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Archive for January, 2013

A Winter’s Night in Olds – Black and White Visions

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:

Fire Hydrant in the Night

Fire Hydrant in the Night

A Glow From Within

A Glow From Within

Highway Junction

Highway Junction

DQ and ESSO

DQ and ESSO

Coming and Going in the Night

Coming and Going in the Night

 

 

 

 

 

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A Winter’s Night In Olds

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.

White House Amongst Frosted Trees

White House Amongst Frosted Trees

Olds PetroCan

Olds Petro Can

Snow Pile by the Crossing

Snow Pile by the Crossing

Red Fire Hydrant

Red Fire Hydrant

Best Western (January Night)

Best Western (January Night)

Watch for a future post featuring some black and white images from that night.


My Year Behind the Lens

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.

Three Roofs on Beddis Road

Three Roofs on Beddis Road

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.

Before the Greening

Before the Greening

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.

Carr's Forest

Carr’s Forest

In the fall I released two new calendars of my photographs  Flowers, Seed and Berries and Edmonton, Photos by Randall Talbot .

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Image from the “Flowers, Seeds and Berries” calendar

image from Edmonton calendar

image from the “Edmonton” calendar