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photoblog image Toronto Skyline in Early Spring.

Toronto Skyline in Early Spring.

So this was an experimental shot taken as wide as possible (14mm) with the lens that i had and with the skyline at the bottom of the frame to exagerate the scale of buildings relative to one another. I intentionally did a number of photographic 'no-no's' here (e.g. CN tower not on a 'third', horizon not on a 'third', too much sky, etc.' but to me i think this image turned out quite well. I'm curious to see the opinions of others here. Please comment if you have time : )

Shot from the Toronto Island Ferry in late afternoon.

Iain.

If you're interested drop by my VFXY page here.


Toronto Skyline in Early Spring.

So this was an experimental shot taken as wide as possible (14mm) with the lens that i had and with the skyline at the bottom of the frame to exagerate the scale of buildings relative to one another. I intentionally did a number of photographic 'no-no's' here (e.g. CN tower not on a 'third', horizon not on a 'third', too much sky, etc.' but to me i think this image turned out quite well. I'm curious to see the opinions of others here. Please comment if you have time : )

Shot from the Toronto Island Ferry in late afternoon.

Iain.

If you're interested drop by my VFXY page here.


comments (3)

I like the amount of sky, but the placement of the CN Tower bothers me. I guess it's not so much the centering of the tower as the lack of balance on either side. It seems too open on the left and too squashed on the right. IMHO, you could address the imbalance by cropping between the Royal Bank building and the taller CIBC tower on the right; and on the left just getting rid of the open sky before the first building. (On my screen, that works out to about 1cm off on either side.) The CN Tower is still centered, but the weight of the skyline is more balanced on each side.
Iain Myrans: I'll give that a try. Thanks Karen. smile You're right about the density of buildings though, for sure. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 1 May 2007, 14:04
Photographic rules exist only to be broken. I like how this turned out. It has a CG feel to it (enhanced by the hole in the clouds above the tower). I am expecting something dramatic to happen in all that empty sky any second now. I generally like shots that tell (or imply) multiple possible stories.
  • Ellie
  • 2 May 2007, 00:23
I was going to say something about the hole in the clouds, but Martin's beaten me to it!

I really like this picture, it 'works' for me on so many levels. There are buildings that I know must be huge, but they look insignificant, the sky is almost in control of the picture and all the colours work very well together too.

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