City Hall - canon 20d w/17-40

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  • frisky?

    hell yea!!! LOVE that greenish tones and the gull!

    2006-05-23

  • dean

    i'll give another hell yeah!! awesome colours, like it a lot mute.

    2006-05-23

  • Kris

    Amazing shot! The bird is the cherry on the pie :-)

    2006-05-23

  • Justin Gaynor

    Love those colors, the bird really makes the picture, I bet you waited a while for that one ;)

    2006-05-23

  • ingrid

    Very impressive !
    Almost looks like a computerized image of a future architectural project !
    Nice one :)

    2006-05-23

  • DeWaun Simmons

    Wow, the corner vignetting is a nice touch here. The muted colors and those curved buildings are really cool looking. Almost has an "artist's rendering" feel to it. Yep, the bird and fountain are a nice bonus to the shot! :-)

    2006-05-23

  • Albedo

    Wow ! Amazing !
    Love the colors... this sky is incredible !
    Love the composition with the fountain and the bird, too... I'm wondering how you're getting the city hall to stand out like this.

    2006-05-23

  • f. d. rahman

    another perfect bird shot.. I like the Canadian flag in the background.. great capture. :o)

    2006-05-23

  • Still

    Wonderful shot and great capture...The town and the wild life...

    2006-05-23

  • cat

    The tones are perfect, and it's as if you hired the bird just for that shot ;-)

    2006-05-23

  • Otto K.

    Terrific capture. The lighting and colors are wonderful, as usual.

    2006-05-23

  • Seesaw

    Beautiful colors, and great shot!

    2006-05-23

  • Justus

    WOW! How exactly did you get that great burnt-out halo effect around the building? Photoshop?

    2006-05-23

  • jonas

    great! love it!

    2006-05-23

  • Pierre

    Great capture!

    2006-05-23

  • Toni

    what?!?!? Dude, come on. This is too good to be true, how'd you do it? : )

    2006-05-23

  • Miles

    Thanks everyone :)

    This was an exercise for me, trying to capture a common subject in a way that looks 'illustrative'. I waited a while and took a few shots before I got the bird in the scene in a nice place.

    Two curves adjustment layers were all that were needed for the colour treatment and beyond that I used a duplicate layer set to 'multiply' to create the vignetting.

    2006-05-23

  • Robert

    Great image that really grabs the eye. I'm tor on the building halo; it's cool in one respect, but I think it would have been just as strong without the glow.

    I like the isolation-- for such a pretty day the fountain area is empty of people: just you and the bird.

    2006-05-23

  • micki

    That is a great scene, one that is very satisfying to admire.

    2006-05-23

  • eric y

    wow, what a captured moment. not to mention the colors. amazing!

    2006-05-23

  • Jeet

    good capture :) How long were you waiting to get this one!!

    2006-05-23

  • eterisk

    A stunning shot withe the bird frozen in time. The vignette frame the picture really well. Thank you for the "Shot of the day", I appreciate it very much.

    2006-05-24

  • Tobias

    Damn, you are a master with getting the seagulls flying through you exposures. How do you do :-)

    2006-05-24

  • isogood

    oh nice, thats remind me one similar on this theme I capted in Redwood City

    http://isogood.my-expressions.com/archives/5223_1141259242/127915

    patrick

    2006-05-24

  • jane

    The bird really makes it for me!

    2006-05-24

  • Daniel Seguin

    Fabulous timing here! You know, every time I see this building in a photograph, time feels skewed. I find it, strangely, a timeless building, showing a mix of modern and old... Probably only cause I'm not seeing it from up close. I get the sense the feeling there is similar to the "Big-O" in Montreal - nice from far, but far from nice. ;)

    2006-05-24

  • What The Heck Journal

    Damn good timing!

    2006-05-24

  • Gary

    Stunningly illustrative - if that means anything. Powerful image, and really slick post processing.

    2006-05-24

  • Ashish Sidapara

    Lovely!

    2006-05-24

  • Peter Carr

    Fantastic shot. Is it slightly HDR or just a polarizer?

    2006-05-24

  • Photo Traces

    love the bird

    2006-05-24

  • BobC

    The colours in this are fantastic and the capture with the bird in it really does it for me. Nice shot.

    2006-05-26

  • atypicalpen

    PERFECT TIMING! and great composition generally.

    2006-05-26

  • emma

    wow, this is a stunning shot and that seagull just makes it outstanding!!

    2006-05-28

  • Moussa

    cool. You must have waited a bit...well! maybe not. There are tons of seagul there...they're ugly I don't like city birds.

    2006-05-28

  • rick jones

    So, now I have to ask, on the heels of viewing your alley shot manipulation... was the bird in the original shot or photoshopped in later for effect?

    2006-06-03

  • casey

    ya I like the shot except for the halo- too fake.

    2006-06-12