Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year - #365/365 by PJMixer
Happy New Year - #365/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.

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Unedited. One take. It's a wrap of my daily photo project. To be specific, second full 365 day project, 778 daily shots in a row total.

Why stop ? Time primarily, I still hope to take tons of shots in 2012, but I hope to take the time with my subjects and up the quality control.

For all those finishing their daily projects or in the middle of a long run, enjoy, have fun and learn lots, be inspired and inspire other photographers. See you in 2012.

Happy new year everyone.

Remote flash (to the right) triggered in "commander mode", pop-up set to zero, manual exposure 200th sec, F6.3 w/ 35mm f1.8 lens.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Snow blind

Snow blind - #362/365 by PJMixer
Snow blind - #362/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
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I did wonder if this would stir some debate on street photography ethics - for me, there's a story here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First snow; from the porch

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Pallet knife Photoshop filter

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

OCAD top base - filtered underside

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Mosaic tile and polar coordinate filters

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

On the third day of...being thankful for all the fabulous things I already have

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I've spent thousands of dollars on my home theatre setup (incl. being an early adopter of HD TV), but it's something I enjoy almost every day. Command central / Harmony remote in the foreground, Bladerunner on BluRay in bokeh in the background.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Danny at Fickle

Danny at Fickle - #346 by PJMixer
Danny at Fickle - #346, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
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I passed by this Viet Chinese Cuisine Restaurant on Yonge St. yesterday and today, decided to pop in and ask for a photo of the beautiful interior. Danny was very accommodating and posed in the shot for me. I left and walked about a block and realized I'd forgotten my lens cap. Just then my phone rang and it was Danny telling me I'd forgotten my lens caps (I had left my business card for him) - what a gentleman, thanks Danny.

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the second day of...being thankful for all the fabulous things I already have

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I'm lucky enough to work in the software industry where it's common employees in the field get company issued smartphones. I was a loyal Blackberry user and only changed to this iPhone4 because of Blackberry and wireless provider specific reception problems in my office.

I've been really happy with my iPhone4 and happy so say I don't need anything more from my smartphone. Funnily enough, the day I took this I learnt my company is possibly switching wireless providers and I may end up with an iPhone4s.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Hangar fuel

Hangar fuel - #341/365 by PJMixer
Hangar fuel - #341/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
In-camera HDR plus Camera+'s HDR filter.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

On the first day of...being thankful for all the fabulous things I already have

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Sure I'd love a new D700, and the upcoming D800 I just a pipe dream; but my trusty D80 is a fantastic camera and my 18-200mm lens packs in a lots of versatility for the ride.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Songs of the preacher man

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I've seen and heard this guy preaching at the corner of Yonge and Dundas for months. His amplified religious street lectures have for the most part been downright annoying and I've been wishing he'd move on and give up the corner to more entertaining street personalities. But today, as I was leaving the office, I heard some rapping blues lyrics as I approached the corner and low and behold it's the Bible blasting bloke. But I have to say, hearing the word of the lord sung out in some pretty catchy blue stomping prose was much more pleasant than his earlier work.

Thursday, December 01, 2011


Trish - #334/365 by PJMixer
Trish - #334/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.

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I noticed Trish as she was waiting for her 20 minute exposure on her Cambo SC 4x5 camera. She's a photography student at Ryerson and studying some exotic film processing and printing techniques. I thought I'd crop the shot to 4x5.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow in curved space

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First snow of the season today. I tried to hunt out some dark background to highlight the flakes, but the angle on this office tower was a little odd. I tried to correct using Photoshop's correct camera distortion filter (vert. and horiz.) but couldn't get it right, so I decided to go the other way and distort with the pincushion setting in the same filter.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

UW Davis Centre

UW Davis Centre - #321/365 by PJMixer
UW Davis Centre - #321/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.

Including a replica of 2004's Midnight Sun VII which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest journey by a solar electric vehicle" (traveling 15,070 km through Canada and the United States).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

South African War Memorial, Toronto

South African War Memorial, Toronto - #317/365 by PJMixer

Designed by Walter Seymour Allward to commemorate Canada's participation in the Boer War.

Sunday, November 13, 2011