Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Cheetah Attack

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Cheetah Attack

A D.-V.A.S. jammer (aka prey) fights off an attack from a Death Track Doll sporting a cheetah helmet while an onlooking zebra referee hangs back.

This is another shot from a recent Toronto Roller Derby match last weekend.  A lomo preset was used to add an interesting effect.

P.S. Sorry for the wildlife references… the image just reminds me so much of a cheetah hunting prey with zebras in the background.  No offense to anyone, the outfits are cool!  Too many nature programs for me, I think! 😉

The Jammer and The Pack

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
The Jammer and The Pack

I attended a Toronto Roller Derby match last weekend.  The Death Track Dolls vs. The D.-V.A.S. (Deadly Viper Assassination Squad–pronounced ‘divas’).  In this shot, the jammer (with the star on her helmet) leads the pack (the rest of the blood-thirsty skaters behind her) in one round, scoring a few points.

The match was quite entertaining and I highly recommend attending.  I liken it to a human form of NASCAR, but it’s all-women and they’re on roller skates. 🙂

*A lomo preset was used.

Canadian Goose

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Canadian Goose

A closeup of a Canadian goose at the park last fall.  He’s acting all cool with grass sticking out of his bill.  They were quite friendly actually, but maybe because we were feeding them.  These nice little guys were a little slow to grab the food, and seagulls were swooping in and stealing it from them.  The offending gulls were captured in an earlier post.

Lady of Havana

Monday, March 19th, 2007
Lady of Havana

The lady in this photo is a self-made tourist attraction in Havana, Cuba. She sits there all day, waiting for the various tour groups to pass by. For a peso she will pose for you while you take her photo. If you try to sneak a photo without paying she hides her face. So I can’t take credit for a “candid” photo, but I do like the colours none the less.

Painted Pin-Up

Sunday, May 14th, 2006
Painted Pin-Up

Is graffiti vandalism or art? This is from a series of shots taken outside the Keele St. subway station, Toronto.