Writing with Light

A Change of Colours

It’s been a whirlwind weekend but I’m not complaining. On Saturday Denise Ippolito arrived in Toronto, as scheduled, to conduct 4 workshops and a seminar for my camera club. I had the absolute pleasure of having dinner with Denise on Saturday and attending Nuit Blanche in downtown Toronto. Not only is Denise an incredibly talented photographer and teacher but she is an awesome person.

The forecast was calling for rain and thunder showers all weekend and both workshops on Sunday were outdoors. Needless to say I was checking the forecast multiple times a day leading up to the weekend. The forecast didn’t change but boy did we get lucky. On Sunday morning we drove out to Rockwood Auto Yard. When we arrived there was a light drizzle and a foggy mist which hung in the air providing beautiful light and a mysterious mood. The rain held out and the 3 hours flew by.

I have a lot of images to go through but here’s one of the first I processed last night. After some minor adjustments in Photoshop I used Topaz Clarity to give it a bit of detail and increased the luminosity in the reds and oranges. don’t forget you can get 15% off on Topaz products using the discount code ELPHOTO.

Click ont he image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

headlight, rust, vintage, car, fall, autumn, maple leaf, Ontario, Rockwood Autoyard

44 responses

  1. Great rust, great composition!


    October 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

  2. What a very lucky girl you are to attend this workshop.


    October 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

  3. beautiful so beautiful… Thank you, love, nia


    October 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

  4. This came out beautiful Edith! Love it!


    October 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

  5. Len

    Super composition and I love the details and textures Edith. I am seeing Denise at a seminar later this month. I haven’t seen one of her seminars yet but I am sure that if it is anything like her workshops, it will be a learning experience.


    October 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    • Thank you so much Len. Denise’s seminar at the club is tonight and I’m really looking forward to it.


      October 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

  6. Autumn has arrived and you captured a small touch of its surprises. Thanks for introducing me to Denise. She’s actually teaching a workshop near me. I’m not sure that weekend is possible. Will await your posts with other images from the workshop.


    October 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    • Thanks Sally. If you get the opportunity to attend one of Denise’s workshops jump at it. I’ve tried for a couple of years to book myself on one and the timing just never worked out. Now that I’ve done 2 I’m ready for more.


      October 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

  7. cfrailey

    Sounds like you had a great time. Nice job on the processing with this shot.


    October 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

  8. Nicely done…


    October 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  9. Smashing shot Edith. I’d love to see an entry from you in the Digital Lightroom shades of autumn competition. The complete Topaz collection is the top prize.


    October 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  10. Beautiful Rusty gorgeousness Edith! 🙂


    October 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  11. awww… that’s awesome! It’s always great to learn from other photographer, they have different technique and point of view. Can’t wait to see more of your great shots! 🙂


    October 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  12. Cool shot!
    Looks like a really fun workshop!


    October 9, 2013 at 12:16 am

  13. Edith, It was great to finally meet you in person. You are awesome! I can’t wait to get back to Canada and see you and the group again. I love this image, the leaf puts it over the top-great job!


    October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    • Thank you so much Denise. It was a pleasure meeting you. The workshops and seminar were fantastic and I know that the attendees learned a lot and really enjoyed themselves (myself included). It’s always nice to meet someone you’ve been “friends” with online and then discover they’re even nicer in person. 😀


      October 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  14. Very nice, would like to see more of the vehicle.


    October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

  15. LB

    The whole idea of a photography club is great! I’m envious! and I love the image, huge rust fan that I am!


    October 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    • Thanks. You really learn a lot being part of a club and it forces you to shoot more.


      October 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  16. Lovely image, particularly with the leaf as a focal point.

    Glad you guys were able to have a fun workshop.


    October 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

  17. Pingback: Multiple Trees – Canada | A CREATIVE ADVENTURE photography by denise ippolito

  18. Looks super Edith!


    October 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  19. wunderschön!


    October 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm

  20. Good one


    October 10, 2013 at 3:11 am

  21. Lucky you. I wish Denise lived the other side of the pond! Love this image, the rust and the well positioned touch of Fall. Nice one, Edith. Looking forward to more from this weekend.


    October 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

  22. Great really.


    October 30, 2013 at 9:11 am

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