The Gladstone

During my outing Saturday with the Toronto Photo Walks group we stopped across from the Gladstone Hotel at Queen St. W. and Dufferin St. for a group shot. While one of the other photographers was setting up for the shot I snapped a couple photos of the Gladstone. It’s a very old and well known hotel so I figured an “old” look for the photo would be apropos. Hope yo0u like it.

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17 Responses to The Gladstone

  1. teo says:

    The “old” look makes it a little bit surrealistic to me, very beautiful 🙂

  2. aswirly says:

    I like the old look alot. Very nice. And fun that you included the photog.

  3. Otto says:

    like your new site, dave 🙂 gray is my favorite shade of black

  4. Thanks Teo and Amber. “Old” is the new “new.” 😉

  5. good stuff! you fooled me at first glance.

  6. Arlene says:

    Hi again, This building is not a million miles from the old Victorian buildings in Manchester (England). And we have the modern trams, too! I like the photographer – adds interest to the foreground. Is this what’s referred to as HDR?


    • Hi Arlene, thanks for popping by. No actually, this isn’t HDR (aka High Dynamic Range). HDR photos are typically created by taking three or more exposures (photos) of the same subject — one being slightly under exposed, one being properly exposed, and one being slightly over exposed — and combining them in photo editing software, such as Photoshop or Photomatix, to create a single photo with far more “information” and detail in it. This is best done with the camera on a tripod. To begin, let’s consider the single properly exposed photo: With a properly exposed photo alone, some information or detail in the highlights of the photo — think bright sky — may be lost and some information or detail in the shadows may be hidden in the darkness. Here’s what the under- and over-exposed photos accomplish: The under-exposed photo will capture the detail in the highlights, since they will be darkened, and the over-exposed photo will capture details in the shadows, since they will be lightened. By combining all three photos, you end up recapturing the details lost in the shadows and highlights, making for a far more revealing (high dynamic) image. From there you can play with the tonal range to create an artistic effect in HDR, although that’s not really my thing. Hope I’ve explained it properly.

  7. tinadot says:

    The gladstone looks like a haunted mansion here haha
    The sky looks incredible!

  8. Dave, there’s something wonderfully Otherworldly about this photograph. I love it from the sky to the photographer. It has a sense of mystery unfolding. Great.

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