Toronto Skyline

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We planned to take the Ferry to the Toronto Islands to take shots of the skyline from there, but unfortunately (for us) the ferries were on strike during our visit (Reminded me of the railway strikes we had in Germany last year...), so we had to go to the Humber Bay Park instead.

I made a standard 5 exposure bracketing using the 70-300mm VR lens, taken at my night settings - most importantly ISO 160 which generates the least noise on the D700 ( ISO 125 and 100 are worse, as they are interpolated by software and thus result in a loss of dynamic range).

Blended in Photoshop using the ADRI technique and the result was manually blended with the darkest exposure masking everything but the highlights.


Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population. The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,113,149 and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries. The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with a majority of Canada's corporations.

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada. Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendlier attitudes to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.


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  1. CA Photographer 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skylines :) , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Orsan Hassan 47 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cities from all over the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. JayMilesPhotography 47 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful example of somewhere, someone or something Canadian!

    Please post it to the I am Canadian group.

  4. MIKE_CANADA2010 46 months ago | reply

    TORONTO is a great City of The World.

  5. L.A. Nolan 45 months ago | reply

    Great shot! I am heading to Toronto this weekend and checking out some pics to see the landscape. Would you mind telling me where you were table to take this shot? I am a beginner, but I am very interested in getting a night skyline shot like this one!

  6. UpSeven 45 months ago | reply

    wow, wonderful!

  7. بدربدر 44 months ago | reply


    Very very nice
    Sea and sky

  8. saturdayUK 41 months ago | reply

    Really nice shot, could I use this shot on my website, Mobile Club Guide? I would use it as the default image for Toronto. (

  9. Muhsen91 40 months ago | reply

    amazing color tones

  10. 38 months ago | reply

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  11. Bogiman2010 33 months ago | reply

    Beautiful well done

  12. artland 31 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


  13. Nohab0100 31 months ago | reply

    Per-fect picture! And thanks a lot for the explanation.

  14. Kayria T 26 months ago | reply

    I love Toronto! :)

  15. Andres Thorarinsson 24 months ago | reply

    One great photo. Thanks for the technical info.

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