Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Walking Along the Waters Edge Part One

I last walked Harbourfront a couple years back on a warm Saturday night in late July before an Oakville Camera Club outing to shoot the Toronto Skyline from Centre Island, it was a great walk and got some great images. It was a great idea at the time, while I got in town early, OCC members arrived closer to the meet up time, Taylor Swift was playing the Air Canada Centre and normal parking rates tripled to event prices.

Ok, a small irritant, we got the ferry docks and noticed hordes of people coming off, I did not connect the dots. Once our group got to Centre Island we quickly realized there not not one but two South Asian Cultural Festivals and the there were easy 50,000 people on the island. We got our skyline shots and around 9:30 decided it was time to head back to the mainland.

Not so fast, the line up for ferry stretched from the Centre Island Terminal to about the beach on the south side of the Island. We got on the boat at around midnight, my feet touched mainland around 12:35 and I was in bed around 1:30 AM. It's all smiles and chuckles until you're stuck in line with about 25kg of camera gear strapped to your back, with Hare Krishna converts wanting to spread the joy of their new found faith to the captive audience in line.

That's why we're staying on the mainland this year.


Camera: C220f, Sekor 80 f2.8 and 55 f4.5 lens.
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, Xtol 1+1.

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