when the day is long.... by Russ Styles

Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canon 50d

Featured in Toronto & its Photographers Group May 2010
Winning Image Sunset Challenge in Photographers Of Canada Group March 2010
Featured in Around The World February 2010

when the day is long

1 single image, hand held
Copy images at +2,0,- 2 using Picassa
Processed and tonemapped Photomatix

R.E.M.-Everybody Hurts
When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go, ’cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
When you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on

‘Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don’t throw your hand. Oh, no. Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone

I’m a chef by trade and a photographer by heart. I like Mountain Biking, Canon Gear, The Clash and Lemon Meringue Pie


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  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesabout 5 years ago

    Please VIEW LARGE

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 5 years ago

    This is beautiful viewed large so much to look at and notice, the faces in the streets. Really like the total feel of the image and processing.

  • Thank you Karen…glad you like it..

    – Russ Styles

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • You are welcome Cee.

    – Russ Styles

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • You’re welcome…my pleasure..

    – Russ Styles

  • DesImages
    DesImagesabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work! I like the points of light throughout the image, where the sun catches the overhead wires, and the tail lights and street lights.

  • Thank you Denise,I appreciate you checking it out and your comments.

    – Russ Styles

  • ruthshaw
    ruthshawabout 5 years ago

    fab shot, deep thick sky, love the lights, fav.

  • Cheers Ruth….appreciate that you have added to your faves.

    – Russ Styles

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image and treatment Russ! : )

  • Thank you Susan for your comments and making it a fave.,

    – Russ Styles

  • anne reeskamp
    anne reeskampabout 5 years ago

    very nice atmosphere, Russ ! My first thought : this must be China … probably because of the special colouring of the sky …and the little lanterns… Beautiful !!! :-))

  • Thank you Anne, I’m pleased that you like it. This stretch of Queen street runs along the bottom of ‘China Town’…

    – Russ Styles

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, Russ!

  • Thank you very much…

    – Russ Styles

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoabout 5 years ago

    The first thing that popped into my head when I clicked on this was….’’WOW’’! The overall affect is pretty cool…and I love the light that you’ve caught here…great details. I’m impressed. …it’s freaking me out that you paired it with that song because I listened to that about 50 times yesterday…lol.

  • Thank you Tania for your comments, I’m pleased that you like it…..I was trying to put myself on that Street Car, (where I’ve spent so many hours in a previous life) and into the minds of those commuting.
    REM are my favourite band…

    – Russ Styles

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