Writing with Light

Getting the Shot

It was unfortunate that when shooting at the Toronto Centre for the Arts we weren’t able to get into the main stage. That evening they were setting up for an upcoming show. We were however granted access into the George Weston Recital Hall. While not quite elaborate it was still fin to set up and shoot in there. Now I know that some people are getting tired of selective colour and thrush be told I was actually going to clone out the photographer in the image but I thought that including him provided a bit more of a compelling story. The decision to bring back the color was just me playing with the image to see what worked well. I think the red jacket just makes the image pop a bit more. What do you think?

I used Topaz Black & White Effects to convert the image to black and white and selectively bring back the colour. Don’t forget you can always use the code ELPHOTO to get a 15% discount on all Topaz Products.

Toronto Performing Arts Centre, interior, Art Deco, North York, North Toronto, Theatre, sets, row, black and white, selective colour

33 responses

  1. Fabulous shot! Love the guy in red! You’re right that little touch of red is perfect.


    May 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

  2. Beautiful.


    May 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

  3. It works for me because he is in red. A weaker colour would not have worked.


    May 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

  4. amberafrica

    It sure works!


    May 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

  5. Looks like a very cool place to photograph, Edith.


    May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

  6. Len

    I just love the tones in this great image Edith. I am usually not a fan of selective color but this really works as it is subtle.


    May 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

  7. Really amazing structure, Edith, and I love the wide angle you shot here.


    May 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  8. Smashing photo Edith!


    May 6, 2014 at 4:23 am

  9. Very nicely done, Edith! I like the selective color, a great touch to the overall image.


    May 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

  10. I really, really like this shot Edith! Well done!


    May 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm

  11. Great shot Edith. I like the choice of using selective color here.


    May 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  12. Hi Edith, this is really nice. I love the way you framed it!


    May 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  13. Wonderful composition and leaving in the photographer…great choice.


    May 8, 2014 at 8:15 am

  14. Sweet shot Edith, nice touch leaving the photog in there, well done


    May 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

  15. It works! Love that small spot of red – really brings this image to life.


    May 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  16. I am a fan of selective color, it can draw the eye in and tell a story in a glance. Great interpretation here Edith!


    May 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

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