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.
Black and white graffiti
Spotted on Ossington
What the sign says
Hecho en España
Rebranded yet again
Let me guess who they’re rooting for…
Id love to know what this building used to be
YYZ, you know me
Paws for days
First selfie with the wee beastie
More cat pics, because internet.
Thank god for that.
Somewhere in the South Island
Somewhere in the South Island, New Zealand
I just had my first persimmon, wow! Where has this been all my life?
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, 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.
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.