Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Apologies for the mixed up numbering, but it's the photo right ?
I've decided to take a break from the daily photo project. I'm still be carrying a camera with me wherever I go and will be posting to Flickr and perhaps increasing my use of Instagram, but you won't see daily photos here in the blog.
Monday, December 30, 2013
The artistry of the shop window - Mr. Selfridge would be proud - #365/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
I've always liked design and fashion. My evening dog walk combines quiet residential streets with a few blocks of window shopping on Yonge Street. I enjoy looking in the shop windows and appreciate the creativity of the displays. My wife and I enjoyed a couple of episodes of Mr. Selfridge on Netflix this evening so I thought this shop window capture was apropos. (And yes, I know my daily photo numbering if off by one).
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Previous review: Subtle with complex characters simply connected with far-reaching meaning.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
And we thought this was bad (the day before the real ice storm) - #356/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I completed my 100 Stranger Project (www.flickr.com/photos/pjmixer/sets/72157618838599209) a long time ago now, but occasionally add to the collection when I meet up with people around town and I take a good photograph of them. This time around I was out taking pictures of The Distillery District Christmas lighting and Madison and her friends were looking for someone to take their photo. They tried giving a smartphone to a security guard then noticed me with my tripod and more serious looking gear. I was really happy she asked and very pleased with the strobist result.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The gargoyle of Keewatin is not amused by the snow - #350/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Appropriate attire (and equipment) required - #349/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
A good friend of mind once said "there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate attire". I'm not sure where he heard it from, but I quote him often. We've had a very cold week here in Toronto and a nasty snow storm today. My tweet the other day had said "Report from the dog walk: definitely a fur hat & ski mitt kinda morning; thinking of my wife & daughter as they head to colder Manitoba". Well it's still colder in Manitoba, but with the extra snow on the ground, I pulled out the Sorels tonight. I also added an important element for the dog walk - music. Thanks to my wife's Christmas gift last year, these Klipsch buds have beautiful sound and fit comfortably under the fur hat. So tonight's tweet is "report from the dog walk: pretty cosy actually; appropriate attire required".
Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Danforth all decked out on a very cold December night - #346/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Decks and stairs architecture behind the Yonge street shops - #343/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
Beautiful. Bizarre. French. Art. Flick.
Never got a chance to watch it again before returning it, pretty fuzzy from 4 months ago. 7/10
Loved looking back to the heights of Hitchcock movie mania - super production and Hopkins' guise. Unfortunately the story wasn't as riveting as a Hitchcock plot. 6/10
Fascinating and tragic story of a man that probably made a significant impact on my life. 7/10
The Place Beyond the Pines
I had to stop the movie to write down some thoughts (watching on Air Canada flight)
Oh what a tangled web we weave. Only flaw was AJ - couldn't connect him, didn't really fit. But otherwise, rich, complex, beautifully acted masterpiece. Raw, real, rugged. Tragic, frightening and glimmers of humanity and hope. Gosling and Dane Dehaan were standouts. 9/10
Great non-baddy. Humour made it entertaining and took the edge off the violence. Effects were a bit too much, but still lots of fun. 7/10.
The beauty of imperfection. Nice near future imagery, well acted and interesting premise. More in the movie than its thin layer of plot, worth contemplating for a while. 7/10
Difficult subject matter twisted with a superbly crafter plot. Rock solid performance by Washington and a lovely surprise from Reilly. Goodman's cameos were delightful and provided a little humour and break in the heavy drama. Thought provoking, but rooted in the beauty of our imperfect human life. 7/10.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Sidewalk eBiker and the uptown styler not freezing in December - #340/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Tortoise, hare and the photog at Copley Square, Boston - #337/365, a photo by PJMixer on Flickr.