so many lines between us

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 27 November 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love your composition with the two silhouettes, and the graphic lines, play of light and shadows, the beautiful B&W ! But where is it ? I did not see this place, I have to return in Toronto ;-))

27 Nov 2017 7:36am

@Anna Cherer: Thanks very much, Anna. This is Nathan Philips Square at city hall, and that whole area is great for photography and graphic compositions. late morning and early afternoon are best for this kind of shadow play, and I waited patiently for human figures to arrive for scale. It was an added bonus that the cyclist was taking photos of his bike.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Your caption came to mind before I read it . . the two figures really bring this to life !

27 Nov 2017 8:19am

@Ronnie 2¢: I took several frames before the humans arrived, and this was clearly the only keeper. Thanks, Ronnie.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Nice work on the lines with this B & W where the wheels of the bike create the difference

27 Nov 2017 8:40am

@Gérard: I loved the bike. It made me want to keep this photo out of several that I took before the people showed up... thanks !

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

You got our lines right it seems, beautiful lines !~

27 Nov 2017 9:08am

@Phil Morris: Thanks, Phil.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

very easy to become enmeshed in this grid :) Well seen

27 Nov 2017 10:29am

@grouser: Cheers, mister g.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice graphics

27 Nov 2017 10:32am

@Hiro: Thanks !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful graphic imagery between the architecture and shadows!! Excellent title as well.

27 Nov 2017 12:47pm

@Steven: Thanks a lot.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'adore !! Une superbe photo ! un très beau B&w!!! 5*

27 Nov 2017 12:48pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how the light and shadows play with the graphics

27 Nov 2017 1:15pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks very much.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

OK ! Thank you for your explanations Rick ! I thought that it was maybe in this place but I was not sure, and I saw the works close by that there was already there when I was in Toronto. An other side of this very good place to make photos that you have very well exploited !

27 Nov 2017 2:55pm

@Anna Cherer: If and when you return to Toronto, let me know in advance and I can take you on a downtown "photo tour", like I did for Aminus3 member Ryan Hammond when he visited from Arizona. It was fun!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


27 Nov 2017 2:55pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup.

Devi from Chennai, India

Love the lines and the light too...and the shadows that throw up the light !!!!!

27 Nov 2017 3:13pm

@Devi: It is a visual riot for the eyes, but fun. Thanks very much !

Don from Spokane, United States

The picture proves the statement. A fine, graphic-type image. Well done.

27 Nov 2017 3:52pm

@Don: I appreciate that, Don.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of light, shadow, and lines. The people add life to the fine graphic.

27 Nov 2017 6:06pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

I like very much how the composition and light point to the bike. Superb.

27 Nov 2017 6:46pm

@Francisco Romero: Yes, for me the bike was a focal point and almost a relief from the unrelenting rows of lines and shadow. Thanks very much, Francisco.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, lights & shadows!
Amazing graphics !!!!!

27 Nov 2017 9:53pm

@omid: Thank you !

Irene from San Francisco, United States

WOW ! Love it !

28 Nov 2017 12:54am

@Irene: Thanks, Irene.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Yes, the shadows and lines are also;cutely magnificent - especially as you have framed this....Just wonderful Rick!

28 Nov 2017 4:29am

@Denny Jump: You rock, Denny. Thank you!

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Thank you for your kind proposal Rick, I'll certainly do it !

28 Nov 2017 8:47am

@Anna Cherer: Great !

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Congratulations on a well deserved Spotlight Rick !

28 Nov 2017 7:05pm

@Anna Cherer: Thanks very much. I am pleasantly surprised !

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

28 Nov 2017 7:54pm

@omid: Thank you very much.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congratulations on a well-deserved Spotlight, too !

28 Nov 2017 8:01pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Very kind of you, thanks Ronnie.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

28 Nov 2017 8:34pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on the well-deserved Spotlight!!

29 Nov 2017 1:11am

@Steven: Very kind of you, thanks Steven.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Ah, You got the Spotlight, eh? Why am I NOT Surprised!! Getting serious here, but I need to tell you, there is just something about your style and your image work that grabs me and compels my emotions to enjoin the spirit that your images project....Like listening to Coltrane in the middle of a solo, Or Sid Catlett in a drum GRABS me and doesn't let go...Cheers and congrats my man!

29 Nov 2017 3:10am

@Denny Jump: I love me some Coltrane ! Your comment just made my day, Denny. My thanks !

Gérard from Allauch, France

Ah yes !!!! Congrats Rick !

29 Nov 2017 7:18am

@Gérard: It was the bike, I think. Thanks a lot !

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

29 Nov 2017 8:49am

@mo.langel: Very kind of you; thanks !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


29 Nov 2017 12:39pm

@Dimitrios: Thank you !

Don from Spokane, United States

Congrats on your picture.

29 Nov 2017 2:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

29 Nov 2017 3:19pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your spotlight! A magnificent photo!

29 Nov 2017 5:18pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and great title ! Congratulations on your Spotlight !

29 Nov 2017 5:22pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Don, Ruthie, Mireille, Mhelene !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations Rick with this spotlight photo.

29 Nov 2017 7:29pm

MAU from Els Poblets, Spain

I totally agree with Francisco Romero's comment above.

7 Dec 2017 12:26pm

Zsákai Péter from Budapest, Hungary

moment, composition, BW all are great. I like this photo.

5 Sep 2018 9:25pm

@Zsákai Péter: I appreciate your kind words, thank you.