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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Pine Needles on May 26th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Close up photos of pine needles during spring. I debated on what colour scheme I should go for for this set and ultimately decided on a cool aqua tone instead of a warm green one (what they actually looked like). I wanted to experiment with colour a bit and I really like the way these turned out!

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City Skylines and a Twilight Sky on May 15th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

The Toronto skyline during late spring and the skyline during twilight. The sunset wasn’t as intense as I was hoping but I’m really happy with the skyline shot. I looked over and saw all the pretty white flowers and I knew I had to snap a photo. It was such a spring scene and it made me so happy seeing it in person. We came back around a week later and the hill was completely grassy, no white flowers. Just goes to show how anything in spring disappears so quick if you aren’t fast enough.

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Pink Flowers in the Trees on May 14th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Some gorgeous pink flowers blooming in the trees. I’m not sure what kinds of flowers these are but they’re gorgeous! I always love when I find things to take photos of when I have my camera with me, it’s like it’s photographer’s luck. I passed by this tree a week to two weeks later and sadly, all the blooms were gone. I love spring for all the beauty it gives us but it really doesn’t last.

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Cherry Blossoms on April 19th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

More cherry blossoms! When visiting the day before, there were some spots I wanted to photograph but it was a little crowded. So instead, we came back the very next morning. I’m super happy we did as there were little to no people there and the sunlight added some vibrancy to the scene. The blossoms were so pink!

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Cherry Blossoms on April 18th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Cherry blossoms are finally blooming! While visiting grandparents at the cemetery, my family noticed that there were several cherry blossom trees littered throughout the area. Strange how I’d never noticed them all these years. Granted, I feel like most Torontonians only see High Park as their cherry blossom central. With things being the way they are this year and last, many of us had to look to other places to get our Sakura fix. I know that personally, I had never looked into other areas in the city with cherry blossoms as I’d always head over to High Park in the past. While it is open to visitors this year (albeit being fenced off), I personally wasn’t about to brave the more than likely huge crowds vying for a chance to take a peek through the fences.

It had just rained a little, and the sky was still cloudy, so the lighting couldn’t have been better! I always love overcast lighting when shooting flowers or trees outdoors as it is effortless and beautiful diffused lighting. This was a really good photography day for me! It was also nice to just stand underneath the trees, breathe deep, and to relax for a small moment.

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White Magnolias on April 18th, 2021.

Digital, 2021.

Spring has sprung! While visiting grandparents at the cemetery, I couldn’t help but notice these beautiful white magnolias. It had just rained a little, and the sky was still cloudy, so the lighting couldn’t have been better! I always love overcast lighting when shooting flowers or trees outdoors as it is effortless and beautiful diffused lighting. This was a really good photography day for me!

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