Kayaking along Toronto's Waterfront

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  1. Antarctican

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    Sunday was a lazy, hazy (and I do mean hazy, as you'll see) day in Toronto so I decided to rent a kayak and paddle around the harbour before heading over to the Toronto Islands. I took my point and shoot with me, and these are some of the snapshots I took through the day:

    1. "Might is right"Â…kayakers have to give the right of way to the ferries heading over to the island.
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    2. Once over at the island, the canals are very peaceful.
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    3. Skyline view from one of the canals.
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    4. LOTS of people were fishing, but not too many were catching anything worth keeping
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    5. I always like the look of waterlilies, so when I saw one near some bullrushes I paddled over
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    6. Right behind the bullrushes I saw an entrance into a pond that was filled with waterlilies. There were some swans and herons there, but the heron was very skittish so I only got a pic of the swan
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    7. The yellow water lilies never seem to open fully.
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    8. Sunset view of the skyline from the Toronto Islands.
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    Thanks for looking!

     
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    Seems you had a great time, and you tell the story well through you photos. Though, it's a bit pity IMO that you didn't bring your _real_ camera out there. #5 has quite much detail, the camera concidered.
     
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    great shots anty..... looks so chilled out over there..... the low perspective of the kayak shots really add a nice pov like in 3..... and the last shot is well exposed, especially for a point and shoot camera...... good stuff :thumbup:
     
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    #6 is my favourite from the lot, closely followed by the second one.
    Don't usually get to see your work. Make this a habit! ;)
     
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    I'VE SEEN SOME OF ANTYS' PHOTOS
    I'VE SEEN SOME OF ANTYS' PHOTOS
    I'VE SEEN SOME OF ANTYS' PHOTOS
    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :wav: :wav:

    I like them all but number 8 is just perfect, what a skyline and what great colours in the sky, I can just imagine if that shot was taken where I live.... burnt out cars, piles of rubbish and by the time you'd have framed the shot your kayak would of been nicked !

    Love the swan shot ( how can you not love a swan shot? )

    It's hard to belive that the 2nd shot was taken so close to a major city
     
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    great moments ... you have a beautiful day ..
     
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    Thanks for sharing these shots Anty. I love seeing different parts of the world.
    Who says you can't get excellent results from a point and shoot camera?!
    Lets see some more please.
     
  8. Antarctican

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    Why thanks sooo much to all of you for your kind comments! :blushing:

    Foffen - it was my first time out this season, the water on the harbour was a bit rough, and the kayak 'skirts' at the rental place don't do a very good job at keeping water out of the body of the kayak, so I was nervous about taking the dSLR. I sure wished I'd had it, though, when that heron was around! All the shots I got of it were fuzzy. Next time I may well take the 'big cam' out with me.

    Arch - thanks for your comments. They're always greatly appreciated.

    Danalec, LP and Hoppy - Uhh, yeah, I guess I don't post very often, do I? It's because my pics are so 'snapshot-y" compared to the stuff you all post. But I'm trying to get over that, and will try to post a little more often. Thanks soooo much for the encouragement...it helps a lot. Really.

    Funkyflame - thanks for commenting!

    :hugs: Hugs to all of you.
     
  9. Hoppy

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    There's nothing wrong with snapshot-y pictures, just look at the stuff I post on here, there ain't many people on here who like it but I still keep posting anyway. There is a story behind every shot.
    There is far too much importance placed on 'the perfect' composition/image it seems, and people tend to lose sight of the love of just taking a picture.
    Ian
     
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    Nice set and the first I've seen of yours......the last one is very special, nicely framed by the overhanging branches and a good compo too.
    Nicely done.
     
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    Thanks KenCo! I really like Toronto's skyline, so that's one of my fave shots of it (I have many).

    LP, as I was sitting in the kayak for all those shots, it woulda been pretty tough for anyone to nick it out from under me!
     
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    You haven't been down the river Thames on a festival weekend!!!!!!! :er:
     

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