Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Street Musicians - 002

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@70 | 1/20s | f/5.6 | ISO 800

Monday, September 29, 2008


Canon 30D | Sigma 50-150@150 | 1/320s | f/2.8 | ISO 100

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Street Musicians - 001

About 10 months ago I started to work on a couple of personal projects. One of these is on street musicians here in Toronto. Being a musician and a huge fan of music, I realized that I can understand and relate to these (don't want to use the word "ordinary") people. We pass them almost everyday, sometimes without even giving them a second thought. It seems we've become so focused on our own personal lives and careers, that we've learned to filter their gift to us.

Maybe with this little project of mine we can give them a little bit of recognition......and some loose change.


- Mike

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@85 | 1/10s | f/5.6 | ISO 1250

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Toronto - Spadina Avenue

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@17 | 1/200s | f/5.6 | ISO 100

Friday, September 26, 2008


Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@85 | 1/20s | f/8.0 | ISO 100

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quiet Life

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@17 | 1/200s | f/4.0 | ISO 400

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@17 | 1/200s | f/4.0 | ISO 800 | 430EX Speedlite

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ola & Monika

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@28 | 1/100s | f/4.5 | ISO 800 | 430EX Speedlite

Canon 30D | Sigma 50-150@150| 1/160s | f/3.2 | ISO 800 | 430EX Speedlite

Canon 30D | Sigma 50-150@50| 1/100s | f/3.2 | ISO 800 | 430EX Speedlite

Canon 30D | Sigma 50-150@50| 1/100s | f/3.2 | ISO 1250 | 430EX Speedlite

Unfortunately due to the rainy weather, this was the only photo session done in Krakow. Fortunately, I'm gonna move there in the near future and do it again. It is honestly the most amazing and beautiful city on this planet. It's a city with a lot of soul and really nice people. There is always something to do in Krakow.......and having 100 bars/pubs/clubs in the Old Town alone surely helps.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gdansk Port

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@61 | 1/100s | f/9.0 | ISO 500

The Gdansk Port is one of the biggest on the Baltic Sea. It's made up of two parts, Inner and Exterior Port. The Inner Port consists of a ferry port, container terminal, phosphates terminal, sulfur terminal and a fruit handling terminal. The port infrastructure also allows the handling of specialized cargo such as grain, fertilizer, lumber, steel, ore and containers. It can also service vessels.

The Exterior Port consists of a coal terminal, a liquefied petroleum gas terminal, and a Naftoport. The Naftoport has terminals that deal with crude oil, heating oils and fuels.

You can see the port stretch into the horizon. It is truly massive.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@17 | 1/160s | f/6.3 | ISO 500

This is where WWII officially began. On September 1st, 1939 at 4:45 AM, Schleswig-Holstein began shelling the Polish garrison. Over the next seven days, 180 Polish soldiers managed to repel repeated attacks of 3500 German Infantry, dive-bombing raids,
naval and heavy field artillery bombardment. On September 7th, Major Henryk Sucharski decided to surrender due to a shortage of ammunition and supplies.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Malbork Castle - Part 4

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/30s f/8.0 ISO 800

Entrance from the Outer Castle to the Middle Castle. The Middle castle consisted of the Palace of the Grand Masters, a large dining hall, guests' apartments and receptions.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/250s f/8.0 ISO 800

Middle Castle courtyard.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/60s f/8.0 ISO 400

Passages leading to smaller courtyards.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/60s f/8.0 ISO 400

Drawbridge over the moat leading to the High Castle.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@44 1/50s f/6.3 ISO 1600

Passage leading to the Main Tower located in the High Castle.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/250s f/5.6 ISO 400

Another courtyard located in the High Castle.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@26 1/60s f/5.6 ISO 400

Same courtyard in the High Castle

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/160s f/5.6 ISO 1600

Knight's Hall, located in the Middle Castle.

Canon 30D EFS 17-85@17 1/125s f/5.6 ISO 400

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Malbork Castle - Part 3

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@22 | 1/250s | f/8.0 | ISO 400 | Circular Polarizer

Friday, September 05, 2008

Malbork Castle - Part 2

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@81 | 1/40s | f/8.0 | ISO 800

Umm....I guess no one is guarding the castle.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Malbork Castle - Part 1

Canon 30D | EFS 17-85@44 | 1/80s | f/6.3 | ISO 200

Malbork, formally know as Marienburg (Mary's Castle) was built in 1274 and served as the headquarters of the Teutonic Order. It is the world's largest brick Gothic castle and at one point housed up to 3000 Teutonic Knights. It was never conquered by force, but was handed over to the soldiers of Bohemia as a substitute for their mercanary wages. Then in 1457, the mercenaries sold the castle to the King of Poland. Over 50% of the castle was destroyed during WWII, but has been restored since.