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Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge – CN Tower – Between

CN Tower Sandwich

Last week I spent the afternoon out on Centre Island for a work function. Once back in the city my colleagues and I were walking across Queens Quay heading towards our next destination…drinks on the patio 🙂 I had to stop when I saw this scene, the CN Tower seemingly sandwiched between tow condo buildings.  I thought this would be perfect for this weeks theme.

This was shot with my iPhone 4s and processed with Snapseed to crop and for some minor adjusts and then with iColorama to create this overall painterly effect.

CN Tower, Toronto, iPhone, iPhoneography, iColorama, Snapseed

 


Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

Just a quick post today as I head out on this sunny Sunday. Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. For some reason I’ve stopped getting the Weekly Photo Challenges in my inbox on Fridays. Has this happened to anyone else? I realized this was the challenge this week but visiting other blogs.

Anyway…can anyone guess why I picked this letter? 🙂

Toronto Performing Arts Centre, interior, Art Deco, North York, North Toronto, Theatre, sets, row,


Weekly Photo Challenge – Street Life

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an iPhone photo and when I saw this week’s challenge I immediately thought of this image. I shot this the last time I was in Manhattan but have never posted it. This is a part of street life you see in New York every day.

New York, Manhattan, street photography, iPhone, iPhoneography, bus, black and white, traffic cop


Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

I shared this image on my Facebook page this week but couldn’t resist including it in this week’s Photo Challenge.

I do try and post different content on Facebook so please jump on over to my page and have a look. While you’re there you can “like” the page to stay up to date. You can find me at www.facebook.com/EdithLevyPhotography

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, CKCS, CKC, reflection, Toronto Pet Photographer, weekly photo challenge


Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned

My contribution to this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge are some images that I took on my trip to Italy back in the summer of 2011. I originally process these as HDR when I first got back and was not at all happy with the way they turned out so I never posted them. Since that time I’ve started to use Lightroom and when I saw this weeks challenge I went back to my archives and decided to process just one exposure of each image solely in LR5. I was quite pleased with the end result. Let me know what you think.

Oh…we were driving from Florence to Amalfi on this day and stopped just south of Florence and came across this abandon farmhouse. What character this place has. It would make a great fixer upper 🙂

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Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography

Italy, Florence, Tuscany, farmhouse, abandoned, decay, countryside, Tuscan Villa, Tuscan Farmhouse, travel photography


Weekly Photo Challenge – Object

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge. I keep meaning too but life has just been too hectic. While I was processing more images from Prospect Park I came across this one. At the time I almost walked right past this and then I stopped and turned back as the pink caught my eye. When you come across something that’s out of place do you ever wonder what the story behind it is? I know I do and in this instance I imaged a little girl dropping her gloves while playing in the park. Mom probably didn’t notice because she was busy focusing  on the child and not on a mere object, as it should be.  Somebody walking by probably found these gloves on the ground and placed them on the post in hopes of the owner finding them. I wonder if the owner ever did come back to look for them?

Hope your all having a good weekend.

weekly photo challenge, wordpress, object, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, kid gloves, gloves, pink,


Weekly Photo Challenge – An Unusual POV

A look at the pacific coast through a field of wildflowers. Ok maybe not quite so unusual but these wildflowers, at Spanish Bay, stopped me in my tracks on my way to the beach.  Spanish Bay is one of the stops along the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove.

I processed the final image using Topaz Restyle to give it a more calming look and feel. You can download a free trial version of Restyle here and don’t forgot, use the coupon code ELPhoto and receive a 15% discount on all Topaz Labs’ products.

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Spanish Bay, 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California, beach, coastline, wildflowers, pacific coast, travel photography


Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea

It’s been a while since I participated in the WordPress weekly photo challenge. Not because I haven’t wanted too but its just been so busy. When I saw this weeks challenge I just couldn’t pass it up especially since I have so many images from California that I want to share and besides being at the beach or out at sea is one of my favourite places to be.

“hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…”
― Van Morrison

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Pfeiffer Beach, California, Big Sur, sea, water, rocks, seagull, rolling waves, travel photography

Pfeiffer Beach, California, Big Sur, sea, water, rocks, rolling waves, travel photography


Weekly Photo Challenge – Color and a Few Thank You’s

I shot this image last summer while driving through Maine. We were on our way from Bar Harbor to Portland when we spotted this flea market and decided to stop and have a look around. There was a treasure trove of vintage and collectible items that just begged to be photographed.

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Maine, flea market, vintage, collectable, travel photography

Over the last few months I’ve been honoured to receive multiple blogging awards. Time seems to have gotten away from me but I didn’t want to leave these long overdue thank you’s any longer. These are the wards I was nominated for and the wonderful bloggers who nominated me. Please take sometime and visit these excellent sites.

