1. Day 198: In preparation for a trip in less than two weeks to the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, I picked up a Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens today. A wider lens would have been nice, but this one was well within my budget, and replaces my Canon 50mm F1.8 that got dropped some time ago. And it gets great reviews. I headed up to Downsview Park after picking up the lens, in hope of trying some night sky shots. Despite all the ambient light of the city, there is a full 360 degree view of the sky at this location. While waiting for it to get darker, clouds slowly rolled in dashing my chances of testing out the lens for long exposure night shots of the what few stars would be visible in the city. This quick handheld shot is at f2.2.

    Day 198: In preparation for a trip in less than two weeks to the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, I picked up a Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens today. A wider lens would have been nice, but this one was well within my budget, and replaces my Canon 50mm F1.8 that got dropped some time ago. And it gets great reviews. I headed up to Downsview Park after picking up the lens, in hope of trying some night sky shots. Despite all the ambient light of the city, there is a full 360 degree view of the sky at this location. While waiting for it to get darker, clouds slowly rolled in dashing my chances of testing out the lens for long exposure night shots of the what few stars would be visible in the city. This quick handheld shot is at f2.2.

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  2. Day 190: Spent the afternoon hiking about 13km on Leslie Spit today, a spot I have been to a lot lately, working on a setup for a multi stage geocache. I didn’t shoot many pictures throughout the hike, as I had timed my outing to end with the sun setting behind me on my hike out, and get my shot during that “golden hour”. I have been here several times at this hour and the colours are always amazing. This bridge is also a great spot to get a view of Toronto’s skyline.

    Day 190: Spent the afternoon hiking about 13km on Leslie Spit today, a spot I have been to a lot lately, working on a setup for a multi stage geocache. I didn’t shoot many pictures throughout the hike, as I had timed my outing to end with the sun setting behind me on my hike out, and get my shot during that “golden hour”. I have been here several times at this hour and the colours are always amazing. This bridge is also a great spot to get a view of Toronto’s skyline.

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  3. Day 173: We had a strong storm blow through the area earlier today, but I had missed it, due to taking a nap after getting home from work. While out grabbing some food tonight, the sky changed dramatically for a mere 10 minutes, and as can be seen here, looked like it was literally on fire. I can’t remember having seen such a display before, and managed to grab a shot with my iPhone. This is directly from the phone, no editing to make the colour more intense.

    Day 173: We had a strong storm blow through the area earlier today, but I had missed it, due to taking a nap after getting home from work. While out grabbing some food tonight, the sky changed dramatically for a mere 10 minutes, and as can be seen here, looked like it was literally on fire. I can’t remember having seen such a display before, and managed to grab a shot with my iPhone. This is directly from the phone, no editing to make the colour more intense.

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  4. Day 143: I spent the better part of today on the road, with the intent of finding a few caches along Algonquin Park’s southern Highway 60 corridor. Of course I dragged my camera along for every hike, and got lots of photos, but chose one of the last images of the day. I stopped at Brewer Lake, near the park’s east gate, and watched the sun go down, before heading to Whitney for the night.

    Day 143: I spent the better part of today on the road, with the intent of finding a few caches along Algonquin Park’s southern Highway 60 corridor. Of course I dragged my camera along for every hike, and got lots of photos, but chose one of the last images of the day. I stopped at Brewer Lake, near the park’s east gate, and watched the sun go down, before heading to Whitney for the night.

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  5. Day 130: After an afternoon of thunderstorms, the clouds finally parted a bit. Took a drive up the 400, near Rutherford for a quick shot of the sunset.

    Day 130: After an afternoon of thunderstorms, the clouds finally parted a bit. Took a drive up the 400, near Rutherford for a quick shot of the sunset.

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  6. Day 83: A quick shot with my iPhone while grabbing a cache and a couple Munzees at Tom Chater Park in Mississauga

    Day 83: A quick shot with my iPhone while grabbing a cache and a couple Munzees at Tom Chater Park in Mississauga

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