It’s a good thing for EXIF data on image files as I had no idea how I took this image. It says Nikon D700 shot at 24mm; so I was probably using my Tamron 24-135mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens. This lens is sharp, has a handy zoom range and doesn’t distort too much – all in all a good lens, if a bit heavy. It’s quite cheap on the 2nd hand market too, around $200-$250, which makes it a great all round lens for full frame. Certainly a far better alternative than both of Nikon’s 24-120mm lenses.
I also used this shot as a trial image for some experimentation with GIMP – a free online image manipulation tool. It’s nowhere near as good as Photoshop, but the price is right and it does the job for basic manipulation. Here, I inverted the image to a negative, then added a polarisation affect and changed the contrast. I like the end result – it’s a different photographic take on a famous Toronto Landmark.