The delays caused this week by drones over Gatwick airport in England reminded me of these photographs I took a few years ago. We were in Halifax airport waiting for the arrival of a friend when I saw this boy. The one above is one of my favourite photographs.
Québec city at night is an impression of lights on colours on textures on curves and deepening shadows. These lend a rich warmth and mystery to the bitter winter cold of the deserted night streets. Deserted, that is, except for another photographer, lit by the street lamp, equally captivated by the mystery of the shadowy gardens to the side of this street. Je me souviens – I remember – the nights of this beautiful city, Québec.
I was drawn to the lines and light in this and was particularly enjoying the challenge of using my 40mm prime lens, which meant that I had to move to get the composition I wanted. The little ‘pancake’ lens is perfect for street and city photography as it makes my camera much more unobtrusive and easier to carry with me.
It wasn’t until I saw this that I realized that the two main figures in this appeared to be going in two different directions. They are both with me and presumably want to be going the same way together. The obvious one is Steven, but the purposeful stride belongs to my good friend Janet, who really does know where she is going in this station! We have some great memories of our fun trip to Toronto, good to revisit today when we are buried in a blizzard..
You just never know who you will meet on your walk around Canning. The little faces say it all. This was taken in exactly the same spot as the flooded street and the ice formation.