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- The invisible triangle. Do you see it in this picture? . It helps guide the eye throughout the photo without you even noticing it. . It’s just one of many ways you can achieve this by composing your shots in certain ways. . Journey Behind the Falls, Marineland, (former) Ontario Power Plant. . Try it out next time and see what you get! . #niagaraparks #niagarafalls #niagarafallstourism #niagarafallsusa #waterfallfordays #longexposure #longexposure_shots #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #discoverontario #journeybehindthefalls #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #ontariopowergeneration #sunrises #landscapelovers #longexpo #waterfalls
- The invisible triangle. Do you see it in this picture? . It helps guide the eye throughout the photo without you even noticing it. . It’s just one of many ways you can achieve this by composing your shots in certain ways. . Journey Behind the Falls, Marineland, (former) Ontario Power Plant. . Try it out next time and see what you get! . #niagaraparks #niagarafalls #niagarafallstourism #niagarafallsusa #waterfallfordays #longexposure #longexposure_shots #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #discoverontario #journeybehindthefalls #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #ontariopowergeneration #sunrises #landscapelovers #longexpo #waterfalls
- The invisible triangle. Do you see it in this picture? . It helps guide the eye throughout the photo without you even noticing it. . It’s just one of many ways you can achieve this by composing your shots in certain ways. . Journey Behind the Falls, Marineland, (former) Ontario Power Plant. . Try it out next time and see what you get! . #niagaraparks #niagarafalls #niagarafallstourism #niagarafallsusa #waterfallfordays #longexposure #longexposure_shots #imagesofcanada #explorecanada #discoverontario #journeybehindthefalls #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #ontariopowergeneration #sunrises #landscapelovers #longexpo #waterfalls
- Whaaaaaat?! Earlier today I was informed that my Toronto Sunrise Series interview with @torontolife was prominently featured in their weekly newsletter, The Informer, beside news of @champagnepapi’s new restaurant opening! I'm humbled—to say the least—to be alongside notables like Drake. Thanks everyone for giving this interview such a great response! . See lots of colours on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #blogto #suntiseto #torontoclx #torontolife #ig_color #sky_brilliance #sky_sultans #cityscape #urbanscape #urbanjungle #cangeo #cangeotravel #enroutemag #enroute #heatercentral #sunriseview #etobicoke #coffeelife #sunrisehunter #6ix #thelast6 #6ixwalks #streetsoftoronto #lonelyplanet
- Whaaaaaat?! Earlier today I was informed that my Toronto Sunrise Series interview with @torontolife was prominently featured in their weekly newsletter, The Informer, beside news of @champagnepapi’s new restaurant opening! I'm humbled—to say the least—to be alongside notables like Drake. Thanks everyone for giving this interview such a great response! . See lots of colours on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #blogto #suntiseto #torontoclx #torontolife #ig_color #sky_brilliance #sky_sultans #cityscape #urbanscape #urbanjungle #cangeo #cangeotravel #enroutemag #enroute #heatercentral #sunriseview #etobicoke #coffeelife #sunrisehunter #6ix #thelast6 #6ixwalks #streetsoftoronto #lonelyplanet
- Whaaaaaat?! Earlier today I was informed that my Toronto Sunrise Series interview with @torontolife was prominently featured in their weekly newsletter, The Informer, beside news of @champagnepapi’s new restaurant opening! I'm humbled—to say the least—to be alongside notables like Drake. Thanks everyone for giving this interview such a great response! . See lots of colours on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #blogto #suntiseto #torontoclx #torontolife #ig_color #sky_brilliance #sky_sultans #cityscape #urbanscape #urbanjungle #cangeo #cangeotravel #enroutemag #enroute #heatercentral #sunriseview #etobicoke #coffeelife #sunrisehunter #6ix #thelast6 #6ixwalks #streetsoftoronto #lonelyplanet
- I finally have something to post for #waterfallwednesday! . The US side of Niagara Falls often gets overshadowed by the Canadian side, but when I went this past weekend, I have to say one of my favourite pictures comes from the US side! . The early morning sun shining through trees, casting its warm glow onto the Falls itself, and to the cliff side was magical. Marry that with the ice covered cliff and snow capped trees, and you get this perfect winter wonderland of a photo! . 2 sec. exposure with a B+W circular polarizer and 3-Stop ND filter . #explorecanada #travelon #travelontario #discoveron #discoverontario #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #niagarafallsusa #niagarafallscanada #discoverniagara #discoverearth #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #narcitycanada #culturetrip #passionpassport #niche #enroutemag #travelawesome #longexpoelite #masterclass #longexposure #schneideroptics #cangeotravel #opcmag #cangeo
- I finally have something to post for #waterfallwednesday! . The US side of Niagara Falls often gets overshadowed by the Canadian side, but when I went this past weekend, I have to say one of my favourite pictures comes from the US side! . The early morning sun shining through trees, casting its warm glow onto the Falls itself, and to the cliff side was magical. Marry that with the ice covered cliff and snow capped trees, and you get this perfect winter wonderland of a photo! . 2 sec. exposure with a B+W circular polarizer and 3-Stop ND filter . #explorecanada #travelon #travelontario #discoveron #discoverontario #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #niagarafallsusa #niagarafallscanada #discoverniagara #discoverearth #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #narcitycanada #culturetrip #passionpassport #niche #enroutemag #travelawesome #longexpoelite #masterclass #longexposure #schneideroptics #cangeotravel #opcmag #cangeo
