Category Archives: Cityscape

Path to the water

St. Patricks Island was a forgotten island. After a recreation of the island a few years back it has become a destination for many people and mostly families. They created a safe water area fed by the surrounding river but with less current and hazard to those using it. Lots of paths, play areas, and picnic sites make this a great park just a short walk from the downtown core of the city.

This is one of the paths to the water area. The path goes right through the water and the kids seemed to like riding and walking through the ankle deep water.


I looked up saw this plane. Quickly pull the camera out and make a single image. Something works for me with this image. The negative space or the of set composition? I’m not sure right now but I do find it pleasing to my eye.


On the way to the grocery store (Safeway) at lunch and someone was having a bad day. I made a few images closer up but when I was walking away I looked back a saw this composition. I thought it made a better composition and then it says “Safeway” on the sign beside it, that was just perfect. (click on the image to make it larger)


The sun rises as another week starts. Many people are off to work for another week. Some are off on vacations and adventures. The sun doesn’t care what people do but the people care to see the sunrise every day and warm our summer days.

The River and the City

The relationship of the river and the city is amazing but they are also very independent of each other. The city flows around the river not taking much notice of the river and the river flows through the city taking little notice of the city around it. On a hot summer day, the river becomes more important as people look for ways to cool off. Soon the river is full of rafts taking people for a float down the cool flow of the river.


Making images from the train window. This time I was trying to catch a car going the same speed as the train. This will keep the car in focus but blur the areas around the car. After many attempts, I finally managed to capture this moment.

The view from here

One more image from the train. As the train stopped at Sunnyside station in the early morning light I could see the neighbourhood behind the station through the windows of the transit shelter. It looked like a framed painting from my vantage point. It was the view from the train.

Rail Line

This is the view as you arrive on the train from the west. The view to the east down the transit tracks is long and straight bordered by tall glass towers. The new C-Train platforms have elegantly curved glass roofs to provide some shelter from the weather but they also look like metals trees lining the street.