a490

In case anyone wants to know(heck, as a photographer, I always ask other photographers this question as well) what kind of camera I use for my photography on my Tumblr page, here it is–

I use a Canon Powershot A490, which typically retails for around $89.99 at most electronic stores. Can you believe this little camera can take such crisp, lifelike shots? I’m rather impressed myself, given my history with my older Olympus camera(I’d rather not talk about it, it was so horrible).

–I refuse to use any photo-editing software such as Photoshop. Instead, I tend to play around with the natural lighting of a location, which is tedious in itself.

Keane confirms Galaxy exit

LA Galaxy great Robbie Keane is leaving the MLS club at the end of the year, following Steven Gerrard in departing.

Keane, 36, helped the Galaxy to three MLS Cup crowns, scoring 92 league goals – and more than 100 in total – during his six seasons.

The former Republic of Ireland international has no plans to retire just yet, as he bids farewell to the Galaxy.

“I can confirm that after five fantastic years I will be leaving the LA Galaxy,” Keane said.

“It’s been a privilege to have played my part in the history of such a great club and I leave with memories that will stay with me forever.

"Winning three MLS Cups, scoring over 100 goals for the club and being named as 2014 MVP are all achievements that I will look back on with pride, it’s been an incredible experience, I’ve truly loved every minute of my time at LA Galaxy.

"However, I believe that now is the right time for a new challenge as I look towards the next chapter of my playing career.

"I still feel as fit and sharp as ever and I am looking forward to my next adventure.

"Having now retired from international football I am ready to focus everything I have on one last major challenge in club football and will be taking time out to consider my options before announcing my next move.”

Keane’s announcement comes just days after Liverpool great Gerrard confirmed he too was leaving the Galaxy.

Winnipeg's Palomino Club to be torn down on Monday

It’s the last hurrah for one of Winnipeg’s most iconic and longest-running bars. The demolition of the Palomino Club will begin on Monday morning.

For 27 years, the nightclub with the neon horse was a Portage Avenue mainstay but the soon-to-be vacant space will be home to a new 60-unit condominium building.

Keith Merkel, president of EdgeCorp Group the company developing the condo project, said he’s been approached by many people who have a connection to the building.

“Everybody says to us, ‘You are going to take down that club? I remember, I remember.’ They all seem to have an experience or experiences there,” he said.

“It’s nostalgia, right? It brings back memories of stuff whether they met their wife or it was the first time they went drinking or bachelorette parties or bachelor parties, it just seems to have a lot of memories with a lot of people.”

Merkel said the impact is clear when even former Winnipeg Jet Teemu Selanne said he’d use the key to the city, which he was given in October when he was in town for the Heritage Classic Alumni Game, to open up the Palomino Club.

“That was the funniest thing,” Merkel said.

However, he said the community is ready for the new building.

“The neighbourhood was very receptive,” he said.

While it will take a few weeks for the building to be fully torn down, Merkel said he expects people will stop by to pay their respects.

“I think there will be a few people who will come out and take one last look at it,” he said.