Elora Street Photography

Street photography in Elora Ontario can be a bit different than in many other towns as the Grand River runs through the community providing some interesting scenes.

While currently closed and under renovations, The Elora Mill is still a landmark in the town.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 94mm, efov 254mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-500
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 94mm, efov 254mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-500

The stone edifice integrates well with its surroundings and one can only imagine the talent that was required to construct such a beautiful building.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/8, 1/500, ISO-560
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/8, 1/500, ISO-560

The best views of The Elora Mill Inn are from the bridge that crosses the Grand River.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24mm, efov 65mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-250
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24mm, efov 65mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-250

Using a telephoto zoom or a selection of prime lenses will produce a range of different perspectives.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-160

There are some power lines that cross the Grand River. If you are unable to frame your images exactly as you want, you may need to crop your images or do some work in post to eliminate the power lines.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 13mm, efov 34mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-200
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 13mm, efov 34mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-200

I suppose no article of mine would be complete without some kind of mechanical thing photographed at an unusual angle.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/640, ISO-160

The town of Elora is very quaint and picturesque. There are numerous old, stately buildings, eclectic shops and eateries.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 19mm, efov 51mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 19mm, efov 51mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO-400

I loved the details along the main street that runs parallel to the Grand River.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400

Splashes of colour abound during this time of year making Elora a wonderful destination for tourists and photographers alike.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-160

People who enjoy architectural photography will appreciate the many older buildings and period fixtures.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 39mm, efov 104mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-360
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 39mm, efov 104mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-360

The Elora area is home to a thriving artistic community.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24mm, efov 65mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 24mm, efov 65mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-160

The ambience of the old town area is elegant but relaxed.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 16mm, efov 43mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 16mm, efov 43mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400

Even Mother Nature seems to cooperate in the beauty that is Elora.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 29mm, efov 77mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400

The Grand River was sufficiently calm, as was the wind, during the day that I visited to allow for the reflection image below.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-220
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 10mm, efov 27mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-220

Some of the older buildings in the old section of town abut the Grand River.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-160

I’ve never travelled to Europe, but my wife commented that the proximity of the old, stone buildings to the Grand River created a European flavour to some of my images.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 @ 14mm, efov 36mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-160

Elora is truly a gem, affording photographers many image opportunities.

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