Two mornings and two evenings per year the stars align along Toronto’s east – west street grid. This year I joined a meet up group as they attempted to capture this on camera. Location is important as buildings can get in the way and you may have to shoot in the middle of the street to capture it. It also helps to find a more scenic street or even elements that enhance like a streetcar for example.
We choose to situate ourselves on Wellington Street. Not a lot of traffic so we could shoot periodically in the street without being run over. It was a lot of fun albeit chilly. We did sprint up to Queen street to catch a different viewpoint but the street was busier and I didn’t come away with anything worthwhile.
The other great thing about being in the city is there is a lot of interesting architecture to photograph. The one I’ve been meaning to shoot for quite awhile is the flatiron building that sits between Front Street and Wellington Street.
It’s such a beautiful and photogenic piece of architecture you have to stop and appreciate especially when the sun starts to go down.