The Labour Day Weekend is also the weekend of the Toronto Airshow, and so on Sunday we headed across the water on the water-taxi to the Toronto Islands, with a few of our friends, for a ringside view of the proceedings from the beach near Hanlan’s Point.

The weather was gorgeous – hot, clear, blue skies, windless – people were bobbing about in the water, there was a line of yachts and other vessels strung out along the horizon, and the shoreline from Mississauga into the city formed a perfect backdrop for the fly-pasts and aerobatics.

Here are two images, as a taster: one of them, a photo of the Breitling aerobatic team, is offered twice, in colour and in black-and-white. I happen to like both, for different reasons. The second photo is a close-up of Canada’s Snowbirds in tight formation.

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Posted by Glen Fisher

Writer, photographer. Education and skills consultant.

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  1. Stunners. Esp the b/w, and the Snowbirds as a design.Thank you.

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    1. I liked the Snowbirds as a pattern, too – and for similar reasons like the B&W, which to my mind emphasises pattern and design, shape and movement, rather than the usual focus on airplanes as technology.

      Appreciate the feedback 🙂

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  2. The last time I saw the Snowbirds, I was the offical photographer for the Avoca (Wilkes-Barre/Scrtanton) airshow, in northeast Pa. Probably 1987. Somewhere sits bundles of negatives, transparencies, and proofs, waiting for digitizing.

    At least my favorite is my Facebook image.

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    1. That Facebook image is pretty wild, I must say!

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      1. Wild? Nah. Doesn’t everyone shoot, half out the door of an aircraft, traveling at 130 knots, at 13,000 feet?

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