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JasonTO

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#256699 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 01 October 2018 - 04:17 AM

Very nice, Jason.

 

I noticed some tombstones turned over at PLC.  Wonder if it was vandalism or that wind storm we had a week ago.  My guess, vandalism.  It was near the walk way to the lights near me.

Thanks, Art.

 

It's always hard to tell. Hopefully it was just from the bad wind storm. There were a bunch of huge branches broken off trees throughout the place as well. 


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#256671 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 30 September 2018 - 01:52 PM

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple)

Coconut

Inky Caps

Angel bearing a cross

Headless Angel

More inky caps

Mechanisms in a forest

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#256536 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 23 September 2018 - 06:10 PM

Is this at PLC?

I have seen deer there quite often.  Such a graceful looking creature.  I would be careful around them, when I was stalking a family group a few years ago, the big buck started hitting the ground with one of his hoofs!  I hide behind a tree! :lol:

No need to mess with the antlers....

It is PLC. I'd be climbing a tree in that case  :lol:

 

Thankfully, there was no competition to fight over in the area (the does were on the opposite side of the cemetery). It's weird but the coyotes and deer there seem to co-exist peacefully (though there is an abundance of squirrels, rabbits and outdoor cats to eat, that might change in coyote breeding season if we hit those -45°C temperatures they're predicting for February).

 

The two coyotes I saw were very close to the other deer and they just did their own thing hunting squirrels, while the deer grazed and watched.

 

I startled one coyote because it didn't see me (nor I it) until it was quite close. We stared at each other briefly (my mind went blank about coyote behaviour and encounters so I stared it down hoping for the best). It turned, trotted a few steps off the road onto the grass. Turned it's back to me, and stared at me as it defecated. It then turned, stared at me again, kicked it's hind legs a couple of times and went on it's way in the opposite direction. Coyotes use scat to mark their most heavily defended core areas but I don't know if this was just nature calling or a message/warning to me. 

 

I didn't take my eye off the coyote until it trotted away so the first shot is from quite a distance and heavily cropped. The second one with the squirrel is also quite far away and heavily cropped. 

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#256526 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 22 September 2018 - 10:51 PM

I found this young buck beside a gravestone with the inscription, "BUCK". I continued on my way and came across him again.

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#256525 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 22 September 2018 - 10:32 PM

 

I love the shot, Jason.  But how do they get the camper to levitate?  <_<  :huh:

Thanks, Mark. No hidden strings, just an odd angle :)

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#256484 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 20 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

Toronto City Hall/Nathan Phillips Square. It has an interesting history: http://www.lostriver...ewcityhall.html

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#256475 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 20 September 2018 - 02:16 AM

Osgoode Hall is a heritage building located at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario. This historic site is the focus for legal activity in
Ontario and has garnered attention for over 170 years. Osgoode Hall occupies six acres and was acquired by the Law Society of Upper
Canada in 1829. The name Osgoode Hall honours William Osgoode the first Chief Justice of the province. Osgoode Hall withstood more than ten major restorations. The front facade maintained its originality and is basically unaltered to reflect the 1860 design. 

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#256474 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 20 September 2018 - 02:04 AM

"Levitating" camper

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#256473 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 20 September 2018 - 02:03 AM

I pass these steps almost every time I take my walk in the park...I am going to climb those steps one day to see whats up at the top...

 

 

 

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Beauty! We have many such staircases throughout Toronto and I've never regretted walking up any of them. There is always something photo worthy at the top as a reward for the effort :)




#256372 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 13 September 2018 - 09:14 PM

Some stuff I saw on the way to my dentist this afternoon.

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#256347 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 11 September 2018 - 06:48 AM

These look great in B&W. Well done.

Thanks, Art :) I took them in colour and did the B+W in post. 


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#256345 Back by popular demand September is BW with a wrinkle

Posted by JasonTO on 10 September 2018 - 12:49 PM

A small neighbourhood near Lansdowne and Bloor, Toronto. 

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#255929 August is Water, anything that is H2O

Posted by JasonTO on 20 August 2018 - 03:59 PM

Lookout points in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. The sun was very harsh that day.

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#255551 The July Challenge is Cell Phone/P&S photography

Posted by JasonTO on 26 July 2018 - 01:31 AM

Great shots, Robin! The detail on the portrait close-ups is amazing!




#255459 The July Challenge is Cell Phone/P&S photography

Posted by JasonTO on 22 July 2018 - 06:05 PM

Well done, Jason, amazing captures!

Thanks, Art! :) 

 

I've been enjoying this month's theme/challenge. The last cell phone camera I really used as a camera was a Motorola Razr2; the quality wasn't that great. I'm surprised with how well Samsung's camera performs (especially indoors, through display cases and nighttime). I've found it more practical to use in a few cases than the DSLR.


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