"Ok pretend you're not cold. No no, I said NOT cold."
Last year in December I somehow persuaded my lovely (and patient) girlfriend to stand outside at night along Bloor street so that I could practice some nighttime photography with varying light sources. It was a magical evening during which all four of our hands froze and I ended up paying for modelling time with a steak dinner. Totally worth it!
Both Bloor street and Yorkville were lit up quite nicely for the holidays and we took full advantage. It was a great exercise in low light shooting which gave us some gorgeous photos amidst some bizarre lighting circumstances.
One large tree in particular was strung with lights that simply refused to play nice with the camera. Some sort of confluence of shutter speed and the refresh rate of the lights (which wasn't at all visible to the naked eye) caused large portions to darken dramatically as seen in the photos below.
Despite the difficulties we managed to snap some great shots that really captured the moment and spirit of the evening.
All in all it was a great experience and I can't wait to find a similar shooting location for this year. Do I hear Distillery District?