The pole, the ladder, and the lifesaver | June 11, 2007

I couldn't figure out the direction I wanted to take this in until I started playing around with it in Photoshop. It's cool when it all works out, but I trashed 2 versions before this one, which I really like.

Taken somewhere on the Leslie Spit. I don't even think I got off my bike for this one.


comment by Regis on June 12, 2007, 3:30 AM

That's a really cool shot thanks to the colors and the awkward presence of the red lifesaving kit. I like it !

comment by Jason Ertel on June 12, 2007, 10:11 AM

Nice and tranquil. I'm not fond of lake swimming. Too much gook on the floor...


comment by Ashish Sidapara on June 12, 2007, 10:40 AM

I must say you stopped the bike at the perfect spot, the framing is superb and so are the colors!

comment by odi on June 12, 2007, 3:49 PM

very graphic composition which is valorized by the colors


comment by dave on June 13, 2007, 11:05 AM

sweet shot. i've caught some fish from that spot...

comment by cy on June 16, 2007, 10:21 PM

nice clean shot. sort of postcardish. i would have probably tried using the ring as a frame...but that is just me. the coloring is really tight esp tthe light greens. natural light or reflecting?

comment by 24by36 on June 20, 2007, 3:13 PM

cy: The lighting is natural, no reflectors, no flash, but the heavy Photoshop processing gives the greens a healthy glow.

Thanks for the comments!

comment by Moonnerboy on June 26, 2007, 10:45 AM

nice colors

comment by Sebastiano Pitruzzello on October 7, 2007, 2:03 PM

Great shot! I love the light halo near the horizon, a great canvas to paint red.

comment by Christopher on July 10, 2009, 12:29 AM

Your photos are beautiful, I love the subject matter. If you haven't already, you should consider shooting the interiors of the Toronto Island ferries... the gears/paddles in conjunction with the sweet desk that the operator sits at would fit right in here.
Keep up the great work!

comment by Toronto wedding photographer on August 27, 2009, 5:02 PM

I really like a lot of the images. great use of colour! This one it seems to be so peaceful!

say something nice

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