Beautiful Cities of the World Collection
Continuing the theme, here is another image from the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.
If you’re a Passport Member then you’ll see a fun sneak peek of an upcoming drop over there. I have a new strategy that will either be awesome or crash and burn. We’ll see! 🙂
Here’s a sneak preview of the drop and a little bit about the pricing strategy. I don’t really know if it will work or not. I have very low expectations… so I guess we will see!
Who knew that Toronto had this medieval style castle? Well, I guess if you live in Toronto you know it… being a castlephile, I did a little research ahead of time and decided to come out here at night when all the lights come on. While there, I also discovered they host castle dinners on some nights… had I done more research, I definitely would have partaken in that medieval feast!
Here’s another one of the thousands of photos I got in Toronto. It’s such a cool skyline and pretty much every sunset was epic. See that sky tower thing? I forgot what it was called. Maybe Sky Tower. Anyway, my first time here I did a walk around the outside… that was pretty trippy but totally fun!
One of the best views of Toronto is from a place called Central Island where you can grab a little ferry for cheap. This particular day was actually pretty rough because most of the island was flooded, meaning we spent most of the shoot ankle deep in water and mud.
There are now 20 episodes kicking about on your favourite podcasting platforms. You’ll find all sorts on there from cryptocurrency to photography, from tips on hiking in Japan to expert advice on startups… from fossil hunting to interior design. Yes. Interior design.
Of course, these were all recorded in 360 so you can also watch them on YouTube and spin the camera all around to your heart’s content. Here is the full playlist.
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…
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.
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.
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! 🙂
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.