Here are some color photographs from early October 2016, featuring the colors of the season (or not particularly)!
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).
Take away the color and you are left with line and value.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Across the street from this wall, I took this image:
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:
And finally, another take on this highly textured brick wall:
A few of my favorite black and white photos from the last week:
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.