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Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday Morning...

I have a lot of pictures to deal with in the next couple of days. I was wandering the city going to the Doors Open Toronto Saturday and Sunday. As well as a few other things.

Here are the exterior of four buildings I got to wander in.
Casa Loma
City Hall
Canada Life
Anti Coalition Rally

Yes some of those are older pictures. Just have to wait for the new ones. Coming soon...

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's a Hat!

Ever go to one of those parties where there's an interesting item of clothing that everyone has to try out? Yep did it last weekend. Same night as the fireworks. The item of discussion this time was this purple hat. Seemed to start out innocently enough. Then it made it's rounds.

Yeah, I know.
Smile!Anything a bit smaller?

Evil Man
21 Jump Street LookEvil Man
I have to thank Taylor for taking the pictures of me. He has a good eye for what looks evil and how to take the shot. More pictures of myself for my files.

Paladin Phil

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This past weekend was the Canadian, or at least English Canada, Victoria Day Weekend. A long weekend where we open the cottage, drink booze, and shoot off fireworks. A good weekend if you can get it. I was at a friends house warming party and after consuming a few wobbly pops we decided to light off a few fireworks. We wandered to a nearby park and set stuff up. Or tried to. Point of note with regards to cameras. Taking pictures of fireworks can be difficult. Here are the best pictures that I took. And no, alcohol was not a factor. Trying to focus on something moving really fast, really close, late at night is not a good thing.

The roman candle fell over when I took this one. Not my fault.

Over Exposed...Fireworks
Exposure and shutter speed are tricky.

Just Missed It
Not to mention making sure you are aiming at the right location. As you can see, nope, not this time.

At least I was able to get a cool effect after with all the smoke and haze, trees, and light involved.

Light Through the Haze

I will have to work on this project another time.

Paladin Phil

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


...Forgot to process and upload recent pictures and I don't feel like trawling the archives. Here's a quick few pictures from back in April at least. Stay tuned.

Morning Sunrise

Might have to find myself one of these this week. Great weather outside and summery.
Patio Guinness
Paladin Phil

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Juggler

Not this past weekend but the weekend before I went to a photo show. Wandered around looking at neat stuff on sale and salivating. In one of the back corners there was a juggler doing his stuff.

Rings are neat, but passe...


Getting fired up is what it's all about though.

Paladin Phil

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sculptures: Again

Haven't really uploaded any recent pictures once again. It's the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada, also known as the May Two Four weekend. Many reasons why it's called that. I did take quite a few pictures over the week, and I will get around to them eventually. In the meantime I do have a wealth of pictures from the past that I haven't talked about yet. Especially my Sculpture pictures. I am feeling a little tired this morning so I won't talk much. Most of this set of pictures was taken around and near University avenue with both my old and new camera. So without any further ado we are off.

Two Forms a Henry Moore piece is at the north east corner of the Art Gallery of Ontario. It's about two blocks west of University on Dundas.

Two Forms
Two FormsTwo FormsTwo Forms

Pillars of Justice is south of Dundas on University. I have previously shown these taken at night. Here's a better quality picture taken during the day.
Pillars of Justice
Pillars of Justice

Not far from the Pillars of Justice is another piece called "Frederick Gans Memorial. It's in a small courtyard just east of University ave.
Fredrick Gans Memorial
Fredrick Gans MemorialFredrick Gans Memorial

And finally we have Endless Bench which is located in front of Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.

The Endless Bench
The Endless BenchThe Endless BenchThe Endless Bench

That's it for today. See you tomorrow.

Paladin Phil

Friday, May 21, 2010

Toronto Pillow Fight People

Well, I had to do a bunch of uploads this morning before I could make a post. Then sort through for what to post on. I decided to highlight a few people and such. Costumes were interesting, and the people even more so.

First up, "Bad Girl" from the video game on Wii "No More Heroes" (thanks to the commenter that informed me from Flickr)

Walking and Styling...Creepy...

Next, Big Bird and friend....


Random guys in unknown costumes. The tigger jammies gave on a whole Peter Pan lost boy look I think.
Then there was "Bottom", Classical reference I know.

And my personal favourite, a modified Iron Man costume...
of course a cool costume just means target...

A bigger shot to show the helmet in the middle of the mob.
I may post something more tomorrow. So many fun shots it's hard to pick what to post. May do another people post for tomorrow since there were so many.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Paladin Phil