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Ash Furrow

Ash Furrow



Former Lead iOS Developer at 500px. Film photographer.
  • Leica M3
  • SX-70 Folding Land Camera
  • Fujifilm X100S
  • Yashica MAT 124G
  • Leica M6
  • iPhone 6
  • Leica Emarit-M 90mm f/2.8
  • Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH
  • Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0
  • Manfrotto BeFree travel tripod
  • Retina MacBook Pro

Leslie Spit Photo Tour

Published August 11th, 2013

My wife and I woke up at four o'clock this morning to bike an hour to Leslie Spit, a manmade spit off of Toronto's East End. We got to watch the sunrise and took some really fun photos.

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Photo Walk Downtown Toronto

Published July 28th, 2013

I've been feeling a little down lately, so I decided to get out of the house for a day and walk all around downtown Toronto and take some photos. I desperately tried to do some "Street" photography, but I'm just too shy. Instead I stuck to flowers and inanimate objects.

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Cat Eyes Before & After

Published August 26th, 2012

The cats were in a pretty loving mood when we returned from our week-long trip to the Maritimes. I managed to get a few captures of them before they returned to their usual, troublesome selves.

This one is my favourite shot; they don't tend to sleep on the bed at the same time. I did a lot of work in Photoshop to bring out the eyes and face of the black and white one.

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Playing with Fire

Published August 26th, 2012

During my recent trip to New Brunswick, I was looking forward to try and reproduce this shot of a campfire, one of my favourite shots on 500px. There is not exactly a lot of space to make a fire in Toronto, let alone photograph it before being cited for having no campfire permit, so I was really looking forward to my first attempt at photographing flame.

I took dozens of captures and was pretty pleased with them at the time. When I finally got them onto a computer, I wasn't as happy. Again, what I was trying to get in focus was a little too fuzzy for what I was going for. This lead to some creative use of the crop tool.

This is my favourite capture so far. I've used two different processing approaches and I'd like feedback on them both.

At first, I tried cropping out all but the embers, which I liked. Adam pointed out, however, that he would have liked to see where the fire was going. I liked this idea, too, and went on to remove some background distractions. Since I was removing di ...

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Getting better at Photoshop

Published August 2nd, 2012

I've been trying to improve my processing and photoshop skills lately, and the videos by Aaron Nace of Phlearn on the 500px blog are helping a lot. I tried the most recent tutorial this morning, and in about two minutes of photoshop, I was able to dramatically improve one of my photos.

This took a very little amount of effort, but I just didn't know what I was doing. And now I do :)

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