First off: a 30-second time exposure from the 30th floor of the Minto Hotel in Ottawa:
We're looking north-west, towards the Ottawa River. The long streak of light in the middle, foreground and background, is Albert St., and the S-shaped curve of street lights on the right is the Ottawa River Parkway.
Next, a snowy street scene in Toronto. We had lots of the white stuff this winter, and not too much, just enough.
The meniscus lens is a funny thing; snappy and sharp in the centre, soft and a bit distored at the periphery. But contrast is good. The tone is from the non-neutral colour of the acetate base of the cheap Chinese film. At least, this is how the scanner is rendering it. Fuji Neopan, whose base is dead-neutral, looks more blue-black.
Here are some kids doing what kids are supposed to do when it snows in a park with a hill:
I note simply this: they were not just the only kids in the park, they are the only kids on a toboggan I saw the whole winter. Good thing I had my 70 year old camera to record the proof. Future generations won't believe me!
Same park, different angle, and cropped square to fit the composition better:
Another part of the same park: the jungle gym, partly buried.
What would winter in Toronto be without drivers struggling to find legal parking on snow-filled side streets?