Nature Trails and Hikes

If you’re a nature lover, this page is for you. I’ve been on many nature hikes and trails. I hope to show the best of them here.

Up to now, my favourite trail is at Rouge Valley Conservation Centre. We haven’t been this year because of the tick population that seems to plaguing the area. Hopefully it’s resolved by the fall as I need to back there.

The outdoors has so much to offer. It’s not always about shooting Cityscape for me, although it’s probably my favourite genre of Photography. 

My only advice while out on a trail is to pay attention to your surroundings. This includes the footpath. I speak from experience, after rolling my ankle hopefully for the last time on a nature trail at Niagara Glen. This happened on Canada Day. It’s been 21 days and I’m still limping and hesitant to go on my usual photo walks that I do in Toronto. It’s not fun.

Shooting is harsh light isn’t easy, I’ve said that before. But the more you do it, the easier it gets. I’m finding the key to a perfectly exposed image at high noon is keeping the ISO low. 

One of these days we’ll get out of the house before 12:00 so that I’m not doing battle with the sun.
One major advantage of shooting with the Sony a7iii is that it excels in lowlight. The shadows can ALWAYS be brought up in post without damaging the image. This is one of many reasons why I love this camera.

At the moment, I’ll be showcasing Silver Creek Conservation Area, Port Union Waterfron Park, and Kelso Conservation Area. I do have many more images from other nature trails and hikes that we’ve been on, such as Tommy Thompson Park. These will come later.