Burst of Colour

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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    I feel much better now. Took a long walk this morning along Toronto’s Spadina Avenue from Front to College and took over 200 images. This is one of the main stretches of China Town but this first post will consist of images from Kensington Market, which is just east of Spadina. It has been many years since I wondered the streets of Kensington and I can’t help but want to go back tomorrow. Open markets and colourful architecture make it a photographer’s paradise as you can see. No B/W conversions here.

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    More images can be found at http://www.airic.ca/html/kensington_market.html

    Now to get around to working on my Spadina pics.

    Cheers,

    Eric
     
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    I get to be first. Glad to see you could drag yourself out so you can appease people like me who want to see your work. As usual we were not disappointed. Again. :mrgreen:
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    i can not believe there is such a colorful place....! a friend of mine lives in toronto... i think i am gonna have to visit for sure....great color eric....almost surreal....
     
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    The marriage of colours if soothing and nice.... I would love to go there and join you in shooting...if I can...
     
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    I absolutely LOVE the colors in your shots! Keep 'em comin'... please!
    Cheers,
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    i looked through these pics a few times... and i kept coming back to #3.... really awesome image Eric!
     
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    there is an exaggerated color contrast in the photos that I like. Is it just the time of day or do you push the saturation or contrast? Some of the skies look like a polarizing filter. I like these and would like to know how to do similar work. Want to share?
     
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    The wait for your photo's was worthwhile. I will likely be in Toronto in the summer for a day or two, looking at your photo's makes me anxious to go, very inspiriing. I know I will be looking at these pictures many times as I always do with your posts.
     
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    wow Eric, the last one is amazing :) I love the angle and I love your work :D
     
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    Shooting in the morning really helps if there is a bright sun. For these types of images I use the vivid setting on the D-70 and boost the contrast by 20%. Usually I tighten the levels but these shots did not need it as there was already good contrast. I try to do as little as possible to most of my images.

    I would love to hook up with anyone coming to Toronto to shoot but keep in mind I work days and most summer weekends I'm off to aviation events. The walk I took yesterday is very highly recommended. The best would be two walks, one early in the morning and one late in the day to get the sun on both sides of the streets.

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Eric
     
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    I have a D70, it's about a month old, I may never pick up a film camera again. I haven't tried the vivid setting but your work show me I have too, thanks.
     
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    Beautiful work, I love the rich color. I always enjoy your posts, thanks for sharing.
     

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