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Lamps on the Boardwalk

Dufferin Terrace Boardwalk, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Mike Crisolago, Photography

I got lucky here. No tripod. No solid surface to shoot from. Clear evening. The only bench on the Dufferin Terrace Boardwalk that wasn’t occupied. A camera that has a tendency to shoot less than crisp images.

Shot on a recent trip to Quebec City. The city never fails to inspire.


Focus 365 — Not a Sunset, but a Sunrise

This is the 365th post in my Focus 365 series — a supplement to Bastard Type.

For those not familiar with Focus 365, it was a little project I started on January 1st, 2011 in an effort to share a photo for each day of the year. The idea was to try and put some good vibes back out into the world through art and creativity. Sometimes I missed a day or two and caught up the next day. Sometimes, like in recent months after my hiring on at Zoomer magazine combined with freelance work I’ve been doing, I missed weeks at a time and had to update with multiple photos per day to catch up. I was completely fine with that and it was worth it.

The was certainly a good year to take on the Focus 365 challenge. Over the year I posted photos from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Florence, Rome, Siena and New York City. In that year this blog’s audience grew by the thousands, and I can’t thank everyone enough.

For the record, the top five Focus 365 blog posts were, in order:

Peeling Restaurant (November 21)
The Beautiful Discovery of Henri Cartier-Bresson (February 20)
Bacchus to the Future (May 14)
The Accidental Genius of Eugène Atget (May 12)
Heating it Up with Erin English (July 20)

As the title of this post says, the image above is not a sunset, but a sunrise. I look forward to continuing this blog into 2012, meeting even more wonderful readers and bloggers who I’ve chatted with and even come to know on Facebook and Twitter, and interacting with people around the world through art and writing on this blog.

Thank you all for validating my belief that art grows communities and brings constructive energy with it. This small corner of the internet has seen that happen over the last year, and I look forward to continuing with writing and posting photos on here while watching it grow even more in 2012.

Prayers for blessings and good will in this new year.


January, 2012

Panorama: Old Quebec City Hilltop Including Boardwalk and Chateau Frontenac

(Click photo for full-size image)

I recently bought a new camera, which I took on my trip to Quebec City. It’s a Sony NEX-5, and I liked it not only for its functionality but also its compact size. One of the settings the camera offers is a panorama mode, which I tested for the first time with this shot. It’s a great setting, as all you really need is a steady hand. This shot was taken without a tripod. I was sitting on the hilltop with Kristina when I decided to try it out. I kept my hands as steady and even as possible as the camera guided my movement with an arrow on the viewfinder screen.

It sounds less impressive when you realize that the camera did all the work but, regardless, I was happy with the result. The only thing I’d change is that the shutter on the camera makes repeated loud clicking sounds as it photographs the scene. Otherwise, the camera is an impressive panorama-making machine that helps correct for blur and an unsteady hand, making the results achieved look better than they really had any right to.

For more photos from my trip, check out my online photography portfolio.