The Daily Photoist: Second Period
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The Daily Photoist: Second Period

Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
Torontoist Flickr Pool member room929 (John Fortin) always keeps us on our toes. Take this photo of our Leafs battling the Atlanta Thrashers. He’s used some tilt-shift Photoshop trickery to transform the rink into a miniaturized dream toy set perfect for any hockey fan. It’s a technique that’s convincingly used: Anyone else think the netting at the ends looks like it’s made from a hobbyist’s clear acetate? The vibrant colours in the pic make the players and fans look as if hand-painted with Testors.
(Speaking of models and toys, the scale of the players reminds us of our childhood playing the british table-soccer game Subbuteo.)
Looking at this photo, who knew there were so many empty seats at a Leafs game? At least Toronto’s not at the bottom of their division. room 929 has another cool hockey photo here.