Originally Posted by xzmattzx
Nice pictures. I'm glad to see that you're covering more sections of Ontario again.
It's kind of bizarre to see a rowhouse block switch from brick to stone halfway. I've seen rowhouses were one or two or a section is vinyl, essentially covering the brick, but I've never seen rowhouses where the original material switched.
In early Ontario is was common to build houses directly against other houses. Occasionally you'll see single houses with no windows on the sides, in anticipation of a neighbour being build right up against the wall.
As someone pointed out in my Hamilton rowhouses thread, some attached housing is not technically a rowhouse, but rather houses built against each other. I just call anything with 3 or more attached units side by side a rowhouse, but I'm no expert on architecture. The secret to being a rowhouse "officially" is that adjacent units share the supporting wall. Thus, one unit couldn't be demolished without affecting the neighbouring unit.
Originally Posted by Bedhead
So this is what the US would have looked like without the revolution!
Seriously, this is probably the best Victorian residential architecture I've ever seen.
One of the many things I find impressive about this
picture, is the way the sun is coming from behind the buildings, and yet the red building on the left is not obliterated by shadow, and the sunlight coming through the arch doesn't look unnaturally bright, either. Amazing photography.
Some of the best Victorians I've seen in a single town.
I always watch the highlights when I'm taking photos. I always use the exposure compensation in 1/3 stop increments. Blown highlights can't be recovered, but you can brighten up the shadows a bit with the curves function in software. I don't like to process my photos too much though.