Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nuit Blanche 2010 Toronto

Today is the annual Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) in Toronto.  Since 2006, the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche annual event has drawn hundreds of thousands of people from Toronto and surrounding cities each year.  It's a night of event that showcases artwork all around Toronto from dusk to dawn.  Most major art galleries, and art venues are open to the public, free of charge.

This event is perfect for photo opportunities.  Many photography buffs are out all night photographing.  This year is the first time that I actually headed out, partly because CubeWorks in the Distillery District was finishing up it's world's largest piece of artwork made of cubes, and Dillon, as well as few other speed cubers, had been helping to create this artwork for the last few weeks.  The Daily Planet show from Discovery Channel was there to film its completion.  In fact, they installed time-lapse cameras at the studio from the beginning.  The artwork, "The Hand of God" was made up of 12,090 cubes and took months by the speed cubers to complete.  It's an amazing feast, and hard to imagine until you see it.  It's being displayed at building #4 in the Distillery District if you are interested to see it.

The last panel completed -- 1D IIn & EF 16-35mm f2.8 II. Click to enlarge.

Completed "The Hand of God" -- 1D IIn & EF 16-35mm f2.8L II. Click to enlarge.

Part of Nuit Blanche -- 1D IIn & EF 16-35mm f2.8L II. Click to enlarge.

Saxophone Player -- 1D IIn & EF 16-35mm f2.8L II. click to enlarge.

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