Nature in the City: Sudbury

The city of Sudbury, Ontario has beautiful natural environs that inspired me to slow down and appreciate the many pathways and parks that I visited.

McCrea Island as seen from Bell Park at sunrise.

While the city may be famous for Science North and the Big Nickel, the focus for this particular video was to capture the beauty and serenity of Sudbury’s surroundings. While I’m new to videography I decided to give it a try in addition to capturing some images and timelapses with my Z cameras.


Standing at the base of the Big Nickel at Dynamic Earth building.

The video was filmed in 4K entirely on my Nikon Z 7ii mirrorless camera with a Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S and Z MC 105mm f/2.8 S lenses while the timelapse featured in the video was created using my Nikon Z 7. The audio is courtesy of www.pixabay.com although YouTube seems to have found a different source for the same music!

Since Instagram isn’t capable of handling 4K quality video, I uploaded my video to my new YouTube account which you can now follow if you like. I’ve also embedded the video below so you can just view it on my site if you like. I hope to produce more similar videos using the video capabilities of the cameras that I have access to, like the Nikon Z 9, which is capable of shooting in 4K 120fps and 8K 30 and 60 fps. You’ll have to forgive the shakiness of some segments as I don’t have a gimbal yet. Hopefully I can remedy this in the near future too. If you have a gimbal suggestion for pro-body cameras, please let me know in the comments below!


The beautiful Onaping Falls as seen from the A. Y. Jackson Lookout.

For those interested, I visited the following places, although in the interest of time, I only included some of these places in my video:

  • Just outside Science North facing Ramsey Lake
  • Bell Park
  • Robinson Lake
  • Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
  • Onaping Falls from the A.Y. Jackson lookout and trail
  • Fielding Bird Sanctuary
  • Second Falls
  • Kivi Park

If you have any tips or recommendations for me in the video department, please feel free to comment below! The embedded video will default to 1080p but I encourage you to change the settings (by clicking on the gear icon) to 2160p 4K to truly experience the beauty of Mother Nature.


Nature in the City: Sudbury in 4K.

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