Quite often, the most mundane locations offer up magic. When we get the timing right, we just need to look more carefully. In Toronto, alleyways allow garage access without taking away from pricey street frontage. A number of times I was mesmerized by subtle yet strong quality of morning light in our alley. Empty, quiet and bathed in the morning sun the eclectic mix of buildings comes alive. Church, converted barn and suburban style of the 1920s all come together to form the “alleyscape” in the magic of the first morning light.
How did I capture this: Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko 50mm/1.8 lens that had about 10 frames left on a roll of Ilford HP5+. Shot at box speed (EI 400) and developed in 1+1 dilution of ID-11. Digital conversion was done using Epson V600 Scanner, EpsonScan and Adobe Lightroom software.
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