Sunday, June 23, 2024

Picturing: A Special Sunlit Tree in Toronto

On Thursday, in order to get some big steps in, I made my way home from the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) subway station, "St. Clair West". It's been a long time since I last walked down that upper stretch of Spadina Road. My breath had been taken away when I looked up and ahead as I walked, approaching Casa Loma. It was early evening and the scene was a gorgeous green.

The tree seen here stood right out with its vibrant trunk and branches. The sun was cutting low from the West, splashing late day golden rays, revealing riches of chroma.

Postscript: I'm not a fan of enhanced pictures where one boosts the colours to unreal levels. The photo here I posted "as is".


Jon said...

Isn't that what photographers and film directors call "the golden hour"? Our street looks its best at that time too.

Simon St. Laurent said...

It is, indeed! The window is a small one, but a good director and DP can slot in the right moments to take advantage of 'the golden hour'.