I’m Back!!!

Hello everyone,

It’s been wayyy too long and I apologize for being away for so long, life has been a little tough on me lately and I had to take a moment to put the pieces back together. It’s not quite where I want it to be yet, but I’m getting there 🙂

If any of you remember, I had a very hard time figuring out what I wanted this blog to become. I read an article years ago about bloggers, and the importance of picking one topic to write about. However, I still wanted to write about various topics on my blog. It is my blog after all, I have the right to decide what I want to write about. Therefore, I kept going back and forth between topic to topic, introducing new blog titles, I was genuinely confused. So I took break from this blog to figure things out and I have come to a conclusion.

This blog will remain a music blog only, very soon I’ll change the design of the site and create a brand new banner. The name of the blog will be J’Adore Music! I started blogging in 2010 to write about music, that’s my biggest passion in life. I adore music, I listen to it everyday and if I don’t, then I feel restless.

With that being said, I created two separate blogs about lifestyle and my photography! I have the links down below, so please check them out and click the ‘follow’ button 🙂

My lifestyle blog will cover the following topics:

  1. Beauty
  2. Fitness & Health
  3. Travel
  4. Food
  5. Popular Culture i.e book & movie reviews
  6. Self – empowerment to inspire self-growth and gaining self-esteem

These are just a few of the topic I will cover on my lifestyle blog. On my photography website I will share my landscape, nature, urban and portrait photography. I am a photographer, and my journey began in 2007. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to pursue photography seriously. So I created an Instagram page for my work last year, and I had an amazing response from people and positive feedback. I felt so determined, and inspired to continue to improve my work. This year I attended an Insta photography meetup and I discovered a newfound love for portrait photography. It would mean the world to me if you could check out my website and click on the ‘follow’ blog.

So this wraps up the introduction to my other two blogs, it might be a bit too much to manage three blogs but I feel dedicated. The only thing I have to do now is create a schedule. However, for now I will invest a lot of time catching up on my music posts. I have a lot to share and I cannot wait to write about what I love the most, music!!!

Thank you for sticking by my side all these years, we’ve been together since 2013 and we are a team. I couldn’t do this without you all, who take the time to read my post and who were probably checking my blog while I was away.

I am back and I cannot wait to get started!

See you soon 🙂

Lifestyle Blog

Photography Website

Photography Instagram Page

 

 

 

 

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Top 10 Locations for Photography in Toronto!

Happy New Year everyone,

I wish you all great health, happiness, success and peace of mind for 2017. A new year means new chances and new opportunities!

With that being said, it is time to move on to today’s topic and today we will talk about the best photography locations in Toronto. I am a huge lover of photography, and  Toronto is a dynamic city and there are some great spots for taking photos.

So let’s take a look at my top 10 picks.

 

1.Scarborough Bluff Park

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For beautiful scenic photos, Scarborough Bluff is the place to explore. The Bluff Park is located in the Scarborough district, which forms much of eastern portion of the Toronto waterfront. I went to the park for the first time last summer and it was stunning, there are some hiking trails and of course, the beach. You will feel as if you have gone on a tropical vacation, well almost.

2. Distillery District

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The Distillery District has an industrial look, but yet classy. It is located east of downtown and  it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Dstillery (former distiller of alcoholic beverages). The architecture depicts the Victorian era industrial look, it is quite beautiful and different from the typical city architecture. I like going there because it feels like you are somewhere else, I love historic architecture more than modern design.

3. Graffiti Alley

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Street art is my favorite and the Graffiti Alley has endless alleys of graffiti art. The Graffiti Alley is located in the Fashion District, and it runs south of Queen Street West from Spadina Avenue to Portland Street beginning at 1 rush lane. It has a unique charm and it is a great spot for edgier photos.

4. Evergreen Brick Works

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Evergreen Brick works is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River Valley. The park offers lots of fun activities and events for the family such as farmers market, restaurants and shops. Evergreen Brick Works has a lovely view of downtown Toronto, surrounded by trees. This is also a great spot for hiking, and discovering new spots in the park to gain a different perspective of the city.

5. Harbourfront.

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The Harbourfront in our city is dynamics place, there is so much to see and do. You will get a great view of Lake Ontario, the beautiful harbour and a view of the Toronto Islands.

6. Toronto Islands

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The islands are buzzing with people in the summer time, there is so much to see and explore. The islands offers a wonderful view of the Toronto’s skylines, while exploring the islands you will finds many beaches, gardens, the lighthouse and so much more.

7. Toronto Light Festival

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There is something brand new coming to Toronto this winter to keep us entertained and encourage us to leave our house without hibernating all the way till Spring. The Toronto Light Festival will be running from January 27 to March 12, 2017! According to their website, you are expected to see this at the festival. I am personally very excited about this one, and I can’t wait to go and explore the cool light installations.

