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Scene on Queen is my monthly single-photo feature capturing the teeming life and oddities on Queen Street West in Toronto

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I take the photos with my Nikon CoolPix point-and-shoot camera on my way home from work — all from the comfort of my MINI Cooper cabin.

Lightning quick and in-the-moment.

Street photography at its wildest and weirdest.

At Scene on Queen, typical photography ‘sins’ like blurriness and bad composition are forgiven in favor of the story behind the photo.

Twelve months.  Twelve photos.

It’s all subjective, but know that in the split second just before I press the shutter, something clicks inside me — moves me to record it.

A strange pattern or reflection; juxtaposition or gentrification.

When the street light turns green, the moment’s gone.

For the full modus operandi and other cool Toronto street pics,

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Scene on Queen

I collect antiques. Why? Because they're beautiful. -- Broderick Crawford

I collect antiques. Why? Because they’re beautiful. — Broderick Crawford

J. Dy’s Antiques & Collectibles — A picture-perfect storefront window arranged “just so.”  I love the symmetry of the sofa flanked by antique stands and the cluttered luxury of a ceiling dripping with over-the-top chandeliers. 

The piece de resistance? An unexpected live ‘prop’ — the dog —  his kerchief echoing the pop of color on the front door. 

(click on photo to enlarge)

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