Sunday, October 21, 2012

Toronto 9 September 2012

Toronto Cabbagetown Festival 9 Sept 2012
Subtitle: Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I have several thousand photos from the September 2012 Road Trip stashed in my digital shoe box. When I remember to do it I go back and rummage about in there, looking and being reminded of that intense two week trip up to Toronto and back. Today I looked at a few of the 9 September photos that were taken that day with Matthew, Penny, and Judy about. The first three in this sequence were taken at the 2012 Cabbagetown Festival. The last four were taken after dinner at the By The Way Cafe. After we finished our excellent meal we walked slowly down Bloor Street for a ways while attempted a bit of very amateur street photography. Nothing matches the charm and rich cultural texture of a sophisticated urban center like downtown Toronto. Orlando, unfortunately, doesn't have that.
Toronto Cabbagetown Festival 9 Sept 2012
Toronto Cabbagetown Festival 9 Sept 2012
Toronto Evening Walk 9 Sept 2012
Toronto Evening Walk 9 Sept 2012
Toronto Evening Walk 9 Sept 2012
Toronto Evening Walk 9 Sept 2012
While the subtitle could refer to Toronto, it was written more with my NEX 5N experiences in mind. While there's a lot to like about the 5N, and it has features I wish the Pens had, I had to go back and look here to prove to myself that I could take photographs that are reasonably sharp. Trying to learn to use the NEX 5N is really getting to be frustrating to me. I have a quite nice collection of Olympus and Panasonic lenses, the majority of them primes, that can produce beautiful results. These photos were taken with the M.Zuiko 45mm at Cabbagetown and the Panasonic 20mm on Bloor Street.

I have seen too much good work produced with the NEX series, especially the 5N. It has to be something I'm doing wrong. Not knowing what it is is causing no end of frustration for me.