A Subway Car in Toronto

Title – A Subway Car in Toronto

Photographer name – Roland Shainidze

Description of place

Downsview subway station, last stop to the northbound, Toronto,  Ontario, Canada.

Technical information

Camera – Canon 5D Mark II

Lens – Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM II

HDR Software – Photomatix Pro

ISO – 1600

Aperture – F/9

Number of exposures –  3

Tripod/handheld – handheld

Extra processing information:

Handheld three exposures processed in Photomatix Pro, Noise reduced in Topaz DeNoise 2, Distortion corrected in PTLens, B & W and Selective colour effect added in Silver Efex Pro 2, Completed work in Photoshop CS5.

 Photographers bio

Roland Shainidze is an amateur photographer in Toronto. He is a PhD student in humanities at York University and his photography is focused primarily on architecture, both interiors and exteriors. He has taken photographs in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa as well as his native Georgia.

Roland uses HDR tools to transform the presentation of the imagery of architectural elements. Self-taught, he takes every opportunity to take pictures and experiment with them; playing with lines, patterns, light and selective colour.

Roland’s interest in photography started when he started using his brother’s film camera; but there were no opportunities to pursue photography in Georgia. It was not until he came to Canada in 2009 that he was able to renew his interest in photography when he acquired a Canon T2i, his first DSLR camera, which he then upgraded to a Canon 7D and then a full frame DSLR camera (Canon 5D Mark II). Since then he has devoted all his spare time to his passion for photography.

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