It was just before Christmas and we finally had some snow so a walk by the lake was in order. For those not from around here, Toronto sits on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. We have four distinct seasons with warm summers and very cold winters. The cold winters are not cold everyday so you can have some lovely mildish days too.
On this particular day, I was trusting the weather forecast that the skies would eventually clear and the sun would pour forth and warm things up. I arrived early in the morning and there were more clouds than blue sky, the winds were churning the water and the air making for a rather bleak day. As I walked across the boardwalk and onto the beach in range of framing this image, the sun was making a effort to come through the clouds and illuminate the scene.
I made the image just as the light shone through. Yes it was VERY cold and the wind was brutal. Even with the achingly cold fingers I am glad I went out that morning. The Leuty Lifeguard Station is south of Kew Gardens and continues to be a symbol of the Beach, Toronto. It’s a very special place and one that I visit through all the seasons of the year.