A Sunday walk to work…

Getting started with the photo trips has been more difficult than anticipated. So this morning I decided to talk a walk down towards work and see what I could find along the way. It was early in the morning (between 6 and 630), so the light was fairly low in the sky and the fog was moving in.

The building below caught my eye as the sun was coming through the trees and lighting up the building.


22mm – f3.5 – 1/125 – ISO 360

There are a lot of side streets heading east of of Broadview,  catching the sunrise. With the cars parked down the road it pulls your eye along. I waited for a bus to drive through the frame to try and give it a bit of action, however I think it feels a bit crowded instead.


23mm – f6.3 – 1/80 – ISO 100

I love the crosswalks along Broadview as they feel really wide. In this case, I waited for some cars to enter the scene as it was a bit too empty without them (and I couldn’t be bothered to wait for a streetcar because it was Sunday morning:) ).


32mm – f6.3 – 1/80 – ISO 100

The fog was just starting to roll in as I walked by the park. I liked the band of fog that partially occluded the CN tower and a couple of other buildings.


60mm – f6.3 – 1/200 – ISO 100

I’ve always enjoyed this particular view of the hospital. The green framing provided by trees works really well.


38mm – f4.5 – 1/160 – ISO 100

Another side street, but this time the car line was better framed for me and really does pull your eye down the road.


42mm – f4.5 – 1/125 – ISO 100

The lawn bowling club is beautifully nestled in the greenness of the park, with the hospital just peeking over the trees in the background.


18mm – f4.5 – 1/60 – ISO 100

As I turned a corner,  I was able to get this line of sight southbound down Broadview. In this case, the tracks work to give the eye somewhere to follow. As the end of the road was “fogged” out, it had a nice end point.


140mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 360

I’ve included this picture, even though I’m not happy with it. I was trying to capture the building as well as the greenness out front, but it just ended up being busy with no real focus. I think if I was to try it again, I’d try for a more angled shot rather than this straight on approach.


23mm – f3.8 – 1/160 – ISO 100

I will confess, this is the one picture that I really liked out of this trip. I framed this sign so that both the old and new buildings would be in the background, but ensured that the background was blurred out so your focus is on the sign.


140mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 360

It was difficult doing a photowalk without a plan, but it did result in one photo I really liked. Luckily, for the next blog, we are having a work trip to a Jays game, and part of that game will include a photowalk of Skydome.

3 thoughts on “A Sunday walk to work…

  1. This was such a great idea for a blog post. It’s funny….I really like the second last snap as it illustrates what you have often said about the design of the new building which is that it disappears into its surroundings because of its reflective surfaces.
    No surprise, but my fave is the CN Tower picture. I love how the fog is so dense that it looks like someone took an eraser to a watercolour.
    I’ve missed your posts CG…welcome back📷💗🌼


  2. My favourite was the foggy CN tower city shot . . . . beautifully done! Also loved the streets and cars . . . felt like I was right there walking down the road.
    Thanks for sharing these!


  3. Welcome back! These are great. The CN Tower enwreathed by fog was great. The line of cars on the right side I like. I like the idea that a lot of your pics here focused on where to carry your eye. Food for thought for me…thanks again!


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