This was a fun photo to take. A photo outing with my club took me to the graffiti-covered alleys of Queen Street West, all of fifty metres from where I worked. I've been taking photos down this stretch for years. I decided that the photos I took that day would not look like anything anyone else would come away with.

This was taken with my 7-14 ultra-wide lens, which is a beautiful piece of glass that's unmatched in DSLRland. I metered the sky, and used my Olympus E-1 and FL-50 flash to get this photo. Since the FL-50 can't cover the widest focal length, I went the opposite way and tightened the spread as much as I could. I then used this to spotlight sections of the graffiti while under-exposing the rest of the scene.

1 comment:

KeithAlanK said...

Sorry to comment so late, but I forgot to return to this one when I first saw it: Well executed photo of a concise idea. I like it and admire the thought and work involved in making it happen.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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