Thursday, October 26, 2006

Great White North Photojournalism Workshop - 2006

I'm going to be attending the workshop over the weekend, so if you see me, stop by and say hello. Should be tons of fun.. and informative too :) - Great White North Photojournalism Workshop

Monday, October 23, 2006

Opening of the Toronto Futsal Centre

Futsal is a small-sided game (5v5 including the goalkeepers) played on a small field roughly the size of a basketball court. The game does not require the use of dasher boards. It is played with the touchline boundaries with no walls to bang the ball against. The official ball is a special low bounce ball that is heavier and smaller than an official size 5 soccer ball. The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. It is a complete skill game. Futsal develops the overall fundamentals of soccer more effectively. It has been proven that youth players develop quicker reflexes, faster thinking and pinpoint passing. It is a superior game in terms of establishing players’ touch and technique.
Therefore, an individual’s overall ball handling skills and off the ball movement enhance considerably. When a player gets in trouble with the ball, there is no whacking it off the wall. Their split second thinking improves automatically as one learns how to maintain possession and distribute the ball quickly. Shots must be more accurate, since a shot off target will not produce a rebound. More shots are also taken during the course of a game, which will enhance a player’s confidence, by taking on a defender and shooting quickly. A player does not have as much space or time to dribble with the ball. Futsal helps to develop tremendous close quarters footwork. - Text courtesy of

North York Hearts Azzuri Under 12 boys, Luca DiGiuseppantonio scores on the Toronto Eagles Under 12 girls team during an exhibition game at the Toronto Futsal Centre.
Fireball 2006 - In Support of Sheena's Place
October 21, 2006

In support of the 10th anniversary of Sheena's Place, the 8th annual Fireball was held at the Capitol Event Theatre. Sheena's Place is a community-based centre offering hope and support services, free of charge, to people affected by eating disorders and related issues.

Dancing the night away on the dance floor.
GuluWalk 2006
October 21, 2006

On Saturday, October 21, GuluWalk Day, over 30,000 people, in 82 cities and 15 different countries took to the streets to urge the world to support peace in northern Uganda. About 500 people gathered at Lawrence Park at Yonge and Lawrence to walk down towards Nathan Phillips Square as part of the worldwide walk, focused on raising awareness and support for the terrorized children of northern Uganda. - GuluWalk Home Page

Toronto Mayor, David Miller posing for a photo with York University students who were taking part in the walk.
GuluWalk Co-Founder, Adrian Bradbury listens with his son Isaac to the speeches before the start of the walk.

Walking down Yonge St. toward Nathan Phillips Square.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Various snapshots from last couple months

Kinda sleepy hollowish.

Casa Loma
Up north in the forest.

Taken at 2am at 30 sec, f7.1 - Initially I stopped the car to take a picture of the fog... but then I noticed a sewer pipe.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Antique Show - Port Perry
October 15, 2006

Uxbridge Bruins vs. Port Perry MoJacks - Junior "C" Hockey
October 15, 2006

There's nothing like shooting hockey in dim lit arenas, behind dirty glass in small towns. Who am I kidding - I love the game. Go Leafs go! Well, maybe these arn't the Leafs, but it's still damn good hockey.

MoJacks' Russell Bradley and Bruins' Steven Nagymarosi get up after colliding with one another on the blue line.
MoJacks' assistant captain Todd Evans, tries to hold back Bruins' Ryan Rinneard behind the Port Perry net in the first period.
Bruins' Adam Leeder thought he hit a brick wall, while in fact got knocked flat on his back in a crushing open centre-ice hit by MoJacks' captain Derek McTeague.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Farm in Nestleton
All day it was rain.. hail.. sun.. repeat.
Headshot - Graham

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Headshot - Kay

New studio gear finally arrived. Here's one of the shots from the first session.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Durham Farm Fresh - Gates Open 2006
October 01, 2006

Durham Farm Fresh Gates Open 2006 had farms in Durham Region opening their gates and barn doors to the public, also offering free tours of their facilities. Musthaven Farm in Uxbridge was one of the participating farms.

Above - Owner and farmer of Musthaven Farm, Grant Mustard attends to a one-day-old calf. Standing next to him is a five-day-old.
Below - Tours of the milking facility, and feeding area.

The Thistledown Pet Memorial - Blessing of the animals
September 30, 2006

Above - Rev. Elaine Lush blesses Imus, a six-year-old seeing eye dog.
Below - 17.5 year-old 'Mudgeeraba' travelled a long way with her owner to attend the blessing service. Sitting on a blanket, she has a quiet moment with the Reverend.