Industrial innukshuk | June 6, 2007

It's been a year since I've visited the Leslie Spit and once again I made some odd discoveries.

For those who don't know, Toronto's Leslie Spit is an artificial landmass made out of non-toxic (yeah right) construction waste. After demolishing, say, a building, they'll dump the broken contents on the spit. I can't remember if I saw any last year. but lately people have been using the waste to make art, and you can find all sorts of "installations" around the spit.


comment by dave on June 8, 2007, 12:57 PM

nice - is this a digital shot? I like the BW conversion. Is it straight out of the camera, or did u convert it yourself?

comment by Paulo Jorge Oliveira on June 9, 2007, 7:09 AM

Very interesting, here in Portugal and in my favorite coast, I see some identical art using the small vicentina rock's.

comment by 24by36 on June 9, 2007, 1:14 PM

Dave: Yes, this is a digital shot, and no it's not straight out of the camera. I shoot RAW and use Lightroom to pre-process the photos, then work on them in Photoshop. This image took me nearly 2 hours to process: it started life as a colour photo, converted to monochrome using the Channel Mixer, then converted to a quadtone, followed by some burning and dodging, and some darkening around the edges. I don't really have the time to do this during the day, so I do it late at night and suffer from sleep deprivation instead.

comment by Ashish Sidapara on June 10, 2007, 1:54 PM

Love the tones, the pp time was well worth it!

comment by cy on June 10, 2007, 5:28 PM

really nice composition. i have seen the stacking of rocks as a form of meditation....does it work? regardless, the contrast of the manmade form -vs- the natural is well spotted and complimented by the tonal values.

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