Changing Shores

8s - f/11 - ISO100

Lake Ontario’s waterfront in and around Toronto has undergone a number of transformations over the centuries. Ancient swampy and lush coastline has given way to heavy industrial activity in late 19th and early 20th Century, only to be transformed again as industry departed and various municipalities embarked on making this shore into a unique parkland.

The rocky shores of lake Ontario in GTA are now carefully designed parks, with marinas, beaches and endless opportunities to enjoy in this new, albeit manufactured, landscape. One of distinct new features are piles of rock used to secure the new coastline. Mostly shaped through landfill materials, the new shore is stronger against the slow and steady progression of water and wind erosion. The lake is now greeted with a wall of rocks, resolute and unyielding.

Insistence in pristine and untouched – how realistic is it really. In a way, a human effort to undo the damage is now giving us a radically changed landscape, one that greets the grand lake and the rising sun with a different firmness, not willing to give in and be morphed by the water, but stand in strength and make the statement. Not without it’s beauty and visual inspiration. Different, changed, with its own merit.

This is where our shore is, for now.

Technical Information:

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikkor 24mm/f2.8D
  • Filters: Tiffen C-POL, Hoya NDx8
  • Exposure
    • Shutter: 8s
    • Aperture: f/11
    • ISO: 100
  • Processed and converted in JPEG using Adobe Lightroom CC

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