- I finally have something to post for #waterfallwednesday! . The US side of Niagara Falls often gets overshadowed by the Canadian side, but when I went this past weekend, I have to say one of my favourite pictures comes from the US side! . The early morning sun shining through trees, casting its warm glow onto the Falls itself, and to the cliff side was magical. Marry that with the ice covered cliff and snow capped trees, and you get this perfect winter wonderland of a photo! . 2 sec. exposure with a B+W circular polarizer and 3-Stop ND filter . #explorecanada #travelon #travelontario #discoveron #discoverontario #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #niagarafallsusa #niagarafallscanada #discoverniagara #discoverearth #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #narcitycanada #culturetrip #passionpassport #niche #enroutemag #travelawesome #longexpoelite #masterclass #longexposure #schneideroptics #cangeotravel #opcmag #cangeo
- Some mornings even ducks need time for themselves. . See more ducks on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku And in my First Light Exhibit at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #etobicoke #mist #foggymorning #animalcrossing #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #nature_sultans #duckhunting #torontopfr #cangeoshare #cangeo #opcmag #nikoncanada #sunrise🌅 #seetorontonow #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #narcitytoronto #etobicokelakeshore #curiocityto #jj_naturelovers #jj_sunrise
- Some mornings even ducks need time for themselves. . See more ducks on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku And in my First Light Exhibit at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #etobicoke #mist #foggymorning #animalcrossing #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #nature_sultans #duckhunting #torontopfr #cangeoshare #cangeo #opcmag #nikoncanada #sunrise🌅 #seetorontonow #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #narcitytoronto #etobicokelakeshore #curiocityto #jj_naturelovers #jj_sunrise
- Some mornings even ducks need time for themselves. . See more ducks on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku And in my First Light Exhibit at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #etobicoke #mist #foggymorning #animalcrossing #nature_brilliance #naturelovers #nature_sultans #duckhunting #torontopfr #cangeoshare #cangeo #opcmag #nikoncanada #sunrise🌅 #seetorontonow #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #narcitytoronto #etobicokelakeshore #curiocityto #jj_naturelovers #jj_sunrise
- Everyone loves...Niagara Falls! Past the pillow-like waters, on the other side of the road, and beyond the bare-branched trees, you’ve reached Marineland Niagara Falls! . I haven’t been there in decades! When was the last time you’ve gone there? . #niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #niagarariver #niagaraparks #discoverniagara #marineland #travelon #travelontario #explorecanada #themepark #goodmorningpost #sunrise🌅 #winterto #blogto #narcitycanada #ontario360 #longexposure_shots #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #longexposureoftheday
- Everyone loves...Niagara Falls! Past the pillow-like waters, on the other side of the road, and beyond the bare-branched trees, you’ve reached Marineland Niagara Falls! . I haven’t been there in decades! When was the last time you’ve gone there? . #niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #niagarariver #niagaraparks #discoverniagara #marineland #travelon #travelontario #explorecanada #themepark #goodmorningpost #sunrise🌅 #winterto #blogto #narcitycanada #ontario360 #longexposure_shots #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #longexposureoftheday
- Everyone loves...Niagara Falls! Past the pillow-like waters, on the other side of the road, and beyond the bare-branched trees, you’ve reached Marineland Niagara Falls! . I haven’t been there in decades! When was the last time you’ve gone there? . #niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #niagarariver #niagaraparks #discoverniagara #marineland #travelon #travelontario #explorecanada #themepark #goodmorningpost #sunrise🌅 #winterto #blogto #narcitycanada #ontario360 #longexposure_shots #longexpohunter #longexpoelite #longexposureoftheday
- There was an explosion of colours this sunrise on top of this interesting weather phenomenon where steam rose up from the lake to the low-laying clouds. It seemed like something straight out of Hollywood North! . A reminder that my First Light Sunrise exhibit is now on this year until March 17! Full details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #surreal #surrealism #torontoclx #toronto #etobicoke #6ixwalks #seetorontonow #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #cloud9 #sunrises #nature_sultans #naturel #natureromantix #hubs_united #ig_color #colorpop #thelast6 #torontopfr #nikoncanada
- There was an explosion of colours this sunrise on top of this interesting weather phenomenon where steam rose up from the lake to the low-laying clouds. It seemed like something straight out of Hollywood North! . A reminder that my First Light Sunrise exhibit is now on this year until March 17! Full details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #surreal #surrealism #torontoclx #toronto #etobicoke #6ixwalks #seetorontonow #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #cloud9 #sunrises #nature_sultans #naturel #natureromantix #hubs_united #ig_color #colorpop #thelast6 #torontopfr #nikoncanada
- There was an explosion of colours this sunrise on top of this interesting weather phenomenon where steam rose up from the lake to the low-laying clouds. It seemed like something straight out of Hollywood North! . A reminder that my First Light Sunrise exhibit is now on this year until March 17! Full details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #surreal #surrealism #torontoclx #toronto #etobicoke #6ixwalks #seetorontonow #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #cloud9 #sunrises #nature_sultans #naturel #natureromantix #hubs_united #ig_color #colorpop #thelast6 #torontopfr #nikoncanada
