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Subtle Technologies Festival 2013: Immortality

Subtle Technologies Festival 2013: Neutrinos – The Ultimate Immortals by Scott Menary

I haven’t verified it, but I may have reached a personal record for number of functions attended in a single weekend: 6. Not bad for an old lady. I didn’t appear at the barbecue last night until nearly 11pm but stayed ’til 2am. I even made it to the gym today, after going to bed at 5:00 and shooting a symposium this morning. Enroute to the gym I passed Toronto Taste at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a few blocks later, Annex Festival on Bloor. I knew there was no way I’d make it to the Portugal Day Parade, I would’ve had to clone myself. Between the SubtleTech event at Ryerson and the street festival on Bloor, my pile of images this weekend has turned into a virtual mountain.

You’ve heard it before: too many photos, not enough processing time.

Here’s a couple from today I really like. The light was really brutal at Ryerson — lecture halls have terrible lighting and during presentations I only have the projector light.

Subtle Technologies Festival 2013: Immortality

Subtle Technologies Festival 2013 at Ryerson University, Toronto

Speaking of tough lighting, bright midday sunlight is also not a photographer’s friend. Hard light with deep shadows is best avoided, but sometimes I can’t — especially at weddings. I ended up going back to the Annex street festival after the gym to try for better light.

Annex Festival on Bloor

Annex Festival on Bloor

Annex Festival on Bloor

Annex Festival on Bloor

Annex Festival on Bloor

Annex Festival on Bloor