Toronto

While out and about in my city I took these photos. It always seems appealing to me to make cityscape images in B&W rather than in colour. For some reason I think the industrial and urban mood is best displayed in shades rather than in vibrant and contrasting colours. Tell me what you think?

About The Pal Guy

Ever since the moment I got my first camera I was bit by the “shutter-bug”. My love of nature has become a constant theme of my photography along with architecture, sights and destinations.

Posted on June 20, 2012, in Architecture, Black & White, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I’m not sure why, but I usually prefer B&W cityscapes, too. In the UK at least, the sky is so often grey.. But if you are wishing to portray a ‘gritty/urban’ feeling, then I’d say vibrant colours aren’t really what you’d be plumbing for!

  2. I agree about cityscapes too. I like your perspective but I think you might need to make the whites a bit stronger and the blacks darker, in other words stronger contrast. You might try playing with it and see how you feel.

  3. Hi Pal Guy
    i´m a really vibrant colour fan, but i like very much B&W anyway. I agree with increasing the whites: a stronger contrast would make this pictures much more powerful !!
    DANI
    http://www.daniplanaslabad.com

  4. Great shots. I can really feel the industrial mood in your photos.

  5. Although most of us Canadians who do not live in Toronto, do not like Toronto, these are great pictures. Truly, I am not one of those Canadians. I visited once and enjoyed Toronto.

    • Yes, well large cities are always frowned upon by outsiders but there is a subtle respect that is due. I live in Toronto but i love the rest of Ontario, Canada, and the world.

      • That is a good context to understand it in, the size of the city. We do live in a pretty special place generally and specifically.

      • For sure. We all have to be reasonable in our judgments. This is not to say that individuals cannot have certain set opinions but they must be reasonable and have creditable support to back they opinions of perspectives up with.
        Cheers

  6. normally I find that power lines clutter up my shots, I love that you’ve embraced them and made them part of your art!

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