Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Cheers, Toronto

cheers, toronto

Nikon D70 18-70mm at 1/6s, f29
(Are these EXIF files right? I don't recall such a long exposure)

Location: From the dining room at the top of the CN Tower, looking down on Toronto, Canada.

9 comments:

leova (↑) said...

love it!!!

peterskim said...

Also, considering how blurry the background is, I doubt the aperture is really f/29. Shouldn't the background be much sharper with respect to the foreground if it was really f/29?

peterskim said...

regardless of whether or not the camera screwed up the EXIF... it's a great shot.

Chris said...

This is a fantastic shot, which is the only reason why I am going to be critical (if that makes any sense at all). It's just the glass that prevents this from being perfect. The vertical bar (is that a windowsill?) is sorely out of place, as are the ice cubes. The thing with the ice cubes is they are almost melted and make the water look stale. Am I being over-critical here? It's just this picture was SO close to being perfect, it's absolute agony to see those things. Of course, it's also a candid shot and not a studio setup though, so these things are to be expected....

Canadia-eh said...

In my defense--I was totally obsessed with taking this picture. You would not have wanted to be dining with me that afternoon. A ridiculously expensive restaurant and I spend the whole time behind the camera. I think I took about 50 exposures of this glass--from the time the water was poured until the ice cubes melted. Most of it was trying to get an angle without the black window sill. After sifting through everything, I was left with 2 shots (both with the black sill-line) and ended up choosing this image because the view out the window was slightly better. If I was any good at photoshop, I'd take out the black line in an instant.
I'm glad people like this picture--it makes it worth all the strange stares I got.

ROB said...

Worth the 50 shots to pull this one out I think. Ahhh digital to be able to experiment like that!

Canadia-eh said...

Digital cameras and giant memory cards are the best thing ever.

AirBete said...

Great idea & very nice composition.

Emily said...

This is such a creative shot. As for the comment critiquing (sp?) the glass - I think the bottom is a little cut off for my taste. But I like the ice - I think it's very realistic that way!