Yonge & Wellington Night Riders And Night Talkers

Yonge & Wellington Night Riders And Night Talkers

Jul 22, 2013
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Night life at the Yonge & Wellington intersection in Aurora seems different compared to daytime. In addition when compared to the mood and activity that is going on there definitely downtown Aurora is not like downtown Newmarket.

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora


I was at the intersection of Yonge and Wellington last night snapping pictures of zooming cars. I don’t usually venture for night photography alone but I did last night. Some drivers whistled at me, some slowed down and some just looked. A very normal behavior. Happens during the day as well.

I spotted few groups of teenagers or just individuals waiting at the bus station and taking public transit home or going who knows where. Some riding bikes at night going somewhere. Some were taking taxis – perhaps going home after work. I wasn’t there to observe the night life but I found quite intriguing so while I was snapping I observed.

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora


A spontaneous decision to be there was solely to take night shots of the zooming cars. I wasn’t there to talk and I didn’t expect to talk to anyone. Perhaps I was wrong. I ended up having short conversations with few. I am assuming that I was interesting person to them as it is kind of unusual or rare to see a photographer at night.

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora


A taxi driver pulls over.

“Are you professional photographer” – he asked.
“No this is just my hobby” – I replied.
“Do you put your pictures on the Internet” – he asked and blew big smoke cloud my way.
“Yes I do”- I replied.
“Did I park my car on your spot sir” – I asked.
“No no” – he replied.

While I was snapping he kept looking over my shoulder on the camera screen. I wanted to go home so I didn’t talk that much. He eventually went over his car to finish his cigarette.

Obviously he was waiting for a passenger. I lady crossed sidewalk in front of me and kept walking towards the taxi.

“Are you trying to take a picture of the moon” – she asked.
“No, just the zooming cars or passing traffic” – I replied.
“Go over there; there is a better view if you go behind the bank” – she said. Obviously she didn’t hear me.
“No I am fine here. I don’t have the right lens to take photo of the moon” – I replied.
“Go over there you will see that it is a better spot. I didn’t bring my camera, too heavy to carry” – she said.
“Oh okay” – I replied and I smiled at her.

She stepped into taxi and the night talking taxi driver and her drove away.

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora


Soon as I was back to snapping mode I heard a female voice behind me.

“Are you trying to take a picture of the mural. You have to get closer to the intersection so you don’t get the cars.” – she said.

I turned around and I saw young female taxi driver.

“No I already have many pictures of the mural with cars and no cars” – I said.
“I am trying to take photos of the traffic” – I added.
“Oh I thought you were taking photos of the mural, sorry” – she said.
“No problem” – I replied.

Eventually she finished her cigarette and drove away with a passenger.

Eventually I packed my camera and drove away too. Definitely few interesting encounters, great suggestions and few good pictures resulted from my outing.



At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

At Night, Yonge Street & Wellington Street, Town of Aurora



About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

Comments:

  1. Nice shots, glad you enjoyed yourself.

  2. Yes I did Gary, and thanks for all the tips.
    I like challenge. Anna :)