This week’s image is of the legendary Massey Hall. Completed in 1894, this national historic site has hosted nearly every major act you can think of. Funnily enough, of the hundreds of concerts I’ve seen in Toronto, not one of them has been at Massey Hall. I have been inside however.
There are not many of these gems left in our fair city, but this is definitely one to cherish down to the last brick.
One of the oldest and most beautiful hotels in Toronto is The King Edward Hotel, known locally as The King Eddy. Built in 1903, this historic beauty epitomizes the luxe grandeur of the turn of the Twentieth Century.
Interesting note, the hotel had recently gone under some renovations. While a tourist walked along the street past the hotel, he fell and cut his throat badly. At the same time, another man exiting the hotel spotted the fall and ran to the injured man’s aid, applying pressure to his wounded neck, and likely saving his life. That man, was non other than John Malkovich and you can read about the story here.
Photos of abandoned things can be amazing eye candy for us visually inclined folk. Unfortunately, it has been waaaaaay too cold to go out and shoot lately, but fortunately, I have a couple shots in the bank that I can share in this week’s challenge.
While on a family stroll in Tommy Thompson park last fall, I stumbled on this abandoned trailer, which I’ve written about it in a previous post here. Today, I’ll try to give you a taste of what it’s like on the walk so you can see all the little bits of abandonment along the waterfront.
I’ve decided to start a new weekly series called “Black (& White) Friday“, where I will share an image I’ve taken in black and white.
Black and white photography is new territory for me, so this series is aimed at challenging myself, and stretching my photographic skills. After all, in this digital age, every image I make is done in colour. Having said that, I found myself posting two images this week in black and white, here, and here. I was really impressed with the final look of these photos.
My first entry comes from a family trip made to the local farm. It’s a spectacular little piece of heaven located smack dab in the middle of the city. I’ve written about it in a previous post here.
Now, on to the images…
What are your experiences with shooting in black and white? Some people say that it takes a different approach to the way you see the scene before you photograph it compared to seeing and shooting it in colour. Do you agree or disagree?