Comments: green toronto

Oh gosh ... this one's cool. In my opinion, this is one of your greatest scenery shots, Sam!

Posted by Jeff at June 17, 2005 02:11 AM

That's gorgeous

Posted by Tyler at June 17, 2005 02:24 AM This is absolutely breath taking. Wow. When I first saw this is honestly gasped in amazement...... just wow.

Posted by amc at June 17, 2005 02:36 AM

Fantastic sky!

The road leading into the shot also gives great perspective.

Posted by PhilB at June 17, 2005 02:37 AM

WOW. this picture is amazing.

Posted by david at June 17, 2005 02:54 AM

Great Shot .Wonderful light. Thanks

Posted by Hugues at June 17, 2005 03:07 AM

This shot is amazing ! Almost surreal, especially the left part !
Seems like coming from a Sci-Fi movie !

Posted by Alecska at June 17, 2005 03:23 AM

I do not know how you do the things you do, and it is increasingly harder to speculate. Here be magic of a wonderful sort.

Posted by Kevin at June 17, 2005 03:29 AM

man, I lived in alberta for half my life and i've never actually been that high to observe the wonder of such a long expanse horizon. Very nice shot.

Posted by Travis at June 17, 2005 03:31 AM

Absolutely beautiful. I love the colours in the clouds. This shot has a lot of life to it. I love picking out tiny details, and well this one has got a bunch.

Posted by Jeff at June 17, 2005 03:46 AM

Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking.

Posted by serotonic at June 17, 2005 03:46 AM

wow !
That would make a nice wallpaper ! ;)
By the way i was wondering if you could make a little section with desktop background ??
is that possible ?

if you have time of course !
i would enjoy that, ;)

Nice work anyway.

Posted by flo at June 17, 2005 03:58 AM

Wow that would look great as a desktop!

Posted by Dava at June 17, 2005 04:13 AM

Woah! Nice view! : )

Posted by Tice at June 17, 2005 04:15 AM

Hi! Greate photo! ciao (your Italian fan!)

Posted by Blue! at June 17, 2005 04:24 AM


Posted by Andy (SensorChip) at June 17, 2005 04:28 AM

fabulous. this looks like a scene from 'independence day'.
great colour and composition.

Posted by canon-craig at June 17, 2005 04:42 AM

Wow! What a sky! Great composition as well, with the leading line of the road taking your eye right to the centre of the picture. When you see a sky like this you tend to be rushing to a spot where you know you can get a good shot, but as you watch the sun drop your heart starts to sink. You definitely got there in time. Good work.

Posted by Mark at June 17, 2005 05:09 AM

fantastic shot!

Posted by Liisa Anderson at June 17, 2005 05:27 AM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Dude... this is INFINITE! Sick dude. Just beautiful.

Posted by Houser at June 17, 2005 05:34 AM

I think merging two shots with different speeds, one for the sky and another for the foreground would give you a much better horizon line.

Posted by behrouz at June 17, 2005 05:43 AM

absolutely gorgeous! i was beginning to miss these great sky shots!

Posted by Hitesh Sawlani at June 17, 2005 06:04 AM

a breath-taking panorama. Very peaceful mood. Magnificent sky and cloud colour. The trees on the right appear yellowish and somewhat faded for some reason-- any explanation, Sam? Still a very beautiful scene. It reminds me of Toronto circa 1945.

Posted by martin at June 17, 2005 06:23 AM

this is awesome and i love it. thank you for sharing.

Posted by patricia danielle at June 17, 2005 06:31 AM

Magnificent , Colours have a beautiful harmony .Good job

Posted by fereydoon at June 17, 2005 06:49 AM

Absolutely fantastic Sam!
I love the colours here. In my next life, I want to be a bird, and you just gave me a sneak preview of what is to come. Is this shot from the roof of a tall building or through a window?
You make Toronto look like a truly magical city.
Thanks for sharing.

Posted by JasOn at June 17, 2005 08:11 AM

My word, this looks like an old postcard. Amazing shot Sam.

