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.

Light effects on buildings – King St & Yonge

Light effects on buildings – King St & Yonge

Just off Yonge St, south, west of King, you can find Commerce Court. Linger there, on a nice day and enjoy the sunshine and relative quiet in the downtown area. If it’s a bright day, you’ll be treated to one of the best special effects shows in town.  Wander around the courtyard and look up – you’ll see a variety of visual effects going on.  Commerce Court is surrounded by shiney, reflective skyscrappers that offer up a variety of shots to capture. One of my favourite effects is the mirrored buildings:

Commerce Court reflections - downtown Toronto buildings

It’s an impressive rippled mirror effect.  Like a living mural, constantly changing with the sun. Don’t forget to look a little lower. Buildings to the north create a neat white patterned effect on the shorter concrete buildings.  Enjoy.