Comments: rain and towers

Very modern and new Toronto.


Posted by Dan Salmon at April 4, 2008 01:06 AM

I used to live there!!!! Tower closest to us in the middle, you're making me miss it :)

Posted by D at April 4, 2008 06:08 AM

I was imaging this perspective.

Scrolling down the rain & water met;
'And got completely wet.'


Posted by lyn at April 4, 2008 07:05 AM

Great composition Sam. I love the tones and reflections the water creates.

Posted by Jay at April 4, 2008 09:12 AM

How did you create that pinhole effect? This photograph is just amazing. It shows how even the most ordinary, everyday things can take on remarkable beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer such as yourself. I love the slate-blue color palette here. Well done!

Posted by Jason Fisher at April 4, 2008 10:30 AM

Ooh, very film noir.

Posted by mel at April 4, 2008 10:38 AM

Wonderful photo, but I can't help but feel that in 50 years, this will be the next Regent Park. Towers absent streetscape usually spells trouble.

Posted by Vivek Krishnamurthy at April 4, 2008 01:07 PM

Nice lines and reflections. I like how the spacing between the buildings give each one its own place in this urban environment.

Posted by Sean at April 4, 2008 04:00 PM

Great work !!

Posted by Xavier Rey at April 4, 2008 05:50 PM

i like this a lot. feels so organised and structured. the reflections on the wet ground add nice detail.

Posted by Heiko at April 5, 2008 03:48 AM

WOW! The photo is cool! Actually the whole site is great! I really enjoy watching all of your works!
The atmosphere is always so cool! I used to live in Budapest and I liked the photos you posted from there. It is so much the right thing to show.
Regarding this photo, I was just wondering what it is like to live there, I mean - the towers? Isn`t it scary? Is this middle-class place to live?

Posted by evella at April 5, 2008 05:05 AM

Interesting crop, Sam. I like it.

Posted by Ren at April 5, 2008 11:46 AM

Wow... I remember when there used to be this thing called a lake, and... what was it again? Oh yeah, a waterfront... memory's hazy though. Maybe I just imagined it.

Posted by k at April 5, 2008 08:46 PM

This scene looks like something out of a futuristic film. Muted lights against steel and blue hues; pointy and round window-filled sky scrapers that allow you to overlook the city from a cold distance but not see into them; rainy puddles and shiny cars but no people and an aromatic emptiness permeating the space.

Very nice! Sam, you make the buildings take on very emotional attributes. :)

Posted by Molly Auden at April 6, 2008 01:25 PM

mel: it *is* quite neo-noir, isn't it?

Vivek Krishnamurthy: I suppose that these towers could become another Regent Park, but only if they're used as warehouses for the poor and disadvantaged.

Posted by Eric S. Smith at April 6, 2008 02:22 PM

Reminds me of Toronto-based photographer Derek Shapton's series "Parkades"

Posted by David Elfstrom at April 7, 2008 12:54 AM

Another shot that seems lifted from a movie. Great work!

Posted by Graham at April 7, 2008 10:49 PM

J'ai adoré vos photos,votre minimalisme très français, la qualité des coloris tirant sur le gris,la grande dynamique de vos photos, la cohérence de votre production,la qualité de votre 5D à coté de mon D200,mais cela est surtout du à votre génie, et a votre professionnalisme.

Un retraité francais cordialement.

Posted by cayatte at June 20, 2008 02:55 AM
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