- It’s been a must-go place to see a sunrise for me for the last few years but I just hadn’t been able to get there until yesterday. . Niagara Falls is a great place to see the sunrise and experience Mother Nature’s raw power simultaneously...and yesterday’s sunrise did not disappoint. . From pink and magenta hues to an orange and yellow glow, the sun peaked above the horizon with the tea kettle effect above the lake. It was definitely a sunrise to remember...and worth waking up at 4:30am! . Sunrise exhibit now on: http://Smaku.com/the-First-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #waterfallsfordays #travelon #explorecanada #sunrisesofcanada #longexposure #instanature #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #moodyphotography #moodynature #jj_naturelovers #foggymorning #niagarafallscanada #nature_sultans #waterfallhunting #natureromantix #naturepic #earthpix #earth_deluxe #globetrotter #travelnow #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld
- It’s been a must-go place to see a sunrise for me for the last few years but I just hadn’t been able to get there until yesterday. . Niagara Falls is a great place to see the sunrise and experience Mother Nature’s raw power simultaneously...and yesterday’s sunrise did not disappoint. . From pink and magenta hues to an orange and yellow glow, the sun peaked above the horizon with the tea kettle effect above the lake. It was definitely a sunrise to remember...and worth waking up at 4:30am! . Sunrise exhibit now on: http://Smaku.com/the-First-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #waterfallsfordays #travelon #explorecanada #sunrisesofcanada #longexposure #instanature #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #moodyphotography #moodynature #jj_naturelovers #foggymorning #niagarafallscanada #nature_sultans #waterfallhunting #natureromantix #naturepic #earthpix #earth_deluxe #globetrotter #travelnow #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld
- It’s been a must-go place to see a sunrise for me for the last few years but I just hadn’t been able to get there until yesterday. . Niagara Falls is a great place to see the sunrise and experience Mother Nature’s raw power simultaneously...and yesterday’s sunrise did not disappoint. . From pink and magenta hues to an orange and yellow glow, the sun peaked above the horizon with the tea kettle effect above the lake. It was definitely a sunrise to remember...and worth waking up at 4:30am! . Sunrise exhibit now on: http://Smaku.com/the-First-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #niagarafalls #niagaraparks #waterfallsfordays #travelon #explorecanada #sunrisesofcanada #longexposure #instanature #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #moodyphotography #moodynature #jj_naturelovers #foggymorning #niagarafallscanada #nature_sultans #waterfallhunting #natureromantix #naturepic #earthpix #earth_deluxe #globetrotter #travelnow #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld
- Good morning Toronto! . Well, it looks like there wasn’t enough of a temperature difference this weekend to get that fog above the lake. Nonetheless, the sun is out and it’s a clear day ahead. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend! (This was taken Dec. 31) . Sunrise exhibit: Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelst6 #torontoclx #torontolife #etobicoke #6ixwalks #humberbayarchbridge #bridges #jj_bridges #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #foggymorning #moodyports #sunrises
- Good morning Toronto! . Well, it looks like there wasn’t enough of a temperature difference this weekend to get that fog above the lake. Nonetheless, the sun is out and it’s a clear day ahead. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend! (This was taken Dec. 31) . Sunrise exhibit: Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelst6 #torontoclx #torontolife #etobicoke #6ixwalks #humberbayarchbridge #bridges #jj_bridges #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #foggymorning #moodyports #sunrises
- Good morning Toronto! . Well, it looks like there wasn’t enough of a temperature difference this weekend to get that fog above the lake. Nonetheless, the sun is out and it’s a clear day ahead. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend! (This was taken Dec. 31) . Sunrise exhibit: Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelst6 #torontoclx #torontolife #etobicoke #6ixwalks #humberbayarchbridge #bridges #jj_bridges #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #foggymorning #moodyports #sunrises
- Thanks to all of my new followers for joining me here on Instagram. I’d like to give a big shout-out to @torontolife for their article on my Toronto Sunrise Series. You can head over to torontolife.com or the link in my bio for the article. . I have a Q&A going on so if you have any photography related questions, please feel free to DM me or comment. . It’s a slippery one out there so be careful if you need to travel this weekend! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #landscaper #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #torontolife #torontoclx #etobicoke #winterwonderland #snowday #hubs_united #naturescape #instanaturelover #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #explorecanada
- Thanks to all of my new followers for joining me here on Instagram. I’d like to give a big shout-out to @torontolife for their article on my Toronto Sunrise Series. You can head over to torontolife.com or the link in my bio for the article. . I have a Q&A going on so if you have any photography related questions, please feel free to DM me or comment. . It’s a slippery one out there so be careful if you need to travel this weekend! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #landscaper #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #torontolife #torontoclx #etobicoke #winterwonderland #snowday #hubs_united #naturescape #instanaturelover #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #explorecanada
- Thanks to all of my new followers for joining me here on Instagram. I’d like to give a big shout-out to @torontolife for their article on my Toronto Sunrise Series. You can head over to torontolife.com or the link in my bio for the article. . I have a Q&A going on so if you have any photography related questions, please feel free to DM me or comment. . It’s a slippery one out there so be careful if you need to travel this weekend! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #landscaper #winterto #blogto #sunriseto #torontolife #torontoclx #etobicoke #winterwonderland #snowday #hubs_united #naturescape #instanaturelover #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #explorecanada
