Here is part 2 of my photos from a cold (and a bit foggy) January evening walk around the town of Olds, Alberta. Part 1 featured color photos (subdues as they were); this set is all black and white:
I found myself spending a few days (and nights) in the small central Alberta town of Olds. One cold evening, there was a fog hanging about – not enough to obscure things near by, but enough to lend an eerie feeling to the sky. I took my camera out (with my fast 1.4 lens and a 1600 ISO setting) and walked about capturing images – handheld! This set are of some of the color (admittedly rather subdued) images that I came up with.
Watch for a future post featuring some black and white images from that night.
In the first part of my look back at 2012, I focused on my painting activities. Those that follow this blog will know that my art comprised of painting and photography. In this post I look at the highlights of my photographic work in 2012.
17 of my 32 blog posts in 2012 were about photography and most featured 5 or 6 images (with just a few words of description). The common themes for my photos (and blog posts) in 2012 were black and white, landscapes and abstracts (frequently using long exposure with camera-motion) – and often a combination of these themes.
My most popular post of 2012, Island Images- Black and White, featured some black and white landscape photos that I took while on Salt Spring Island in September for a painting workshop. My second most-liked blog post of the year was Spirit of Spring Landscapes which featured some of my abstract landscape photos. Incidentally, 10 of my blog posts in 2012 were about abstract photography.
The highlight of my photographic year was having one of my photos, Carr’s Forest, accepted into the Visual Arts Alberta Open Photo/Open Digital 2012 Exhibition. As a result, my photo was one of fifty that were part of the exhibition that showed in both Calgary and Edmonton, in the fall. I was also proud that this piece won an honorable mention.