Smoke break at St. Mike's

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Many of my street shots are taken in the vicinity of the St. Michael's Hospital, in downtown Toronto. A couple of years ago during the winter, while walking past St. Mike's, I noticed a patient braving the elements to have a ciggerette in the exterior Designated Smoking Area. We chatted for a few minutes, and he was kind enough to let me take this portrait.
motorized Nikon FA
Zoom Nikkor 35~70 3.5 AIS manual focus
Fuji Sensia II
exposure probably f4 or 5.6 @ whatever
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My tax dollars at work. Read an article in the Globe last week that over 40% of hospital admissions in Ontario are smoking related illnesses. I wonder if his was....
 
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Rick Waldroup

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Great street shot. Everything works perfectly, his parka, the machines, and especially the smoke sign at top. I love the humor in the shot. Great stuff.
 
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What's even funnier (as a medical geek) is that the 2nd liter bag is hanging low, as if for a gravity feed, yet it's on a pump. :tongue:

That used to be a very common sight in Boston too. Now, they put smokers on "the patch" when they require admission. The people you typically see outside are all the staff members having a "breathing treatment." :wink:
 

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