If you’ve been visiting Winnipeg Love Hate for a while, you might have noticed what has become an annual winter tradition—a raiding of the archives. I seem to find it harder and harder to get out shooting in the winter months, which leaves me short on material to post on Winnipeg Love Hate. When this happens, I reach for one of my many hard drives full of original RAW files, to see if there’s anything worth re-visiting.
This has been a particularly difficult winter as far as shooting goes. For one thing, I’ve got a 6-month old daughter at home (this is most definitely not a complaint—she is an absolute joy). Also, my camera and primary lens sustained a massive amount of damage (which tends to happen when you drop things) a few months ago, and I was without the lens for just under three months. Most of the shooting I’ve done this winter was with my secondary camera—the very capable Sony RX100.
All of the shots here are from 2009. Most of them are previously unedited, whereas a few of them are new edits of previously edited and posted shots. More goodies from the archives to come over the next couple of days.
Some colour on Henderson Highway: The iconic Brown’s Drugs neon sign, the outrageous cladding of Hair Fingers & Toes Day Spa, and a pastel sky behind Central Tailor.
Some previously unedited photos of Roxy Lanes on Henderson Highway.
A pretty sunset in the Chalmers part of Elmwood. From the top: The view from the Louise Bridge; The La Salle Hotel (Nairn Avenue); a couple of shots of the Louise Bridge; the Portage and Main skyscrapers as seen from a break in the trees on Nairn; and a generic apartment building as seen behind and an empty Nairn lot.
Some of the interesting structures in the Talbot-Grey section of Elmwood. From the top: Tesse Handy Mart, Dr. Saw, Elite Metal Products, a strange building at the corner of Talbot and Gateway, St. Sava Orthodox Church (all on Talbot Avenue), and an old corner store at the corner of Grey and Chalmers.
Some shots from the Chalmers area of Elmwood—specifically, Holy Eucharist Church (Watt Street, built 1954) and Nairn Beauty Salon (Talbot Avenue).
The massive fire at Speedway International, as seen from various vantage points around the city: from the Louise Bridge, St. Boniface Cathedral, the Redwood Bridge, and St. Cross Street.