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Midnight Mainstreet

I'm sick right now so I havn't been out to take any photographs in the last few days so here's one from my portfolio. This is a photograph of Newmarket, Ontairo, Canada. You are looking at the historic mainstreet of the town one night in the summer of 2005. Uploading it to shutterchance has messed with the deep blues (probably in the resize/sharpening process) and hey look a little odd now so forgive me on that ;)

PP: Can't remember everything I did. I took gum spots off the road, pushed the contrast (obviously) and brushed out the sky. Most everything else was done in-camera. It was taken with my trusty Olympus C-7070 that I traded in for my new DSLR. I miss that little 7070, it rocked!

Notice the one 'ghostly' person in the image. I like it since it ads variety and a sense of mistery.

Midnight Mainstreet

I'm sick right now so I havn't been out to take any photographs in the last few days so here's one from my portfolio. This is a photograph of Newmarket, Ontairo, Canada. You are looking at the historic mainstreet of the town one night in the summer of 2005. Uploading it to shutterchance has messed with the deep blues (probably in the resize/sharpening process) and hey look a little odd now so forgive me on that ;)

PP: Can't remember everything I did. I took gum spots off the road, pushed the contrast (obviously) and brushed out the sky. Most everything else was done in-camera. It was taken with my trusty Olympus C-7070 that I traded in for my new DSLR. I miss that little 7070, it rocked!

Notice the one 'ghostly' person in the image. I like it since it ads variety and a sense of mistery.

comments (8)

  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 17 Jun 2006, 03:03
Wow! That's some colourful street you have. It's also interesting that you've taken the shot while in the middle of the road!
Iain Myrans: Yes, it's a very quiet street at night. While it's 'Main Street' that really is its historic function. Today it's pretty quiet all the time and the 'main street' now is really Yonge Street, (which is the longest street in the world and starts in Toronto (at the shoreline of Lake Ontario) and runs north through dozens (if not hundreds) of municipalities. Just a little Ontario Trivia I guess!
This is a great shot..Well done, i thought it was taken in Bangkok, Thailand when i first saw it..Reminds me of a street there..Did you set your ISO to 100 on purpose? How come?
Iain Myrans: Hey Yanik, thanks for the comment. Interesting you should ask. Yes I did go for ISO 100 on purpose because that camera had awesome noise reduction and took beautifuly crisp and detailed photos even with long exposures at ISO 100. I wanted a long exposure to capture some motion blur (see the person on the left hand sidewalk) as well and I didn't want the noise. What WAS a mistake was shooting at f2.8 -- i just missed that setting stupidly but the shot came out find amazingly.
  • Judy Dee
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2006, 14:55
oho I do see it! Neato! and nice colors!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 17 Jun 2006, 14:56
Coveted "I Likey" for this shot.
Suby
P.s
I don't really say much unless the shhs mode is red smile
Iain Myrans: Thanks Suby! Sorry about the Yellow wink I appreciate the 'I Likey' comment though!
  • Judy D
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2006, 14:59
Hey I have been thinking of getting the Olympus Evolt E-500. Do you have any suggestions? pros and cons...
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2006, 21:37
I like the fact that there are no people in the shot....kind of weird though...
great shot!
Iain Myrans: Ah but there is someone in the shot! Look VERY carefully on the left sidewalk. You'll see a 'ghostly' image of one person walking. I really like it for that. I do have shots with no one in them but this turned out to be my favourite.
Its being a while I came across a really good night shot. This is one.
Good job.
  • basak
  • France
  • 18 Jun 2006, 22:38
beautiful. i like night photos. colorful lights create a lovely contrast on dark background.

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camera Olympus C-7070WZ
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 2s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 5.7mm
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