Posts Tagged ‘Strobe’

Pumping operations on Seneca Ave at sunset, Toronto Island Flood, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Seneca Pump I

Soon their voices will be silenced:  the big red pumps have droned on for over a month now, working hard to keep the lake at bay.  This pump graces Seneca Ave during a late June twilight. Click image to view larger.

Waiting shed reflected in Lake Wards at dusk, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Waiting Shed

The Waiting Shed reflects in Lake Ward’s at dusk.

Wild coyote caught by camera trap, Doughnut island, Toronto Islands

Catch of the Day

A coyote crosses the old Doughnut bridge in the early morning hours, tripping the remote Coyote Cam for the first time.

Icy sea monster, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Dragon Eyes

Tyler’s Log Ness Monster gets icy during a cold snap on Valentine’s Day 2016.

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.

Large beaver on ice, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands


A large beaver rests on the ice near the RCYC, feeding on branches close to holes kept open in the thick lagoon ice.

Ferry William Inglis in ice at twilight, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Ice Track II

William Inglis approaches Wards Dock through a track kept open in the ice, as twilight settles over the skyline.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

Cormorant Skull, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Cormorant Revealed

The pristine skull of a cormorant gives up its secrets on Ward’s beach.  The top half of the bill is hinged just in front of the eyes, and the lower half of the jaw is jointed in almost the same place to help swallow larger prey.

Bird Skull, Snake Island, Toronto Islands

Redtail Leftovers

An unidentified bird skull no larger than a quarter is all that remains of a red-tailed hawk’s dinner on Snake Island.

Chickadee, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Chickadee Light

A chickadee displays the fine patterns of a full set of winter feathers.

Mink skull, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Mink Details

The carnivorous details of a perfectly preserved mink skull, found in the Sans Souci region of Georgian Bay.

Smirnoff Snowman, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Smirnoff Snowman II

A close view of the boardwalk’s Smirnoff Snowman, and his novel way of staying warm on cold winter days.

Smirnoff Snowman, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Smirnoff Snowman I

A snowman on the boardwalk finds a unique way to stay warm on cold winter days.

Day Lily, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Last Day Lily (timelapse)

One of the last day lilies of 2009 unfolds in this three-hour timelapse (click the play button to view the timelapse).

Radial Wonder

One of Cathy’s daisy-like flowers opens up in the brief daylight of November.

Morel mushroom, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Magic Mushroom

Belying their market value, morel mushrooms look for all the world like alien brains. This fine specimen, lit with off-camera strobes, made a world-class omelette.

Mink skull, Sans Souci, Georgian Bay

Nightmare on Mink St.

The carnivorous teeth of a mink skull discovered in the Sans Souci area of Georgian Bay.