An Embarrassment of Riches

Every month I take hundreds of pictures. I have to make hard choices as to which I’ll include in the article. This means that I have to leave some interesting photos on the cutting room floor.

It seems like a bit of a waste to not share these images, so once a month I’ll publish some of my favourite but unseen photos.

I hope you enjoy them.

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The Archer, aka Three Way Piece No. 2, 1966
Artist: Henry Moore
Location: Nathan Phillips Square

The bane of the photographer’s existence: garbage bins. I couldn’t move them when I was on site and it would have been too much work to edited them out when I had other slightly more interesting images on the roll. I’m including it here to give you an idea of the scale of Moore’s piece.

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Sir Winston Churchill, 1977
Located: Nathan Phillips Square
Artist: Oscar Nemon, 1906-1985

Sometimes you go back to a location and you discover new angles from which to shoot your subject. That’s what happened with Sir Winston Churchill. I could have kicked myself for not shooting from this direction the first time.

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South African War Memorial, 1910
Located: 360 University Ave
Artist: Walter Seymour Allward (1876-1955)

I really loved the soldiers standing on either side of Mother Britain from the South African War Memorial, but I couldn’t isolate them to my satisfaction. They were always being crowded out. I need to grow another couple of inches.

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South African War Memorial, 1910
Located: 360 University Ave
Artist: Walter Seymour Allward (1876-1955)

And if I couldn’t spotlight the soldiers, I didn’t feel that Mother Britain deserved it either. Although, I hate to admit it, I do like how this shot came out.

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South African War Memorial, 1910
Located: 360 University Ave
Artist: Walter Seymour Allward (1876-1955)

Again, I feel the soldier is being crowded on the left of the shot, so I stuck with images featuring Allward’s full piece.

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Peace Through Valour, 2016
Located: Nathan Phillips Square
Artist: Ken Lum

I love all the soldiers standing at the corners of Lum’s Peace Thru Valour, but this guy stuck with me. You can practically see the exhaustion sluicing off of him.

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Freedom of Religion, 2012
Located: McMurtry Gardens of Justice (361 University Avenue)
Artist: Marlene Hilton Moore

I have a lot of fun playing with reflection and light in my photography. As chuffed as I am with the single lens flare on Freedom of Religion, I think the sun beams in the shot I included in the original article is more impressive.

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Pillars of Justice, 2007
Located: McMurtry Gardens of Justice (361 University Avenue)
Artist: Edwina Sandys

I had a choice between Teenage Awe and Teenage Insouciance for the Standing Tall article. I went with awe.

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Frederick G. Gans, QC Memorial, 1980
Located: McMurtry Gardens of Justice (361 University Avenue)
Artist: Maryon Kantaroff

I liked playing with the leaves on these shots of the Frederick Gans memorial, I opted for an unobstructed view.

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