On the corner


Although Nikhil is no longer pressured on a daily basis for a photograph since he completed his first 365 project, we still manage to go for a photo-walk every now and again.  One of those walks took us into Campbelville, and although it was mostly for him to get some Nas-inspried photographs, I came away with a few goodies  🙂

One was also somewhat inspired by an image I once saw from a controversial photographer called Ken, although my photographs may never become as “professional” as Ken’s I learnt a lot from reading his blogs and rants 🙂  So, I titled this one “Ken”, it was taken at the corner of DeAbrue and Duncan Streets (north-west corner)

 

Ken

The second one, I wish I had spent more time on, the scene reminded me of a photograph I once saw from Errol Ross Brewster, and I am ashamed I let the rain chase me away from this spot without getting more out of it, but there you go, the Canon T1i isn’t weather-sealed.  This is at the corner of William and Middleton Streets (north-east corner), it is a single image, but I used HDR Efex Pro to recover some detail in the clouds, in the shot it was totally blown out.

 

The House on the Corner
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20 thoughts on “On the corner

  1. Hello Michael
    Both photos are real nice, but I am left looking over and over at the house on the corner
    The foreground, the background, the house all so sharp and I love the composition of the photo
    Regards
    Cecil

  2. Hi Michael, I love the house on the corner except for one thing. I think you would have a winner if you would have cloned out that vertical line (overhead wire, that reaches up into the sky. Otherwise, I see nothing wrong with it.

    Bob

  3. These are wonderful, colourful, even dramatic images. But otherwise, I’m with Bob: unless you’re a documentary journalist – truth only – then you owe nothing to reality in this case and the image would be very much improved by removing the lines.

  4. I agree with Bob on this one, sometimes clone can be your friend! I really like the first image, reminds me of a certain hospital I love to photograph (mind you, your image is oh so much more colourful)!! 😀

  5. It’s good to have a photo buddy for photo walks and such. I am still trying to find one in my neighborhood to call him/her a photo buddy. I am glad you have Nikhil for your photo walks..there is always something new to learn from one another – from workflows to seeing/processing things differently.

    Love your first shot. Wonderful textures and colors.

  6. Hi Michael, firstly sorry I have not stopped by for a week or so, busy with weddings! Here are a couple of great images again. Like the HDR recovery, the bottom image screams to be stretched on to canvas some how.

    At first I thought loose the power line, but then it gave me a strong line into the frame.

    Cheers mate.

    1. Thanks David, no need to apologize, I think Weddings keep everyone involved with them pretty busy 🙂
      Glad to hear your thoughts on these, the HDR recovery is good for some images I guess, I’ve only tried a few 🙂
      I tried a small canvas print recently, It worked nice for an HDR and a BW, 🙂

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