Sparklite

25 Feb 2008 526 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image The Queen Street Fire: The Back Alley

The Queen Street Fire: The Back Alley

I took this image down an alleyway last Thursday on my way home from work. There was a large fire in Toronto last week on Queen Street West that destroyed a number of buildings. This was taken the following day as firefighters began their inspection of the building after a 24 hour fight against the blaze.

I intentionally spot-metred on the firefighters (hence increasing the exposure and blowing out the highlights). I have another copy where everything is exposed normally but the firemen are dull in comparison. I thought this was fun with the colour of the graffiti and their reflectors.

-sL

The Queen Street Fire: The Back Alley

I took this image down an alleyway last Thursday on my way home from work. There was a large fire in Toronto last week on Queen Street West that destroyed a number of buildings. This was taken the following day as firefighters began their inspection of the building after a 24 hour fight against the blaze.

I intentionally spot-metred on the firefighters (hence increasing the exposure and blowing out the highlights). I have another copy where everything is exposed normally but the firemen are dull in comparison. I thought this was fun with the colour of the graffiti and their reflectors.

-sL

comments (2)

  • Meegz
  • Canada
  • 25 Feb 2008, 21:59
Love the colours. The ice on the power lines looks eerie, somehow. Is this the alley that Rick Mercer uses for his rants? Probably not, but it reminds me of it.
Iain Myrans: Actually yes. This alley is well known in the grafitti art world. In the summer each year the store owners allow artists to use the alleyway as art space. It is one of the places that I believe the city also does not ticket for graffiti violations, although I just assume that based on the event that is organized by a group that also works with the city on other projects!
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 26 Feb 2008, 00:10
I wouldn't worry too much about the overexposed bits, the rest of the picture is interesting enough.

Take a look in the forum - picture competition. Open to anybody who's got a four-thirds camera. wink

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera E-3
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/80s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 47.0mm
A Rainy Sunset in TorontoA Rainy Sunset i...
The Queen Street Fire: Demolition BeginsThe Queen Street...
Sunset at City PlaceSunset at City P...

Warning