Posted by Richard at June 17, 2005 08:13 AM

Simply beautiful!

Posted by Brian - A proud Torontonian at June 17, 2005 08:15 AM

Waouh, Beautiful sky.
Good shoot.

Posted by herve at June 17, 2005 08:25 AM

Wow. This is a beautiful shot. I think you need a button for "Order Print." Simply marvelous.

Posted by N at June 17, 2005 08:34 AM

wow! Great shot! It does not even look like that area anymore.

Posted by Christine at June 17, 2005 08:34 AM

Good shot... I know exactly where this was taken and the horizon shots you can get from here are fantastic.

This one seems a bit too photoshoped though...

Posted by Adam at June 17, 2005 08:35 AM

...That's so friggin' awesome.

Posted by Eric at June 17, 2005 08:50 AM

Wow, what a sky! and the angle from which it has been taken is great.

Posted by SteveO at June 17, 2005 08:56 AM

The sky is incredible!!!!!
Great picture!;-)

Posted by chiyomi at June 17, 2005 09:13 AM

Really nice photo. I like the green in the bottom and the oranges in the top. The sky looks really great.

How do you get those skies??

Posted by Netwalker at June 17, 2005 09:13 AM

Wow! Now this is very surreal looking. Very nice.

Posted by tabrandt at June 17, 2005 09:25 AM've done it again!

Posted by rz at June 17, 2005 09:26 AM

wow. which building was this taken off of? i think there's some condos in the area?

Posted by dusty at June 17, 2005 09:26 AM

That is a killer sky! Nice contrast with those green trees. The road makse it a bit ominous, as if you're traveling to somewhere dark and sinister.

Posted by Darren at June 17, 2005 09:28 AM

oh man, that's awesome. toronto has a lot more trees that i realized.

Posted by tbone at June 17, 2005 09:30 AM

AMZING SHOT! Holy crap this is so beautiful

Posted by Ayan at June 17, 2005 09:33 AM

beautiful image. Have a good weekend Sam!

Posted by Mark at June 17, 2005 09:39 AM


Posted by Scott at June 17, 2005 09:43 AM

WOW, reminds me of the kind of sky you would see in Lord of the Rings movie.

Posted by Fred at June 17, 2005 09:50 AM

Whoa! Sam this picture is up there with your best. The colors are amazing and I love how the horizon seems to go on forever. Well done! BTW how did you get so high up?

Posted by Tom at June 17, 2005 09:50 AM

Holy mother of pearl. what a wonderful shot.

Posted by a daily dose of vision at June 17, 2005 10:00 AM

Hell's coming to town!

Posted by Adrian at June 17, 2005 10:01 AM

beautiful colors!

Posted by David at June 17, 2005 10:11 AM

This is incredible! It reminds me of some sort of hyper-realistic painting.

Posted by Paul at June 17, 2005 10:15 AM

Superb colours!
Yet another awe inspiring shot!
Well done Sam.

I can't shake the feeling that war of the worlds is coming though... :P

Posted by Shawn at June 17, 2005 10:18 AM


Posted by sinstone at June 17, 2005 10:44 AM

This photo is, as others have said, absolutely amazing.

The way the sky seems to layer downward to the dark clouds and lay parallel over the earth--awesome. And the way you see the light fall over the trees.

Great photo.

Posted by Jen at June 17, 2005 10:46 AM

Great picture!

Posted by brain damage at June 17, 2005 10:55 AM

Lovely capture of some of the passionate weather we've had lately!

Very beautiful, Sam - thank you.

Posted by Kathy at June 17, 2005 11:07 AM

Oh Wow!!

Posted by Jenny Mahler at June 17, 2005 11:13 AM

Wow, Sam, again!
Any hope of seeing one of your mighty time-lapses from this viewpoint?

Posted by gerry at June 17, 2005 11:16 AM

Nice. You used an overlay layer to bring out the foreground detail? Looks like the transition from this near the horizon is a bit too low and sudden - I find it distracting!

