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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Here's the view of the Young and Dundas area from the CN tower at night...

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It needs a little straighting, but otherwise I think it's a great photo.

Any comments or advice would be great!

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cool, what is the purple building?
Also the white windows or signs on the building to the right of the Sheraton building are a bit distracting, what is that from?

If I was a critical, it doesn`t really have a point of interest, either needs to be a wider panoramic or more focused on a smaller area. Maybe shoot up a street?

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Thanks for your response, feedback is always appreciated :)

I'm not sure what the purple building is, but it really adds something to the photo.

I agree that the signs are distracting, they're from all of the electronic billboards and signs on Young and Dundas, the Times Square of Toronto. It's difficult (if not impossible) to get the proper exposure that exposes both the buildings, sky and screens.

I tried to get a wider angle, but because of reflections on the windows of the tower, you'd generally get more glare with a wider angle.

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It's difficult (if not impossible) to get the proper exposure that exposes both the buildings, sky and screens.


Perhaps an HDR?

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Great capture Evan.

That purple building by the way is Toronto City Hall.


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The city looks awesome at night from up there doesn't it? :)

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You've inspired me to get up to the top of the Burj Khalifa at nightfall, EvanK!


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Haha, I'm glad that I've inspired some action!

I certainly don't regret going up the tower at night, you can get a lot more interesting shots of all the buildings lit up during the night than your typical day shot. I also have some shots from twilight and sunset from the tower, I'll try to post some tomorrow.

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I'm wondering if there's any point taking a tripod? At over 600m surely there'll be swaying and movement - is there any point?


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I would definitely take a tri-pod, in fact, to reduce any shake or blur whatsoever I used my infra-red remote in mirror lock up mode on my Gorrillapod. Not only that, but a tri-pod will let you get some neat effects with longer exposures.

EDIT: I'd also bring some sort of sheet or blanket (if you're shooting out a window). Reflections from the lights indoors can ruin some of your shots, so try to bring a blanket or something to prevent any reflections on the windows.

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A few more photos...

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Comments and suggestions as always are appreciated!

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the purple building in the middle is city hall they use it in alot of movies because of is futre look


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Stunning Urban Landscape & Light Trail Sets. The last photo seems to be a bit shaky though othrewise its great shot though :)


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