Monday, July 1, 2013

Tommy Thompson Park - June 2013

We often overlook, or don't spend enough time to seek out the the beauty around us. We get so used to our surroundings that we take everything for granted. Case in point, Tommy Thompson Park. I have been to this park many times, but most of the time just bike there during the day. Occasionally I would get up early and go there and take pictures. The park is a peninsula made from construction debris since the 1950s. Even today, trucks continuously dump building debris to expand it, and for this reason, the park is normally closed on weekdays and is only open to the public on weekends and holidays. It's one of the most successful projects the City of Toronto has created. The park is home to many local plant species, and wild animals such as rabbits have a large population and they can be seen often, and even coyotes have been sighted.

From the park, the Toronto cityscape can be seen, and depending on the time of the day and weather, it can be beautiful. Yesterday was one such day. I am so happy to have witness it.

The iconic CN-Tower - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens. Click for larger.

Downtown Toronto - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens. Click for larger.

City and nature - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens. Click for larger.

Ducks - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens. Click for larger.

Rabbit - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens. Click for larger.

Flare. The purple light you see is actually internal flare. Normally flare is bad to have, but in this situation I kind of like it. I have another shot at a slightly different angle without the flare, and it doesn't look as nice - NEX-6 & Taylor-Hobson Ortal 3 inch (75mm) f2 TV Lens.

3 comments:

  1. Amazing beauty! Number 2 is my favourite, but all are great. :)

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    1. Thanks miranamon! Glad you enjoy them.

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  2. The flare does look very pleasing. Looks almost alien in character.

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