In Toronto, spring has only one meaning… patios!
Each spring, after several months of hibernation from our long (and in the case of this past winter, extremely long) winters, we Torontonians pride ourselves in being among the first in the city to enjoy drinks on the many patios around town. We can often be found huddled in sunny pockets of a patio at the Black Bull, the Rivoli, or outside a Starbucks with our winter coats unzipped, and our toques tipped back, enjoying the pre-patio season.
The other thing you’ll find are the open store fronts, such as this shot of a girl making crepes at Cafe Crepe on Queen St, West. I love this place, and the massive crepe menu is absolutely delicious.
Question – since I asked her if it would be ok to take this shot, does it count as a street portrait? I’d like to think so, or perhaps an environmental portrait?
P.S. I didn’t do anything with the lighting on her face. I’m pretty sure it’s either a reflection off the glass top in front of her, or a reflection from the windows of the Much Music building across the street.