Wednesday, August 25, 2010
As I perused old pictures, I had a big chuckle at a few of them. Witness these two gems, photographed inside a friend's car as we drove around Toronto in April, 1977. I don't even remember my camera from those days, but I think it was some cheap Kodak. It was junky, yes, but I used it a lot and was mostly pleased with my shots. It would be several months before I made the switch to a Minolta SLR, which would open a whole new world of photography to me.
This is what particularly amuses me: notice the subject matter and where I am obviously sitting. It seems my "drive-by shooting" project isn't so new after all.
The above image was captured as we drove north on Victoria Park Avenue, at the intersection of Kingston Road. That burger joint at the corner became a Pizza Pizza franchise ages ago, but I'm sure the locksmith is still there. And below, we were travelling eastbound on Lakeshore Blvd when I clicked the shutter. The CN Tower seems so dramatic.