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Old Posted Apr 6, 2011, 3:03 AM
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O-Town (Bright Lights, Big Turkey)

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Old Posted Apr 6, 2011, 3:09 AM
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Fantastic, flar, as per usual. You particularly have a knack for wide angles. Hopefully you can go back to Hamilton sometime soon and show off your new styles in the city you're "in your element." I liked the bokeh shots mixed throughout, too. A very nice touch. It's amazing how much a lot of this looks like Edmonton. It and Calgary probably give you a decent idea of Edmonton's "vibe," even though Edmonton is still distinct.

How did you get this shot, in particular with the signs like that?

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Old Posted Apr 6, 2011, 3:34 AM
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I've always enjoyed your consistent quality.... I especially enjoyed the amount of brick in this set, as often Ottawa threads tend to focus a bit more on other parts of town, I find. Anyways, great set as usual. Thanks for the tour!
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2011, 6:06 AM
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Little by little you uncover the layers of mystique that have always surrounded the capital in my mind. You have some exceptional shots of some uncommon areas!
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Interesting pictures. I hope that this doesn't become a flame war, as your artistic liberty is more apparent than in a typical thread of yours.

Those modernist duplexes are kind of strange. Modernist housing is kind of rare in Delaware but we have a couple neighborhoods that have houses similar to this. Those are single houses of about the same size and they are pretty small. These look to be only about apartment size.
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It is funny how this set is familiar and unexpected at the same time. Perhaps because it shows scenes familiar in cities across North America. Often ordinary scenes. Yet made striking because of your artistic eye and skill with the camera.
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yo son, you're killin' it with the BOKEH, BOKAY? bouquet.



woodroffe. more like woodrofl. woodrottawa. woodRAHHHHHH. woodflar.
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Lincoln Fields represent! I can see my old house.... errr... condo in slab apartment tower.
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Ah man, I like what you have done here!
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Definitely not the Ottawa I'm used to seeing. Incredible shots.
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I enjoy Flar's threads! Good stuff!

I am learning a lot in the visual sense of O-town and H-town because of these threads. cheers~~~
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Thanks!

I added (Bright Lights, Big Turkey) to the title, since I don't think O-Town was really a good title, although this is what most of Ottawa looks like. I was going to simply call this thread "Bright Lights, Big Turkey" but I thought that was too negative.

For those interested, this is all within the Greenbelt, mostly around Lincoln Fields, Nepean Centrepointe, and Bayshore Shopping Centre.



EE: I was thinking about multiple exposures that people used to do on film. It turns out the D90 has that feature. I tried it, but didn't get the result I was hoping for. I ended up putting several photos in layers and adjusting the opacity.
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It is funny how this set is familiar and unexpected at the same time. Perhaps because it shows scenes familiar in cities across North America. Often ordinary scenes. Yet made striking because of your artistic eye and skill with the camera.
I agree. It looks to me like a Canadian version of Creve Coeur or Rolling Meadows or something like this.

I like the bokeh inter...fusions. They are kind of like a hit of valium on a regulated schedule, and there are a lot of other photos that are quite compelling in a way I don't quite understand. I definitely get a feel for the climate in this thread, for whatever reason.

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nice set but ottawa sure has a lot of the ugly
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Sobering. Honest. A good set.

I had first time visitors to the city for a few days, and we did the traditional tourist circuit. And so my guests loved the city. More than I expected. But how much of the city did they see? It's true, that little stretch of built up Ottawa core central area is pretty, sometimes beautiful. But majority of Ottawa constitutes of some pretty crappy areas. It has expansive, and crappy, inner suburbs and its outer suburbs are completely unexceptional.

To be fair to the city, that's far from atypical for a North American city and, really, most cities consist of mostly crappy built up area the world over--though there are exceptions and matters of degree.
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great set of images. Looking through it, I couldn't help but think they'd make perfect album covers, just like this one:

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