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We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ❄️ (May Sarton) ❄️ Learning how to use all the functions on the new camera makes me feel like I’m learning how to take photos all over again. When was the last time you had to learn something all over again? (Even though this bike rack/sculpture is supposed to be a rooster, it sure looks a helluva lot like an ostrich 😂 I’m not expecting to get much engagement from this image, just wanted to share the joys of live composite and light trails 🤪.) ❄️ ❄️ #lighttrails #rsa_night #rsa_light #bokeh_shotz #lightobsessed #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due. 🌫 (Neil Gaiman, Season of Mists) 🌫 Taken last Thursday during the unseasonably and misty warm weather. Not gonna lie, it was pretty freaky walking around in all that fog and not being able to see much. (One of the few times I’ve had to stop shooting early, all bc my winter boots are no longer waterproof 🤦🏻‍♀️) 🌫 🌫 #fogTO #winterTO #HTOPark #igpodiumnight #rsa_night #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent. 🔮 (Neil Gaiman) 🔮 Is it just me or does everyone have a side gig to supplement their income? When did it become the norm that one job probly isn’t enough to cover everything? (On a lighter note: proud to say that I managed to last about 30 minutes outside last night before I had to go indoors to regain feeling in my fingers! 👋👋👋) 🔮 🔮 #depthoffield #crystalball #dof_addicts #lightobsessed #depthobsessed #bokeh_shotz #depthdiscovered #oldtowntoronto #cityoftoronto #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. ✨ (J.K. Rowling) ✨ ...because sometimes that mountain may just be a milestone in disguise. May you make your weekend a magical one! Tap on the above for some Instagram magic to get your weekend started 👆 ✨ ✨ #puddlegram #dof_addicts #bokeh_shotz #lightobsessed #rsa_night #urban_shots_ #igvision #igtoday #depthobsessed #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot. ✨ (Neil Gaiman, Dream Country) ✨ Heres to the dreams that we wish were real 🥂 Happy Thursday all! ✨ ✨ #depthoffield #dof_addicts #bokeh_shotz #depthdiscovered depthobsessed #igpodiumnight #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. ✨ (Neil Gaiman) ✨ Second week of 2018, what goals do you have for this New Year? (For example: My goals are to create more, learn more and adventure more - in other words: to live more 😜.) To start your new year off right, tap on the above for some accounts that will inspire you to create, learn, adventure and (above all) live life to its fullest. ✨ ✨ #dof_addicts #offthechaingram #bokeh_shotz #lightobsessed #depthobsessed #rsa_night #igpodium_night #the6ixphotography📍 #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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(Swipe right for more of the shot!) There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more 🔒 (Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage) ⛓ Can’t help but wonder how many of these couples who placed the love locks here are still together or not... (Admittedly you’ve seen this lock before - using the new camera, I feel like I’m learning how to take photos all over again. Even though this is the same spot, my previous shots didn’t have the cool ice floes of Lake Ontario in the background 😜!) Happy Second week of 2018, embrace your solitude! ⛓ ⛓ #depthoffield #leadinglines #lovelock #bokeh #dof_addicts #depthobsessed #lightobsessed #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ❄️ (Friedrich Nietzsche) ❄️ I’ll be honest in that after how many weeks of the polar vortex weather, even I can’t take shooting outside for too long. I think I’ve gazed long enough into the cold to find it gazing back into me...never can be warm again...❄️❄️❄️ ☃️ ☃️ #bokeh #depthoffield #holidaylights #natrelrink #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. ✨ (Edward Teller) ✨ Will you stand or will you fly? Happy Wednesday everyone! ✨ ✨ #depthoffield #nighttimeshot #bokeh_shotz #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ❄️ (Louis L'Amour, Lonely on the Mountain) ❄️ It was so cold on NYE that my fave ring fell off my finger and I didn’t feel it fall bc my fingers were so numb. This shot is dedicated to the woman who’d been so kind to take the time to help look for my ring in frigid temps in the snow and found it for me. The ring isn’t made of diamonds or silver, but it’s worth the world to me. On the random chance that she