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Evening Rush

The cars and people of Yonge and Wellesley Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Evening Rush

The cars and people of Yonge and Wellesley Streets, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

comments (7)

What's the deal? No one leaves comments for me anymore? sad
  • kate
  • Canada
  • 6 Jun 2006, 05:21
I've always been a fan of your 'cities by night' photos... they are often my favourites. You have a great eye for colours.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jun 2006, 11:10
Bro you see what happens when the Subster is not around to create some controversy. The place gets dull smile

Okay I am back somewhat and I have been looking at your archives and I have to say bro..... THE SUBSTER IS IMPRESSED AT WHAT HE SEES. smile

I will comments on the other images when I get time, but now for the one above.

I really like it, it makes me want to run out tonight to take some night images of my own. I am really digging the shot, I am not sure if the green on the far right works in the image. I love the fact that everything is rushing by the woman who just seems to be looking at her phone. I am also liking the sharpness of the surrounding buildings.

All in all very very very strong capture.

  • E Etomi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jun 2006, 14:03
  • steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jun 2006, 17:24
A great, dynamic shot sparklite. Really good lighting. I wasn't there, so I can't tell, but I reckon if you'd managed to position yourself along the sidewalk so that the green bush wasn't in shot and the poles/trash can on the left were either not in shot or significantly smaller then it *might* be a stronger photo IMHO.
  • Matt
  • United States
  • 6 Jun 2006, 18:40
Great image. I love the colors. I really need to get out and make some night exposures myself but with a family life it will take some careful planning to break away. Contrary to Steves opinion I think that the vibrant green of the bush balances the image and serves to frame the lonely woman waiting for the bus. If the bush were I think my eye would be drawn to follow the stream of red. Well done.
The contrast between the static woman waiting for the bus and the motion around her really helps to show the strength of the true message in this image. This is clearly a message of the isolationism in our society. A reflection on how one can be completely alone and cut off from the world, even if the middle of a crowd. The woman waiting for the bus is being completely ignored by those around her (as is the photographer in this case, since no one stopped to stay out of his shot) and is simply letting the world pass by her. The long exposure to capture the bright lights of the street is the photographers way of trying to show us how brilliant the world can really be if we stop to pay attention, and the ghostly images of people moving on the sidewalks are used to show us how we may be able to catch glimpses of the true world around us when we least expect it, but that we have to stop and focus to be able to get a real look at it. Once again a very powerful image Sparklite, bravo!

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focal length 36.0mm
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