Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake Lodge While planning my trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, I thought it would be nice to supplement my camping itinerary with a little bit of pampering—after all, we were celebrating our fifth anniversary and wanted to make this trip a little more memorable. After searching online through countless pages of things to do and places […]

The Real Aurora Borealis

This post explains how typical people see the Aurora Borealis. We don’t see the vibrant and bright colours that we always see in photographs, so what exactly do we see out in the field?

A sneak peek at Nordstrom Eaton Centre

A few days ago I spent the evening at a private preview party for the new Nordstrom Eaton Centre, before its grand opening on September 16, 2016. We had a chance to tour the area, take snaps, and enjoy the café on the first floor, and Habitant, the fully license bar on the second floor, serving up some tasty food items. […]

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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?