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Christmas is for kids

Image via Flickr

Taken today at one of the more economically disadvantaged parishes in Toronto (area-wise). Seems these amazing people are doing the most for kids this Xmas.

And isn’t that usually the way?

Those with a lot grasp on to it and are often cheap and miserly. Those with a little know what it means to be in want, so tend to share whatever they have to help others avoid that unpleasant feeling.

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f-stop – new photography blog in the works…

I plan to launch a new blog called f-stop. Mostly comprised of photos of people, preferably with a touch of style – via Flickr

I’ve been banging away at my computer, getting Win 7 reinstalled after experiencing some wifi dropouts with Win 10. Such is life. After a few-nail biting moments, I managed to get everything running right again.

So I’m celebrating (before bed!) by posting a pic I took the other day, touched up with Prisma.

As the blurb says, I’ve been thinking about launching a new photography blog, entirely about people. I’d initially thought I’d do people avec un peu de style but who knows.

I doubt I will do street (i.e. homeless) people. I find that exploitative.

My new blog will probably be called f-stop. Unless I think of something better. 🙂


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And again with TEXT from Pixlr (android app) on Windows

Image via Tumblr

So I uploaded the previous pic (see below) into the Android version of Pixlr (on Windows via AndY), which has a really nice assortment of free, downloadable fonts. This saves time and hassle, not having to install extra fonts for other Windows-based image editors.

Slight color degradation from the original, caused by uploading and working on an already crunched jpg. But I’m just goofing around, anyhow. 🙂


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Prisma (android app) on Windows…

Image via Tumblr

Here’s an interesting twist on a pic I took Sunday night. The photo itself is unexceptional. A 12x zoom of a statue high up in St. Mike’s Cathedral.

Recently, however, I discovered the Prisma app for Android. This time I fixed it on my Windows computer, running Prisma via AndY, which is a virtual Android emulator.

If your computer has Intel VT in its bios, Andy is worth checking out. I like it far better than BlueStacks, which is another android emulator I’ve tried.


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Watch “Roman Catholic Chant – Crusades” on YouTube


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when i’m good i’m good :-)

Angel at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto via Flickr

I cropped and fixed this thru a TV instead of a computer monitor. So I’m not 100% sure about the color. But I do like the way it came out. Taken last night at Sunday evening Mass.


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Analog Phasers

Here’s a funny one from my past. The pic was taken sometime in the 1970s. I used to ski at this place almost every winter weekend, and during March Break.

I was also a huge Trek fan, back when there was only one Trek, and maybe the cartoon. So here’s my childhood attempt to add some FX. I remember so well getting out the felt-tipped markers and using either a ruler or tape for the straight line. Probably a ruler as tape would have damaged the slide. But it was a long time ago and I’m not sure.