NIK Software Acquired by Google

Came across this surprise announcement this morning amid the flurry of Photokina product news and reports.

From NIK Software:

We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools. We’ve always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google’s support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures.

We’re incredibly grateful for all of your support and hope you’ll join us on the next phase of our journey as part of Google.

All our best!

The Nik Software Team


Not sure what this means for NIK users worldwide. Their tools have become a big part of my workflow over the years and they are quite indispensable. Let’s hope that Google has a good road map for the future of NIK.


Junction Triangle Foot Bridge




The Junction Triangle is a tiny neighbourhood located in West Toronto. It is squeezed in between the Junction, Roncevalles and Bloordale Village. The “triangle” shape of the neighbourhood is formed by the three sets of railroad tracks on the north, west, and east sides.

The Wallace Avenue pedestrian bridge was built around 1907 and it connects the neighbourhood to Dundas Street West. You can check out this photo taken in 1916 from the City of Toronto Archives.



Sherbourne Common



Sherbourne Common is a 1.5 hectare waterfront park located at Lower Sherbourne Street. It is the first park in Canada to integrate an ultraviolet facility for neighbourhood-wide storm water treatment facility into its design. The architect is Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg.

Sherbourne Common has transformed a former industrial area into much needed public greenspace on the lake. The project won the National Urban Design Award in 2012.

‘That Time, That Place’ Exhibition


f11project is proud to present ‘That Time, That Place‘ by Tanja Tiziana at The Rivoli Lounge.

September 30th – December 1st, 2012.

Opening: October 4th, 2012. 7-10 PM

About this series: That Time, That Place

This exhibition features select photographs from two recent series: Buzzing Lights: The Fading Neon Landscape in North America and The Last Summer at Coney Island.

Mixed in with key images from those collections are snapshots taken while driving, dancing and dreaming between destinations. Together, they are a portrait of the disappearing face of our cities; a song for ghosts that lingered long enough to be captured by this wandering photographer.