Discover lighting creations of
every size and type.

View installations appearing
to float in the sky.

Experience magical light sculptures, breath taking light canopies, neon artworks & futuristic laser formations.

8. Polson Pier

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Polson Pier was previously known as, The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex, it is located in the largely industrial Port Lands area along the shore of Toronto Harbour. It is a great spot for photography because it offers a different angle of the city, and it looks very interesting in the winter time when everything is frozen.

9. Humber Bay Arch Bridge

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This summer I decided to go on a short photography trip to the Humber Bay Bridge, it is located south of Lakeshore Blvd. West. It has a stunning scenic lookout of the city, if you ever come down to south Etobicoke, make sure you come down for a visit.

10. Young-Dundas Square

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Think of it as a smaller version of Times Square! I was lucky enough to complete my undergraduate degree in the heart of downtown Toronto, so that meant I was always in Younge-Dundas Square. This part of the city is buzzing with people and it is probably the busiest spot in the city. You will find large billboards, street performers and many exciting events happening there. It’s a must see.

Ok, this concludes today’s top 10 list pf photography spots in Toronto! Of course, there are many more places, so I’ll be writing a part two post soon.

I’m curious to know, which is your favorite photography location in Toronto. Let me know in the comments below, and with that being said I’ll see you all soon!

Life Through a Lens!

Hi everyone,

I’m back again with another photography post! I’ve been working very hard, studying photography to improve my art. I’ve put together this post to show some of my recent work. I hope you all enjoy these photos!

🙂

Distillery District, Toronto

  

St. Nathan Phillips Square

 

Humber River


  

Steel Bridge in Portland, Oregon

 

That anticipation of going somewhere new!

 

Yorkville, Toronto

I hope you all enjoyed these photos, let me know which one stood out to you.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

East Coast, Meets West Coast – Photography!

There is nothing better than embarking on a journey to see the world. I’m not a person who likes to stay still, I love going to different places. 

This summer I explored the West coast for the first time ever. I went to Vancouver, Portland, Cannon Beach, Seattle and Whistler. It was a trip of a life time, I have put together story posts on my lifestyle blog but I’ll share them here too.

While you wait for these story posts, here are a few photos I took from my trip. Of course, I have a huge photo gallery, but for now here is a sneak peak! Not to worry, I will share more soon.

Enjoy 🙂 

Life problems seem so trivial, when you have a bird’s eye view of the world
  
Shannon Falls in Squamish
  
High up in the air
  
Peak 1 from the Stawamus Chief hike
  
Peak 3 from Stawamus Chief hike
 

 

Ecola State Park
  
Cannon Beach, Oregon
  
Lions Gate Bridge, BC
  
Stunning view from Peak 1 of Stawamus Chief hike
 
 
I love the feeling of travelling somewhere new and seeing the world
  
Seattle, Waterfront
   
Gastown, Vancouver! it looks so picturesque
 

Thank you all for stopping by and see you very soon 🙂

Life Through a Lens!

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share a few of my newest photography, I will have more for you next month because I’m going on vacation.

For now, please enjoy these photos 🙂

   
    
    
    
   
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all are having a wonderful day!

See you soon!

Scarborough Bluff Park! Your mini gateway from the city.

Who says you need to travel far to go on vacation, if you take the time to explore, you will find some amazing spots near Toronto.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go down to Scarborough Bluff Park with a friend to do some hiking. The scenery and the overall dynamic of this small sanctuary near our city was stunning. The best way to travel to the park is with a car because it is faster and convenient, but the TTC (bus 12) is an option too.

While I was there I made sure to capture the beauty of the nature, the beach and overall dynamic of the park. Luckily it was sunny day, and there were many people enjoying the beauty of the park.

Enjoy the photos and let me know if you’ve been to Scarborough Bluff Park!


  
  
  
  
  

See you soon!

Note: Please be advised that my photos are copyrighted with a watermark. Thank you 🙂

A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since my last photography post, but now that my blog is about music and photography I will post my work on a regular basis.

I have taken a ton of photos in past couple of months because I’ve been motivated from my Instagram photography page. The amount of positive feedback I’ve received is highly appreciated because it motivates me to work harder and improve every day.

Today I will share some of the photos I’ve taken recently, I hope you all enjoy my photography 🙂

Note: My main focus as a photographer is nature and landscapes. Although, I’ve recently been broadening my scope.


  

When Winter melts away, it is a happy day!
 

Toronto Union Station
  

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

  

Shine Bright!
  

No filter! Sometimes you don’t need it.
  

Golden sunset
  

Colorful Spring

 This is just a glimpse of my most recent photography! There will be more to come soon.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!