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.
Toronto Skyline from atop the tower in Casa Loma
Yongo Street. Shot with my Minolta 50mm
Two people stand on the street in downtown Toronto discussing directions.
This was a random apartment building I used as a test shot, standing in a parking lot with my 50mm.
A woman takes laundry across the street in Chinatown.