- Flying back to the deep freeze this weekend. We’re starting the day off at +12C and ending it off at -12C! . The drastic change in temperature can often result in some heavy fog above the lake. Be on the lookout for that this weekend! . Smaku.com/the-first-light #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #torontolife #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #instanature #natureromantix #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #earthpix #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #birdsinflight #jj_birds
- Flying back to the deep freeze this weekend. We’re starting the day off at +12C and ending it off at -12C! . The drastic change in temperature can often result in some heavy fog above the lake. Be on the lookout for that this weekend! . Smaku.com/the-first-light #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #torontolife #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #instanature #natureromantix #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #earthpix #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #birdsinflight #jj_birds
- Flying back to the deep freeze this weekend. We’re starting the day off at +12C and ending it off at -12C! . The drastic change in temperature can often result in some heavy fog above the lake. Be on the lookout for that this weekend! . Smaku.com/the-first-light #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #torontolife #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #instanature #natureromantix #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_sultans #seetorontonow #travelon #cangeo #cangeoshares #cangeotravel #earthpix #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #birdsinflight #jj_birds
- Looming Toronto . For the longest time I always thought this mirage-like skyline was in fact the real skyline. But a closer examination reveals the CN Tower is not surrounded by other buildings, and there are gaps along the horizon where buildings should be, making this skyline...different. . I took this three years ago along the shoreline in Hamilton when winter was quite fierce then too. . After a bit of digging around, I came across a weather phenomenon called Looming, where atmospheric refraction bends light allowing us to see what we would normally not see on normal days. I don’t actually know if you can see Toronto’s skyline like this from Hamilton’s shores on a regular day, but part of me thinks it’s better left unknown! . Anyone know what’s happening here? . #hamont #toronto #torontolife #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #narcitycanada #curiocityto #torontoclx #hamilton #seetorontonow #6ixwalks #cangeo #opcmag #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #looming #canadiancreatives #mirage #illusion #lakeontario #myhamilton
- Looming Toronto . For the longest time I always thought this mirage-like skyline was in fact the real skyline. But a closer examination reveals the CN Tower is not surrounded by other buildings, and there are gaps along the horizon where buildings should be, making this skyline...different. . I took this three years ago along the shoreline in Hamilton when winter was quite fierce then too. . After a bit of digging around, I came across a weather phenomenon called Looming, where atmospheric refraction bends light allowing us to see what we would normally not see on normal days. I don’t actually know if you can see Toronto’s skyline like this from Hamilton’s shores on a regular day, but part of me thinks it’s better left unknown! . Anyone know what’s happening here? . #hamont #toronto #torontolife #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #narcitycanada #curiocityto #torontoclx #hamilton #seetorontonow #6ixwalks #cangeo #opcmag #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #looming #canadiancreatives #mirage #illusion #lakeontario #myhamilton
- Looming Toronto . For the longest time I always thought this mirage-like skyline was in fact the real skyline. But a closer examination reveals the CN Tower is not surrounded by other buildings, and there are gaps along the horizon where buildings should be, making this skyline...different. . I took this three years ago along the shoreline in Hamilton when winter was quite fierce then too. . After a bit of digging around, I came across a weather phenomenon called Looming, where atmospheric refraction bends light allowing us to see what we would normally not see on normal days. I don’t actually know if you can see Toronto’s skyline like this from Hamilton’s shores on a regular day, but part of me thinks it’s better left unknown! . Anyone know what’s happening here? . #hamont #toronto #torontolife #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #narcitycanada #curiocityto #torontoclx #hamilton #seetorontonow #6ixwalks #cangeo #opcmag #weathernetwork #theweatherchannel #looming #canadiancreatives #mirage #illusion #lakeontario #myhamilton
- Why don’t I include people in my landscape photos? . I want to be able to depict nature as I see it in front of me. To me, when I include someone in the photo, I find the focus of attention shifts towards the person no matter how small they may be in the frame. This takes away from seeing the raw beauty of nature. I prefer the viewer to be able to connect more with the scenery and it’s power, beauty, and awesomeness. . There are times when adding a human element can work though—for example when using them as a point of reference to show how tall a waterfall or tree may be—I’ve done this many times in the past. . There’s really no right or wrong way about it—it’s just the way I do my landscapes. . What about you? Do you prefer to see a human element in landscape photos? . . Thanks to @theliashelton and #Julieryan for their great creation! . #etobicoke #thelast6 #6ixwalks #travelon #explorecanada #seetorontonow #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #arttherapy #torontoart #torontoartist #manmade #torontoclx #fog #urbanromantix #sunrises #sunriselovers #wallartdecor #wallart #narcitytoronto #curiocityto #opcmag #cangeo #cangeoshare . