Frozen Lake Ontario on January 16th, 2022.

Digital, 2022.

A cold winter day by a frozen Lake Ontario. I love the way winter and frigid weather can transform a landscape from something unassuming and typical to something mesmerizing.

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Waterscapes at Blue Hour on September 25th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

You can only imagine my amazement once I stepped on to the beach here not expecting much only to be greeted with this view. The skyline is lit up by the city lights, yes, but the majority of that golden light came from the last remaining glow of sunset. What a sight to see in person! I also adored the way the clouds were reflected against the lake’s surface and how beautiful they were lit up.

I don’t usually experiment with long exposures but seeing how lovely these came out makes me want to reconsider. I initially took my shots without a tripod and didn’t really like how they were turning out. I was running out of time and considered it a lost cause. Luckily, my brother was determined to get a shot and he ran to the car to grab the tripod. Great intuition on his part as these images wouldn’t exist otherwise. It’s been so long since I’ve taken a nighttime city shot and now I’m motivated to try and take more!

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Niagara Falls on September 25th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Hello Niagara, it’s been a while! I’d guess it’s been around 2 years since I’ve last paid a visit. I love Niagara Falls and though I probably already have variations of all these images from past years, I can’t help but to take any photo I can every time I get the chance to visit.

On this day, it was very hazy and the forecast promised rain all day. Though once you’re close enough to the falls, you can’t help but ask yourself if it’s rain or mist surrounding you. Either way, this weather resulted in the most beautiful lighting, especially when the sun would peek out occasionally. Some moments I felt like it was early morning due to the lighting.

I’d like to visit Niagara again and Niagara-on-the-Lake while I’m at it. Hopefully the next time won’t be another two years.

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Sunset on August 13th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

This was one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen in a while. We were lucky enough to find an empty bench to sit on to do some sunset watching. Everything about this sunset was gorgeous, from the clouds directly above the setting sun to the clouds over by the city’s skyline. The cloud cover approaching the city almost reminded me of a wave. Not only that but the clouds’ colours went from orange to yellow to pink to purple. Even with all the haziness in the atmosphere, we were able to see the moon peeking through as well. This sunset kept transforming and had me photographing everything lest I miss something.

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A Summer Landscape at Rouge River on August 8th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Rouge River has quickly become one of my favourite places for photography. This was my first visit during summer and I was interested to see what I would be able to photograph. All my previous visits have been during the fall to capture the leaves changing colour so I was glad to be getting a different perspective to the area.

Right from the get-go, what captivated me were all the lily pads! It was so surreal seeing that many all at once. When I first saw them at a distance, I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking at. I thought maybe they were overgrown plants that had somehow managed to grow above the water. Judging by the reactions of other people there, I wasn’t alone in my captivation and wonder.

These were also taken when the skies were particularly hazy. In my opinion, this contributed to the landscape looking even more ethereal. The lighting was so soft and there was light layer of fog by the horizon in the distance. Even with a cloudy sky, the sunlight still shone through and bathed everything in a beautiful golden light at times.

I’m very pleased I got to experience a scene like this with my own two eyes and I’m thankful I was able to take photos of it as well. I hope to eventually visit during winter, too.

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Vibrant Sunset on June 21st, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

The first sunset of summer! We were definitely blessed by Mother Nature on this evening. The clouds in the afternoon looked wispy and hazy and I had a strong hunch we would be getting an intense sunset. And let me say, I really love it when I’m right!

One of my favourite things is just seeing the sky transform and change during sunsets like these. The sky changes from yellow to orange to red to pink and purple. I’m always snapping away, taking a million photos and trying to balance that out with trying to enjoy the spectacle before me.

I can only hope we have a bunch more of sunsets like these ahead of us!

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Summer Trees on June 21st, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

First official day of summer, here we are! After what felt like forever, it has arrived! I’m not quite sure what kind of flowers these are, but they are so pretty! The tree pictured in the first two photos was a lot bigger than it looks. I felt so calm and at peace standing underneath it. It almost felt like a whole different world where sound was muted and the sunlight peeking through the leaves was warm and bright.

And like most floral related things this year, when we came back a week later, most of the flowers had sadly already dried up.

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