Monthly Archives: November 2014

Walk Around the Neighbourhood

It’s no surprise there hasn’t been many updates in while. Life gets in the way, things get busy, and my personal projects can sometimes be put on the side. As of late, I’ve gotten some additional inspiration and I’m trying to be sure to get out and do some personal shooting and get my love for the basics of photography back in my life.

I took out my camera with just my 50mm f/1.8 lens in hand late at night to keep my arsenal small and light. I didn’t want to bother with the cumbersome tripod so instead I opted to shoot handheld at 12,800 ISO at varying apertures from f/1.8-5 generally speaking. I live in Old South, London, Ontario and took a walk west to Wortley Village where there are a handful of great stores, shops, and places to eat and drink. I love the atmosphere in Wortley Village and this was a great mild quiet night to get some shots of the surrounding neighbourhood.

I decided to process these with a bit more contrast and clarity and no noise reduction to retain the great qualities that many of us were used to when shooting film.

While out on this adventure, I got additional inspiration with regards to a new personal project I wish to do, so it will be the focus of my time to come when out shooting. Sometimes all it takes is a small change or a new leaf to turn in your life to bring about these great little times that can open up so much for the future.

Some of the great places featured in these photographs are:

Idlewyld Inn & Spa
Waverley Retirement Residence
Burdock’s Dry Cleaners
Curiosities Gift Shop
Old South Village Pub
A Village Tail
Heaven Scent
Black Walnut Bakery & Cafe
Village Harvest Bakery
Tecumseh Public School
South Secondary School
Turner Drug Store
London Public Library – Landon Branch



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