Transit Riders’ Shadows

I took this photo waaay back last April with what was then my brand new Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 wide angle lens. I was with my friend Vicki and we walked around Queen West and stopped for beers at the Horseshoe Tavern, before heading up Spadina Ave (Chinatown) where I took this photo. The Toronto Photo Walks group is out for a walk today in the same area, coincidentally. I couldn’t make this one — just too many things to do and I’m meeting up with a friend later today for dinner and a movie. Anyway, I suppose I should get back to my chores. Happy Saturday.

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14 Responses to Transit Riders’ Shadows

  1. elbrigaking says:

    beautiful pictures, the lights are very interesting!

  2. thebigbookofdating says:

    Great still

  3. Chloe says:

    great shot

  4. sayvan says:

    Question for you. Did you take this photo as a black and white or did you create the black and white image when processing? I am starting to experiment with my Nikon D5100 and wondered the best way to capture some strong black and white shots. Great picture by the way.

    • Thanks, and thanks for popping by.

      I always shoot in RAW, which captures the image in colour by default. The issue I have in using the b & w camera setting is you cut your options in half. My thinking is that I can always convert to black & white in post processing (I use Lightroom), if the shot strikes me as better suited to it. And switching to b/w in post gives you far more creative control over how the shot will look. In camera processing is very limited and if you shoot jpegs you can’t switch back to colour after the fact.

      If you don’t have any post processing software yet, you can always download google’s free image processing software, called Picasa. For a free product it’s outstanding and not that difficult to learn.

      There are a few great books on the market on how to dial up black & white photos. A quick Amazon.com search should give you plenty of choices.

      Hope that helps.

      • sayvan says:

        Thanks for the response. I am also using Lightroom 3 as well as Photoshop CS5.1. I had recently read an article that had suggested to always convert to B&W in post processing rather then shooting in that mode. I was curious as to how some actual view that point and you seem to be of the same opinion. I will continue to drop by your blog. Thanks again…

  5. Charlotte Lehman says:

    This is a fantastic photo!! I just love the lighting and the shadows

  6. milkayphoto says:

    I like it!!! Reminds me of T-riders along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston…

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