Alone on Toronto Island

With the Toronto Islands officially reopening tomorrow (Monday, July 31), it’s an exciting time for Torontonians who have missed their dose of beautiful views, picnics under the tree, kayaking throughout the islands, and biking around its many paths.   The recent increase in water levels here in Toronto started from a constant rainfall that plummeted […]

Product Review: Oowa Lenses

Mobile photography has become so popular within the last few years thanks to the advances in the technology mobile devices use. With iPhones spitting out billboard-worthy photos, there seems to be an ever-growing trend to see which mobile device can capture the best image. Using just the device, however, may have its limitations—and that’s where […]

Product Review: Sleeklens Workflow

One of the best things about post-processing may also be the worst thing about it. We have so many choices these days—which is great—but if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can easily get overwhelmed by the plethora of choices you have in front of you.

Abstract Vision

What is your definition of abstract photography? Is it simply photographing something that we don’t recognize? Or perhaps does it need to be blurry for it to be considered abstract? Whatever your definition may be, it’s something that I have become interested in from about two years ago. I later found out though, that making an […]



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 Which takes precedence: the CN Tower or the sun? I had to think of this one for a bit but ultimately ended with this composition because I felt the brighter sun would attract the eye first, drawing our gaze to the center. The sun is also surrounded by buildings, which acts as a framing element to the subject in this composition. Do you agree? . . See more of my sunrise shots with #TorontoSunriseSeriesByTaku . . . #beforethesunrise #aftersunrise #chasingsunrise #downtowntoronto #greatertorontoarea #hypetoronto #igerstoronto #lovetoronto #morningsunrise #igsunrise #nativetoronto #narcitytoronto #nowtoronto #rsanaturesunrise #seethesunrise #rsasunrise #sunriseagain #sunrisemadness #sunriselover #tillsunrise #sunriseporn #sunrisesunsetsaroundworld #sunrisetrekking #thelast6  It's not often that you get actual waves on Lake Ontario around Toronto. When you do though, it can make for some interesting photo opportunities. Did you notice how I used the horizon to link a line of the wave to the line in the clouds?
 Having to go out of the city for work means I get to also explore its surroundings. I came across lots of farmland like this on my drive through the area, which happens to be just by a highway as seen in the distance above.  Look closely and you'll see a line of birds flying right above the surface of Lake Ontario. I almost missed this myself until I saw something move in the distance. There must have been thousands of these birds flying away that morning. Where were they going?