Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Crossing Edward

Same place, different times. I have continued to experiment with different techniques and approaches to my street essay. There is a busy crossing at the bottom of the Mall where Queen and Edward Streets meet. These two shots were taken at this crossing at different times of the day (one morning the other early evening) and with different film and lens combinations: the square one using an OM2sp, Tokina 35-105mm RMC f3.5-4.5 zoom and HP5 @ 400; the other with an OM2n, Tamron 35-80mm f2.8-3.2 SP zoom and HP5 @ 1600. I like the very different atmosphere that can be generated from essentially the same spot using very similar techniques.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Great 'under the elbow' type shots Boyd. The second shot is particularly impressive because of the diffused motion blur and the focus on the man's face which look like whether by design or happy accident you managed to grab a good pan shot. The sense of movement that results is palpable.