Underneath City Hall | March 26, 2006

I decided to post something a little bit different from my normal style today. I shot this early one morning a couple of weekends ago. I wanted to do some shooting downtown with as little people around as possible, but it was a dreary, rainy day and I was soaked within 5 minutes. I grabbed this picture before I came home. New City Hall in Toronto has these long ramps running around the public space in front of the building and I got right under the start of the ramp with my lens set at 24mm and my head nearly touching the ramp above. I like the perspective I got with the wide angle. This was originally shot in colour and converted to B & W using channels in Photoshop, lens distortion corrected with PTLens, and cropped square.

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More stuff: film photography is dying at an alarming rate. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to find 100 speed or slower film. Lately, I've been shooting on Fuji Superia 200 and 400 film mostly because I can buy it at the grocery store for under $3 a roll. 100 speed consumer print film is virtually gone, leaving only prosumer or professional film at unfairly high prices. I'm starting to look out for any deals on Kodak Ultracolor 100 and Fuji Velvia 50, so if anyone knows anything, please share.


comment by Nick on April 19, 2006, 8:49 PM

I love this shot Richard. Great stuff!

comment by kikko77 on May 21, 2006, 3:24 PM

great shot. i love those lines

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