Colour Study x2 at The Distillery District
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Close up of acrylic colour bars in weird tea cup sculpture thingy at The Distillery District.

Little One Sunday Starbucks
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Taking a break on a great day with my little one.

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Bike Be Gone
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Pretty sure this poor wheel is all that’s left of someone’s bike. Bike thieves suck.

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Searching for Ideas on Queen Street
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Fall Trees out Queen West Way
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Parkdale Love Seat
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Lovebot’s Heart on a Parkdale Wall
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Seasons Changing Again
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Thoughts – I’m Getting Really Good at Taking Bad Pictures…
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I’ve been taking more and more crap pictures lately. Tonnes of garbage. I used to kind of gauge my photowalks by my ‘strike rate’ – the number of good images out of total images shot. I never tallied this but just had a sense that for every 100 clicks there would always be about 5 or 6 pretty decent shots that I liked and would have no problem posting. But lately, I’ve been getting maybe 1 or 2 out of 300 or so… a drop from say 5% to less than 1%… Enough that it has made me wonder why.

Am I losing my vision?

Is it getting harder to find new and unique things to shoot?

Have I lost my desire to explore?

Lots of questions. No answers.

It’s been like this a while. It’s made me wonder if this ‘hobby’ / ‘artistic endeavour’ has run its course in me. I’ve even contemplated scuttling this whole site (or at least put it into hibernation for a while) but alas this approach never solved anything, nor does it get to the root of the issue.

After all, photography to me is therapy.

And so I have simply concluded that strike rate and success are not the same thing. Success to me in photography is the mere attempt at trying to capture and record a feeling in something seen.

It requires a camera and the eye to see it all but most importantly it requires a set of emotions and feelings to interpret what the eye is seeing and the camera captures. And this to me will never go away as long as I have a camera and try to take pictures the way I do.

Please enjoy.

Shoe Photobombs Floor Texture Still
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Summerhill Station
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Was in the passenger seat of a car and snapped this out the window while passing by…

Love Locks from a Distance at the Distillery District
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