I had a crazy weekend but it was so much fun. In fact it was so much fun I can't even tell you what I did on Friday night!
Which probably means I did the responsible thing and got several full hours of sleep. Had some familial obligations Saturday morning but then the rest of the weekend was devoted to my only love right now: photography.
Took my D80 (Linda...Evangelista...yes it has a name) into Vistek, my favourite camera shop, downtown TO and had her sensor cleaned. Bought the much coveted Lastolite TriGrip Sunlight/Silver 75cm reflector cuz I had some extra cash even though I shoulda been good and saved that.
Met up with a friend and grabbed a coffee before they headed off to work, and the conversation was of course about photography. Specifically Man Ray and his 30s fetishist fashion photography and various other things that were probably a good conversation at the time but I can't recall in detail now. Took it easy and headed home to prep, plan and pack for a morning portrait session in Mississauga for a healthy sized family gathering.
Sunday, headed to former stomping grounds in Mississauga. It's always weird to return to places you used to spend a lot of time in and see how much it has or hasn't changed since the last time you were there. Safe to say there's NOTHING new in that part of town.
Did the setup and shot a few hundred pictures in about an hour for the family.
Everyone was lovely and the grandchildren were so curious and intrigued by the camera gear. It was OODles of fun! Just another quick favourite from that shoot:
Okay fine and another one:
Packed up from that shoot and headed downtown. Ended up waiting around for my friend to come back from a walk-in clinic, which suited me just fine, got to wander Toronto's Harbourfront area and shoot whatever came my way. Always such and enjoyable and interesting thing to do. I need to make this more of a habit. Pick a section of the city, define the streets that will confine my wandering and just wander there and shoot shoot shoot... Sounds like a wonderful summer time activity!!
I'll post the pictures from Sunday afternoon's wandering later...had to get the important client pictures up before the sniping for pleasure ones!!
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