Sunday, March 21, 2010

On the streets of Niagara, ON

Personally, I think that as much as the denialists argue that there is in fact no global warming, no one can argue that the winter (northern hemisphere) of 2009/2010 was a screwed up one. Just last week, published an article entitled "The Winter that escaped Canada" (or something to that effect -- work is crazy busy and I am starting to suffer from memory loss due to Alzheimers in my old age). Elsewhere, in UK and continental Europe, they had the winter that Canada should have had. Not complaining that they stole our winter from us -- and long may it stay that way.

And guess what the crap part of all this is? I think the weather gods are just a bunch of pricks. They teased us with record temperatures of 14 degrees Celcius (for this time of year) on average over the past 2 weeks and then the bastards decided to make it snow on Spring Day. Screwed up sense of humour if you ask me.

Anyways, so I was bored out of my mind last weekend and decided to take advantage of the good weather and took a drive down to the Niagara Falls. So from my own make-it-up-as-I-go-along guide to streetphotography on shooting strangers (in a photographic sense) doing normal day-to-day things in a candid and unposed and natural sort of way without getting my nose beaten in, I went to a touristy place where everyone else had a camera in their hands. Some examples of streetphotography here. Captured the candidness but I must admit that I haven't really captured "the decisive moment". Oh well, it's all part of the learning curve I guess.

So here they are. All pics taken on Olympus E-510 with 14-54mm zoom lens set at 20mm f11. Manual exposure setting: Shutterspeed at 1000th second ISO 400.

The scenic pics will follow later during the week.

Peace out.

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