Toronto’s industrial district, second photo of the series,first one can be seen here.
Plan to submit them to Toronto’s Tourism and Travel Cataloque.
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dsidwell (9771) 2004-12-19 23:11
Well Peter, I'm not sure the tourism council will want this, as it shows less desirable things about their community, but i just love it. The tones, choice of b/w, and composition are really marvelous!
Michael_Gan (2776) 2004-12-20 1:43
Peter, great industrial shot. I like the governing dark tones in your picture in combination with your choice for B&W and the grain. The large chimney looks very threatening, just as if the Dark Lord (or Big Brother...) is having his office on top of it!
Galeota (10338) 2004-12-20 2:42
A very good B&W conversion and post treatment. The grain, associated with a heavy contrast renders well the particular and depressive atmosphere of the industrial activity. This is somehow as powerful as your previous photograph on the same subject. Very good composition.
GrahamB (939) 2004-12-20 3:07
A very good industrial shot. The lighting on the different plumes of smoke is excellent and I like the way the tall stack fades into the dark at the top.
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-12-20 3:37
You used the light perfectly and you post-processing is incredibly strong, with the contrasts, the sepia and the grain.
A worrying image to show to our children :-(
RGatward (20050) 2004-12-20 4:49
Smog and smoke! not something we get to see much of in Europe these days, yes, a good tourist attraction, something I imagine I'll think well worth the trip one day, if only to get this kind of shot, but I'm surpised you don't similar resrictions in Canada. Or is the scene a bit misleading, early morning mist, combiined with cleaned-up emissions from that modern looking chimney, the large stack in the background redundant? Great light on the scene, and good choice of grainy treatment.
yekjohn (1890) 2004-12-20 7:24
Excellent lighting control. You have managed to capture the atmosphere, which i feel is always very difficult to do with the camera. But you've done it!
Luko (13978) 2004-12-20 11:46
I wonder how you were led to this specific BW rendition which is typically something you would expect with overprocessed lith : charcoal greys and sandy beige brighter areas.
Something like this one (though a completely different topic).
This is depressing but excellently shot and processed...with all theses fumes at the bottom of the background chimney I first thought it was the image of a collapsing (industrial 9/11).
(btw : 1/1000s. with a tripod? are you that shaky, Peter ;) ?
pascalbene (1717) 2004-12-20 11:52
What a beautiful image. I realy appreciate this magnificent optic effect of brokening. Bravissimo.
flydragon (0) 2004-12-20 12:28
and really good
i like the black part on the top
also youe B&W is perfect
verry good work
robiuk (10807) 2004-12-21 17:18
I like this heavy contrast and slightly warm tone of your b/w.
The future of the planet doesn't seem to be bright - as suggested by taller chimney that points up in the black sky.
eleparc (24063) 2004-12-21 17:36
strong impactful shot! the choice of b&w makes it even stronger! the contrast enhances the smokes and the industrial aspect of the photo.. nice shot!
mitternacht (1839) 2004-12-23 16:42
How did you get the sky so dark? It really emphasizes the atmosphere that this picture already would have without it. Very well composed picture, the plumes of smoke "hugging" the chimneys are really great. I think the tourism catalogue will be thrilled to recieve this picture :).
jrj (34841) 2004-12-27 9:18
Very effectful industrial shot in an almost dramatic setting Peter. Very good play and use of light. Good detail to have included the naked trees in the foreground. BW a good choice for this one. Elegant framing.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-01-05 22:20
I'm a fan of gritty "real" photos, and this is a pretty good one! I like what you did with the contrast and darkness of the sky (yet still having highlights on the stack). Cheers man and good luck with the travel catalogue, these are winners! They can put em next to the SARS shots! ;-)
sohrab (7439) 2005-01-22 23:52
oooooooooh so depressing.
i love it
i think you've taken us to another time here... the future when the entire world will look like this
this is a very powerful photograph. i think you should not only submit them to the tourism and travel catalogue, but also to some government agency which is looking after the issue of pollution
i think this photograph can be very helpful to them in their campaign against pollution
well done peter
karina (1109) 2005-01-24 7:30
So sinister yet somehow so beautiful at the same time..... the tones are lovely. Really well seen and executed but what is even more important is the powerful nature of this image.
Jaku (6812) 2005-01-25 19:40
Bardzo sympatycznie z tym ziarnem wygląda.
Kolorystyka - taka "brudna" też pasuje do charakteru zdjęcia.
keribar (43841) 2005-03-10 15:13
This is exactly the kind of picture that should be used in the Kyoto agreement. Very very good. Izzet
Proxilva (2157) 2005-06-03 11:56
been browsing throught your portfolio... mpressing photo's you have here, strange i didn't find out that before ;)
i like the way you keep playing with light and your compositions are most of the time excellent...
this moment is a great catch!! and i add it to my favorites so i can find it back quite easilly
- Copyright: Peter Kozikowski (Homerhomer) (4080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-12-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon G3
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pollution, Sato: Toronto is a Trip! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-19 22:56
- Favorites: 2 [view]