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Autumn Color

Here are some color photographs from early October 2016, featuring the colors of the season (or not particularly)!

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Wrinkled Green Trunk

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All Blues

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Just a Crow

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Like Fireworks

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Between the Blues

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Rainbow Shrubbery

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Orange-Red

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Tree Shadow

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Late Winter – Black and White

Here is a little collection of black and white photos themed around the patterns and textures of late winter (late February at my home here in Edmonton).

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“Last Year’s Plume”

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“Irregular Patchwork”

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“Up”

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“Ice and the Far Edge”

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“Temporary Condition”

A few more photos from this photo shoot may be seen on another of my blogs: YEGmonton.


Lines in Black and White

Take away the color and you are left with line and value.

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Up Stairs 1

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Art of the Curve

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Hangin’ From the Moon

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EPCOR Waterfall in Edmonton’s Churchill Square

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If You Look You Will See

Today was another one of those days when I just go for a walk in downtown Edmonton and see what I can see – what I can see in terms of interesting patterns.

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Moving This Way and That

I have often used camera motion during a long exposure to create an abstract photo. I recently took some of these photos one evening in downtown Edmonton and discovered after the fact that I have used a good variety of camera motions for different effects.

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Dance in the Distance

 

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Cycles of Light

 

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Towers of Dripping Light

 

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Side Step

 

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Scratchy


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

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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.


Architectural Black and White

Here are five black and white renditions of photos I took yesterday of and around the Edmonton Convention Centre (Shaw Conference Centre). These images focus on form:

Stairs

Edges

Concrete Cuboid

Hall D

Reflection in a Curved Wall


Walls

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I was walking through an older part of downtown the other day when some interesting architectural details caught my eye. Combine those details, with different points of view for a photo and then different cropping twisting and processing after the shutter press, leads to some interesting images:

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This second image started from the same original photograph. This next one, is not the same photo but is from the same wall, at a different perspective:

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Across the street from this wall, I took this image:

Top of the Wall

This image was processed with the Color Efex infrared film filter through  Capture NX2.

Down an alley, and 30 meters away, I found another intriguing exterior wall that I just had to capture:

Old Brick Wall

And finally, another take on this highly textured brick wall:

Bricks and Mortar


Boats, Bridges and Bikes

A few of my favorite black and white photos from the last week:

Grounded

Morning Sun

Rough Wall

Bridge Rail

A Bike and a Bridge


Ordinary Things – 5 photos

I have been between cameras lately and therefore haven’t had much to share. My Nikon DLSR failed and has been sent for repairs. I grew tired of the limits of my iPhone camera  (although really missing the creative possibilities of various apps). I have bought a small point and shoot camera – a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. The last few days I have been learning how to use the new camera. Here are a few results, shot with the ZS7 and post-processed with Capture NX2.

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Seven Blue Cans

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