They Said It Was A Three Hour Tour, My Visit To Toronto Island

I haven't been to Toronto Island in ages, not since the disastrous night photography shoot from Olympic Island years ago. A few lessons learned from last time, first off, don't go in the afternoon, the line up for the ferry will stretch all the way to Queen's Quay, go in the morning, earlier the better for the decent light. Next tip get off either at Hanlan's Point or Ward's Island, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wants to go to Centre Island. Once you're done, you will want to go home, don't go back via Centre Island Ferry Terminal, it will be a zoo.

It was a weird day lighting wise, when I left the house it was overcast, I decided to run with Kodak Tri-X 400 and I was going to process in Xtol at the other end, that would cover everything. By the time I got to the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal, the cloud cover started to break. I wanted the clouds to pop and put a yellow filter on the 50mm lens and got some great skyline shots. Walk just east of the Ward's Island and you have a great vantage points to choose from.

This and the next blog post are going to be photo heavy (it's a photoblog kids). What you see here is mostly shot on Ward's Island, the next post will be mostly Algonquin Island. Summer's here by and large and I have one lunch recommendation, go to The Rectory Cafe, it's under new ownership by the brain trust behind the recently closed Merchant Tavern, the food is delicious.

Camera: Nikon FE, Nikkor S.C 50 f1.4 lens, Ais 105 F2.5 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Leaving the Ferry Terminal_

Sam McBride Docked

Harbourfront Skyline_

Toronto Skyline on the Water

West End of Harbourfront

Boarding for the Ride back to the Mainland

Toronto Skyline with Fluffy Clouds

Along Bayview

Ducks Lounging

Modernist Fixer Upper

Nice Spot for a Skyline View

Ward's Island St

First St. and Channel Av

First St. Cottage

Moored in the Inner Harbour_

Moored Speedboats


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