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Project 52 – Entry #8

Finally…it was a beautiful weekend in Toronto but alas it was also a very busy one. I hope all you Dads, Uncles and Grandfathers had a spectacular Father’s day.

I was able to steal away for about an hour on Saturday afternoon and walk around old Richmond Hill. I found a small park tucked away on a side street behind an old heritage building. The park was empty and it allowed me to not only take some pictures but relax on a park bench and enjoy the sunshine for a few minutes. What was really nice was this pretty gazebo located at the far end of the park.

Canon Xti, Sigma 10 - 20mm, f/22 1/10, 10mm

While sitting inside the gazebo I was enjoying the shadows that the benches and the gazebo itself was creating. I composed my shot to get the bench and shadows but during post processing I felt like there should be more at play here. I used Topaz Lens Effects to create the zoom effect and then a layer mask in Photoshop to reveal parts of the bench.

Canon Xti, Sigma 10 - 20mm, f/22, 1/13, 11mm

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7 responses

  1. The bench is very interesting. Nice job!

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    June 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

  2. Great shots. I’m a fan of the zoom exposure technique… (I have no idea what technichal name is appropriate).. Even though you did it in post processing, it looks genuine!

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    June 24, 2011 at 2:34 am

  3. Very interesting effect Edith. I think it came out well.

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    June 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

  4. Great images. Love it

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    June 25, 2011 at 2:25 am

  5. lorraine

    Wow! this effect is too cool, it feels like the picture is in motion. Well done!

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    June 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

  6. Thanks everyone!

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    June 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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