This post’s dedicated to that much maligned art form – the humble sunset photo.
It’s all too easy to criticise the ubiquitous evening sky shot, but who hasn’t been tempted to take a “sun kissing the horizon” snap after a perfect day on the beach? Only the most committed wedge-haired art hipster could resist a reddy, pinky, Rothko-layered sky after a few pina coladas.
Me? I like an urban sunset, and the massive Toronto sky is the gift that never stops giving (though the gifts aren’t always welcome when in the form of a four day downpour, like last week).
My number one spot for Toronto sunsets is Ashbridges Bay Park, which I just happened to be cycling through this evening:
I got a bit carried away; here are some more pics from my ride home:
For what it’s worth, my other top Toronto sunset spots would be:
*Canoe restaurant, 66 Wellington Street West.
With its sweeping, floor to ceiling window views, it’s a sure-fire romance hotspot. It also does a nice line in surprise desserts:
As in, the actual water. Preferably from the safety of a canoe, or other floating vessel:
Sorry to brag, but the view ain’t half bad. No, we don’t take paying guests. Yes, you can quite possibly get a very similar view from many of the high condo blocks or hotels along the harbourfront:
Oh, I know these aren’t going to win any photography prizes – and I totally get that taking pictures of sunsets is neither cool nor clever.
But go on, admit it, they’re pretty. It’s a harmless guilty pleasure. I won’t tell anyone if you don’t. It can be our little secret.