Landscapes

Frost flowers in front of the Rapids Queen, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Flowers for the Queen

Frost flowers adorn the ice in front of the Rapids Queen.

Eastern gap under heavy steam and frost, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Eastern Steam Bath

Steam and frost shroud the Eastern gap during a -25°C cold snap.

Ferry Ongiara in heavy steam, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Steamy Ongiara 2016

Ongiara sails into heavy steam during a -25°C cold snap.


Breakwater covered in ice, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Breakwater Dusk

Dramatic lake effect clouds shroud Lake Ontario as it freezes in -25°C temperatures.

Log Ness Monster entombed in ice, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Log Ness Monster

Tyler’s Log Ness Monster lies entombed in ice at the end of Ward’s Beach, after a week of cold temperatures and high wind.

Ice sculpture formation, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Forming

Waves break against the navigation light at the end of Ward’s beach in -20°C weather, building up layers of ice to form a new version of this previous ice sculpture.


31 Seneca Ave, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

The New Style

Twilight settles over the 2012 Toronto skyline as seen from the front lawn of 31 Seneca Ave.

Traffic circle unforest, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Unforest

Christmas trees haunt the traffic circle before the annual Equinox bonfire of 2012.

Heavy ice on boardwalk, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Shroud

Trees coated in ice frame the Centre Island pier after a particularly heavy winter storm.


Toronto skyline panorama framed by tree silhouettes, Olympic Island, Toronto Islands

Winter Bones I

Barren trees on Olympic Island perfectly frame a December twilight over Toronto.

Aircraft trails over Toronto skyline, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Porter Painting

Aircraft streak through Toronto’s night sky in a three-hour combined exposure.  It certainly looks like there’s been a marked increase in air traffic since this similar image taken back in March.

Pier at sunrise, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Pier Sunrise

The Centre Island pier stands in stark silhouette against the colours of a predawn October sky.


Ice covered sign, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

No Access

Signs and trees lie entombed in ice at the end of the boardwalk after a wicked winter storm in 2004.

Ice covered bench, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Bench

A bench makes for a chilly seat after a wicked winter storm in 2004.

Frozen emergency station, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Don’t Fall In

Lifesaving gear on the boardwalk sits useless, encrusted with heavy ice, after a good winter storm in 2004.


Toronto skyline airplane trails, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Directions

A two-hour stacked exposure turns the late-March Toronto skyline into a fine web of aircraft trails.  The Island airport can be seen at the left of the image, glowing with its myriad of takeoffs and landings. Porter Airlines can be seen following their usual east-wind takeoff pattern, from the airport directly to the top-right side […]

Black Ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Day Ice

Scrubbed clean by high winds, the inner harbour is nothing but black ice all the way to the city.

Ward's beach in winter, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Village

Like an arctic Smurf village, Ward’s beach assumes improbable shapes amidst a February cold snap.


Eastern Gap breakwall, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

End of the Road

The breakwall that defines the eastern gap continues to crumble into the inner harbour.  Here a lonely bollard awaits its fate, many of its siblings already lying submerged beneath the icy waters.

Ferry Ongiara, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

1830 to the City

The Ongiara streaks to the city at 6:30 P.M., punching through the January ice in this two-minute exposure.

Sunrise through the Great Willow, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Willow Sunrise

At winter solstice, the sun rises directly between the main limbs of the Great Willow in the Ward’s soccer field.


Smoke on the Water, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Smoke on the Water

A long exposure (somewhere on the order of two minutes) turns the raging whitewater of the outer harbour into mist on a stormy fall night in 2009.

Star trails, Arrowhead Lake, Arrowhead Provincial Park

Arrowhead Trails

A four-hour exposure over Arrowhead lake spins the night sky, ushering in the camping season of 2009.

Cloudy Toronto skyline detail, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Mischievous Cloudbank Detail

A detail of this panorama, of a spontaneous cloud that formed over the inner harbour then broke off to drift over the Toronto skyline.


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