This week’s weather has left some lovely ice conditions on the trees and shoreline down at the lake. With warmer weather approaching, this may not last beyond Saturday.
Upcoming outing – When: Sunday December 9, 3:30PM Where: Meet at Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay Street, near the Southwest corner of the skating rinks. Attractions: Architecture (in time for the Architecture competition deadline!); Holiday decorations at Nathan Phillips; People. Zamboni’s – Public skating will be open. Sunset is at 4:30 PM, our visit will permit photos in afternoon light and after sunset. We plan to walk west on Queen to Spadina after sunset – opportunity for glint shots (sun permitting), street photography and after-dark photography, especially in the “blue hour”. There is plenty of ambient light for street photography, and good skyline angles, along the sidewalk from the Spadina/Queen vicinity. Other information: City Hall security discourage use of tripods in Nathan Phillips Square (monopods seem to be OK). Dress for the weather. Lots of coffee shops on Queen Street! – Paul Cordingley
Date and time:
Sunday, Sept 23- 2018, 9 am. Please be on time. We will not be waiting.
Meet-up: The starting location for the walk is on the south-east corner of Bathurst St. and Queen's Quay West. Doug Gibson a volunteer with ROM will lead. Look for his purple umbrella. If heavy rain expected, the outing may be cancelled. Please monitor website and weather for updates.
What: There are wonderful sculptures, old and crumbling silos, parks with flowers, beaches and birds, boats, wide skyline views and the new wave decks that would lend themselves to some interesting photos.
Fees: This is Fee based walk. Cost is 10 dollars per person, minimum 10.
Comments: This is volunteer's description:
There are wonderful sculptures, old and crumbling silos, parks with flowers, beaches and birds, boats, wide skyline views and the new wave decks that would lend themselves to some interesting photos. (Walk is about 100 minutes or more)
Recommendations: It may be best to take TTC. Bring wide to moderate telephoto lens. Tripod is optional. Given that we will be on the move, it is best to leave it at home or use monopod as alternate. But remember you will carrying it around.
Etobicoke Valley Park ad hoc Outings
Dates and times (weather permitting):
Monday, Sept 3, 6 – 8:15 PM
Tuesday, Sept 4, 6 – 8:15 PM
Wednesday, Sept 5, 6 – 8:15
What: Scenery, including trees, creek itself at sundown is great, rapids, two water falls; plants, such as golden rod, woodland sunflowers, thistles; animals: black crowned night Herons (most every night), occasional Great Blue Heron and Egret, ducks, garter snakes, cardinals, hawks.
Please monitor weather. If rain, outing is cancelled. Bring umbrella if there is chance of rain. If heavy overcast, you may wish to pass on outing.
Conditions: a smooth tar-lined trail from parking lot in north (near Evans Ave) to Marie Curtis Park in south, approx. 2.5 kilometers. Many small trodden paths to water's edge and through slightly wilder areas.
Comments and Recommendations: Good prep and practice for autumn and landscape photography; Bring mosquito repellant, good hiking shoes or boots. We walk about one hour one way, then one hour back. Marie Curtis Park has a bathroom. Tripod is an option but a must if you intend to shoot rapids or use slow shutter speeds.
To see images of Etobicoke Valley Park click here.