reads this, I just wanted to say Thank You. (Random fact: Tonite was so cold when I took this shot, that the water froze within two minutes of me pouring it out on this surface!) ❄️ ❄️ #coldTO #depthoffield #leadinglines #bokeh #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #1killershot #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. ✨ (J.K. Rowling) ✨ This quote seemed fitting for the first post of 2018. (I’ve learned that you don’t necessarily need a new year in which to make a new start - you have the ability to begin again whenever you choose. But being able to celebrate it it officially always is a bonus!) ✨ To the New Year, new adventures and new experiences! To being magic and not the magician!🥂 ✨ #bokeh #depthoffield #convexlens #cityoftoronto #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #1killershot #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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Do not be a magician - be magic! ❄️ (Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers) ✨ Back at one of my fave spots in the city (in ridiculously frigid temperatures) - this time I’m trying out a new camera and trying to see this spot with new eyes. Here’s hoping your 2018 will be one where you’ve been given fresh eyes with which to see the world. ❄️ ✨ #harbourfrontcentre #natrelskatingrink #towaterfront #compositioniskey #frameseverywhere #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from another's vantage point, as if new, it may still take the breath away. ⛄️ (Alan Moore, Watchmen) ⛄️ Back to old haunts but hopefully with somewhat new eyes - I never really have shot during Blue Hour so this was definitely something different. Typically I’m shooting at night (in extreme cold) or at Golden Hour (at relatively milder temperatures) bc that’s when I get out of the office. Do you have a preferred time that you like to be out and about? ⛄️ ⛄️ #puddlegram #reflectiongram #bluehour #oldtowntoronto #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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#2017bestnine Well, at least this year the CN Tower is only in one of my top shots 😂😂😂 - but who would I be if there was no Toronto? 💁🏻‍♀️

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Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint. 🎨 (Pablo Picasso) 🎨 New Year’s Eve in a mere couple of days. Time to look back and reflect so that we can move forward. 🎨 🎨 #leadinglines #depthoffield #masseyhall #igpodium_night #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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I have often had a retrospective vision where everything in my past life seems to fall with significance into logical sequence. ⏳ (Ansel Adams) ⌛️ Looking back on 2017 and realising that much of it was a blur... Anyone else feel like the year just came and went? 💁🏻‍♀️ (Also, after the hustle and bustle of this December I gotta admit that I’ve been feeling bored. Anyone else have that too?) ⏳ ⌛️ #tdbuilding #torontoarchitecture #leadinglines #framing #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves. 🌟 (Eric Sevareid) 🌟 Another Christmas Day has come and gone. 🙏🙏🙏Thank You to all the amazing first responders and others who worked (and/or are still working) this holiday season so that others could be able to be with their loved ones.🙏🙏🙏 However you spent your day, may there have been at least one nice moment that you can look back fondly on. 🌟 🌟 #ryhfestive #christmastree #holidaylights #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!” 🎅🏻 (Clement C. Moore, The Night Before Chistmas) ✨ I present to you a capture that has all the @reesestdot hallmarks: depth-of-field, bokeh, puddle, reflections, ground perspective shot with the CN Tower in the background. Happy Holidays to you and yours! May this be a season of peace, joy and love that you get to spend with those whose company you cherish, whether they be four-legged, two-legged, no-legged or just yourself - wishing you only the best this holiday season. ✨ ✨ #happyholidays #tistheseason #bokehlicious #depthoffield #groundgame #holidaylights #lovetoronto #CreateExplore #olympusinspired #getolympus #winterintoronto #6ixwalks #thankyoutoronto #torontophoto #exploreyourcity #theglassedones #seetorontonow #creativeoptic #dailyhivetoronto #lightroommasters #creatorclass #torontolove #yyzishome #theimaged #grammercollective #blogTO #wandering #itswhatido

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