Toronto Wide Perspective

I went for a photo walk recently in Toronto starting at City Hall. The purpose was to scout unique and iconic perspectives of the great city. Although I barely made a dent as far as covering ground, one thing that was different for me on this walk was the perspective I had due to the lens I chose to use. My choice of lens this day was my ultrawide angle Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8. It's not a lens I use often but was I glad to use it! Such a wide field of view does require a shift in how you compose your shots and allows you to contemplate the scene around you differently. The images created can really immerse a viewer into the world captured in the photo because a single image can capture so many more elements of the scene just like what you saw when you were there. I hope you enjoy these images. 

In the first photo, the triangle shape was created by the elevated walk under which I was standing; a perspective possible only with the ultrawide lens. 

 Pyramids of Toronto  

Pyramids of Toronto  

 Nathan Phillips Square Ice Rink

Nathan Phillips Square Ice Rink

 The Toronto sign in front of City Hall

The Toronto sign in front of City Hall

 Spidey sense tingling... 

Spidey sense tingling... 

I am standing under a tree and due to the wide angle lens I'm able to include the branches into my shot of this very large structure in front of me.  

 OCAD U with pedestrian crossing

OCAD U with pedestrian crossing

Standing across the street I'm able to capture the massive structure. 

 OCAD U

OCAD U

The following 4 images I wanted to show the iconic CN Tower while including the OCAD building to give context.  

 OCAD U belly with CN Tower

OCAD U belly with CN Tower

 OCAD U belly with CN Tower

OCAD U belly with CN Tower

 OCAD U with CN Tower

OCAD U with CN Tower

 OCAD U with CN Tower

OCAD U with CN Tower

An alleyway off Spadina Ave just north of Queen St. Notice with such a wide field of view I was able to stand in the middle of the alley and capture the buildings on both sides of me from road to roof!  

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