Writing with Light

Revisiting Brickworks

Back in September, I posted a couple of shots I took at Brickworks in Toronto. You can see those posts here and here. On Saturday I attended a full day lecture by guest photographer Tony Sweet and on Sunday was fortunate enough to participate in a workshop with him that was held at Evergreen Brickworks. I’m still in the midst of processing all my images (may take a while) but wanted to share one with you today.  As I look back at the images I posted back in September I can honestly say that I think I’ve come a long way in six months. Those images were all HDR bracketed exposures and while I shot brackets yesterday as well I was trying a few different techniques.

This image was a 13 second exposure, light painted with a flashlight. I processed the image in Photoshop then brought out a bit of detail in the brick with Topaz Adjust.

To see a larger image (its better viewed larger) or purchase a print just click on the image.

59 responses

  1. Great work Edith! It’s always nice to see our evolution through time. This workshop must have been very inspiring.


    March 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

  2. Whoa, I just love the depth to this shot Edith! Amazing processing too!


    March 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

  3. Outstanding shot, Edith. Great leading lines and depth. Well done!


    March 26, 2012 at 7:56 am

  4. That looks like such a cool location! Great capture…


    March 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

  5. Oooo cool shot Edith 🙂


    March 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

  6. Edith
    Great image. Your style remains unique and interesting.


    March 26, 2012 at 8:12 am

  7. Gerry

    Edith, whilst I”m not always in favour of Photoshop processed pictures, as many don’t truly reflect the image but a “false” or “renewed” adaptation, I do like what you have done with this photograph as without PS I believe you couldn’t have captured the contrast that is required to hi-lite aspects like the mortar between the bricks or the cement blocks on the trolley. Well composed and interesting.


    March 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

  8. chrisnitz

    Man, I dig that green glow in there. Crazy cool!


    March 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

  9. antiquityandadventures

    stunning photo 🙂


    March 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    • Thank you I appreciate it.


      March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      • antiquityandadventures

        Its brilliant, something I havent mastered yet ;-(


        March 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  10. Beautiful composition and processing, Edith!


    March 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

  11. cool shot!


    March 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

  12. Great shot. It’s different & unique. Like it a lot.


    March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

  13. Excellently done Edith, and a tremendous perspective


    March 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  14. That green glow is utterly amazing, and the details and textures in the bricks are second-to-none! Fabulous work, my good friend!


    March 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  15. Mark Summerfield

    I think this is a far better image than your two earlier ones. The lead-in line of the railway tracks, and the green glow from the light painting make this a very nice image. Great detail in the brickwork, too.


    March 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  16. Very well captured, Edith. The amount of details on the bricks are just amazing. Great processing as well.


    March 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  17. Love the composition… should’ve entered it in the weekly challenge…the theme is through this week and this is sooo appropriate 🙂


    March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  18. leadinlines

    Like this a lot. The light is fantastic. Great image Edith.


    March 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  19. leadinlines

    Like this a lot Edith. Light and composition are spot on!


    March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  20. doephotog

    That is one sweet image, grats!


    March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  21. U should have probably captioned this differently 🙂 I ignored it when I read it the first time. But am glad I clicked thru, Never expected (ever) green bricks, love the lighting and the leading lines, kind of pull into the shot and holds one there …


    March 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

  22. My eyes were dancing all over this image, well done Edith nice work


    March 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  23. Wow Edith, that really sounds fun. I wanna try! LOL
    Seriously, beautiful and very creative job!


    March 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  24. such a wonderful shot, is the header photo Amalfi? I went there many moons ago but it looks very like it!


    March 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

    • Thanks so much for visiting and for the comments James. Yes the header is Amalfi. I love it there.


      March 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

  25. Love that greenish glow and the textures in the bricks. Very nice.


    March 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  26. That’s a very cool photo!


    March 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm

  27. It’s a lovely photo. And thanks for sharing how you did it. Painting with a flash light, is fun, isn’t? Particularly when you get such a beautiful photograph as this. Lot’s of details and texture.


    March 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    • Thanks Otto. Yes light painting is a lot of fun. This was my first go at it but certainly won’t be my last.


      March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  28. Love the processing Edith


    March 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  29. myallegro31

    Edith!! Lovely work! I have never been to a workshop, seminar, class, or anything formal, but I really want to!! So, I was having a hard time commenting on a couple of your sites at work the past week, but I think it is good now. Need to catch up. Nice work!!


    March 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  30. Jim Nix

    looks awesome Edith, well shot!


    March 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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  32. Really interesting shot Edith. I bet the workshop with Tony was great! I did an online course with him once that I very much enjoyed.


    March 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • Thanks Anne. I really enjoyed the lecture and workshop I did with Tony. I learned a lot from him.


      April 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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