Tommy Thompson Park - J. K. Ribout Photography

January 3rd, 2018

Happy New Year! And Happy first blog post of 2018!

On the last weekend of 2017, we decided to go on a little adventure to Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto. The weather in Southern Ontario (and really all across Canada) has been extremely frigid - but the Northerner in me has been loving it! Not to mention, the colder it gets, the better the photography!

The morning sunrise was absolutely beautiful. The fog on the water mixed with the intense ice formation glowing in the sunlight, made for gorgeous subject matter. 

The air was so cold that the fog on the water remained quite heavy and kept to the horizon. With not a cloud in site, it just intensified the colour and contrast as the morning sun began to fully rise.

As probably mentioned before, I don't like being cold by any means. But, I do love the brisk dry cold that comes with extreme low temperatures - especially when I'm outdoors and all I can hear is the snow crunching under my boots. That being said though, this day was I think one of the coldest days yet of the season, and we were outside for quite a while. I lost feeling in almost every part of my body at one point or another and my glasses were crystallizing. Half of what I captured was based on what I saw through foggy glasses, so I had to rely on my skill and less on my eyes.

This part of the trail was by far my favourite. I love the pink glow on the ice and everything about the ice covered branches. It's beautiful.

As the sun rose higher and as we approached a section of frozen water, It really felt like a scene from the Arctic - which brought a smile to my face. I wish so badly to one day go to the Arctic and experience the truest Northern landscape possible.


Thank you for reading!

I hope you enjoyed the last adventure of 2017.


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