I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH TO TOOT MY OWN HORN ABOUT LATELY...
...but this photo of an Ottawa OC Transpo GMC New Look bus (a.k.a. "The Speed bus") picking up passengers at the apostrophe-free Tunneys Pasture Transitway stop is being considered for publication. I won't give any details about the publication yet, in case this doesn't pan out, but it's something fairly respectable and not just a local photocopied 'zine. I'm pretty flattered, considering I'm an amateur photographer who took that picture out of the window of a bus moving in the opposite direction with a non-professional "snapshot"-type camera.
It does seem that some professional publishers are apparently looking more and more towards photographs posted by amateurs at Flickr as an alternative to expensive stock photography.
Also, I did indeed go to Montreal on Friday and I've started a travelogue about my experiences, but I didn't get back from Montreal until 3 a.m. on Saturday morning and, while I usually go to bed after 3 a.m. anyway, I'm almost never "out" at that time of night and it's really thrown my biological clock for a loop and I was just exhausted all weekend.
If you just want to see the photos I took without commentary, all of the digital pictures are in my "All-New Montreal Snapshots, July 2006!" album at Fotopic, though I will add the film photos I took to that album in the coming weeks (whenever I get them developed).