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Why don’t I include people in my landscape photos? . I want to be able to depict nature as I see it in front of me. To me, when I include someone in the photo, I find the focus of attention shifts towards the person no matter how small they may be in the frame. This takes away from seeing the raw beauty of nature. I prefer the viewer to be able to connect more with the scenery and it’s power, beauty, and awesomeness. . There are times when adding a human element can work though—for example when using them as a point of reference to show how tall a waterfall or tree may be—I’ve done this many times in the past. . There’s really no right or wrong way about it—it’s just the way I do my landscapes. . What about you? Do you prefer to see a human element in landscape photos? . . Thanks to @theliashelton and #Julieryan for their great creation! . #etobicoke #thelast6 #6ixwalks #travelon #explorecanada #seetorontonow #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #arttherapy #torontoart #torontoartist #manmade #torontoclx #fog #urbanromantix #sunrises #sunriselovers #wallartdecor #wallart #narcitytoronto #curiocityto #opcmag #cangeo #cangeoshare . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Why don’t I include people in my landscape photos? . I want to be able to depict nature as I see it in front of me. To me, when I include someone in the photo, I find the focus of attention shifts towards the person no matter how small they may be in the frame. This takes away from seeing the raw beauty of nature. I prefer the viewer to be able to connect more with the scenery and it’s power, beauty, and awesomeness. . There are times when adding a human element can work though—for example when using them as a point of reference to show how tall a waterfall or tree may be—I’ve done this many times in the past. . There’s really no right or wrong way about it—it’s just the way I do my landscapes. . What about you? Do you prefer to see a human element in landscape photos? . . Thanks to @theliashelton and #Julieryan for their great creation! . #etobicoke #thelast6 #6ixwalks #travelon #explorecanada #seetorontonow #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #arttherapy #torontoart #torontoartist #manmade #torontoclx #fog #urbanromantix #sunrises #sunriselovers #wallartdecor #wallart #narcitytoronto #curiocityto #opcmag #cangeo #cangeoshare . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Focus on the uniqueness in front of you. . This is what I always tell students in workshops and photo walks that I lead. Wherever you may be, there will always be something unique or different about it. Capture it, and you will have a photo to remember. . In this case, I wanted to capture the cold winter scenery, in addition to the tea kettle effect (fog above the lake). . The bay where I was at froze over so I ran to the middle of it and took this, making sure to include the footprints in the snow as well. . #torontoclx #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #thelast6 #winterwonderland #foggymorning #mist #hubs_united #ig_cameras_united #etobicoke #iceskating #mycntower #photography101bytaku #urbanromanix #cangeo #opcmag #cangeotravel #nikonca #enroutemag #globewanderer #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Focus on the uniqueness in front of you. . This is what I always tell students in workshops and photo walks that I lead. Wherever you may be, there will always be something unique or different about it. Capture it, and you will have a photo to remember. . In this case, I wanted to capture the cold winter scenery, in addition to the tea kettle effect (fog above the lake). . The bay where I was at froze over so I ran to the middle of it and took this, making sure to include the footprints in the snow as well. . #torontoclx #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #thelast6 #winterwonderland #foggymorning #mist #hubs_united #ig_cameras_united #etobicoke #iceskating #mycntower #photography101bytaku #urbanromanix #cangeo #opcmag #cangeotravel #nikonca #enroutemag #globewanderer #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Focus on the uniqueness in front of you. . This is what I always tell students in workshops and photo walks that I lead. Wherever you may be, there will always be something unique or different about it. Capture it, and you will have a photo to remember. . In this case, I wanted to capture the cold winter scenery, in addition to the tea kettle effect (fog above the lake). . The bay where I was at froze over so I ran to the middle of it and took this, making sure to include the footprints in the snow as well. . #torontoclx #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #thelast6 #winterwonderland #foggymorning #mist #hubs_united #ig_cameras_united #etobicoke #iceskating #mycntower #photography101bytaku #urbanromanix #cangeo #opcmag #cangeotravel #nikonca #enroutemag #globewanderer #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- Do I use any filters on my lenses? . Depending on the picture that I’m after, I do. A polarizing filter can do wonders to your images when you want that richness in colour in your skies, or if you want to reduce reflections on the water or glass. I use a 77mm B+W circular polarizer for this. . If I want to do long exposures during sunrises or during the day, I have a 77mm B+W 3-stop neutral density (ND) filter. The above filters are 90% always together so I get about an extra 5-stops out of this combination. . For my 14-24mm however, I use the Big Stopper by Lee filter. It’s a 10-Stop ND filter (150mm x 170mm) that lets me shoot in minutes and not seconds, during the day. . The use of filters allows for more creativity in your photos so I love to experiment with them. I have an order for a 6-Stop ND and a 3-Stop hard reverse filter for my 14-24mm from Breakthrough Photography, and am anxious to get them...if they ever finish making their larger filters! . Which filters do you use, if any? Are you happy with them? Tell me more below!
