For the past several years, I’ve enjoyed the street photography posted here on WP. For the first time, I deliberately shot some street photos while visiting Toronto on business a few weeks ago. Along with the urban landscapes and architectural abstracts, I had a blast shooting in Toronto!
I would be interested in your feedback on my first intentional street photography effort. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version.
The modern architecture in Toronto is quite amazing. Walking around the city with my Nikon was like being a kid in a candy store. This post features buildings near my hotel on King St. E. In the first two images, Toronto streetcar wiring adds an additional element to the composition. The mid-day, overcast light presented quite a different look from the early morning compositions further below.
Below I further abstracted the compositions with pushed HDR processing in my newly acquired Aurora 19 software. Though less realistic, the intent is for a highly stylized, almost pop-art feel. Pretty cool, eh?
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Well, I had a few more compositions left to make up a third post in this series. Well call this my Mostly Monochrome Monday post.
While working on this series, my wife asked me why I would travel all the way to Columbia for a USC Parents Day Football weekend and not include any pictures of our son Parker. I told her I did, he’s in the middle of the student section cheer photo below!
Thomas Sumter was a a brigadier general in the South Carolina militia during the American War of Independence. Because of his fierce fighting, the British named him the Carolina Gamecock. The British had earlier burnt down his house – that probably had something to do with the name.
Last Sunday, my wife and I visited our freshman son Parker at the University of South Carolina (USC) Gamecocks home football game against the Missouri Tigers. What started as a blistering hot first half quickly became a heavy steady rain from half-time through the middle of the 4th quarter.
I brought my Nikon in hopes of capturing a few game and people shots. The rain turned out to be a significant photograph bonanza! Here’s the first of a two part post featuring Gamecock game-day photos.
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