Posts Tagged ‘Canon EOS 20D’

Mute swan portrait, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

The Nose Knows

Up close and personal with a mute swan near Doughnut Island.  Anything but shy, this fellow eventually swam inside the minimum focus distance of the lens, making further photography impossible.

Joseph Muscat, Make Waves, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Make Waves

Details from Joseph Muscat’s Make Waves, installed in front of Sunfish Cut during Rogue Wave 2007.

Betsy Canfield, Frogs and Toads, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Frogs and Toads

Betsy Canfield’s delightful Frogs and Toads lurks in her garden on Third St. during Rogue Wave 2007.

Brad Harley, Triple Salchow, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Triple Salchow

Brad Harley’s Triple Salchow graces a tree by the Annex during Rogue Wave 2007.

Marcia Crist and Andre McConnachie, Rogue Wave, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Rogue Wave

Andre McConnachie and Marcia Crist’s wonderfully cheeky Rogue Wave waves at the Toronto skyline during Rogue Wave 2007.  (Click image to view larger.)

Jimmy Jones black ice 2005, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Jimmy Jones Center Ice

Jimmy Jones takes center ice with Leo and Samantha on the legendary black ice of 2005, seen here off the boardwalk and frozen all the way to the spit. Click image to view larger.

Doug Guildford, Wasp, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands


Doug Guildford’s Wasp floats serenely off of Ward’s Island during a calm Rogue Wave 2007 twilight.  (Click panorama to view larger.)

Black ice panorama, Toronto Outer Harbour, Toronto Islands

Distant City

Zeke and a friend light up the fabled black ice of 2005, seen here at sunset about half a kilometer off of the boardwalk. Click image to view larger.

Beaver couple, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Happy Couple

A pair of large beavers sit on the bank of the lagoon near the new fire hall.

30 Bayview Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

30 Bayview Ave.

30 Bayview Ave. sits awash in August sunset light, with Jay’s wonderful flowers lining the walkway.

Sleeping snail, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Sleeping Verticals

A snail grabs some shuteye on a horsetail stalk on Algonquin Island.

Martin ice kayaking, Toronto inner harbour, Toronto Islands

Ice Martin

Martin chills next to an ice floe during a glorious day in 2007.

38 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

38 Lakeshore Ave.

Snow blankets the gate in front of 38 Lakeshore during the winter of 2008.

Canada geese in flight, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Birds of a Feather

A pair of Canada geese fly through the inner harbour in 2007 in perfect synchronicity.

Mitch Fenton, Dog, Rogue Wave 2005, Toronto Islands


Mitch Fenton’s Rogue Wave 2005 piece, Dog.

Leida Englar, Missing You, Rogue Wave 2005, Toronto Islands

Missing You

Leida Englar’s haunting piece in Rogue Wave 2005 entitled Missing You.

Claudette Abrams, Flight Path, Rogue Wave 2007, Toronto Islands

Flight Path

Claudette Abrams’ Flight Path gets the polar panorama treatment during Rogue Wave 2007, turning the Ward’s Island field into its own miniature planet.

Doug Guildford, Rope, Rogue Wave 2005, Toronto Islands


Doug Guildford’s Rope adorns the eastern gap for Rogue Wave 2005, framing the now-defunct catamaran ferry that ran from Toronto to Rochester. Incidentally, The Cat has been rechristened the HSC Tanger Jet II, and runs between Morocco and Spain.

22 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

22 Lakeshore Ave.

22 Lakeshore Ave. sits derelict and empty in the winter of 2009, before renovations completely replaced the structure. Click image to view larger.

William Inglis Sunset

Ah, the good old days: the sun sets in July 2005, back when we could actually sit at the bow and stern on the upper deck of the William Inglis.  Hopefully the Coast Guard restrictions will be dealt with soon, and the current cattle barriers can be removed post haste. (Click image to view larger.)

Common carp, Pike Cut, Toronto Islands

Carp of Happiness

A common carp stares at the camera through the underwater gloom, looking like something out of Asian legends.

Sunfish, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Island Iridescence

Glowing like a pet store tropical fish, a sunfish swims past an underwater remote near Pike Cut. Clarity of the lagoons is already dropping as the water temperature rises.  This b-roll image looks mottled due to air bubble contamination on the lens port, a common problem in summertime.

Final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Across The Pond

Space shuttle Endeavour streaks toward the clouds as photographed by a remote camera set up on Kennedy Space Centre’s dike road.

Space Shuttle Discovery TPS, Kennedy Space Centre, Florida

Belly of the Beast

Waiting for launch of space shuttle Endeavour, a tour of the Orbiter Processing Facility takes the wideangle lens underneath space shuttle Discovery, her thermal protection tiles stretching off to the distant nose gear.