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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > Sea of Fog (Viewed 1943 times)
theninjalobster 


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Sea of Fog
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I know I haven't posted in awhile, so I figured I'd share a little bit of an adventure I had the other night.

I was commissioned by a neighbor of mine to take a photo of the Opera House on Queen st and Broadview. I wanted to wait until it was late and raining, to make the shot as interesting as possible.





After that, I walked along Queen, taking light trails every now and then in the pouring rain. I also shot the new Eaton centre bridge for it's grand opening the day after.











Then at 4 am or so I checked the CN tower live cam, and by god the clouds were looking incredible. To ensure that I would be above the fog, I decided to climb Tridel, the construction site that's wedged between the Gardiner and York st, despite the fact that it was a Tuesday night. Typically, these kinds of adventures are saved for weekends when workers are less likely to be there. If you plan on staying as late as sunrise, Sunday mornings are the only option. Because I only decided to hit Tridel at 4am or so, that only left me a couple hours until the morning shift would start. As stupid as this decision was, I couldn't say "no" to low fog. After hiking up almost 700 feet of stairs, I reached the top level of construction, a floor that was shrouded in mist. Looking up I could barely see the pod of the CN tower, looking down I couldn't see the streets below. But as I climbed up the crane, the city began to reveal itself.

After I figured it was time to leave, I could heard voices as I started down the stairs. I quickly went up a flight, crossed to the other stairwell and continued down. However two flights more and the same thing happened. I went back to my floor, hid in a room and kept going when the coast was clear. 60 flights of cat and mouse, at least every other floor was having work done on it. As my friend would say, "I basically Splinter Celled the shit out of this place."

The wind howling, the rain pouring, the city drowning in a sea of fog. I can't think of anything more beautiful.































I know I haven't posted any rooftop shots yet, from skyscrapers I mean, and it's mostly been abandoned spots and other nic naks. However "rooftopping", as mainstream and stupid as it's become, is still the most surreal thing I've ever done in my life. The countless hours I've spent watching the city from above have been the best times of my life.

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< Reply # 1 on 11/7/2017 5:29 AM >
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The second rooftopping shot is surreal; amazing.

J->




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< Reply # 2 on 11/7/2017 6:13 AM >
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I've been up that one a couple times but not since its been that high. Very cool views and as much as I havent done it in a while your little writeup at the bottom makes me want to go again soon. =)




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< Reply # 3 on 11/7/2017 12:11 PM >
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jeez these are gorgeous




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Absolutely killer set here, great story to go along with the climb




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I've been up that one a couple times but not since its been that high. Very cool views and as much as I havent done it in a while your little writeup at the bottom makes me want to go again soon. =)


Thanks my man, I went up twice before this in the springtime I think when it was super short; didn't pull my camera out once either times. But now that it's level with upper ice, definitely worth going back!




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< Reply # 6 on 11/7/2017 2:57 PM >
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Absolutely killer set here, great story to go along with the climb

Thanks a bunch man!

Posted by OH_ZOG_NO
jeez these are gorgeous

Thank you!

Posted by Jono
The second rooftopping shot is surreal; amazing.

J->

Thanks man, was using a wonky tripod setup for that one!




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< Reply # 7 on 11/7/2017 4:31 PM >
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Gorgeous shots man, fog always adds so much to photos.




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...!!!
Epic climb... glad you got out, sounds like it was this close=)




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< Reply # 9 on 11/7/2017 4:59 PM >
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I had to come back and look again, I have to say it's been a long time since someone posted a good set like this one from Toronto.

Jono's posts are always great and with added variety but the guys who used to post stuff like this on here are either long gone and uninterested or have gone and joined the growing UER Army of Lurkers.




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Nice work




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...!!!
Epic climb... glad you got out, sounds like it was this close=)


Man we gotta get out and climb a crane, just recently saw your climb of the Aura crane, one of the coolest things I've ever seen!




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< Reply # 12 on 11/8/2017 3:17 AM >
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I had to come back and look again, I have to say it's been a long time since someone posted a good set like this one from Toronto.

Jono's posts are always great and with added variety but the guys who used to post stuff like this on here are either long gone and uninterested or have gone and joined the growing UER Army of Lurkers.


Thanks a bunch man, I guess I should start sharing more of my rooftopping stuff then!

I totally agree, aside from Jono I don't remember seeing any rooftop photography on UER.




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Really? There's a few of us here that do, my posts are just older these days as I don't get up much anymore.



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The pics are amazing! I'm in awe. I'm originally from TO area and you've captured a whole new view of the city. Well done! Sometimes the best experiences are those unexpected ones where you just go for it.



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I haven't been to the Opera House in so long... last time was a concert in '94 or '95 - Kyuss on their Sky Valley tour. It was epic.

Great shots & thanks for the nostalgic memory.




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Really? There's a few of us here that do, my posts are just older these days as I don't get up much anymore.


For sure! That was ignorance on my part, I haven't been around long enough to see much rooftop stuff.




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I haven't been to the Opera House in so long... last time was a concert in '94 or '95 - Kyuss on their Sky Valley tour. It was epic.

Great shots & thanks for the nostalgic memory.


Aha my pleasure, hopefully I can get some shots of the inside next time 8)




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Just wow. The crane fog stuff is over the top awesome. Great job!




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