Photographing  clouds east on Dundas at the foot of Old City Hall

Photographing clouds east on Dundas at the foot of Old City Hall

Padded around Old City Hall today, looking for interesting shots. Got some good contrasting images of old buildings and the shiny skyscrappers. This shot is one of the best of the day:

Photo of clouds reflected on side of skyscrapper near Old City hall in Toronto

This is on the north side of Dundas, standing at the front steps leading into Old City Hall. Looking east towards the Eaton’s Centre and The Bay.  The sun and clouds were perfect for catching reflections and I took nearly 50 photos. Not all are worth keeping, but after scanning through them, I think there are about 8 or 9 worth working with.  I’ll post them over the next few days as I finish sorting them out.

Above the clouds in Toronto – watching them drift by

Above the clouds in Toronto – watching them drift by

I was talking about the Saturday storm & the weird clouds, with a customer today. He lives on the south facing side of my building and has what we refer to as “the million dollar view” – a completely unhindered, panoramic view of Toronto. Although we aren’t really that high up (I’m 20 floors up, he’s 17), we do see some interesting cloud cover periodically. On Friday, he grabbed a couple of shots that were fascinating:

Photo of Toronto skyline with odd cloud cover

This was around lunch time. It’s fun to look down on the clouds occassionally. Doesn’t happen often, but if the weather conditions are just right ….

Photo of Toronto skyline with odd cloud cover

Toronto weather – wanna be funnel cloud & relief from the heat

Toronto weather – wanna be funnel cloud & relief from the heat

It’s been unreasonably hot and humid here in Toronto over the last week. With the humidex, the temp has been pushed over 40c (that’s over 100 F for my American friends) for days now. Plus so dry, it’s become a worry. Well, today (Sat), Mother Nature sent us some relief. The promised, but not believed, cold front just roared over the city, bringing rain and lower temperatures. I stood on the balony and I could feel the temp dropping by the minute.  The clouds were moving overhead so fast, it was amazing. I did manage to snag this before it blew overtop: Photo of storm clouds rolling over western GTA

Don’t often see wannabe funnel clouds over Toronto, but it looked like this cloud bank was trying it’s best. The wind was whirling around and around, picking up speed for a short time, which caused this.   It’s west facing, must have been over Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Right now, windows open, enjoying the fresh air. I won’t have to water anything on the balcony tonight. The pots are over flowing with water, the wind has died down and the rain is coming down in bucket. Keep your fingers crossed the humidity doesn’t return.