Blue Casting

Blue Casting

Today’s photo of the day comes from the shores of Sugar Beach down by the Corus building. Vahida and I wanted to get out for a walk and I thought the Lakeshore area would be ripe with rust – something that is a favourite of mine when it comes to photography. In my younger days, one of the photographers that I assisted showed me an image he took of a car hood that was taken over by rust. The rust was contrasted by the colour of the paint that was peeling and flaking over the hood. It peeked my interest in rust and as I have delved deeper into photography, it has become a reoccurring theme.

As we ventured around the lake, I noticed that with the newer building developments, rust wasn’t easily found within our walking distance. I started to debate the idea for today as I attempted to get shots of seagulls, and landscape shots of lonely beach chairs. As the wind picked up and the snow started to pelt down, we decided it was time to call it a day and start the walk home. It was then that I noticed this colourful manhole cover. It reminded me of a favourite shot of mine that I took in Nakina of the top of a rusted blue oil barrel. After almost falling over trying to get the shot by looking through the camera’s eye piece, I snapped today’s winning shot.

I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon EF 24-70mm F4 L lens at 24mm, shooting at 1/30, F6.3,with an ISO setting of 200. It was an overcast day and snowing pretty heavily when the shot was taken.

See you tomorrow.

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