What a man wouldn’t do to chase after some stars.
The week before we had an astro-photography workshop for the members of our university photography club, but the locations available to us are less than ideal for it – too much light pollution. My appetite went unsatisfied after that, and I had asked if Paige wanted to hop along for a trip to Oakville, on the shores of Lake Ontario; the hope is that when we shoot into Lake Ontario, we would avoid all light pollution.
La vie est drôle.
Turns out, during the day of the actual trip, a previously unannounced thunderstorm rolled in from northern Waterloo region, and was about to sweep all the way down to Oakville. The news of the storm broke as soon as we had arrived in Oakville, but it was still sunny then, and we didn’t think much of it.
I like lakes, really. They remind me a lot of the ocean, but seems a lot more forgiving. After sitting on the rocks and playing my ukulele for about an hour, Chandan and Daaksh informed us that they had arrived, and told us to meet them at the lighthouse near Lakeside Park.
The weather was worsening every minute.
By the time we had actually met up with them, the sun was already setting, and we can feel raindrops coming down. A brief dinner later, it was clear that we wouldn’t be able to do astro-photography that night.
Thus concluded our first trip to Oakville. Despite not getting what I wanted, it didn’t seem disappointing. Singing to the lake was very relaxing, and the photos I got before the sunset looked gorgeously like film.
All in all, a good day.
To be continued.