Archive for June 2012

Art Gallery of Ontario

Thursday, June 28, 2012 · Posted in ,

When I was recently in Toronto I got a chance to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario to see the Picasso exhibit.  I could have spent hours wandering through the building looking at the incredible art.  Unfortunately I only had an hour and a half to check out the Picasso exhibit and that was all.  Otherwise all I got were a few fleeting glimpses of some of the amazing work of Canada's Group of Seven on the way out. 

The building itself is a piece of art having recently been redesigned by acclaimed Canadian architect Frank Gehry.  I was not able to take any photographs of the exhibit but here are a few of the inside of the building that showcase some of the incredible architecture.

Dundas Square, Toronto

Sunday, June 17, 2012 · Posted in ,

I still have a lot of pictures from my trip left to post.  Here are a few from Dundas Square.  It is located right in the heart of downtown Toronto.  It seems to be constantly teeming with people and there was so much to see. 

The huge billboards...

The lovely Marie Antoinette, who stood there for over eight hours in full make-up and costume despite the humidity...

And this unlikely band comprised of men who live in a shelter just trying to make a little bit of money. They were very good and their music filled the entire street and drew quite a crowd...

This was my first trip to Toronto and my first trip further east than Saskatoon.  I was really surprised to find that Toronto really has it's own very unique vibe.  I expected it to feel a lot like Vancouver but it really didn't at all. 

Church St. Toronto

Thursday, June 14, 2012 · Posted in ,

Here are a few photos I took of an old church located on Church St. in Toronto.  I wasn't able to get much for detail on this church as I didn't have a lot of time.  I have edited the photos giving them a black and white treatment to make them look like they came from an era that matches the building.

Photos edited using Nelly Nero's Actions for Photoshop Elements.

Texture Tuesday

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 · Posted in , ,

Today I am linking up for Texture Tuesday over at Kim Klassens Cafe Blog.  The theme this week is text so your photo must include at least one layer of one of Kim's textures and some text.

I have been out taking photos of spring blossoms this week and this quote jumped to mind as I was looking at this photo.

I used Kim's golden texture first, using the soft light blending mode at 56%, then I added dusty rose also on solf light and changed the opacity to 71%.

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