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Marathon photo session shows off Toronto the beautiful

The first episode in a new web series on photography turns a lens on Toronto, and the results are both beautiful and fascinating. It sounds like a pretty simple plan. Local photographer Mike Palmer decided to capture the city in one marathon shooting session from sunrise to sunset — or, in other words, a full light cycle. With a video crew in tow — notably the talented Jon Simonassi — he treks across the city searching for how best to capture the unique character of his hometown.

The mini-doc will likely be of most interest to photographers, but given the stunning photos and video coverage produced as part of the project, pretty much anyone with an interest in Toronto will find something to like about this work. "The greatest part of documenting a full cycle of light was really the authenticity of what photographers have to constantly deal with," Palmer explains. "There's the changing lighting conditions, weather, 'x' factors and of course, a strict timeline. Overall it was an amazing experience and another reminder of how great of a city Toronto is and how much it truly has to offer."

Check the video out below.


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