Amazing what you can find when you lurk around with a camera. Yes, I’ve been back at the CHUM building tear down. Too many opportunities to pass up. Anyway, earlier in the week, I was over at the site testing out apeture settings, f stops etc with the camera. I’ve never been particularily good (or interested) in poking around with the settings. I’ve been pretty much a point the camera and hope for the best kind of photographer until now. With the help of a couple decent websites greared to novice photographers, I’ve started experimenting.
I’ve also started looking at stretching the filters and special effects with Photoshop. The hardest part is to stop fussing and leave a shot alone. Here’s another I’m happy with:
CHUM building tear down showing condo building across the road.
Yonge St and Jackes Ave Oct 8, 2016
Been having fun with the new camera. The higher quality means I can really push the digital manipulation without fearing the photo will disintigrate into a mass of unviewable pixels. I wandered back across the road yesterday looking for more interesting photos of the building tear down. They had everything blocked off so I hoofed it around the lot looking for a spot. I found one on the backend, gates uncovered but a lot of tree coverage. I originally thought the view was ruined, but snagged a some anyway. When I got home I was surprised with a couple of them. I somehow managed to grab a spectacular shot that was ripe for HDR fun. I think I need to adjust the brightness on some of the leaves, but all in all, far better than anticipated:
Hole in the Wall – Toronto site of the former CHUM building on Jackes Ave.
Oct 6, 2016
The leaf and fir needle definition is wonderful. However sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop, so maybe I’ll just leave this as is.