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Doors Open Toronto 2017

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Got the chance finally to do some site visits on the Doors Open 2017 in Toronto. I always missed this event as I always have either a scheduled workload or a photography event that I’m covering. However, since I can only do one saturday for this year, I was only able to visit 4 locations as there are approximately 150 sites that you can visit. All in all it was a good informative day as I was able to learn some of the historical and significant architecture in my city.

Doors Open Toronto 2017 is part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions marking Canada’s 150th birthday. Doors Open Toronto is presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Province of Ontario and the broader community.

 

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Sunrise at Ashbridge Bay Park

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Date : May 6, 2017
Time : 6:03 AM
Location : Ashbridge Bay Park

Ashbridges Bay Park is located in a beautiful area on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto. It was named after Sarah Ashbridge, a widow and British loyalist from Philadelphia who settled here in the 1790’s and obtained a Crown Land Grant to start her own farm. Ashbridges Bay was once part of the large sand dune chain spanning the majority of the Toronto Harbour. These dunes were the result of sediment from the Scarborough Bluffs being deposited by the currents from Lake Ontario.
Portions of The Martin Goodman and Waterfront trails pass through the north end of Ashbridges Bay Park.  – Toronto Parks

It was cold -5 Deg C saturday morning. Thin ice are still visible on the water and I had to walk past a couple of iced water to get a good spot for sunrise with the park spit as the foreground in the middle… took only a couple of long exposure shots to call it a day as I didn’t bring my shooting gloves…

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Sunrise at Brant Street Pier

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Date : April 30, 2017
Time : 6:33AM
Location : Brant Street Pier in Burlington

Brant Street Pier is a signature destination and attraction located in Spencer Smith Park at the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington. It extends 137 metres over Lake Ontario that provides views of the lake and Burlington’s shoreline. Wikipedia
It was cold that morning as I walked towards the pier to find a perfect spot to affix my tripod for the sunrise, with a camera bag on my shoulder, a tripod on my left hand and a large hot Tim Hortons coffee on my right hand, I slowly trudge from the parking lot towards the viewing deck of the pier. There were already a couple of photographers in there who were earlier than myself waiting for the sun to rise… as I finished my hot beverage, I too positioned my camera and tripod on one spot and waited for that elusive sun….. and waited… 6:33AM came….

 

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Chasing sunset at Humber Bay Park in Spring of 2017

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Date: April. 29, 2017.
Time: 6:35 PM
Location: Humber Bay Park East, Toronto.

It was a chilly afternoon as I stop my car in the parking lot of Humber Bay Park on the east side, as I projected that the sunset would come from the North West of the park.
This is a location where visitors will watch the time fly by as it offers scenery of the waterfront of Etobicoke.
Entrance to the park is at the end of Park Lawn road south.
The day was clear except for a few clouds scattered on the horizon of the setting sun, and the crystal water reflects the rays of the sun as it slowly faded in the sky…

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Sunset at Gateway Bridge

May 13,2015
8:33PM | 9 Deg C

I am always fascinated with the colors of sunset, that’s why I always carry my gears with me even on working days as moments like these pass by often only. As soon as I was about to pass the Gateway bridge ( also known as the Humber River Arch bridge), I immediately noticed the orange glow of the sky in the horizon as it is nearing the sunset hour already. Without thinking twice, I parked hurriedly to the nearest parking lot and set my camera on the north-east side of the bridge in hoping to capture the elusive sunset….

The Humber Bay Arch Bridge (also known as the Humber River Arch Bridge, the Humber River Pedestrian Bridge, or the Gateway Bridge) is a pedestrian and bicycle through arch bridge south of Lake Shore Boulevard West in Toronto, Canada. Completed in the mid-1990s, the bridge is part of the Martin Goodman Trail and is 139 metres (456 ft) in length, with a clear span of 100 metres (330 ft) over the mouth of the Humber River to protect the environmental integrity of the waterway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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Chasing Sunrise at Cherry Beach in Spring!!!

Cherry Beach, Toronto
6:18AM | 5 Deg C

Started chasing sunrise again on this beautiful weather of spring at Cherry beach. Birds are flying, dog owners are walking their pets and even fellow hobbyist are finding their spot on this beautiful sunrise at the beach.

 

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Chasing Sunset at Polson Pier

Polson Pier, Toronto
7:18PM | -3 Deg C

Chasing sunset with the beautiful Toronto skyline on its front. I am always drawn to the different colors of sunset, it makes you feel as if you are on a different world.

Polson Pier, previously known as The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex or The Docks, is a multi-purpose entertainment venue in Toronto, Ontario. It is located in largely industrial Port Lands area of the city along the shore of Toronto Harbour – Wikipedia

 

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Ice crystals and sunset

Cherry Beach
March 20,2015 – 7:38PM ( -8 Deg. C)

The ice has slowly melted in the beaches and its this time of the year where they would crack and separate a bit in the water and create mini-islands that would look amazing when captured during sunset or sunrise. It’s my last sunset chase where there is still ice in the water… glad there is still some to gazed upon….

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Cherry Beach on Winter time

Cherry Beach
Jan.24,2015 – 8:06AM ( -22 Deg. C)
 
“life of a nature capture enthusiast, there will be days where you won’t get a glimpse of a perfect sunrise (like this one..) but knowing we are just a speck on these beautiful creations makes you appreciate vast phenomena of the physical world.” 
It was a freezing -22 Degrees C outside and yet I still ventured, hoping to get a perfect sunrise in the horizon. Though it was mostly overcast that day in the sky, a glimpse did occur as if the sun is telling me that ” I’m just here, at the back of the clouds” …. waited for about 20-25 minutes after the projected sunrise before I get to capture this seemingly ray of hope that there will come a day I’ll soon capture that elusive perfect sunrise someday… for now, all I can do is try again another day….
 
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Sunset along Broadview Avenue

Sunset view of Toronto Metropolis

Riverdale Park East (Along Broadview Ave.)
Jan. 23,2015 – 5:16PM

I have been always a sunset / sunrise chaser thats why I always carry my gears in the car because scenes like these doesn’t come by always (much more on a city in winter time where overcast skies is the norm on sub-zero degrees temperature). Snow has just melted in the park but still its vast emptiness seems to beckon me when I passed by. So without thinking twice, I stopped my car, grabbed my camera and tripod (didn’t even bother taking a parking ticket) and took a couple of shots, enough to capture those orange lights in the horizon slowly dimming at the background of the citys skyline…

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