Posted by Aegir at June 17, 2005 11:33 AM

Beautiful colors, bro. Just beautiful...

Posted by JosÚ at June 17, 2005 11:40 AM

Amazing shot, we definately need a wallpaper version of this one. :P

Posted by BCloud at June 17, 2005 11:41 AM

~wonderful cityscape, good choice going wide here~

Posted by btezra at June 17, 2005 12:09 PM

What a great shot, I don't know how to express how if feel about it but I love what I see, the sky, the horizon the trees and the road line. Absolutely great.

Posted by Vahid at June 17, 2005 12:18 PM

perfect...exactly what i needed to see first thing this morning. thank you.

Posted by rich at June 17, 2005 12:19 PM

Thank you, Sam.

Posted by Ron at June 17, 2005 12:38 PM

This shot is gorgeous! Could you please make a bigger version so I could make it my background on my computer? Once again, nice job on the shot!

Posted by teo at June 17, 2005 12:46 PM

i love it! it's simply breath-taking. looks like the opening shot of some movie though. hahaha. beautiful!

Posted by bleah8 at June 17, 2005 12:47 PM

Would you consider a 1024 x 768 so I can use that as a wallpaper?

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Posted by Hans at June 17, 2005 12:48 PM

someone did an analysis of this photo of where they think you were standing.

linked from:

Posted by Andy at June 17, 2005 12:52 PM

Damn dude, that is a very nice shot.

Posted by Sebastian Arciszewski at June 17, 2005 01:10 PM


Posted by jamie at June 17, 2005 01:48 PM

I lived more than half my life in North York but this shot makes it look like a new city.

Posted by coffeecrisp at June 17, 2005 01:52 PM

great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can we have the wallpaper please?

Posted by siavash at June 17, 2005 02:34 PM

This one is really nice..... congrat :p

Posted by Rafa Brasil at June 17, 2005 03:10 PM

Stunning. The colours are phenomenal. Lovin It...oops did i say that.

Posted by KingSauga at June 17, 2005 03:51 PM

Wow!!! Looks kind of like a summer blockbuster movie poster.

Crazy good.

Posted by JoshH at June 17, 2005 03:59 PM

Love the top of the trees :)
I'm not fond of the sky, because it looks "flat" :/
But it's great !!

Posted by Pilou at June 17, 2005 04:39 PM


Posted by Dan at June 17, 2005 04:45 PM

Sam, Beautiful photo! You've certainly captured your readers' interest with this great photo.

Posted by Kevin H. Stecyk at June 17, 2005 05:11 PM

Do you think you need another comment? Ok, there you go: what a stunning image!

Posted by Nitsa at June 17, 2005 05:11 PM

nice pic overall, but the sky specially on the right is too saturated. the trees/houses look very nice (although not quite real, I think because of the unsharp mask side-effect).

Posted by Masoud at June 17, 2005 05:15 PM

Wow, I don't think I need to say more. Absolutely fantastic shot...

Posted by flygirl at June 17, 2005 05:30 PM

WOW!!! Breathtaking....what else can be said!!

Posted by Tony at June 17, 2005 05:32 PM

simply one of those once in a live time pics

Posted by jal at June 17, 2005 06:07 PM

just wanted to let you know, due to the absence of a trackback feature, that I've posted on your Toronto picture on my site...

it's another terrific picture, Sam...keep up the great work.


Posted by Michael Parekh at June 17, 2005 06:17 PM

wow! want to see it my self!

Posted by mrg at June 17, 2005 06:23 PM


Posted by mariel at June 17, 2005 06:54 PM

where do you constantly get that sky, man?? awesome...

Posted by jim from estonia at June 17, 2005 07:42 PM

What is so interesting in this photo?
It's just a usual shot of usual city streets.
But crowd is going crazy - "Yeah Sam, yeah! More Sam, more!"


