Urban Framing

My camera has been working overtime lately, but while the temperatures are hot I spend as much time outside as I possibly can because I am a summer girl at heart, so my computer and my blog have been put on the back burner.  However, I don’t want my followers to think I am neglecting them, so here’s one of my favourite shots from the last few weeks :).

Near the end of June, we blatantly ignored the weatherman and headed down to the Toronto waterfront for the official launch of the Tall Ships 1812 Tour.  We took the subway down from the north end of the city and then walked to Harbourfront. Unfortunately, the weatherman actually got it right for once and we got caught in the rain which didn’t seem to want to stop.  I did get a few photos of the ships which I will share with you shortly, but we also had fun taking pictures of the downtown architecture.  Mike and I both noticed this scene at the exact same moment, and as is often the case lately it quickly became a competition to see who could get the best shot. This is Toronto’s famous CN Tower, and I just love how it is framed by the two high-rises.

CN Tower Framed

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33 Responses to Urban Framing

  1. RMW says:

    Like it! When I was in Toronto for the first time a few years ago we went up to the viewing deck near the top. I stood on the glass floor looking down at the cars the size of ants…. quite an achievement for an acrophobiac!

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Wow! That is SOME tower.
    Great photo.

  3. bulldog says:

    I do love this photo… what a composition…

  4. I miss Toronto–used to go all the time–love how you framed the needle

    • Thanks LouAnn :). Toronto is a fun place to visit that’s for sure, but I’m glad I don’t live there anymore. It’s too crazy busy for me!

      • I am glad now I did not settle there–but back in the 80’s it was the place to be — Now it is getting a little dangerous at least from the point of view of this small town girl

      • Yup, when I was born in the suburbs, we had cows behind our house apparently, and now it’s one of the most dangerous parts of Toronto. I’m so glad that I was able to raise my kids in the country but still close enough to show them the sites of the city.

  5. TBM says:

    I’ve seen that! Great shot and I’m shocked the weather dude got it right. So is that 1 out 365 days a year?

  6. dorannrule says:

    This is a great view – almost designed just for you and Mikey. Who won the competition? P.S. I am slow in commenting because we have an old-friend visitor for the whole month, so I may be taking time off to talk and sightsee. Wanted you, of all people, to know. I will try to do a post explaining I am on sabbatical. 🙂

    • Well, he always says that his photos are better, but of course I beg to differ LOL!! I must say though that for someone who couldn’t care less about cameras and taking pictures about a year ago, he is taking some pretty amazing shots lately. He was always the non-techy type who didn’t even know how to turn on a computer, but now he regularly uses a digital camera, a GPS, a smartphone, and a laptop. I’m very proud of him :).

  7. Love this shot!!! Perfect view! 🙂 **

    • It is pretty cool isn’t it? 🙂 And I guess it was kind of a good thing that it was so cloudy that day because shots looking up like that often don’t turn out very well if it is a sunny day. The sky always looks too bright. I took some other really neat high-rise pics that day too which I will try to post in the next little while, if I’m not sitting out in the sun reading that is :).

  8. beckyday6 says:

    Wow I love the framing of this picture (oh, and you named it urban framing, great minds think alike 😉 or maybe you put in my head, lol). But still, I love the contrast between the two stark straight buildings with the curvy one in between! 🙂

    • Sometimes it’s hard to think of a title, but when I thought of this one I knew it was perfect :). I’m glad you liked it Becky, and I’m glad I checked my spam or I wouldn’t have found your wonderful comment. I hope WordPress fixes that for you soon!

  9. Phil Lanoue says:

    Super photo! Glad you got over to take this!

  10. Jeff Sinon says:

    Great shot Cindy, very nicely composed.
    FYI, when it comes to photography, I ignore the weatherman A LOT! Stormy, cloudy skies are way better in a photo than blah, cloudless blue.

  11. benzeknees says:

    You take such good pictures!

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