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Let Me Entertain You….

Here’s another view of the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. In yesterday’s post I gave you a little bit of the history on this beautiful theatre (you can see the post here) but didn’t give you any shooting information…sorry.

Knowing that I’d be shooting inside this theatre and having been here before (as a theatre patron not as a photographer) I knew that I would need a fairly wide angle lens. I rented the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and I fell in love. I loved the versatility of this lens and have now added another item onto my wish list.

Due to union rules we couldn’t turn on any stage lights so the only lighting available were the house lights. A tripod was a must and 90% of the images that I took were bracketed.  Today’s image was 3 separate exposures of 30 sec, 1.3 sec and 30 sec.  With both yesterday’s image and todays I adjusted the white balance in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) before tone mapping the brackets in Photomatix. I then brought the tonemapped image into Photoshop and used Topaz Detail to bring out some of the finer details in the scene. Don’t forget you get a 15% discount on all Topaz products by using the code ELPHOTO.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really looks better) or to Purchase a Print.

theatre, Winter Garden, Toronto, interior, stage, balcony

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47 responses

  1. Very beautiful shot Edith. An amazing place.

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:45 am

  2. Lovely shot Edith! Like the fish here!

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:52 am

  3. wow! Magical! Love it!

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    February 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

  4. Absolutely stunning capture!!

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    February 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

  5. Great shot, Edith. The details and color are really nice. Super job in post-processing. Very nice use of the fisheye as well. 🙂

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    February 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

  6. What a gorgeous theatre! You’ve captured it wonderfully. I’m with Jimi-those colors and details are fantastic. 🙂

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    February 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

  7. This truly is lovely, Edith.

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    February 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

  8. Len

    Love, love, love this Edith. Perfectly composed and processed. One of your best!

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    February 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

  9. Really nice image Edith. Such great colors an details. Well done.

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    February 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

  10. It looks like an old paintig -nice

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    February 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

  11. Very well done Edith.

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    February 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

  12. I love this theatre and adore your captures. Really well done!

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    February 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

  13. Lovely capture Edith!! The fish works great here! Gotta get me one! 🙂

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    February 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

  14. Another amazing shot to add to the one yesterday. Well done, Edith!

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    February 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

  15. Another superb image Edith. I agree with one of your other commentators – this has an ‘old’ feel to it reminiscent of the bygone era when it was first built. You have done that theatre proud.

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    February 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  16. Gorgeous image, gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing the lens info….sounds like something for MY wish list…:)

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    February 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  17. That’s a “jaw-dropping” image. Wow. I love everything about it.

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    February 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  18. What an amazing image! Great job Edith.

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  19. Stunning shot, Edith. Love the colours!! Must admit I have a fisheye on my wish list also!!

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    February 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

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    February 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm

  21. Great, great details in this one, Edith, once again I am in love with the architecture here! What an amazing place, my friend, you’ve really captured a bit of the essence of it here!

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    February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  22. Gorgeous!

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    February 22, 2013 at 12:07 am

  23. Nice composition… too bad the railing got cut off on the left, minor detail 🙂

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    February 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

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