- Do I use any filters on my lenses? . Depending on the picture that I’m after, I do. A polarizing filter can do wonders to your images when you want that richness in colour in your skies, or if you want to reduce reflections on the water or glass. I use a 77mm B+W circular polarizer for this. . If I want to do long exposures during sunrises or during the day, I have a 77mm B+W 3-stop neutral density (ND) filter. The above filters are 90% always together so I get about an extra 5-stops out of this combination. . For my 14-24mm however, I use the Big Stopper by Lee filter. It’s a 10-Stop ND filter (150mm x 170mm) that lets me shoot in minutes and not seconds, during the day. . The use of filters allows for more creativity in your photos so I love to experiment with them. I have an order for a 6-Stop ND and a 3-Stop hard reverse filter for my 14-24mm from Breakthrough Photography, and am anxious to get them...if they ever finish making their larger filters! . Which filters do you use, if any? Are you happy with them? Tell me more below!
- Do I use any filters on my lenses? . Depending on the picture that I’m after, I do. A polarizing filter can do wonders to your images when you want that richness in colour in your skies, or if you want to reduce reflections on the water or glass. I use a 77mm B+W circular polarizer for this. . If I want to do long exposures during sunrises or during the day, I have a 77mm B+W 3-stop neutral density (ND) filter. The above filters are 90% always together so I get about an extra 5-stops out of this combination. . For my 14-24mm however, I use the Big Stopper by Lee filter. It’s a 10-Stop ND filter (150mm x 170mm) that lets me shoot in minutes and not seconds, during the day. . The use of filters allows for more creativity in your photos so I love to experiment with them. I have an order for a 6-Stop ND and a 3-Stop hard reverse filter for my 14-24mm from Breakthrough Photography, and am anxious to get them...if they ever finish making their larger filters! . Which filters do you use, if any? Are you happy with them? Tell me more below!
- This is a long exposure to make the water smooth and pearly white. I intentionally left an open space by the right of the rocks to connect the water from the top to the bottom, making it wrap around the shoreline. This in effect allows our eyes to move from the bottom of the frame to the top, or vice versa. . The shoreline and water now hug each other. . See more lovely long exposure sunrises on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku and at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #cityoftoronto #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #long_exposure #longexpoelite #longexpo #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #jj_nature #jj_naturelovers #instanaturelover #torontopfr #natureromantix #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto
- This is a long exposure to make the water smooth and pearly white. I intentionally left an open space by the right of the rocks to connect the water from the top to the bottom, making it wrap around the shoreline. This in effect allows our eyes to move from the bottom of the frame to the top, or vice versa. . The shoreline and water now hug each other. . See more lovely long exposure sunrises on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku and at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #cityoftoronto #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #long_exposure #longexpoelite #longexpo #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #jj_nature #jj_naturelovers #instanaturelover #torontopfr #natureromantix #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto
- This is a long exposure to make the water smooth and pearly white. I intentionally left an open space by the right of the rocks to connect the water from the top to the bottom, making it wrap around the shoreline. This in effect allows our eyes to move from the bottom of the frame to the top, or vice versa. . The shoreline and water now hug each other. . See more lovely long exposure sunrises on my #torontosunriseseriesbytaku and at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #thelast6 #torontoclx #cityoftoronto #sunrise🌅 #longexposure_shots #long_exposure #longexpoelite #longexpo #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #jj_nature #jj_naturelovers #instanaturelover #torontopfr #natureromantix #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto
- This was #shotoniphone believe it or not. There was a hole in the ice on the ground with an opening just large enough for me to be able to put my phone in and take the shot. . I had my Nikon with me but when that won’t do, your phone is still a great go-to camera! . Even though I have a dslr, there are many times when I still use my iPhone to help me with my photos. For example, I use the phone screen to help me with my composition at times by changing the crop, pinching and zooming and seeing what works best when I’m out in the field. Try it out next time and give your phone the love that it deserves. . #icicles #winterto #blogto #educationfirst #education #photography101bytaku #sunriseview #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #humberbaypark #torontopfr #glowing #wintersun #nature_perfection #nature_lovers #natureshot #nature_sultans #macro_mood #moodynature #iphone6splus #iphoneonly #shotoniphone6splus
