Given the post “Autumn is almost over…” was very popular among my readers, I have decided to do another post of fall portrait with Vea.
As we were location scouting for ‘fall environment’, we thought “hmm… let’s try out few places that are close by” and voila! I present you Earl Bales Park near Sheppard Ave. and Bathurst St.!
Every time I was driving by Yonge St. and Hwy 401, I noticed the beautiful fall colours and when I got to actually shoot at Earl Bales Park, the park certainly did not disappoint me. Although I wish I had found the place a week earlier when there would have been more leaves on the trees but I guess I shouldn’t get greedy 😉
During the warmer seasons, waterfront is a popular place for families, performers and great atmosphere! 😀
Something about the water… it has a very calming effect on people. Just listening to the water breaking near the shore and feeling pleasant breeze on your face is so relaxing… 🙂
Late afternoon, around 4PM to 7PM, is a wonderful time to be near waterfront. The sun is not too strong and you get the pleasant breeze. And you will still get to see some of the performers still performing 😀
Guildwood Park is one of the places where a lot of wedding photographers go for a shoot. There are many stone structures in the park as you can see and they provide for a very good background for an outdoor shoot for newly-weds.
Apparently, this place used to be privately owned! However it is now a public park (although I believe you still need a permit to shoot here if you are using it for commercial uses).
There were so many interesting structures and statues, Vea and I had a lot of fun taking photos!
We decided to have some fun and tried to imitate some of the stone carvings 😀 What do you think? Not bad huh? 😉
As you keep walking down the trail, you will eventually pass all the stone structures and you will come to a walking trail near the lake.
Along the trail, there are many flowers and the trail itself provides a very pleasant walk.
For those interested, Guildwood Park is located at