Welcome to my website, a website that initially was dedicated to just general opinions about things that annoyed me as I encountered them, but that has largely changed. A few years ago, I finally replaced my dusty film camera with a shiny new dSLR (the Pentax K10D) and I suddenly rediscovered what I enjoyed about photography so much: the thrill of the capture. And so my site began to change its primary focus. This is why over the last year, year and half, or so, the vast majority of what I post is either photographs or topics around photography. The subject has managed to capture my interest far better than much of the day to day stuff that used to rile me up. Having said that, there is still stuff that riles me up and I’ll still post about those as well.
In any case, as you can tell, the site is now running on WordPress. I was, at one point, running my own CMS system and it ran fast and well, but I didn’t have the time to do all the things I wanted to do with it and, well, there are people already doing those things. WordPress and some associated plugins reached a point that I felt what they offered were substantially better than what I could do on my own that I switched. However, I did ensure that my old links still worked, so if you find one that doesn’t let me know!
In the meanwhile, this is the photo that I took that reignited my passion in photography:
In terms of who I am? Well, I’m a professional software architect and developer in the Toronto area. The company I work for, AudienceView, specializes in ticketing software for the entertainment industry (theatre, sports, etc.) and I’ve been there since the beginning. That can be a lot of fun, along with a lot of late nights, but there is something pretty cool to watch a six person shop grow and grow.
My biggest hobby, obviously, is photography. I do like to do that a lot, I’m very seldom without my camera wherever I go and that includes work. My current weapon of choice is the brand new Pentax K-5 and I have a variety of different lenses for it spanning from the quite old manual focus masterpieces from Vivitar to much more modern options like the Sigma 120-400mm. As you’ll see from my site, there’s a lot of variety in what I shoot, though nature and macro are two of my favourites. However, I’m pretty much happy to pull out my camera just about anywhere!