Under the Umbrella - Canon 5d w/85mm

HtO park on Toronto's waterfront.

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  • Mirko Herzner

    I like the shallow DOF here. Strong light as well...

    2009-08-25

  • Lousia

    Nice colours... Soft and calm. I like it.

    2009-08-25

  • I like the tone and the light but not necessarily the DOF. Chris says the umbrellas make him feel like a mushroom pizza. I dont know if thats constructive, but thems the breaks.

    2009-08-25

  • Turnbill

    I also like the DoF and the color processing as well. Nice one!

    2009-08-25

  • António Pires

    This image has a Polaroid like tonality. Also it reminds me some impressionist paintings.

    2009-08-25

  • Minh Tran

    Love the tones and DoF, really inspired me to break out the ND filters on bright days. Obviously just a personal opinion but I think I'd like this composed slightly to the left more, i.e. get all of the left umbrella in frame and crop right after the couple in the distance on the right. Trying to be constructive here, your mastery is unquestioned.

    2009-08-25

  • pernilla

    Like the Polaroide look and the DOF.

    2009-08-25

  • Peter

    I like how small the people and the chairs look under the first umbrella...and the colors are great. Nice shot!

    2009-08-26

  • urban daisy

    Miles, there is something bizarre happening with your shadows!

    2009-08-26

  • Jeaux

    Nice muted pastels, with a pleasant retro feel.

    2009-08-26

  • brad

    love the shot too. they look like figurines.

    i agree with the previous comment in that i can not figure out the shadows :)

    2009-08-26

  • Miles

    Haha, the shadows really were that long! Take a look at the man in the foreground, his shadow touches the edge of the frame on the left and you can extrapolate how far off the shadow of the umbrella head will be, it is several times further away. The shadow in the left mid-ground, that looks out of place, if actually coming from an umbrella off the right of the frame. As is the one covering the couple on the left. :)

    2009-08-26

  • urban daisy

    Miles, what you describe is what caught my attention at first: the people under the umbrella with shade looked like a 12 o'clock shot, while all the rest looked late afternoon. I puzzled out that they could be sitting in the shadow of the second umbrella, even though the shadow of the pole doesn't fall to the centre of the circle. *But* where is the shadow for the last umbrella in the line of three? It should be projecting out and left, toward the fuzzy couple on the left near the water? Yes?

    2009-08-26

  • Miles

    urban daisy, I believe the shadow of the umbrella in the background is visible just on the left of the screen. You can just see the faint line of the stem stretching out to the left, running parallel to the shadow from the light.

    I think the way I coloured this scene makes it hard to see the scene as being as dusk, it looks too daylightish :)

    2009-08-27

  • Miles

    Minh Tran, no worries. This image is made up of about 15 separate frames, stitched together in PS. I did want the umbrella on the left to be more in the frame but I didn't cover it enough with my individual shots above and below so had to crop my compiled image closer than I would have liked.

    2009-08-27

  • urban daisy

    Ahhh, thanks for explaining. Yes, I see it. :)

    2009-08-29

  • Adam Georgiou

    Reminds me of that Neil Young's On a Beach album cover.

    http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1015/neilyoungonthebeachfren.jpg

    2009-09-25

  • Desmond

    How did you get this effect?
    Do you have any cool lomo filters for photoshop???
    nicely done dude

    2009-10-15