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. […]

The LG 360 Cam

The LG 360 Camera comes at a time when 360 photos and videos are becoming fairly popular within social media outlets. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all support these new formats and photographers are just finding out the potential for them. So when I was given the LG 360 Cam from LG Canada, I knew I had to take […]

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 There is something special about each sunrise shoot that I go to, even if it is overcast. At first, I thought this particular morning was a bust: too much cloud coverage, gray all over, and nothing too exciting to photograph. As the morning went by, something started happening in the clouds though. One particular area in the clouds started glowing white and was much brighter than anything else around it. It was almost surreal—I didn’t know what was happening. I started taking pictures of this anomaly and it wasn’t until I looked at my pictures on my computer that this bright spot in the clouds was actually reflecting the colours from the sun. The coloured clouds had spread by the time I took this one, but you can still see the colour difference from the blue tones found everywhere else. . More special moments at #torontosunriseseriesbytaku and http://smaku.com/the-first-light . #seetorontonow #discoveron #cloud9 #urbanromantix #pastels #pastelsky #sky_sultans #torontoart#torontopfr #blogto #sunriseto #winterto#thelast6 #6ixwalks #curiocityto #awesome_shots#awesome_naturepix #ig_nature #passionpassport#sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld#sunrise_sunset_photogroup#longexposure_shots #longexpoelite#moodynature #moodygram#torontoblogger #torontoartist #sharecangeo  Some mornings nature displays a soft colour palette while other mornings more vibrant ones are displayed. Is this her way of telling us something? . I hope everyone has a wonderful Family Day, President’s Day, or Monday! . This is #torontosunriseseriesbytaku Http://smaku.com/the-first-light #torontoblogger #sharecangeo #cangeotravel #lonelyplanet #passionpassport #cnntravel #travelandleisure #opcmag #pastels #pastelsky #sky_sultans #torontoart#torontopfr #blogto #sunriseto #winterto#thelast6 #6ixwalks #curiocityto #awesome_shots#awesome_naturepix #ig_nature #livefolk#landscape_lovers#sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld#sunrise_sunset_photogroup#longexposure_shots #longexpoelite#moodynature
 I’m glad I made it here just before the clouds covered over the colours that were there from the evening’s sunset. . Located by Spencer Smith park in Burlington, the Brant Street Pier juts out 137 metres over Lake Ontario, and does it with style as it curves its way outward. The colour of the beacon changes to represent special events and activities throughout the year. . #sunset_ig #burlingtonontario #brantstreetpier #tourismburlington #discoveron #spencersmithpark #pastels #pastelsky #sky_sultans #torontoart #blogto #winterto#thelast6 #6ixwalks #curiocityto #awesome_shots #livefolk#landscape_lovers#sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld#sunrise_sunset_photogroup#longexposure_shots #longexpoelite# #moodygram#torontoblogger #torontoartist #sharecangeo  When is the sun not round? When it’s right at the horizon making its bright light look like its part of the sun. . I’m also liking how the horizon is not flat here, but very rough and rocky from the waves of Lake Ontario. . When you pay attention to the smaller things in front of you, you start to notice unusual things and hopefully appreciate what we have at our disposal. . Get this wallpaper in my Story! Enjoy your Sunday with my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku and http://smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #orangesky #sky_sultans #torontoart#torontopfr#6ixwalks #curiocityto#interiordecoration #awesome_shots#awesome_naturepix #ig_nature #livefolk#landscape_lovers#sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld#sunrise_sunset_photogroup#moodynature #moodygram#torontoblogger #torontoartist#decorationideas#wallart