Soldiers’ Tower at Sunset

We were tak­ing pho­tos of the Trin­i­ty Col­lege facade ear­li­er today towards the end of my cam­era basics pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop. Real­iz­ing that one of the stu­dents was off by him­self, I approached him. He point­ed down Tow­er Rd and asked how I would take a pho­to of the Sol­diers’ Tow­er and the CN Tow­er togeth­er from our van­tage point.

I con­sid­ered the scene and pho­tographed the shot fea­tured below. The pic­ture was tak­en with my Fuji­film X‑H2s using the Fuji­non 16–55mm ƒ/2.8 R LM WR lens. Using Pro­gram AE mode, my expo­sure set­tings were ƒ/5.6, 1/220 s, and ISO 320. Adjust­ing the expo­sure com­pen­sa­tion by –0.7 EV was my only input.

My com­po­si­tion­al goal was to find a per­spec­tive from which the CN Tow­er’s out­line was unin­ter­rupt­ed by oth­er build­ings. Addi­tion­al­ly, I angled left to include more of the red bricks of Wycliffe Col­lege.

I’m pret­ty hap­py with the pic­ture as shot, but I felt it need­ed some work in the dig­i­tal dark­room. In Adobe Light­room, the Upright tool auto-cor­rect­ed the key­stone effect, and I selec­tive­ly increased the sat­u­ra­tion of the reds and made some mod­est changes to the sky. Use the slid­er below the com­pare the in-cam­era jpeg against my take.


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