Posted by ozzi at June 17, 2005 07:53 PM

Wow, that's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Posted by melissa at June 17, 2005 08:06 PM

Awsome picture, though I can see some saturation tweaking. ;) I love the depth.

Posted by Raffi at June 17, 2005 08:23 PM

Very War-of-the-Worlds-ish. All you need is Tom Cruise. "Where's the thunder?"

Posted by Kevin at June 17, 2005 08:33 PM

Ah! I folks only knew that being in the right place at the right time is the biggest secret in these shots. Luck and enough talent/know-how to get it together while it's in front of you. Surely is a nice sky and the glow of the green foreground is to me quite neat. While it might be an overlayed photo I have seen this kind of light and result with no double photo processing. The orange area on the right is quite like light leak or flare in a film camera. Odd.

But one striking bit of work, Sam.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at June 17, 2005 08:42 PM

Again I also agree that this is another usual city shot, however I believe that this photo may actually be a combination of two shots taken at different shutter speeds, blended together, and touched up with layers/colors/etc in which it produces such a stunning photo.

Posted by Damian at June 17, 2005 09:01 PM

Fantastic shot! One of your best in a long time. Great colours.

Posted by Richard at June 17, 2005 09:17 PM

I gasped too. This has my vote for the best picture in the history of forever. I lve how the green suddenly stops at the horizon, when the bigger buildings start to turn grey. then they seem to burst into flames creating the sunset.

Posted by aaron at June 17, 2005 09:20 PM

That shot is gorgeous! I love every aspect of that image you have here. How much post production did you put into this image?

Posted by Teja at June 17, 2005 09:22 PM

hey sam i love all of ur pics. i love taking pics especially of clouds this is an awesome pic good job u rock!!

Posted by ali at June 17, 2005 09:42 PM

just one word to describe it............MESMERIZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by still[frames] at June 17, 2005 10:18 PM

This is looks dreamy! I can't imagine Toronto's sky would look like this!

Posted by Ghazal at June 17, 2005 10:25 PM


As usual.

Posted by mcd at June 17, 2005 10:26 PM

Great photo... I live in what use to be the rural area of Southern California in a short time it will be all houses, Riverside County is the bedroom community of Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. Thre are no tall buildings or great shopping centers in the Quail Valley area that are anywhere similar to those in Toronto and we don't have main highways that are empty like the one shown in "Green Toronto", that road with five or six cars on it is enough to make me move to Toronto. I left my home this morning and in one hour I had was stopped for about 30 minutes due to construction and traffic on two lane country roads that were empty just a few short years ago. Today it is nothing to have 200,000 to 300,000 cars a day on the local freeways (15, 215 and 91). This is great for billboard owners but not so great for people that are going to an appointment or have to be at work. Our next door neighbor works in San Diego (80 miles away) but the houses are so expensive there that he lives in Quail Valley, in order to avoid 6, 7, 8 and 9 a.m. traffic, he leaves home at 4:30 and sleeps in his car until 8 a.m. . Well enough complaining about how my world getting too crowded. Great Photo.

Posted by Gary Bailey at June 17, 2005 11:29 PM

Ok Sam, that is the coolest one I have seen on your site. I only wish I had that kind of shot and the skill to take it this good. This is wonderful Sam. Do it again!! Please.

Posted by Nate at June 18, 2005 12:56 AM

Absolument magnifique, je ne peux rien dire de plus, cette image est d'une beautÚ, c'est incroyable.
I don't know if you understand french, but your website is very beautiful. Congratulation.

Thanks, Merry.

Merry ( )

Posted by Merry at June 18, 2005 03:38 AM

nice ;]

Posted by ps at June 18, 2005 04:02 AM

Bravo man . Bravo .

Posted by Arash at June 18, 2005 04:06 AM

Wonderful shot n thanks for sharing them as wallpapers..
keep posted.

Posted by Prasoon at June 18, 2005 04:22 AM

Just like everyone else, I gotta say - Wow!

