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Posts tagged “Randall Talbot

Best of 2017 (Part 1)

I’ve looked back at my photos (those taken with my Nikon) from 2017 and picked out my top 20 favorites. The first ten are presented here and the second 10 will be in the “Best of 2017 Part 2” blog post.

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My top 20 photos from 2017 continued in Part 2.

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Color Fields

A bit of texture, some color and practically nothing recognizable:

Blue 48

Blue 48

Pink Spot

Pink Spot

Dark Field

Blue Corner

Light Field

Light Field

Blue Vertical

Blue Vertical


Five August Abstracts

These are five abstract photos that I took/created today:

The Rock

The Rock

Verticals

Verticals

Poles

Poles

Soft Horizon

Soft Field

Car Wash

Park

All of these images are 2-second exposures with some element of intentional camera movement.


Color Fields of Spring

Today I was back at taking some long-exposure, camera-motion abstract photos. This batch emphasizes color, sometimes subtle, sometimes bold.

Blue on Green

Blue on Green

Peach Left

Peach Left

Golden Square

Golden Square

Pink Haze

Pink Haze

Spectrum Centre

Spectrum Centre


Heartbeat Abstractions

Sometimes creative success comes upon me by happenstance. Today I was on my way to the studio to do some painting and as it was a nice morning I decided to walk through the river valley and take my camera with me. As I was leaving I realized that I didn’t have a polarizing filter with me but I did have my neutral density filter so I changed plans and decided I’d focus on some long-exposure camera motion abstraction,since it had been awhile since I’d done any photography in that vein.

As I reached the river valley I noticed runners, lots of runners, with numbers – there was a race going on. It was the Edmonton Heartbeat Run and that was very fortunate as it gave me lots of (moving) subjects and color to work in to my abstract photos. I snapped away, unsure of what I was really capturing but when I got home and processed the images I was quite pleased with what I had:

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Prairie Exit, a landscape painting

In the first part of 2010 I painted a  series of  landscapes inspired by the Alberta Prairies. Here is one of this group:

"Prairie Exit" by Randall Talbot, 2010 (oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm)

To see more paintings from this series, please visit my web site: www.randalltalbot.com