Well all that changed last Friday. I was downtown Toronto for my regular checkup and even though I was feeling uninspired photographically I brought my camera to try out a new lens (a 35mm prime) and just generally to kill some time in between appointments. I went out on the street after I gave my blood first thing and just fell in love with it. It was so much different than street shooting in Port Credit.
First, the was enough noise from the traffic that it covered up my shutter sound and I could get much closer with my wider lens. Second, there were just so many more people and stories to photograph. It was like sensory overload. I ended up shooting over 450 photos on Friday in three different sessions and fully intend to make a habit of this. I can now understand what all the street shooters of the big cities around the world love about it. While shooting I tried a few different techniques (you always have to practicing and learning) so I didn't get a number of shots that I would have liked but in the end I got a bunch of "useable" shots.
It took a little bit to sort through and rank but here are my favorites from the day. Hope you enjoy!
|I really like this picture but can't explain why|
|Weight of the World Smoke Break|
|Taking it in|