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I'm super excited! I recently purchased the famous Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle lens! The lens cost me $820 CAD new and even though it's a lot of money, it's money well spent. The Canon version (10-22mm) is selling for over $900 before taxes and the build quality, optical quality, and even the aperture is well below the standards of Tokina. The Tokina lens is all metal (barrel) whereas the Canon is plastic. Tokina's optical quality is on par if not much better than the Canon counterpart. And most importantly, to me at least, is the fact that the Tokina lens is a CONSTANT APERTURE lens meaning my maximum aperture stays at f/2.8 throughout the zoom range! Compare that to Canon's variable aperture setup starting at f/3.5 at the wide end of the lens at 10mm and stopping down to f/5.6 at the "tele" end of the lens at 22mm! So overall I'm very happy with the Tokina lens and cannot wait to bring this lens outside and take some great wide angle shots of the city! This Tokina lens is winning! As for a test location, I'll probably go back to Casa Loma here in Toronto and capture some low-light wide angle interior shots of the castle. The castle had lots of dark but great looking rooms =D. Excited! Now all I need is a day-off from work =D

*** Image above courtesy of Tokina ***
 
 
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Beautiful Toronto Project content is updated again! More photos to enjoy! This time I show some of the cars and not so cars from MotorExpo 2011 that was held in Toronto Canada. MotorExpo is the world's largest FREE auto show organization. They hold shows in London, Dubai, and other countries. Of course, for free! Cars ranging from Chevrolets to Ferraris are in the show. Albeit smaller than the International Auto Show, for a free Auto Show and having access to almost all the cars, I'm not complaining! Click the Jaguar above to see the rest of collection! Hope you enjoy the photos! And stay tuned for more! I literally have 3 batches of photos in queue to be released in the next couple of weeks. So sit tight! =D

Cheers,
Angelo Maralit
Gello Photography
 
 
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I can't believe I forgot to post these photos. I've been wanting to take a photo of the full moon since April but bad weather and the fact that we only generally see one full moon per month meant to all the delays. Well the full moon night in July was just the perfect night to have the photo taken and here they are! =D
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Tall Ship Kajama's bow
Aboard the Tall Ship Kajama
New content added to the Beautiful Toronto Project. This time I was taking photos on the Tall Ship Kajama, Toronto's only Sailing Cruise. A very relaxing 2 hour cruise around the Toronto Islands with an awesome view of the Toronto Skyline. Click the photo above to see the photos I took! And as usual, more photos are on their way to the Beautiful Toronto Project. In fact, I have over 3 batches in queue to be released =P. So stay tuned! And one last note, there will be a new addition to my equipment! Find out what it is in a few days :). Until next time. Keep shooting!
 
 
So last week, I said that I was one of the first ones in North America to try the CN Tower's newest thrill attraction, and highest in that respect, the Edge Walk. I posted a photo of me hanging on the edge of the tower at a height of 356m above the ground. Now, I have a video showing myself during the Edge Walk. It's edited obviously to keep the video run time minimum, but hope you guys like the video! PS. more photos are definitely on their way! I just finished processing photos from an Auto Show here in Toronto and can't wait to show them to you guys! Until next time!
 
 
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I DID IT!
Three words: I DID IT! Yes that's right folks! I walked the edge! The highest attraction of its kind in the world, CN Tower's EDGE WALK. The experience was definitely something that should not be missed (add this to your bucket list)! The walk lasted about 30 minutes for me and it was the best 30 minutes ever! Great unobstructed view of the city and best of all I was at the edge of the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere! The photo above is a shot of myself leaning back from the edge and I have to tell you, you need to experience this to fully appreciate how great this is! Also stay tuned for a short video of myself walking around the edge!