- This was #shotoniphone believe it or not. There was a hole in the ice on the ground with an opening just large enough for me to be able to put my phone in and take the shot. . I had my Nikon with me but when that won’t do, your phone is still a great go-to camera! . Even though I have a dslr, there are many times when I still use my iPhone to help me with my photos. For example, I use the phone screen to help me with my composition at times by changing the crop, pinching and zooming and seeing what works best when I’m out in the field. Try it out next time and give your phone the love that it deserves. . #icicles #winterto #blogto #educationfirst #education #photography101bytaku #sunriseview #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #humberbaypark #torontopfr #glowing #wintersun #nature_perfection #nature_lovers #natureshot #nature_sultans #macro_mood #moodynature #iphone6splus #iphoneonly #shotoniphone6splus
- This was #shotoniphone believe it or not. There was a hole in the ice on the ground with an opening just large enough for me to be able to put my phone in and take the shot. . I had my Nikon with me but when that won’t do, your phone is still a great go-to camera! . Even though I have a dslr, there are many times when I still use my iPhone to help me with my photos. For example, I use the phone screen to help me with my composition at times by changing the crop, pinching and zooming and seeing what works best when I’m out in the field. Try it out next time and give your phone the love that it deserves. . #icicles #winterto #blogto #educationfirst #education #photography101bytaku #sunriseview #thelast6 #6ixwalks #etobicoke #humberbaypark #torontopfr #glowing #wintersun #nature_perfection #nature_lovers #natureshot #nature_sultans #macro_mood #moodynature #iphone6splus #iphoneonly #shotoniphone6splus
- Good morning Toronto! . It’s been so cold the past couple of days that my furnace broke down and my bathtub drain froze. . Any ideas on how to thaw a drain pipe that I don’t have access to is much appreciated! . Stay warm out there everyone! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #etobicoke #torontoclx #humberbayarchbridge #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #moody_nature #sunrise🌅 #opcmag #architecture_hunter #nikonca #iced #ig_mood #
- Good morning Toronto! . It’s been so cold the past couple of days that my furnace broke down and my bathtub drain froze. . Any ideas on how to thaw a drain pipe that I don’t have access to is much appreciated! . Stay warm out there everyone! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #etobicoke #torontoclx #humberbayarchbridge #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #moody_nature #sunrise🌅 #opcmag #architecture_hunter #nikonca #iced #ig_mood #
- Good morning Toronto! . It’s been so cold the past couple of days that my furnace broke down and my bathtub drain froze. . Any ideas on how to thaw a drain pipe that I don’t have access to is much appreciated! . Stay warm out there everyone! . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku . #thelast6 #blogto #winterto #sunriseto #etobicoke #torontoclx #humberbayarchbridge #seetorontonow #discoveron #explorecanada #moody_nature #sunrise🌅 #opcmag #architecture_hunter #nikonca #iced #ig_mood #
- The tea kettle effect. . That’s the name of the effect when you get so much steam coming from the surface of the lake due to temperature differences from the air. . Thanks to @adamstilescity for this piece of information! . #theweatherchannel #theweathernetwork #citytv #breakfasttelevision #thelast6 #6ixwalks #ig_mood #moodynature #instanaturelovers #nature_brilliance #cloudchasers #winterto #snowto #blogto #sunriseto #humberbay #etobicoke #hubs_united #jj_naturelovers #curiocitytoronto #nature_sultans #opcmag #cangeo #ncc
- The tea kettle effect. . That’s the name of the effect when you get so much steam coming from the surface of the lake due to temperature differences from the air. . Thanks to @adamstilescity for this piece of information! . #theweatherchannel #theweathernetwork #citytv #breakfasttelevision #thelast6 #6ixwalks #ig_mood #moodynature #instanaturelovers #nature_brilliance #cloudchasers #winterto #snowto #blogto #sunriseto #humberbay #etobicoke #hubs_united #jj_naturelovers #curiocitytoronto #nature_sultans #opcmag #cangeo #ncc
- The tea kettle effect. . That’s the name of the effect when you get so much steam coming from the surface of the lake due to temperature differences from the air. . Thanks to @adamstilescity for this piece of information! . #theweatherchannel #theweathernetwork #citytv #breakfasttelevision #thelast6 #6ixwalks #ig_mood #moodynature #instanaturelovers #nature_brilliance #cloudchasers #winterto #snowto #blogto #sunriseto #humberbay #etobicoke #hubs_united #jj_naturelovers #curiocitytoronto #nature_sultans #opcmag #cangeo #ncc
- Good morning Toronto! . A slight departure from my typical coloured sunrises, here’s a moody sunrise to start your day. . I would also like to remind you that my First Light Exhibit is open again until March 17! Check out my sunrises in large prints to appreciate them more! Details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontoclx #etobicoke #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelontario #discoveron #moodygrams #moody_nature #ig_mood #killeverygram #travelmore #neverstopexploring #nikonca #monochromephotography #monoart #mood😏 #thelast6
