Writing with Light

Posts tagged “fall

Spadina House – The Backyard

The last couple of posts I’ve shared some interior shots of two of my favourite rooms in Spading House, the Billiard Room and The Pantry. I thought today I’d share the exterior.

This is the back of the house and part of the backyard.

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

Spadina House, Toronto, architecture, exterior, heritage, Ontario, fall, manor

The Lonely Path

This is another lovely little pathway I stumbled upon when I was exploring the Rockwood Auto yard.  I posted the first one last week, which was shrouded in fog (you can see it here). The fog was a bit less dense in this area but the colour of the leaves on the one tree in this section just drew me in. I used a texture overlay to give the final image more richness.

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

Ontario, forest, path, autumn, fall, changing colours, trees, fine art, texture, fog

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

Zoom Zoom

Back to a couple of “somewhat” abstract images that I took last weekend while attempting some in-camera effects. Both of these images were taken while zooming during the exposure. This first image was taken with an exposure time of 0.4…

…while this second image had an exposure of 1/2. Both are single exposure. the top on is straight out of the camera. I only slightly adjusted levels in Photoshop. The image below was tonemapped first in Photmatix Pro as a single exposure. What do you think?

As always you can click on the image to see a larger version.


Project 52 – Entry #20

I’m always amazed when I discover new places to photograph that are only a short drive away from home. A good friend of mine and photographer, Elliot Sylman suggested we go out to the Cheltenham Badlands at sunrise for a photo shoot. Given the beautiful weather we had this weekend  it was a perfect morning to be out taking pictures. Even better was the fact that the leaves have now turned and are in their full colorful glory. I’m so glad we got there early. By the time we were putting away our gear, at about 8:30am, a tour bus had rolled in.

You can click on the picture to enlarge it.