One early morning I came to Humber Bay Shores Park and noticed a lot of clouds over the city. I wasn’t sure what I would get in terms of photo opportunities since heavy clouds like this often prevent the sun from showing its colours anywhere. I knew I wouldn’t be able to see the actual sun itself with all of these clouds so I waited until something interesting came about.
A few short minutes later the area right behind the CN Tower began to glow an intense orange and yellow. This happened quite quickly and got me off guard. Fortunately my camera was already set up on a tripod and all I had to do was compose and shoot. The streaks of light you see look like they are emanating from the CN Tower, and these were just magnificent. I didn’t know what caused this since the actual sun was rising just to the right of this picture, which is still quite far away.
This scene with its intense colours didn’t last long as it disappeared after I was able to get only a few clicks of it. When you’re out shooting, always come well before you need to so you can set up and be ready for that moment.
I’ll have my iPhone version of this shot coming up in another post shortly.