Took some time to grab a few shots of the infamous Detroit “Our Neighborhood has been infested with crackheads” sign at a park on 8 mile. You can see it pretty good from the 8 mile overpass. Since I was out and about, I grabbed some other shots as well.
Ended up in Toronto for labor day. It was a glorious time taking in a truly international city, with all the cuban cigars, poutine, and bike rentals a boy could ask for. Never been happier to have my password.
These shots come in 2 different lenses on my Nikon D5000: A 18-200mm Tamron Zoom lens (my standard “walk around” lens) and a 50mm f1.9 manual focus Minolta MD Lens from circa 1972. It came off of an SRT-100 I plundered from Ebay. The lens alone was worth the $20. I love the way the Minolta lens shots come out, with the help of a converter I can get that warm, early 70s look without paying for film (but I am looking forward to firing some shots with this old camera).
Here’s some of my favorites.
I made it across the river yesterday to check out a concert at the Tecumseh Corn Festival in Ontario. The Tea Party is one of my favorites, and their show was amazing.
Despite using my “walk around” lens, a heavy 18-22mm Tamron 3.5-5.6, I was front row so I was able to get off a lot of good shots. The best I could get without having stage access. Canada puts on one hell of a corn festival. There’s some shots in here of the opening band “The Standstills” as well.
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