Thursday, April 29, 2010
As per early comments regarding in-camera B&W processing, in natural light, the B&W in-camera settings work quite nicely.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This is the first inCamera shot I've used that is from a RAW image. I had the image optimization set to B&W and once again, I wasn't too happy with the result. I think it is a combination of flash and the type (if any) filters I'm applying to the B&W setting. I always shoot in JPG and RAW these days, so I used the RAW image and simply saved it without edits to a JPG version. Therefore there is no adjustments for sharpness or contrast at all. The B&W version is here.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tentatively selected for my wrecked landscape project, but still debating it's contribution and relevance.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
As you can see, my home has a lot of dark wood, so I always have to be very careful with the image optimization settings and in many cases the wood appears way too red with high saturation or contrast settings. So I edit the JPGs or use the RAW images most of the time. I got lucky here, perhaps because I was lower to the ground and the bounced difused flash was a little less strong than if I'd been standing up and/or the angles worked in my favour. Regardless, I liked the dog action, angle, colour and exposure.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
My wife had heard that there were bus loads of tourists on a previous day, but I dismissed it thinking it was a one-off. However, when we arrived at High Park (after battling some heavier than normal traffic en-route), I couldn't believe the thousands of tourists. I don't think I'd never seen so many tourists (mostly Asian) at any Toronto tourist location - it actually reminded me of London's most popular sights, like Trafalgar Square.
So it was rather difficult to actually capture the beauty of the blossoms, but the day to produce some interesting opportunities to photograph people.
Friday, April 23, 2010
It seems like the number of new towers being built in Toronto keep growing and growing. I grabbed a few shots today and this contrast of new and (relatively) old stood out - Festival Tower is in the foreground.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A short detour on the way to the subway station gave me a few new photo opportunities this morning. I had shot the playground empty, but then caught the jogger dead centre and thought it added a little human interest. Had to cheat with a small alignment fix, but otherwise in-camera.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I was quite pleased with this quick shot and offers some nice contrast, reasonable composition and some interesting shapes for focus.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This man hit the young lady on the left while driving along Dundas St in Chinatown today. While walking along the street, I heard a alerting yell and when I turned I saw the girl bounce off the hood of this man's car and fall to the ground. He appeared to be driving quite fast and she didn't seem to be paying attention as she crossed mid-block. I debated whether it was appropriate to stop and take a few shots, but 1) I felt this was a photojournalistic opportunity and 2) I thought I should perhaps record the event in case she was badly hurt and he tried to make a run for it. She remarkably got up quite quickly and it looked like she only had a few knee and arm scrapes - she was very lucky. I overheard someone ask for a 911 call, however the police never showed up. This shot was taken as a police car siren was heard close by. As things seems to settle down and the majority of the crowd dispersed, I asked the girl if she was ok - she said she was ok, although she still looked rather shocked and he appeared rather in shock himself. When he took her into a nearby pharmacy with a few other witnesses and no police showed up, I went on my way.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Both my son and daughter had their school soccer tryouts after school today. I didn't get a chance to see the action, but thought a shot of their cleats would be a way to record the day and they'd make a decent subject.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I took some time at lunch to snap away at some people on the street. There were a few people with bright coloured umbrellas and this girl turns perfectly for the shot with her umbrella as a nice background.