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

Motion Photography

Dream Lenz

Photography Art Plus

Wind Against The Current

The Sunshine Award

CIGUDEG Pleais Bilong Tu Mi

The Great Zambini

The Adventurous Blogger Award

Get Set And Go

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Timeless Treasure

Olivia Wolfe – The Road Less Traveled

The Beautiful Blogger Award

Shawn Jones – Writing without Hinges


Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost in the Details

I was going through some of my Italy images and realized that there are still a few that I’d never posted. Strolling through the streets of Florence not far from the Pitti Palace I came across a row of parked Vespas. What drew me to this scene were the subtle details…the way the Vespas were all lined up, they way they’re all pointing in the same direction, the shadows that the over head trees cast on the wall. They all work together so well.

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scooters, vespa, Florence, Italy, parked, shadows


Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

The hallway in this image, on the top floor of the Elgin / Winter Garden Theatre complex,  is meant to lead the theatre goer forward. The final destination…the Winter Garden Theatre and (depending on the show) another place or time that you can immerse yourself.

I converted this image to B&W using the just released Topaz B&W Effects 2. I really like the upgrades in version 2, the user interface has been greatly improved. Topaz B&W Effects 2 is a complimentary upgrade for existing owners of B&W Effects 1.

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Winter Garden theatre, Toronto, hallway, garden, painted walls, bench, black and white


Weekly Photo Challenge – Illumination

This week’s photo challenge was very timely for me as I was processing my images from New Orleans. Walking down Bourbon Street at night every store, every bar, every “cabaret” is illuminated. Welcome to Scores….

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, bar, cabaret, Scores, dancer, signs, illumination


Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

I took this image in the spring when I went to High Park to photograph the Sakura trees.  What I liked about this tree was that when I was looking at it there was a face staring back at me straight on. Imagine my surprise when I was processing this and I saw another face in the tree looking out to the left. See it?

I used Topaz B&W Effects to do the conversion to monochrome. Topaz Labs is having an amazing sale…40% off on all products until Dec 31, 2012. Use discount code “topaz2012”. Click here to check it out.

High Park, tree, face, spring, Toronto


Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

My contribution to this week’s challenge….

macro photography, flower, purple, delicate


Weekly Photo Challenge – Changing Seasons

My favourite season is Fall. After a long, hot, green summer it’s nice to put on a chunky sweater, breath in the crisp air and marvel at the fiery coloured leaves when taking a walk through the park. This is an image I made in October during a photo outing with my photography club to Rouge River in Toronto.

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fall colours, rouge river, ontario, trees, landscape photography


Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

Early morning reflections straight from Bar Harbour, Maine.

Bar harbor, Maine, reflections, pier, water


Weekly Photo Challenge – Green

Ahhh…the green, green waters of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast.

Sorrento, sunbathers, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Sorrento, boat, Amalfi Coast, Italy


Weekly Photo Challenge – Renewal

I was contemplating this week’s photo challenge and which image I should post. Naturally with a theme like “renewal” I was leaning towards posting an image of a bloom in the spring but then I started to think about what makes me feel “renewed and fresh.” It’s being out by the ocean…it does it to me every time and obviously this couple felt the same way on this day. I was a bit envious when I spotted them. It seemed that they had Otter Point (in Acadia National Park) all to themselves. I made a mental note to bring a chair the next time I visited 🙂

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Maine, Acadia National park, Otter Point, ocean, view, B&W, landscape


Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

I took this last year in downtown Toronto. I’m standing by the entrance of Brookfield Place on Bay street looking at the Royal Bank Plaza. I thought it fit in well with this week’s photo challenge with lots of different geometric shapes.

Toronto, architecture, Brookfield Place, building


Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

I took this a couple of years ago while in Israel.While doing a jeep tour in the desert around Eilat we stopped at sunset to build a fire in order to brew some tea and make some pita bread. This fella showed up, probably hoping we’d leave something behind. We had a bit of a stare down before he scampered off the other side of this ridge.

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Eilat, desert, ram, sunset, mountain top, Israel, travel photography, silhouette


Weekly Photo Challenge – Big

This sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Pitti Palace in Florence and it was “Big!”

Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy, travel photography, sculpture

Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy, travel photography, sculpture

You can see the original post for the weekly photo challenge here.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Everyday Life

The minute I saw this weeks challenge I thought of this image but I was sure that I had shared it already. Imagine my surprise when I realized I hadn’t posted this yet.

For this weeks challenge…everyday life in Burano. I call this one “Neighbourhood Talk.”

Burano, Italy, venetian lagoon, colored houses, neighbourhood talk, street life


Weekly Photo Challenge – Near & Far

I really like the challenge this week but I wanted to challenge myself by not posting a landscape shot with foreground interest and sharp depth of field.

I shot this a couple of weeks ago when visiting vineyards in Niagara on the Lake. A bit of a different perspective.

vineyards, wine country, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, wineglass


Weekly Photo Challenge – “Free Spirit”

This week’s WordPress photo challenge was an interesting one for me. “Free Spirit” I have thought of myself as a free spirit…at times.

“Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves vs. being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”

Maine, Acadia National Park, Otter Point, Otter Cliff, climbers, rapelling

 

Maine, Acadia National Park, Otter Point, Otter Cliff, climbers, rapelling