I was out for a ride on my trusty steed last week and decided to cut through one of the hidden gems of Toronto: the ravine system. I had brought along my 7D and only my 30mm lens – partially to challenge myself, but also because I was carrying it on my back, and I knew my shoulders would thank me later for saving them the few pounds of extra weight from a zoom.
Walking down the stairs into David A. Balfour Park (a ravine in Summerhill) I came across this underside of this railway bridge and I knew I had to take some stills. I’m one of those people who thinks that the simplicity and functionality of engineering structures can sometimes reveal something beautiful. A friend of mine said that it reminded her of a cathedral, the roof does kind of remind me of vaulted ceilings in a way. I guess such simple framework allows people to see what they want to see.
Even with just the 30mm I was able to find a number of interesting angles. Maybe I’ll return another time with a zoom, or maybe I’ll explore the underside of more bridges in the future.