Saturday, November 28, 2009

PDP #137: Evening Rush

After much trial and error, I have discovered that my camera can in fact take somewhat serviceable photographs in low-light situations - as long as I'm careful about it. This means that I have to be facing the sunset, so it can take advantage of what light there is. If I'm facing east at twilight, the picture will be terrible. I know from harsh experience.

This photo was taken looking west along King Street West at Dufferin. Every second the light was getting a little bit dimmer. Opponents of streetcars may be chagrined to learn that, yes, they can build up such blinding speed that they're reduced to blurs. That's one reason I like them so much.

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.


  1. Great Capture.

    The King & Dufferin intersection is/was one of my childhood haunts and I can literally see my porch lights turned on in my old house at the corner of Tyndall & King in this shot!

    I'll be using this captures of yours in an upcoming post on T. (Toronto. Period.)

    ~ HiMY! ~

  2. Thanks for the words - no problem at all! I live in the area so it's one of the pieces of Toronto I have a bunch of pictures of.

    Since it's public domain, you can do what you want with it on the post, but if you could shoot a link back here when you do it, I'd appreciate it!