Long Exposure

Flooded eastern gap at sunset, Flood of 2017, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Edge of Forever

The southern end of the eastern gap is completely underwater.  East winds and boat wake now drive waves inland, with almost no protection from what used to be a high concrete barrier.

Venus and Jupiter conjunction with star and aircraft trails, Gibraltar Lighthouse, Toronto Islands

A Modern Classic

Venus and Jupiter swing together in conjunction past the Gibraltar Point lighthouse.  Together with star and aircraft trails, they form a unique ceiling of light over the oldest existing lighthouse on the Great Lakes.

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.


Jack Layton carved pumpkin, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Jack-O-Layton

Inese and Mike’s fabulous Jack-O-Layton lights up Hallow’s Eve, 2011.

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.

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 […]


Space shuttle Discovery and ISS over Toronto skyline, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Swan Song

For the final time ever, space shuttle Discovery appears with the International Space Station over the Toronto skyline.  Undocked from the ISS the previous day, Discovery and the ISS form distinct trails as the shuttle’s deorbit preparations increase their separation distance. This is a series of ‘stacked’ images, 5-second exposures laid over top of each […]

Space shuttle Discovery and ISS over pier, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Future Perfect

Capping a perfect mission and tracking southward, space shuttle Discovery (left) and the International Space Station (right) disappear into orbital sunset over the Centre Island pier, 16 hours before Discovery’s final landing at Kennedy Space Centre.

ISS and Discovery Over Toronto, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Overflight

The International Space Station, with a full complement of visiting vehicles from all participating nations, soars in orbit over Toronto at 7:02 P.M. This is a stacked set of eight images, the gaps in the trail are caused by the ~1 second delay between shutter actuations.


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.

Moonlit WIA Clubhouse, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Waiting for Gala Days

An almost-full moon turns night into day around the snowbound WIA clubhouse, silent for the winter and awaiting future Gala Days.


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.

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