Happy New Year VII

Remington's Men of Steel on Yonge street, taken with a spherical camera.

Given the pace of updates on this site, and the rate of change coming to Yonge street, this post could still be on the front page here long after Remington's itself is gone.

While this blog only saw two updates in the past year, the blog on my main site – matthewpiers.com – has had over seventy-five. I've been writing about streetcars, the ROM, hiking with the Bruce Trail club, been experimenting with two different infrared cameras, posted a bunch of photos from the spherical camera that took this photo, done another annual project on cars, and gone for weekends away to Niagara-on-the-Lake and to northern Ontario.

And yes, I should still update this one from time to time as well.


Tuesday, March 15, day 075.

Out shooting today with my little Fuji camera. I tried to use the zoom lens, but couldn't resist my core nature, and switched to my 60mm macro for most of the day.

And remember that my current work can be found on matthewpiers.com these days.


Happy New Year VI

A photo in my continuing erratic tradition, etcetera.

Please note that if you're a grown man who likes looking at naked 'girls', we have a special word for you. And you won't like it.


State Of The Art Facility

The former National Trade Centre on the CNE grounds.




I don't really understand the concept of jellyfish. They're photogenic little beasts, but aside from that I'm stumped.

These are from Toronto's newish aquarium, which I visited for the first time this weekend. The spotted jellies in the first two photos are quite small, so they were photographed with my Sigma DP3M, while the larger animals in the last three photos were recored with the DP2M. The Merrill's were very lucky to find blue light, which their black and white mode responds well to, but it was a tough place to shoot for colour.

This is with the Ricoh GR, which does better in colour in low light than the Sigma cameras do, but not as well for black and white under these conditions. Both styles of camera had a hard time with focusing speed and light levels, so it was just as well that this wasn't really a photographic visit; next time I'd probably carry the same cameras, but take a lot more care with each shot.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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