Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

The Grange – Behind the AGO

The Grange Behind the AGO in Toronto

The Grange Behind the AGO in Toronto

The Grange Behind the AGO Toronto. Adjusted

The Grange Behind the AGO Toronto. Adjusted

The is the Grange built in 1817 and was the first home for the Art Museum of Toronto. It now sits behind the Art Gallery of Ontario providing a contrast of old and new. The first image has be adjusted in Photoshop and Topaz adjust and the second was further adjusted with Snapseed. I couldn’t decide which I liked best so I will leave it up to you to pick you favorite.

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2 responses

  1. I prefer the first one due to its colour saturation; that is not to say that the second version isn’t intersting at all.

    I like the filtered stressmarks in the second version but the colour manipulation seems to clash with them. This version would probably speak louder to me if the existing colours were muted far more, and that yellowish tone dominated to the extent that the image resembled more like a traditional Kalotype with the stress marks.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • Thanks for your comments. It’s always great to get another perspective since it is easy to get a sort of tunnel vision when you work on something and put it out on your blog without setting it aside and coming back to it with fresh eye’s. Then again a gut reaction produced image may also produce what one was feeling at the time. It is interesting that you picked up on the clash of colour and the filter as part of my intent with this effect was to contrast the old and the new.
      Thanks again!

      December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

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