Winter Morning on Toronto Waterfront
Update September 25th!
It is almost time for the Artists preview and the Gala! It’s taking place on Friday September 26th at the Queens Quay Terminal. So exciting. I have been home in the UK visiting family and friends and having a most wonderful time relaxing and shooting so the same week I am back is the Gala! I am looking forward to to seeing my photograph “Winter Morning” up in lights so to speak, however I am also looking forward to meeting the other photographers who are finalists. We are going to be the toast of the evening and I am very happy that the Toronto Waterfront Business Association puts on this contest and event for photographers. Not to mention winning my first contest ever. I’ve turned “Winter Morning on Toronto Waterfront into a canvas print and a metal art print. And as Christmas and and the Holiday season approaches remember that artwork makes a wonderful gift for just about anybody whether for Office or home and personal space. Right, back to getting ready for the Photography Gala.
Stay tuned for updates.
Today I was informed that I have been selected as one of 50 finalists in the Toronto My Waterfront Photography Contest for my photograph “Winter Morning!” Exciting news!
My art photograph which will be titled “Winter Morning on Toronto Waterfront” will be included in the 2014 My Waterfront Photo Exhibit launching with an Artist Preview Gala on Friday, September 26 and running throughout October at the beautiful Queens Quay Terminal. Being included among the 50 finalists is such a wonderful honour and it’s great to be included among such talent. The waterfront is where I go back to shoot time and again, so this contest was an excellent opportunity to showcase my Toronto Waterfront photography stories to a broader audience. I am very thrilled to have been selected to be one of the 50 finalists from the hundreds of amazing photographs entered.
Winter Morning is one of my favourite Toronto waterfront photographs. I shoot all year round and a lot of it is along the Toronto Waterfront. On this particular morning it had snowed the night before and though it was still early people had already been out as you can see from the footprints. There are so many things that came together to make this photograph, and each time I view it I see something different. I aim to make the viewer feel part of the picture, as if they were in the picture themselves , perhaps following the footsteps or gazing as far as the eye can see or contemplating the frozen waterfront. I can still recall how cold it was when I made this capture… I could only manage to be out in it about 30 mins, by which time my fingers and toes were so cold I couldn’t feel them. But when I came upon this scene something immediately shifted in me, and for a few seconds I completely forgot about everything except making this shot. I am very happy I entered it into the photo contest – and even happier it’s one of the finalists!
Well worth the freezing elements on a Winter morning.