Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wilson NY

Main street Wilson. Yes, I'm standing in the middle of the street. This is a town with an IGA but no liquor store. According to a fellow we met, the owner of the store used to meet Canadian boats at the marina with cases of liquor. I guess someone put a stop to that. Now the nearest place to buy anything other than beer is Olcott.

One of the main streets in town is called Pettit St. There were a lot of Pettit's in the local cemetery (Greenwood). Here is Enoch Pettit's wife Juliett.

Some other shots from Greenwood Cemetery.

This water element was on someone's front lawn. Like a metaphor for the entire town; going to weed. Although it astonished me how many small town Americans still drive big SUV's.

Surf, or turf? In the playground:

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Picturesque little tourist town, during an annual trip to procure Maple Leaf Fudge (well, that's what I go for).

Monday, July 4, 2011

The big day - Pride Parade

Pride was Hot - in more ways than one! I didn't last the whole parade - the sun got to me. However, I was there for about 2 hours and managed some shots. It was difficult because we were on the wrong side of the street (the sunny side) and getting a good exposure between the heads of people around me meant I had a very small window to shoot in. Once the parade started going by, people would just hold out their cameras and video cameras and often they'd be in the frame. I decided next year to take the "behind the scenes of the Parade" or the beginning or end of the Parade. I enjoyed the street photography part of it much more. It's all a learning process.

The lucky ones; on the shady side, and in a building near toilets and fridges and chairs.

This is my hometown on a Sunday (granted, not a typical Sunday!) I like this photo for a lot of reasons. It is famous Toronto street Yonge Street , the headquarters of the iconic Bay department store is visible at the top of the street, the crowds, the energy. #sfgirlbybaycontest

"I'm melting!"

Love the right arm gesture and the scarf

Teachers who support their LGBT students

MCC Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes

LGB Canadians can serve openly in the military

I'm not sure why this has anything to do with Pride, but it's a very inclusive day

My camera was hunting for AF for some reason - this shot could have been better on MF

What's the best thing after a long hot march on the pavement in the July sun? A good friend.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Street shots

Of course, Pride wouldn't be Pride without some colour.

Shot from the hip - I kind of like this one.

Double trouble

And well, Pride wouldn't be Pride without a little nudity.

The only weekend you can walk into a Starbucks and ask for an iced cap in your briefs.

No pocket? No problem.

We ended the evening with a very yummy dinner at Hair of The Dog (hamburger for me, shrimp curry for Sam) and a few beers at Statlers watching our favourite local musicians in their "Three Dollar Bill" incarnation.

Tony and Bobby

Animals at Pride

I always feel sorry for the dogs whose owners bring them to Pride. It's hot out there on that pavement! However, I couldn't resist taking some shots of various animals I saw at Pride. I missed one gorgeous snake that seemed to be having a good time.

The Iguana seemed to be enjoying the walk as well - as much as I could tell.

I thought they weren't testing makeup on rabbits any more.

A fast moving wiener, but the collar is in focus.