Posts Tagged ‘Canon EOS 20D’

Northern pike underwater, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

A Day in the Life

A day in the life of an underwater camera as a young northern pike, muskrat, and painted turtle cruise past in the lagoon’s murky depths.

Channel and Fifth after a heavy snowfall, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Snow Day

Tractor treads mark the sidewalk at Channel and Fifth St. after so much snow fell in 2008 that farm equipment had to be brought in to help. Click image to view larger.

Hardwater sailing, Inner harbour, Toronto Islands

Ice Blur

The ice sailboat goes through the sound barrier in front of Algonquin Island.

Skating on black ice, Outer harbour, Toronto Islands

Black Ice Reflections

Skating on the legendary black ice of 2005, between the Island and the Spit.  Will we ever see the likes of it again?

Fantastic ice sculpture panorama, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Internal Light

The small light on the breakwall at the end of Ward’s beach turns into a wonderful ice sculpture after a heavy winter storm. Click image to view larger.

Jimmy Jones clears the street, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Thoroughly Jones

Obviously unsure of the concept, the inestimable Jimmy Jones can’t decide which tool to use after a heavy Ward’s Island snowfall.

Kayaking in winter ice, Inner harbour, Toronto Islands

Icy Horizons

Playing in broken harbour ice under glorious January skies.

Old Ongiara door window, ferry Ongiara, Toronto Islands


Freezing snow clings to the wonderful (yet inaccessible) old wooden doors on the Ongiara in 2007.

Taking the schoolbus in winter, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Schoolbus Snowfall

Kids trudge to the schoolbus through heavy snow at Hanlan’s Point after ice conditions shut down the Ward’s dock.

Fantastical ice sculpture, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Ice Shrine

A winter storm turns a single lightbulb on a pole into a monstrous ice sculpture the size of a minivan.

Ice sailing and ferry Ongiara, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands


Ice sailing under winter clouds on the frozen inner harbour, as the Ongiara sails past. Click image to view larger.

Beaver jawbone with teeth, Franklin Island, Georgian Bay

Beaver Pull

So, just how long are a beaver’s front teeth?  Almost six inches, as it turns out.

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.

HMCS Montreal, Eastern Gap, Toronto Islands

Dangerous Love

HMCS Montréal, a Halifax-class frigate, passes through the eastern gap after Labour Day weekend and the Toronto International Air Show.

Horned Grebe, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Grebe Horns

A lovely horned grebe, migrating through, swims in the inner harbour.  Painfully shy, they were absolutely not interested in hanging out with the photographer.

Women's Fascinators, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Women’s Fascinators

Some of the Women’s Fascinator 2011 challengers. Click panorama to view larger.

Rick's Fascinator, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Guy’s Fascinators

The Men’s Fascinator 2011 challengers.

Willa's Summoning, Gala Weekend 2011, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Gala Weekend 2011 – The Fire

Special thanks to Sam for taking over duties as Fire Master this year. Willa managed to summon the spirit of the bonfire, you can see it looking back at her in image #5.

STS-135 Atlantis launch, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Handoff to Houston

Space shuttle Atlantis clears the tower on the final launch of the space shuttle program, STS-135.  Once clear of the tower, control is transferred from the Kennedy Space Centre to Mission Control in Houston for the duration of the flight.

Foggy Toronto skyline panorama, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

One Foggy Night II

The Toronto skyline floats in the sky, sandwiched between dense cloud and fog, in 2008. Click image to view larger.

Three-legged painted turtle, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands


Another view of this three-legged painted turtle from 2006.  What happened to its leg is still a mystery, but subsequent sightings in later years proves that it’s doing just fine.

Peacock in tree, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Sitting Pretty II

The “Doughnut Peahen”, who lived wild on the Island for at least two years, sits on a branch near Doughnut Island.  Where she came from is a mystery, neither the IYC nor the farm ever reported any missing.

Great blue heron skull, Franklin Island, Georgian Bay

Revealed Heronry

The skull of a great blue heron, time-worn and well weathered, shows off the distinctive heron shape, with a long beak for catching fish in shallow waters.

10 Third St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

10 Third St.

10 Third Street lies under a blanket of heavy snow during the winter of 2008.