Sparklite

08 Sep 2007 535 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Danger - Keep Off

Danger - Keep Off

Okay, I'm back. It's been a little over a month and I'm still not shooting much (at least not for myself, I have a few gigs on the go) but I'm past what it was I needed to get past and because I had such a wonderful day today I thought I'd make a post. I think I'll start out with a photo every three or four days, but that's better than nothing, right?

Danger - Keep Off is a fun photo that I captured while out at the City's new Ireland Park. Perhaps it represent's the city's historical attitude toward public access to the waterfront -- an attitude that's finally changed with many new waterfront projects and initiatives. I love the Toronto waterfront but I do have problems when the city slaps up a dozen signs around a brand new park. While the park is odd in its present geographic context -- tucked on the corner of a very hard-to-access site surrounded by Keep Off and No Tresspassing signs -- it is a location near to where thousands of Irish Immigrants landed in Toronto during the famine.  I will post more photos of the Park in the coming days.

Toronto's had a long industrial history on its waterfront and only in recent years has it gotten serious about fixing it but then, suddenly, when they build a beautiful park they slap up about a dozen Danger signs around it that detract from the beauty of the new grass, tress, sculptures/monuments, and the incredible industrial and social heritage of the area. They ruin the park and are simply there to help avoid liability if someone falls or trips. Maybe it's the fault of the lawyers, not the city? I don't know. Anyway, enjoy 'Danger - Keep Off'


There seems to have been a new template for shutterchancers that went out while i was away. I guess  I missed something. How does one choose which template to use (although I kind of like this old one... I'm just curoius.  Let me know if you know!

Danger - Keep Off

Okay, I'm back. It's been a little over a month and I'm still not shooting much (at least not for myself, I have a few gigs on the go) but I'm past what it was I needed to get past and because I had such a wonderful day today I thought I'd make a post. I think I'll start out with a photo every three or four days, but that's better than nothing, right?

Danger - Keep Off is a fun photo that I captured while out at the City's new Ireland Park. Perhaps it represent's the city's historical attitude toward public access to the waterfront -- an attitude that's finally changed with many new waterfront projects and initiatives. I love the Toronto waterfront but I do have problems when the city slaps up a dozen signs around a brand new park. While the park is odd in its present geographic context -- tucked on the corner of a very hard-to-access site surrounded by Keep Off and No Tresspassing signs -- it is a location near to where thousands of Irish Immigrants landed in Toronto during the famine.  I will post more photos of the Park in the coming days.

Toronto's had a long industrial history on its waterfront and only in recent years has it gotten serious about fixing it but then, suddenly, when they build a beautiful park they slap up about a dozen Danger signs around it that detract from the beauty of the new grass, tress, sculptures/monuments, and the incredible industrial and social heritage of the area. They ruin the park and are simply there to help avoid liability if someone falls or trips. Maybe it's the fault of the lawyers, not the city? I don't know. Anyway, enjoy 'Danger - Keep Off'


There seems to have been a new template for shutterchancers that went out while i was away. I guess  I missed something. How does one choose which template to use (although I kind of like this old one... I'm just curoius.  Let me know if you know!

comments (6)

Welocome back babes :d
Log in, preference and change to new template grin
Iain Myrans: oh, hey that makes sense.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Sep 2007, 22:11
hey Sparky! Lovely to see you posting again, do not take so much time off without my permission in future! lol. Try the new minimalist template option in your preference options! you can upload a 1000 landscape in that mode. mal
Iain Myrans: Thank's mal. It's good to be back. The 1000px landscape is great! I've got a few things in the queue that I uploaded with the old template so we won't see anything like that just yet but soon!
It is good to see you back and this is a killer shot to return with. It is a shame about those signs, but I'd rather have the park and the signs than neither and clearly there is at least one good use of these eyesores.

I see you figured out how to switch templates smile
Iain Myrans: You're right -- it's better to have a park and signs than nothing at all. Having said that the park is a pseudo-public park really, it's not a city park and its funded by a foundation. All that said it's a great space and a nice thing to have. Now our near bankrupt city just needs to clean up the shoreline. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2007, 00:10
So GLAD to see you back! We missed you. Love this image too. smile
Ah but see this new park fits perfectly into the Toronto city plan of making the waterfront even less accessable by building condo's all over it.. Soon there will be floating condo islands in the harbor, they'll add another level to the gardiner, then who knows, maybe even fill the lake completley making the new shoreline the toronto islands! Okay.. so maybe not.. but that park is in a very strange spot, since you have to trespass across city of toronto forestry department property to get to it, it's beside a building COVERED in condemed, do not enter, aspestos contaminated area, etc.. signs, and is generally not that inviting.. And even then, it's really quite a patheticly small park.. They could have at least taken over some of the un-used parking lot beside it and made it a little bigger....

-VV-

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera E-330
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/640s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 14.0mm
A Rainy Sunset in TorontoA Rainy Sunset i...
All AglowAll Aglow
Big and Small: Sailing on Lake OntarioBig and Small: S...

Warning