Author Archives: Richard Wintle

About Richard Wintle

I am Canadian by heritage, and a molecular biologist and human geneticist by training. My day job is Assistant Director of a large genome centre, where I do various things along the lines of "keeping the wheels on". In my spare time, I tend to run around with a camera, often chasing horses, race cars, musicians, and occasionally, wildlife.

Right. 2022’s almost over. Here are 2021’s top photos.

…because when do I ever do anything on time? Here, then, in the customary “no particular order”, are my favourite ten images from 2021. 2022’s batch are all queued up, although at this rate… you know. Beaver Pond, Frontenac Provincial … Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s January, so it must be time for…

Well, that was a bit of a year, wasn’t it? With the more or less complete absence of photograph-able events that would usually appear in my annual round-up, I’ve had to get a bit creative. With the Honda Indy Toronto … Continue reading

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2019 Top Ten (plus one, again)

This year’s question: is it pathetic that Adventures in Wonderland has turned into an annual top-ten-photo blog? Perhaps I’ll do better in 2020. Recent history suggests not, however. Anyway, on to my favourite ten (plus one, as usual) photographs of … Continue reading

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2018’s Greatest Hits

As promised, 2018’s top eleven photographs, since every year I’m blatantly unable to reduce the list to just ten. Also as promised, for once I haven’t waited for over a year to post them. Saturday night in ZhengzhouUnusually for me, … Continue reading

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Setting a new record for lateness… the 2017 top ten

As we approach 2019, it’s about time I got around to sorting out 2017’s best pictures(!). Readers, I present to you: my top ten photographs of last year. So, in no particular order, we have: Simon Pagenaud in turn 1, … Continue reading

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2016 Top Ten (plus one)

It seems ridiculous that my last post on Occam’s Typewriter was my favourite ten photographs of 2015… posted in June of the following year(!). That’s some top-shelf procrastination right there, folks. So, as partial remedy, I’m posting my picks of … Continue reading

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2015 Top Ten

I know it’s already halfway through June, but here are my ten favourite photographs of 2015, in no particular order. Strangely, no motorsports made the list, unless you count the tractor. 1. November – Ascot Royals at First Canadian Place, … Continue reading

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TO2015 Tally

And so, that is that. The Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are finished, and I’ve retired my photo credentials and numbered vest. With as little regret as possible I’ve given back the very nice equipment I borrowed from Nikon Photo … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy – the Pan Am games are here!

As of Friday, Toronto and places near it are officially in the throes of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. And I find myself with (a) a full media photographer’s credential, (b) access to every single competition venue, … Continue reading

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Did someone say “cold”?

With whatever the current digital version of “mercury” is dipping to an overnight low of 25 below*, and an expected daytime high tomorrow of only two degrees higher, I for one am not planning on venturing outside unless I absolutely … Continue reading

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Holiday Snaps (lazy blogging)

In my usual way, with the Christmas break in full sway, I’ll more or less finish of the year with some lazy photo blogging. First up: Toronto’s Eaton Centre with the 1937 camera: And here’s Jill Barber, the mystery holiday … Continue reading

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Cuban heat in downtown Toronto

On a day before a major snowfall on our neighbours just over the border in Buffalo, and an infuriating mix of snow and wind in Toronto:  some photos of Cuban-Canadian singer Adonis Puentes, and legendary Cuban Tres maestro Pancho Amat. With a sizzling band, … Continue reading

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DEDPXL recap

[Warning – this post contains, at the bottom, one image with mature content. Potential triggers: suicide, depression, addiction.] Back in March of this year, I posted about how I’d jumped in to a new online photographic community named DEDPXL, run … Continue reading

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Non-science: Concert Photography in Downtown Toronto

I seem to be morphing, at least part of the time, into a concert photographer. Toronto singer-songwriter Kai tears the roof off. Let me explain.

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I’m a student, graduate student (found poem)

Coming to you from the twenty-first wonder that is automated voicemail audio-to-text transcription. I have used editorial license to slightly alter some words, and lightly apply punctuation and line breaks. I have not changed any names to protect the innocent … Continue reading

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