The First Sunrise, 2017

New Years Day morning is usually all about recovery from a wild New Year’s Eve party. This year, I went down to the water for the first sunrise of 2017 and discovered a different kind of recovery – the birth of a new year through the magic of morning light.

First Sunrise 2017, Humber Bay West

After a few weeks of grey and dreary mornings with overcast skies and light of dubious quality, the new 2017 arrived with a beautiful sunrise. This was a perfect type of morning to load up a roll of Kodak Ektar into the camera and wait out that blue hour. What a way to kick off the year.

2016 Washes Away, Humber Bay West
2016 Washes Away, Humber Bay West

Winter sunrises in Toronto bring the Sun from behind the lake horizon, giving the morning contemplative and remote feeling. A pure natural scene, range of colours, completely void of urban artifacts, in the middle of the country’s largest city.

Blue Waters of 2017
Blue Waters of 2017

Blue hour magic never disappoints. Range of colours and cloud patterns form that landscape of the moments. Shapes and associations never to be repeated, waiting to be memorialized on film. The experience of blue hour on the lakeshore never gets old.

Great outing to kick of the year at one of my favourite photography spots in Toronto, a promising start.

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