- Good morning Toronto! . A slight departure from my typical coloured sunrises, here’s a moody sunrise to start your day. . I would also like to remind you that my First Light Exhibit is open again until March 17! Check out my sunrises in large prints to appreciate them more! Details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontoclx #etobicoke #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelontario #discoveron #moodygrams #moody_nature #ig_mood #killeverygram #travelmore #neverstopexploring #nikonca #monochromephotography #monoart #mood😏 #thelast6
- Good morning Toronto! . A slight departure from my typical coloured sunrises, here’s a moody sunrise to start your day. . I would also like to remind you that my First Light Exhibit is open again until March 17! Check out my sunrises in large prints to appreciate them more! Details at Smaku.com/the-first-light . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontoclx #etobicoke #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelontario #discoveron #moodygrams #moody_nature #ig_mood #killeverygram #travelmore #neverstopexploring #nikonca #monochromephotography #monoart #mood😏 #thelast6
- What time do I wake up for my sunrises? . This depends on two things: the season, and where I'm shooting. The sun rises much later in the winter (7:49am right now) and earlier in the summer. Depending on which park I head to, I'll wake up in time to be able to drive down there. I’ve woken up as early as 5am to go somewhere and as late as 6:50am to get to a nearby park. . Let’s break it down: If the sun rises at 7:45am, I want to be at the shooting location for at least 30min. before this time (sometime earlier) to capture blue hour and any colour that may be present that morning. . If I take into account a 10min. drive down to the closest park, and about 15min. from waking up to exiting the front door (I don’t eat breakfast beforehand), then that leaves me having to wake up at around 6:50am. If I want to give myself some buffer time for things like scraping off snow off the windshield, then I adjust accordingly. . If you ask me, this isn’t early compared to when I wake up for work on a weekday—6am on my gym days! . What time do you wake up every morning? . #thelast6 #torontoclx #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontopfr #sunrise🌅 #winterwonderland #humberbay #etobicoke #moodynature #instanaturefriends #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #natureart #naturepic #opcmag #narcitytoronto #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelon #nikonca #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- What time do I wake up for my sunrises? . This depends on two things: the season, and where I'm shooting. The sun rises much later in the winter (7:49am right now) and earlier in the summer. Depending on which park I head to, I'll wake up in time to be able to drive down there. I’ve woken up as early as 5am to go somewhere and as late as 6:50am to get to a nearby park. . Let’s break it down: If the sun rises at 7:45am, I want to be at the shooting location for at least 30min. before this time (sometime earlier) to capture blue hour and any colour that may be present that morning. . If I take into account a 10min. drive down to the closest park, and about 15min. from waking up to exiting the front door (I don’t eat breakfast beforehand), then that leaves me having to wake up at around 6:50am. If I want to give myself some buffer time for things like scraping off snow off the windshield, then I adjust accordingly. . If you ask me, this isn’t early compared to when I wake up for work on a weekday—6am on my gym days! . What time do you wake up every morning? . #thelast6 #torontoclx #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontopfr #sunrise🌅 #winterwonderland #humberbay #etobicoke #moodynature #instanaturefriends #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #natureart #naturepic #opcmag #narcitytoronto #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelon #nikonca #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku
- What time do I wake up for my sunrises? . This depends on two things: the season, and where I'm shooting. The sun rises much later in the winter (7:49am right now) and earlier in the summer. Depending on which park I head to, I'll wake up in time to be able to drive down there. I’ve woken up as early as 5am to go somewhere and as late as 6:50am to get to a nearby park. . Let’s break it down: If the sun rises at 7:45am, I want to be at the shooting location for at least 30min. before this time (sometime earlier) to capture blue hour and any colour that may be present that morning. . If I take into account a 10min. drive down to the closest park, and about 15min. from waking up to exiting the front door (I don’t eat breakfast beforehand), then that leaves me having to wake up at around 6:50am. If I want to give myself some buffer time for things like scraping off snow off the windshield, then I adjust accordingly. . If you ask me, this isn’t early compared to when I wake up for work on a weekday—6am on my gym days! . What time do you wake up every morning? . #thelast6 #torontoclx #6ixwalks #blogto #sunriseto #winterto #torontopfr #sunrise🌅 #winterwonderland #humberbay #etobicoke #moodynature #instanaturefriends #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans #natureart #naturepic #opcmag #narcitytoronto #seetorontonow #explorecanada #travelon #nikonca #earthpix . #torontosunriseseriesbytaku

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