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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.

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59 responses

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 7:56 am

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

  5. Oooo cool shot Edith 🙂

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    March 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

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

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    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.

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    March 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

  8. chrisnitz

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

  9. antiquityandadventures

    stunning photo 🙂

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    March 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    • Thank you I appreciate it.

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      March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      • antiquityandadventures

        Its brilliant, something I havent mastered yet ;-(

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        March 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  10. Beautiful composition and processing, Edith!

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    March 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

  11. cool shot!

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    March 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

  13. Excellently done Edith, and a tremendous perspective

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 🙂

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    March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

  18. leadinlines

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  19. leadinlines

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  20. doephotog

    That is one sweet image, grats!

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    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 …

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    March 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

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

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    March 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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

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    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!

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    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.

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      March 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

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

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    March 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  26. That’s a very cool photo!

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    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.

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    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.

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      March 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  28. Love the processing Edith

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    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!!

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    March 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  30. Jim Nix

    looks awesome Edith, well shot!

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    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.

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    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.

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      April 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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