The Fall season is here and the Fall colours have arrived. What best way to celebrate this beautiful season than to visit Guildwood Park. The beautiful Guildwood Park at the east end of Toronto Ontario, Canada. The park is famous for its collection of magnificent but sometimes forgotten architecture that defined Toronto as a city in the 19th and 20th Century. Common here are facades of major banks from Downtown Toronto that now reside in this picturesque park. Click here or the image above to see the rest of the collection. Hope you enjoy the photos and stay tuned for some more Fall photos!
 
 
Hello! I've been away for quite some time photographically speaking due to a busy schedule both in and out of work. Well last week I found some time to take some photos around the beautiful city of Toronto. This time, I decided to visit one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Distillery District. This place is just amazing. There's some form of art in every direction, there's lots of people, there's lots of things going around in this place. Stores, restaurants, and art galleries can be found inside this beautiful place and best of all, it kept its classic appearance all these years. Many movies have been shot here, most notably, is the movie Cinderella Man. Just click on the photo above or click here to see the rest of the photos. Hope you all like them and as always, stay tuned because there's Gello is always working on something cool ;)
 
 
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Fried rice with sun-dried tomatoes
After being away for a very long time, I'm back! Now, we have a new photo set in Gello Photography. I realized that I've been cooking quite a lot lately and I decided to take pictures of the food that I cook while it is cooking and/or when it is cooked. I named the photo set "Who Said Men Can't Cook?" because I felt that normal everyday men like me are not really known for being good in the kitchen (except the male chefs of course). Also because amongst my group of friends, I'm currently the only one who can and willing to cook. This photo set is meant to encourage more men to cook not just for themselves but also for the ones they care about. Who knows, being good in the kitchen could be a good source of extra points for your girlfriend ;-) With that said, click on the photo above to see the rest of the collection. There's only a few photos up at the moment but expect this collection to grow in the coming months as I continue to cook more delicious dish! Enjoy and stay hungry!
 
 
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This rose needs a partner :)
To all the people who are in love or looking for love, Happy Valentine's Day :). The best things come when least expected, love is one of them.
 
 
This may be old news to some, but I recently stumbled upon an article in photographyblog.com showing the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Mark II lens. It is estimated to launch in March (for the Nikon version) and July (for the Canon version). According to Photography Blog's article, the new Tokina lens will have a new quieter focusing motor and a new magnetic AF sensor similar to the one found in Tokina 16-28mm FX. The new lens will also have an improve multi-coating. Looks like the lens is pretty much the same as the first one with a few improvements. I still use the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Mark I lens and I don't think I need to upgrade, but it's very good to know that Tokina is improving there already awesome line-up of lenses. 

Click here to see the article from photogragphyblog.com.
 
 
The Beautiful Toronto Project is alive and well. I've been absent for a few months because of school but now, it's time to roll out some more photos! This time I'm back in Casa Loma! Visited the castle one more time with a friend and took some more pictures. Had to go back because I just recently bought an ultra-wide angle lens for my camera at that time and Casa Loma was the perfect place to test out its capabilities. Got some very interesting wide angle shots that's for sure. It got even better when we found the entrance to the underground tunnel of the castle. Very creepy pathway but it was very exciting. Click on the images above to see the rest of the collection. Hope you like the photos I have for you! More photos are on their way so stay tuned :)
 
 
My last post was way back in September. I've been very busy with school since then and haven't even able to take any new photos. But all that is now over and I'm certainly enjoying the first days of my winter break :). So to kick things off, I will release all outstanding photos that I have from the summer in the coming days. I'm super excited to get out on photo walks and take new pictures. Now that it's winter, there are lots of very nice photos that can be taken in and around the beautiful city of Toronto. So for starters, here are some more photos from the Roundhouse. The Roundhouse is a former train roundhouse that is now turned to a park where several cool looking trains are kept on display and this is also where the Steam Whistle brewery is located. So here they are! Hope you like them =). Click any of the pictures above to see the entire collection.
 
 
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Here's another update for the Beautiful Toronto Project! I originally intended to go to the Distillery District and take photos there but I accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up in the city's industrial harbour area. Factories, constructions, and even parks are found here. So I took a stroll in this area and took photographs. Click on the photo above to see what I ended up taking pictures of! Hope you like them as much as I do! Until next time. More photos are being edited and are on their way.
 
 
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Beautiful Toronto Project is updated again! The fourth batch of photos is finally out and this time I focused on Casa Loma, the only castle in Canada. Learned quite a lot of things about the structure during my visit but more importantly, I took some photographs so I can show you some parts of the castle. It's a very famous Toronto landmark, visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. Enjoy the photos! It's not a lot of photos so I'm planning on going back soon before school starts and try out my new super wide angle lens in the castle to get some more interesting interior shots. Until next time, keep shooting! =D Please click on the photo above to go straight to the Casa Loma collection.

UPDATE: There's also a YouTube version of the Slideshow. You can view it by clicking play below. =)
 
 
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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 ***