Comments: half reflected yellow boxes

This one I love. The lines continuing straight down into the reflection is brilliantly captured. Well done!

Posted by Tanja > at November 21, 2006 01:40 AM

To my eye, I first see pattern, then the distance perspective it creates. Next, I notice the depth in a vertical direction produced by the interesting effect of the reflections in the wet paving which break up that plane revealing another one beneath it. Led by the converging lines in this image my attention is then drawn to the interior where one has the opportunity for further visual entertainment in studying the office furnishings and the line of flags. Still more interest is found in the photo by the inclusion of the surrounding buildings in the upper rectangle of the composition. A pleasant yellow hue dominates the color in the photo but this is nicely punctuated by a rectangle of green inside the glass and some other colors in the flags. Overall a photo with lots of interest and visual effects.

Posted by Gavin Hart at November 21, 2006 01:56 AM

ohhhhh i really really like this one
i love just how dynamic the once point perspective is
and i love how everything is in the same consistent shape

a request for wallpaper PLEASEEEE :)

Posted by christine at November 21, 2006 02:03 AM

Great perspective. The feeling of depth is overwhelming.

Posted by George at November 21, 2006 02:26 AM

How much did you have to pay the fire department to slick down the promenade? ;-)

Great work as usual.

Posted by Chris at November 21, 2006 02:26 AM

Excellent reflection and spot on composition. Really like this.

Posted by Dan at November 21, 2006 02:45 AM

Nice Capture

Posted by Erik at November 21, 2006 02:55 AM

I really like the partial symmetry. Nice shot.

Posted by Justin Blanton at November 21, 2006 03:14 AM

Very nice construction of the picture with interesting reflection.

Posted by RĂ©gis at November 21, 2006 04:17 AM

Your architectural photography continues to impress. Can I be rude enough to ask:
1. Do you use any software to correct perspective?
2. Do you select the ISO before the shot manually or do you have it set to AUTO. If you select it manually - what criteria to you use to select? Thanks.

Posted by seriocomic at November 21, 2006 04:42 AM

5 second handheld exposure? how on earth do you do it?

Posted by ali at November 21, 2006 04:49 AM

perfect use of the reflections on the wet stones.

Posted by m a r i n u s at November 21, 2006 05:05 AM

The spirit of urban nights, well captured...

Posted by Jonas Detarsis at November 21, 2006 05:36 AM

wow that looks very awesome! love the way only some of it is reflected, that's very interesting!

Posted by Khristopher at November 21, 2006 05:47 AM

I'm a fan of night shots, and reflection shots. I like the 3D effect this has..

Posted by Paul at November 21, 2006 06:21 AM

Wow. This is spectacular.

Posted by krista at November 21, 2006 07:17 AM

Nice shot. Like the reflection.

Posted by Maran at November 21, 2006 07:31 AM

very cool! thought this one was handheld until i saw the exif data!

Posted by jesse at November 21, 2006 07:56 AM

Is this shot seriously handheld? I couldn't dream of taking an exposure 5 secs long without using a support. Great shot nonetheless!

Posted by Ali at November 21, 2006 08:09 AM

5s handheld ? Are you a robot ?

Posted by Rafa Gatto at November 21, 2006 09:05 AM

5 seconds handheld?? this is not humanly possible.

Posted by Jack Carios at November 21, 2006 09:19 AM

Very creative, Sam. I took a similar shot of the Police Station on Dundas. I may post it some time.

Posted by Jonathan Greenwald at November 21, 2006 09:23 AM

This might sound strange but I think the reflection looks better than the roof/covering, perhaps because there is better detail in the reflection.

Posted by Anil at November 21, 2006 10:46 AM

Love the strong shapes and structures in this shot. Excellent work.

Posted by Craig at November 21, 2006 11:07 AM

To be entirely accurate, this is the Banking Pavilion and the TD Tower did not change it's name. The TD Canada Trust Tower is another building entirely in BCE Place.

Posted by A.V. Morrison at November 21, 2006 11:14 AM

looks like a Mies it? I've never been to Toronto but there's a post office in Chicago similar to this could just be a Mies imitation.
Really nice image. Makes me think of the advent of the luminous sky (floursescents) in office building design. Lots of connotations for me. Very strong composition, and the wetness is amazing.
you should submit this to some architecture foundation or magazine, they would love it.

Posted by danny at November 21, 2006 01:59 PM

Mies Van Der Rohe did a fantastic job, for this one, didn't he?

Posted by xy at November 21, 2006 02:10 PM

this is what pulls people to the cities.

Posted by Peggy at November 21, 2006 02:30 PM

Superb composition and light, Admire this beautiful work..

Posted by Shazeen Samad at November 21, 2006 04:22 PM

I m a bird. I am crashing right into it. That fake/real marble pillar is just ugly, all smooth and gloosy like I don't see enough reflections already. They may as well put a humongous mirror on the ground to trick my squinty eyes.

Posted by Boreo at November 21, 2006 04:59 PM

That's just incredible composition. Everything is so structured and clean, very idealistic.

Posted by A.R. at November 21, 2006 05:13 PM

Very clever composition and cropped ery well.
You give the viewer something to think about and I like that.

Greetz, Michael.

Posted by Michael at November 21, 2006 07:27 PM

This is like a playground for the eyes. Wonderful!

Posted by Laurie at November 21, 2006 10:15 PM

Beautiful shot, Sam. Could you post a wallpaper version, please?

Posted by Eric at November 21, 2006 10:18 PM

Great pic, I saw you on call for help.
I love all of your stuff, I espcially love your macro in saint laurance market. I'd love to be able to take those kinds of pics, Unforunetly I don't have an DLSLR yet.

Posted by Krestan at November 21, 2006 11:37 PM

A beautiful shot. Nicely framed.

Posted by Chris at November 22, 2006 12:52 AM

I feel like I'm getting absorbed into this photo! :)

Posted by Kimberly Way at November 22, 2006 03:18 PM

I've been visiting downtown Toronto for years and I've seen this building during the day many times and it has never looked that cool. Great catch.

I'm new to blogging - This daily photo blog is cool also.

Posted by Steven at November 23, 2006 09:11 PM

i like this one even better.

Posted by grrlsweating hollywood wintertimes at November 27, 2006 05:57 PM

Love your street shot series man. Very lovely. I think you captured the essence of the city. Cheers!

Posted by Noor Hazmee at November 29, 2006 01:31 AM
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