Posts Tagged ‘lomo’

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.

Hillcrest Motel

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Hillcrest Motel

The end of an era is near.  The historic (?) Hillcrest Motel near Park Lawn and Lake Shore Blvd. has been sold to condo developers and will soon be torn down.  I snapped this shot back in 2006 thinking that it might not survive much longer.  Unfortunately I was right.

Although it’s tacky and a somewhat seedy reminder of what this neighborhood used to be (isolated from downtown, and somewhat industrial), I find these motels offer a sort of character that is not found anywhere else in the city.

Fellow Canadians might recognise this sign from tv ads on Showcase.

Subject to Flooding

Friday, April 25th, 2008
Subject to Flooding

A warning sign near the Thames river in London, ON.  Lomo effect was applied to it using Lightroom.

The Marina in Winter

Friday, February 29th, 2008
The Marina in Winter

A shot of the marina behind my condo in the dead of winter.  The effect is made using a Lomography preset for Lightroom.

If you’re not familiar with Lomography, it’s based on ancient (almost) Russian technology: the LOMO LC-A camera.

Lomography is a sub-culture in itself.  Here are some links if you’re interested