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Back in Blue in Toronto



Hey friends!! How was everyone's weekend?



With Tobermory and The Bruce Peninsula in the rear view and the two waterfalls out of the way it's time to get away from the landscape and get back to the city, the city of Toronto, the capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada.


As sonething everyone should already know about me, I love architecture and what better architecture to photograph than the stunning Toronto skyline. With boats too!!! and... new camera gear!!! I had a blast shooting full frame with this scene with my D700. It's Spadina Quay Marina on Lake Ontario in downtown.


I already posted this scene from during the day and I promised to show you a night shot, well here is the blue hour.


Back when I was living in Toronto, I only really thought to shoot here about a month before I left town to head to Bordeaux. One of the reason I thought of this place was wanting to get a scene similar to some Daniel Cheong stuff from Dubai, his stuff is in a class of his own and he is one of the best photographers I follow, but it was nice to try and see what I could do with a similar scene. So of course this made me excited to go back and shoot here one day especially with new gear, luckily I only live 3 hours from TO now.


I love boats, I love the blue hour, and a brilliant skyline, put it all together and you get this!!! The only way this could get better for me, is if I could see some seaweed in the water or some rocks to add some more depth.


The Nikkor 16-35mm and the D700 really killed the clarity here, found the sweet spot at 21mm and it is tack sharp, you can see in people condos, unfortunately nothing sexy to report, haha.


The Toronto skyline is really getting nice from this viewpoint, with all the condos going up around the Don Valley, this shot would look different if I had taken it when I lived there, a few years ago.


Sorry I have been M.I.A. for a week or so, been working 7-3pm and spending nights with the wifey. This week might be much of the same, sorry. I will try to get to your streams though. I should post again before Christmas, but if not I want to wish everyone a happy holiday. Have a wonderful time with friends and family, eat and drink lots, but be safe!!!



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Taken on July 10, 2010