but I highly recommend you give it a look. The reason I bring it up is to underscore the point that you shouldn’t delay in documenting the world around you. You never know when you are making a picture, not only for yourself, but for posterity.

In that same vein (and particularly with the intense development that been happening on Yonge) this weekend there are a couple of promising events hosted by Heritage Toronto:

  • On Saturday, learn about local music history on the Music History on the Yonge Street Strip walking tour (suggested donation $10). On a personal note - maybe I can finally learn what this new mural on Yonge is actually depicting. Starts at 10:30 am at Queen & Victoria (NW corner by statue).
  • On Sunday, the  Yonge Street Architecture walking tour, also for a suggested donation of $10, will guide you through the 220+ year history of Yonge St. by visiting 10 sites. The tour starts at the downtown YMCA at 10:30 am and ends at Old City Hall.

If it’s a nice weekend - I’ll see you there! 

Aside from being of interest, these are great opportunities to experiment with you camera and get comfortable with it. So take advantage if you can.

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Feature Photograph of the Week - Emerald Reflection 6

 Emerald Lake, BC (inside Yoho National Park) is one of the most magical places in all of Canada. As part of Canada 150, here is the fifth (and final) photo (sixth in the series) of Emerald Lake. N.B.: This large panorama that is available in additional sizes for purchase.

Emerald Lake, BC (inside Yoho National Park) is one of the most magical places in all of Canada. As part of Canada 150, here is the fifth (and final) photo (sixth in the series) of Emerald Lake. N.B.: This large panorama that is available in additional sizes for purchase.