Downtown Toronto: C & C Please! :)

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  1. genital_apparatus

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    Ventured downtown today, produced a lot of images, here are my favourites from today:

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    #1: I tried to capture the textured patterns of the nails. Thought that black and white might emphasize that.

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    #2: I wanted to imply motion while at the same time capturing the building. I wanted some sky too, but it was coming out overexposed.

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    #3: Curviness of the glass and granite is what I was going for. Sky between buildings in background was giving me problems with overexposure.

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    #4: Saw it as an opportunity to contrast copper, brown, and blue in one photograph.
     
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    I like #2 but it seems a tad underexposed. The others don't hold as much interest to me. Are you visiting Toronto? There are a lot of great places to photograph here. :)
     
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    #1 is sweet! Wonderful texture, well done! It's almost an abstract. I wouldn't have known what it was without you mentioning it.

    It needs a levels adjustment though. And I would prefer a boost in contrast. Something like this:

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    Good eye!
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    i was in downtown toronto yesterday taking pics too... i was focusing on the homelessness down there though... got a few of the buildings though
     
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    Hey all, thanks for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.

    MelodySoul, I was born in Toronto, lived here for 20-something years, now live and work in Edmonton, occasionally come here to visit family. Indeed, there are many things to photograph in and around this great city. :mrgreen:
     
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    ^^^ And you happened to get 2 of the building where I now work, and 1 of where I used to work!

    Where is the nail sculpture? I like how your shot turned out, showing the 'depth' differences of the various parts of it.
     
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    Love the nail one, and agree with the levels and contrast adjustment that was made above. I would also crop out the ceiling and floor to make it even more abstract.
     
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    Hey all, really appreciate the advice!

    Antarctican, the nail sculpture is located at the front door of the City Hall's Rotunda, next to the restaurant. There's a security desk right there, and they don't allow the use of tripods, but I managed to shoot with one anyways.
     
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    ^^^ Thanks, GA. I knew it looked familiar, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out where I'd seen it.
     
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    Funny, you got a picture of the building I was working in today too!
     
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    I really love 1 & 2.
     
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    The temperature in the second picture seems a bit warm. I do not know if its because of the day or your settings. Either way, it can be fixed during post processing.
     

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