Snappy Fridays – An Electric Sunset

I really enjoy taking sunset photos. These hydro towers are found beside the Lisgar GO Station. Enjoy!


Snappy Facts: The Lisgar GO Station is found along the Transit company’s Milton Line in Mississauga, Ontario.  It was opened for service on September 4, 2007 to provide relief for the congested Meadowvale Station to the east.  The station was named for the neighbourhood it serves, the neighbourhood taking from Lord Lisgar, the second Governor General of Canada (who served from 1869-1872.)  Source: Wikipedia

Snappy Fridays – Killbear Sunset (Taken By the Samsung Galaxy S6)

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“Snappy” Fact: The landscape where this photo was taken (Killbear Provincial Park) may have served as a source of inspiration for the Group of Seven.


Random Flickr photo of the day – September 21, 2011

This is another personal favorite from 2009. I was on my way to meet a buddy at Hooters in NYC coming in from a photo shoot in Connecticut. I was stuck at a light about 2 blocks away, and in NYC, that’s pretty much a traffic jam anywhere else.

Anyway, as I crept up, I saw a crowd forming maybe 3 car lenghts, and they were all taking photos. When I finally crawled my way around them, I saw this beautiful formation of clouds, which I later learned was Mammatus. The sun was setting also, so it gave this nice orange hue to it.

I had my camera packed, no lens attached. Luckily it was in the front passenger seat, so I quickly opened my bag, grabbed my D700 body, and screwed in my Nikkor 24mm. I quickly set my camera to what may be a good exporsure, metered real quickly, I was off by +1 stop, so I quickly adjust, and snapped off a few frames. I re-set to -1.5 stops and fired a few more.

When I finally got to my destination, I quickly reviewed my shots, and was satisfied with them. Later on, in Lightroom, the best shot turned out to be the very first frame I took.

This was one of those moments where your experience just really kicks in. I had no time really to get a shot off properly, as just after firing my first set of shots, the light turned green, and soon there after we were moving. I came walked back after I parked my car, but the sun already set too low, and the colours were not as vivid as it was no more than 5 minutes prior.

Odd clouds

Nikon D700
Nikkor 24mm