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Writing with Light

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Nathan Phillips Square is situated right in front of the Toronto City Hall (very much like a courtyard). The Square hosts a variety of art and holiday exhibits throughout the year including the Festival of Lights in the winter. By the beginning of December the front courtyard is turned into a public  skating ring.  Shooting at night forces you to use long exposures and thought this would be a great opportunity to focus on the movement of the skaters. I shot a lot of images but this particular one, with the motionless skater on their knees and the movement around them was the shot that made it to the top of the pile for today’s post.

As usual click on the image to view a larger version.

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14 responses

  1. I like this a lot! The focus on the fallen skaters really gives a sense of motion and tells the story! Well done!

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    December 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

  2. This looks so cool Edith! I love how you’ve captured the motion blur and the one stationary person (hope he was ok!)

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    December 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

  3. Great photo! I like how you’ve captured motion on this image.

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    December 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

  4. Awesome, Edith! This is a lovely shot, just enough motion to add a magical feel.

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    December 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  5. Fantastic Edith! I love movement in this and the B/W processing is wonderful.

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    December 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  6. Wow Edith, you’ve outdone yourself on this one. Great catch. Love the title.

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    December 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  7. Wow – reminds me of back home in Canada – wonderfil shot

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    December 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  8. that is a great catch Edith, perfect setup and timing!

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    December 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

  9. Beautiful Edith. Well done with the capture and processing. Those stars up top really make this special. Black and white wasx a fantastic choice!

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    December 20, 2011 at 4:07 am

  10. Great idea to convert to B&W. Just the right amount of motion blur too.

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    December 20, 2011 at 7:47 am

  11. I really like this, Edith. The blur is great, and perfect in black and white too. Love the buildings in the background also. 🙂

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    December 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

  12. Very cool Edith!

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    December 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

  13. Another great shot!

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    December 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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