Toronto – Stuck in Customs

Chair Hopping in Toronto

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Daily Photo – Chair Hopping in Toronto

We took a boat over to Center Island (not the best name, Toronto) to get a view of the city at sunset. The island has had a lot of flooding lately, and getting over to the prime photo spots required getting ankle-deep in mud and muck. Toronto has the Adirondack chairs all over the place. I guess it’s one of the “things” about that city. Anyway, a lot of them were stuck out in the flooding zone. This island is also popular for Asian wedding photos (we saw about a dozen couples out there). This groom-to-be was getting in position for one of their photos…

Chair Hopping in Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-01 01:53:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Toronto from the Railways

Daily Photo – Toronto from the Railways

When photographing new cities, I often randomly walk from bridge to bridge to see what I can find in terms of new perspectives. Most of the time, it’s a total bummer. But when you jump on Google Maps, you can often find bridges that go over railways. That’s usually a guaranteed winner situation because it makes for amazing leading lines the head towards an epic skyline… and it’s hard to do better than the skyline of Toronto.

Toronto from the Railways

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 02:33:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length41.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset in Toronto

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I saw this article on Reddit about an abandoned city in Iran and thought it was super interesting. I’ve seen a few of these around the world… it’s usually the fault of government corruption.

Daily Photo – Sunset in Toronto

We ended up in a fairly funny situation in Toronto. I had marked a spot on the map where I wanted to go take sunset photos in at the end of the dock. Curtis and I went there on our final night to get shots, but we did not realize that Caribana Toronto was going on. This is basically a huge street party for people in Toronto of the Caribbean descent. Man, it was wild. I can promise you we were the only two whities for miles… I looked so nerdy and white walking around with my camera. They were trying to figure out what the heck I was doing there! But, most of them were super drunk or high so they were super happy and nice… I was quite welcomed by the Carribean community in Toronto, so thanks everyone! 🙂

Sunset in Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-03 01:45:18
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Daily Photo – A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Who knew there was such a cool castle in Toronto? Certainly not me! But, in our research, we found this place called Casa Loma. You may remember it as the castle Patrick Stewart lived inside in the X-Men movies. It’s pretty during the day, but I decided to go at night because of all the crazy lighting. Besides, castles are always a bit more romantic to me in the night.

A Castle in Toronto! Casa Loma

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 20:06:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Daily Photo – Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Early one morning, I had a new friend take us over to Humber Bay Park East to get a view of the sunrise. There is a lovely little walk there along the lakefront. We got up at about 4:30 AM and headed out there… I didn’t expect to see many other people, but we saw about a dozen or so around the track. It’s also cool that this place, as remote as it is, is actually connected to the main city of Toronto through a running and biking track.

Toronto in the morning from Humber Bay Park

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 18:58:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Wild Night in Toronto at Caribana

Photos from Caribana

Here are a few photos from Caribana so you can see what it’s like! What a wild party… I want to go back! 🙂

Daily Photo – Wild Night in Toronto at Caribana

I didn’t know what I was getting us into when I recommended we head down to this pier in Toronto to take sunset photos. It turns out there was a MASSIVE party going on called Caribana. We were arriving just as the party was ending… and, let me tell you, we were absolutely the only white people there. But that’s totally cool. They seemed to really accept me into their community. Probably because they were all drunk and high. But hey, I’ll take it. I talked my way into the pool area after everyone had left to get this photo.

Wild Night in Toronto at Caribana

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 19:02:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length37.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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My Workflow in Toronto!

Speaking of Canada…

I thought I would share three fun photos from Canada. They’re all quite different, but I hope you enjoy!

I looked through the looking glass

And now on with the show…

My Workflow in Toronto!

At a recent art talk, I got many questions about my workflow. This is a fairly “boring” but important thing, so I decided to make a video for you that shows how I do this! Hopefully I keep it upbeat enough so that it is not too boring!

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My First Photo of Toronto

Passport Sunday! Toronto Photo Processing

Today, if you’re a Passport Member, you get to see the edit of one of my newest photos of Toronto that I took a few weeks ago. Remember, every Sunday, a new Passport Video for you! 🙂

Toronto Skyline Processing

This is a really cool editing video where you get to see my process for editing this photo of the stunning Toronto skyline. I decided to edit one where the plane was taking off to add a bit of flair to the final shot.

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Daily Photo – My First Photo of Toronto

I took this one all the way back in 2013 when I went to Toronto to speak at a travel blogger convention. It was a really fun event, and after the talk, we all went over to Centre Island to take photos of the city. It was a stormy night, as you can see, but I managed to get in a pretty decent photo!

My First Photo of Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-06-01 22:20:41
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The View from CN Tower in Toronto

Behind the scenes of the photo below

In case you missed the video while I was up on CN Tower in Toronto to take this photo below, just click that link and you can watch on YouTube.

Mirrorless Cameras and Post-Processing on This Week in Photo

Here is a fun interview I did with Frederick Van Johnson from TWIP recently. Enjoy! 🙂

Daily Photo – The View from CN Tower in Toronto

While walking around the top of the tower, I was taking photos with both cameras – the Sony NEX-7 and the Google Glass. Of course, I ended up getting better photos with the Sony, and here is one of them below.

The View from CN Tower in Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-06-01 18:07:33
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Great Night in Toronto

TBEX – The Future of Travel Media in Toronto

Thanks again for TBEX – I had a fun time during event in Toronto. I look forward to going back… it was a cool city!

Google Glass atop the CN Tower

This was the tallest free-standing structure in the world for 34 years until the Burj Khalifa was finished in 2010. I went out on a walk around the edge to take photos (and record video) with Google Glass and the Sony NEX-7.

Daily Photo – Great Night in Toronto

After a super-long day, I decided to make it super-longer by joining all the TBEX crew over at a party on Centre Island. I’m not a total expert of the-best-places-to-shoot-Toronto, but this area seems good enough!

This was a three-photo HDR taken with the Sony NEX-7. I’m still working on that larger story where I compare the NEX-7 to the Nikon D800… that is coming soon…

It was quite a rainy night, so between squalls I ran out there to take a bunch of photos. Since my tripod was lost, I had to borrow a tripod from good man Edgar Van Der Meer. Thanks again Edgar!

Great Night in Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-06-01 22:20:41
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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