Posted by bridget at June 18, 2005 06:06 AM

Terrific shot! Thanks so much for the desktop wallpapers. I love that picture.

Posted by JJ at June 18, 2005 07:51 AM

Tremendous photo! I really like this one. Good job and thanks for the desktop images!

Posted by Michael at June 18, 2005 10:43 AM

your pictures have always been amazing but this is the BEST so far. absolutely mindblowing, breathtaking, whoaaaaa!

Posted by wy at June 18, 2005 11:56 AM

this is breathtaking. i haven't read all 110 comments - i'm on HOLIDAY, please! - so excuse me if i echo someone else's feedback: there is a fabulous surreal feeling to this, as if something momentous is looming on the horizon, as if the world in the foreground - in the little houses, little gardens, little cars - has no idea what's about to happen.
it's a fascinating image, sam. thank you!

Posted by lynn at June 19, 2005 02:29 PM

Nice pic. Visited your city recently and did not expect it to be this cool.........

Posted by tilo at June 20, 2005 07:20 AM

I always thought Hamilton reminded me of Mordor!!!

Posted by qoJ at June 20, 2005 10:43 AM

wonderful picture! i grew up in the area, so it's really nice to see it in this light, great job!

Posted by congeewoo at June 20, 2005 12:28 PM

Great shot. I love that there are actually trees - unlike my city.

Posted by Corie at June 20, 2005 01:56 PM

yo this is 1337

Posted by alex at June 20, 2005 09:10 PM

Another gorgeous image! Very dramatic. Visually compelling. Very nice work!

Posted by Chris at June 21, 2005 02:57 AM

You've probably heard every possible comment on this since I am a few days late in seeing it, so I will just tell you that it is now my wallpaper. Thanks Sam.

Posted by Abe at June 21, 2005 12:25 PM

Beautiful Picture.

You can almost see my house in it - I knew where it was shot instantly. I would love to see more from the same location - in particular the contrast between the trees and the giant hole in the ground that is just below the frame of the pic.

(My house is at 9:00 about 1/3 from the left).

Quick question - are this pics in their original size (from the camera) or have they been "shrunk" for the web?

Posted by Dan at June 21, 2005 01:35 PM

ohmigod wow. my jaw literally dropped when i saw this photo. ive seen ALL of your photos and im a big fan of yours, but this is definitely my favorite. toronto is beautiful.

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Posted by akemi at June 21, 2005 08:31 PM

the photo certainly makes this part of town look a whole lot nicer than it really does in real life. it'd be interesting to see what the photo looked before the photoshop enhancements. an excellent image though...

Posted by Ryan at June 22, 2005 11:54 AM

kinda funny how many of the comments for this starts with "WOW"... unbelievable shot. someone passed a link to your site a few months ago and i've been a daily visitor. i work somewhere around you which makes the pix so much better... keep up the great work

Posted by triscar at June 23, 2005 02:56 PM

...W O W ...

I grabbed the wallpaper - thanks for that!

Posted by Insta Marv at June 24, 2005 05:28 PM

just love your photos

Posted by Kaarel at June 25, 2005 06:43 AM

I think everything has been said :)

its great!

Posted by pixelcatcher at June 25, 2005 09:04 AM

lol a true dinner at Yonge & Finch

this picture reminds me of the views I used to have from my building...ahh i miss those days

Posted by Nima at June 29, 2005 11:28 PM

That's a great pic. Looking forward to photoshop tutorial.

Posted by nuffGigs at June 30, 2005 10:58 AM

wow ..taken from my building!

Posted by katatonic at September 14, 2005 12:18 AM

I am Brasilian. Amazing Shot. Very nice.

Posted by Sandro at November 14, 2005 11:21 AM

fantastic! it's cool.. God bless you !! i'm indonesian and i have never been to Canada, but i could see it very beautiful on your photos..
thanks anyway!!

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Perfecto! Belissimo! ;)

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Keep a good work man!

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Lindo....extremamente lindo!

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