Lighting Up the Days & Nights

I look forward to brighter days and spending more time outdoors and connecting with people. One of the things I can’t wait to attend is a waterfront light festival. I love lights and lanterns and as a tribute, here are many of the images I captured on my travels. Some of my favourite scenes are light festivals, holiday lights and lanterns.

 

Buenos Aires Skyline at Night

 

Downtown Hamilton, Ontario

 

Dundurn Castle

 

Toronto

 

Koryo Korean Restaurant and Bar

 

Soul Sessions

 

Holiday Lights

 

Distillery District, Toronto

Lights and Lanterns

 

Lumina Borealis

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Winter in Cootes Paradise

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I haven’t been out much to do walks the last few years. I’d like to get to it eventually and make it a regular thing, even if it’s as short as 20 minutes a day. Any walk is better than none. I usually don’t like to create New Year’s resolutions because they end up as big fails. I learned to create goals for weekends where I can commit more time to doing things. Creating an unofficial list of things to do, I feel I achieve more. There will be days of course where things just need to be attended to, i.e. my needy cats who want attention. Today for example, I think I spent the first five waking hours of canoodling my cats all the while trying to get breakfast together. This weekend being a long weekend (Family Day on Monday), I think it’s excusable. Other days, I just put them in a room and get to my list of things to do.

Some of the more simple things I can do on a weekday where my spare time is short and I’m tired is do stretches while watching t.v. and cook as little as possible to be able to spend more time with cats (cook on weekends and store).

Without much further ado, aside from snow tubing, I managed to get to the waterfront in the city and photograph the frozen lake. It has been on my hit list for the last few years since I noticed people walking on the lake every winter. I’ve even seen a wind surfer.

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Autumn Equinox

For the first day of fall, here are images from past years covering some of Ontario’s nature trails, some of which are a part of the Bruce Trail that spans 890km.

 

Dundas Peak

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Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation AreaDevil's Punch Bowl, Hamilton//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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Tiffany Falls
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Cootes Paradise

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

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Upper King’s Forest Park
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Toronto, Ontario

A time lapse video of the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square and a view of the Toronto skyline at dawn set to a song called Investigative Medium.

World Travel

In retrospect, I look back as to why I picked up a camera in the first place – it was to capture the best moments in my life. These include travel, events and people. The truth is… I’ve always been jealous of those who could capture a moment in a single photo and make it look amazing. As in the case while flipping through many National Geographic magazines. While there were many amazing images, one struck me as memorable – the vibrant green moss growing on vastly tall trees of a forest. I have also been in awe of those I knew personally who took photos of landscapes and family. They looked so professional.

This is when I decided to buy a DSLR and learn. Here are some of my travel photos put together in a short video clip.

Locations in this video:

Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and Welcome Centre, Nova Scotia
Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Hamilton, Ontario
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
Beagle Channel, Patagonia, South America
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park, Ontario
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Crack, Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario
Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

I look forward to creating more memories and capturing them on camera.

A Waterfall of Turqouise and Sun

Well, okay….I took that title from a game one of my publishing classmates put on Facebook where you fill in the blanks to create a title – place, birthstone and weather.

This said, I made a few visits to Niagara Falls to capture the Wonder of the World in winter. I have been eyeing photographs posted on a photography group’s Facebook page and wanted to capture the same. I came in after the deep freeze and did not have the same effect – frozen waterfalls and icy river. I still managed to capture some beautiful scenery. And so, here it is:

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Sunrise Time Lapse

Cloudy Sunrise Time Lapse