Comments: brickworks lit panel

Really good spot of lighting here. nice tones and textures revealed that we wouldn't see if the lighting was any different.

Posted by Dean Sherwood at February 13, 2006 05:19 AM

Wow. Wonderful lighting.... Iove it!

Posted by Jules at February 13, 2006 05:36 AM

Nice one Sam....I have loved all the shots from the brick lighting on this one....can't wait to see more from there.

Posted by [t e r r o r k i t t e n] at February 13, 2006 08:01 AM

I love this shot - very futuristic as well as a picture of dereliction

Posted by AndyM at February 13, 2006 09:10 AM

very nice to see a shot of brickworks that hasn't already been posted by another toronto photoblogger (afaik). i think what sells this photo to me is the upwards direction of the shadows on the boxes.

Posted by schmee at February 13, 2006 09:25 AM

Very cool. The lighting is interesting.

Posted by jasonspix at February 13, 2006 09:32 AM

Nice tones. I really like the "special" light giving shadows an original orientation. well done.

Posted by laurent at February 13, 2006 10:00 AM

The brickworks surely has given you some interesting photos.

It is amazing to me that such a piece of property can still sit in this condition and not in all the years it has been abandoned had a use found for it to make it economically viable again.

It's hard to believe it can be so useless.

You will likely have the best record of it's decaying days. Good to see.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at February 13, 2006 11:01 AM

That's very different from the type of architecture we used to see on ddoi: modern buildings, reflections of sky or other buidings on windows of other buidlings, etc., but I still like it. So, where is this? Toronto DVP or Basin City :D?

On the second look, It gives me the impression that the "enemy" is hiding behind the structure, in the context of video games though!

Posted by azad at February 13, 2006 11:13 AM

Great lighting catch Sam!!

A note to Hugh Petrie. The whole area, which is in the Don Valley, is slowly being refurbished as a public park. Very slowly.

Posted by Henry at February 13, 2006 12:19 PM

I keep coming back to this photo and I don't know why. I think like everyone else I love the detail,texture, and lighting.

Posted by RyanT at February 13, 2006 12:29 PM

Thanks for bringing attention to the Don Valley Brickworks; hopefully it will increase awareness of the revitalization campaign. Has anyone here seen the Cooper Site in Stratford, Ontario? The similarities between these industrial sites are striking although the Cooper Site is much vaster.

Posted by rdaner at February 13, 2006 12:32 PM

looks natural .. great capture :)

Posted by prasoon at February 13, 2006 01:11 PM

The symmetry and centered composition work. A good example of breaking the "photography rules" to make an impact.

Posted by Tuffer at February 13, 2006 01:26 PM

yeah, that bounced light is very nice.

Posted by Javan at February 13, 2006 02:01 PM

Neat composition on this one.

Posted by MikesRightBrain at February 13, 2006 05:16 PM

brilliant shot! everything is so sharp

Posted by esa at February 13, 2006 07:18 PM

What is this? Looks odd. You like going to warehouses a lot lol:) I would love to see more pics of close-up shots of is very interesting to see how food really looks like *shifty eyes*

Posted by NoLabels at February 13, 2006 07:20 PM

Great lighting and it looks so natural.

Posted by Ashish Sidapara at February 13, 2006 08:11 PM

I note Henry addresses me re my comments. I haven't lived in Toronto since 1972 and the brick works was there and dead then - and hardly noticeable.

A park sounds nice. Then you can go to Rosedale park and look at whatever they call this new park from there, which is where I believe I first eyed the area. It always looked like a park to me then.

Some things change very slowly. It will be good if they can incorporate this old place as useful space. Of course it is serving Sam really well as a source of drama. And Sam's work will be a great record before changes.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at February 13, 2006 09:19 PM

texture! color! lighting! it's all gorgeous!

Posted by Serena at February 14, 2006 12:29 AM

WOW !!!

Posted by striftaris at February 14, 2006 01:25 AM

i'm often intrigued by machinery too, especially those found in construction sites. Their mechanical parts make strong compositions and their surfaces, sometimes mud-splashed and sometimes rusty, always offer interesting textures to photograph.

Posted by PlasticTV at February 14, 2006 01:43 AM

Ditto on all the above--light, texture, composition. The rods above the machine make it seem suspended (I don't know if it actually is) but I like the tension.

Posted by Nina at February 14, 2006 12:16 PM

I like the simplicity of this image with its sepia-like tone.

Posted by Abe at February 17, 2006 05:13 AM

This one at first glance made me feel like I was looking down from a roof top onto another building. Of course after noticeing teh light fixture the perception changed...

Posted by shadowfind at February 20, 2006 02:42 PM
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