Bathurst Alley - canon 20d w/17-40

An alley way near my apartment. I'm still not sure I like this or not.

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  • Anthony

    Well you may not like it but I do. What was done to it? Anything?

    2006-05-26

  • Miles

    Not much really, I amped up the colour a little and burnt in the sky so it wasn't quite so washed out, then added some selective dodging around the building - you can see it most plainly around the dishwasher on the road.

    I think it's the sky that bothers me actually :)

    2006-05-26

  • Still

    Waouw! Fantastic rust colors and stunning place. I like it a lot...

    2006-05-26

  • Seesaw

    So do I, the rust does it. Beautiful shot.

    2006-05-26

  • ben

    Now that's funky rust! Great brickwork too. The sky looks realistic and the dodging adds to the focus of the shot.

    2006-05-26

  • Albedo

    This rust is amazing !
    It looks more real than real rust to me ! ;)

    2006-05-26

  • wilsonian

    wow! Love this shot... the rust and pale blue combo are great, and the spacial arrangement is unsettling in the best kind of way.

    2006-05-26

  • eterisk

    Beautiful deacy. And a alley that I wouldn't walk in at night.

    2006-05-26

  • ingrid

    I understand your feeling... I do like this shot as well, but I don't know why, there's a little something wothering me...
    Can't put a finger on it though...

    2006-05-26

  • Otto K.

    It's a beautiful shot and I like it a lot. My first reaction though was that I thought the top element (the great rusted connector between the buildings) was competing for my attention against the bright backround of the alleyway. But that's likely just me. :)

    2006-05-26

  • Justin Gaynor

    Thanks for the link Miles. The textures on the buildings here are gorgeous, I have such an affinity for all things old. It looks like a fantastic place to live.

    2006-05-26

  • Ashish Sidapara

    Its lovely, i like it alot!!

    2006-05-26

  • Toni

    the diswasher looks spiritual. no small feat. The Cupertino, CA judges give it a 9.875.

    2006-05-26

  • f. d. rahman

    I like it a lot.. very cool, man.

    2006-05-26

  • thukai

    Very enjoyable, Miles. Great tone and angle. Love it.

    2006-05-27

  • Andy

    One of my favs of yours. The dodging makes that diswasher appear to glow, super.

    That part of the building is like a guilotine!

    2006-05-27

  • Chema

    I like the texture and the enviroment created by the alley but I think the bright sky and background It's breaking these enviroment. It's like a contrast.

    2006-05-27

  • Marinus

    I really like the tones of the buildings, black works well on the edges. I looked at it for a while, thinking what it is that don't give this picture what it suppose to have...I think its the lines, they all go into the distance, thats a good thing, but at the end its a bit messy, your interesting part is in front and you pass it (very quickly) also cause there is more light behind " the tunnel". I think when you would have only the front of the picture in focus and behind really out of focus your picture would be more in balance..

    2006-05-27

  • chiara

    Love the composition, the colors and the subject. Really great shot!

    2006-05-27

  • dan culberson

    I'm a sucker for rust on a building... I love this shot.

    2006-05-27

  • Kris

    Still not sure you like it?.. Man this is an awesome shot!!

    2006-05-28

  • geof

    Great shot of a very interesting structure. Colours good and like the fridge or washer it adds a nice contrast.

    2006-05-28

  • Adam Lee Dalziel

    this is awesome man - so cool

    2006-05-28

  • Peter

    I wouldn't want to stand under that! but cool effect..looks like it's going to fall every second!

    2006-05-28

  • micki

    For someone who doesn't live anywhere near something like this, I find it very interesting. I like the wide angle view, too.

    2006-05-28

  • Moussa

    It is gorgeous. I like it and I love the colors

    2006-05-28

  • Robb McAulay

    [daily dose of imagery] has an image of the same place | http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/archives/photos_textures/060507_1548.shtml | so who flipped it? :D Great colours.

    2006-05-29

  • Miles

    Hah, that's funny. Yeah I flipped it. After taking the shot I realised it 'read' better left to right (the way most people scan an image) if it was flipped. By doing that the washing machine on the ground holds the eye from falling into the background, helps pull it up. The other way around the washing machine was a starting point for the eye leading it into the background.

    2006-05-29

  • pierre

    I like it.

    2006-05-29

  • NJP3

    See I love this, the structure seems strange at first but the colors and light I really really enjoy!

    2006-05-29

  • aer suzuki

    good christ that's beautiful...wish seattle had more of this type of character, maybe i'll make it to toronto someday.

    2006-05-30

  • Mike Thorn

    What are you so unsure about - the photo or the neighborhood? :)

    *laughs*

    2006-05-30

  • rick jones

    D'Oh! You "didn't do much" to it?!! Beyond tweaking the colors, the dodging, etc., which are all significant manipulation, you THEN remember to tell us that you 'flipped' the entire picture and only when you're called on it?!

    Sorry, but that's just a bit more than a "a little" work done on this and nearly takes it out of rhelm of photography and into photo illustration.

    2006-06-03

  • Olga

    Wow, you shot the same spot I wanted to shoot at, only with some models in the front, :)
    Well done! I love looking at this place when I pass by, It's at queen and bathurst. Great!

    2007-03-26