Some autumn foliage as seen from around Riverdale Park. I’ve always wanted to take photos like this and I’m glad I was able to this year before the season is over.
A shot of Toronto’s skyline from Chester Hill. Some trees are still full but time is definitely running out if you want to take your foliage shots. One good rain or windstorm and that’s it!
Our second visit to Brickworks this year, and on Halloween to boot! As you may remember, the 31st was also the last day before daylight savings ended. I really wanted to venture out and take advantage of that hour of sunlight we’d be losing. Under normal circumstances, we would be giving out chocolate to the kids, but this year we decided that it would be for the best if we skipped out.
Instead we decided to head out for some fresh air and beautiful nature. On a normal weekend, there would definitely be a lot more people out and about so bring a mask just in case. But on Halloween, I had a feeling that many people would be at home and that Brickworks would be more or less deserted. Last weekend, there were larger crowds out but as I had hoped, not so much on Halloween. We were able to head off on a longer trail and I was able to get some photos I was really happy with. This time, the whole family was out with no time constrictions so we were able to stay for a lot longer compared to the week before.
I really enjoy coming here and it’s so peaceful to be just surrounded by nature. The trees are definitely emptier now so this might have been our last autumn visit, sadly.
In Toronto, Evergreen Brickworks is the place to be during fall. No matter where you go, you’re surrounded by vivid, autumn leaves. If you decide to venture up higher, there are many trails you can lose yourself in. If not, there are places to explore down below. Either way, this is definitely a place where you do not want to rush your way through. If you let yourself absorb the views surrounding you, you won’t regret it!
The Scarborough Bluffs are one of my favourite places to be. It’s sometimes hard to believe that a place like this exists in Toronto. It’s like a little pocket of paradise within a busy, bustling city.
I have never been to the bluffs during sunset so I was really excited to capture some photos during this time.
This was my second time visiting Rouge River. It’s hard to believe that the first was back in 2014 for my university thesis. To me, this is one of those places that I feel like I have visited multiple times. I had always wanted to come back but never found the time. For many of us, all we have right now is time so we made an afternoon of it.
Rouge River in autumn is stunning. If you’re lucky to be here during golden hour, you’re in for a treat! For the majority of our stay, the sky was cloudy and it even started to rain at one point. This didn’t bother me as I love shooting under overcast lighting and the rain made for some lovely gloomy shots of the lake. Cue everyone running for shelter and me with the biggest smile, camera aimed at the lake.
Not too long after, the sun came out and bathed everything in a warm, orange glow. You can see which photos were taken during this short lived golden hour and which were not. The foliage glows yellow and orange and the whole scene transforms into something more ethereal.
When we visited again a week later, the leaves didn’t look much different. I’d like to visit one more time to get the leaves at their peak but as I write this, it is late October, and it just might be a tad too late. I would love to go back during winter or right after a snow storm to capture winter shots for the first time. Fingers crossed!
The last intense sunset of summer. It was such a joy watching the sky go from a light wash of orange to just something totally brilliant. And even then, the clouds changed from a vivid orange to a stunning red/purple/pink.
It won’t be the last sunset of the year but I honestly can’t believe summer is already over. With the world’s current state of affairs, the year is moving by so quick. Pretty soon, 2021 will be upon us.