X-E2 ♥

X-E2 ♥

I bought a new camera!

I’ve sold my Canon XTI and brought home a Fuji X-E2 (now affectionately dubbed The Wee Beastie), and woah, am I ever in love. It’s so light and fast, and even though I’m still figuring out what the hell I’m doing, takes great photos. I did a bit of a walk around Ossington Ave today, and am really happy with how the photos turned out. These are all as-is from the camera, save for the judicial crop. No other alterations have been done.

 

Ossington Avenue

Ossington Avenue

Unusual combination

Unusual combination

Black and white graffiti

Black and white graffiti

Pass.

Pass.

Spotted on Ossington

Spotted on Ossington

What the sign says

What the sign says

Hecho en España

Hecho en España

Rebranded yet again

Rebranded yet again

Let me guess who they're rooting for...

Let me guess who they’re rooting for…

Id love to know what this building used to be

Id love to know what this building used to be

Street art

Street art

Do it.

Do it.

YYZ, you know me

YYZ, you know me

Paws for days

Paws for days

D'Awwwlive

D’Awwwlive

First selfie with the wee beastie

First selfie with the wee beastie

More cat pics, because internet.

More cat pics, because internet.

Thank  god for that.

Thank god for that.

Nelson, NZ

Nelson, NZ

Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson, New Zealand

Another New Zealand photo (I have literally thousands!), this one was taken on the short hike up to the geographical centre of the country in the town of Nelson. About six months after I arrived in NZ, I spent the better part of a month working in a backpackers there in exchange for accommodation. While the pace was definitely slower than Auckland or Wellington, Nelson was a beautiful place to regroup myself for a while.

Cox’s Bay Reserve

Cox’s Bay Reserve

Cox's Bay Reserve, Auckland

Cox’s Bay Reserve, Auckland

After the cold and gray of yesterday’s photo, I thought I’d brighten things up around here with a photo from my old Auckland running route. The day I realized that the path I’d chosen lead to this one was a very happy day indeed! I really miss running in Auckland, despite the crazy assed hills, because the routes I ran were so very lovely with upside down pine trees (I never did learn what they were called), pohutukawa in full bloom in December, rivers, ferns, and wild shrubbery. Now that Im back in Toronto, surrounded by concrete and construction, I really long for my Kiwi days.

Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull

All of the cold weather Toronto is currently experiencing (hello polar vortex!) has reminded me of the last time I was well and truly frozen: the day I walked on a glacier in Iceland.

Mýrdalsjökull (say that 10x fast!) was one of the stops that the South Shore Adventure tour made on a day-long journey around that part of the country. This photo is not in black and white: this is exactly how it looked that day! It was very rainy and it seemed as though the clouds came right down to the earth. The black that you see is actually ash from when the somewhat nearby Eyjafjallajökull erupted the previous year.