08/10/10 13:19 Filed in: Parks
Photography runs in the family I suppose. In the fall of 2010 I sent my 13 year old son on a mission to the Huron Natural Area–take 10 images of vistas that moved him. This is one of the 10 images he came home with.
I set the camera to fully automatic so all he had to worry about composition. I was quite impressed with the balance between the horizon and it's reflection, it's almost a perfect mirror image.
08/09/10 13:06 Filed in: Parks
Look at this image... and then take a closer look... it looks as though those leaves might be on those branches in the sky... but their not.
The beaver has been going to town at the Huron Natural Area in Kitchener and had recently felled this tree. Now here it lays submerged in the water. Meanwhile, the trees above stand leafless in the sky.
It was a very haunting, ghostly image when I came upon it. I am happy it turned out as well as it did. These things never seem to quite look like you remembered but this one comes pretty close.
Photographed with a Sony DSLR-A100 and a Minolta 70-210mm f4 (beercan) at an effective focal length of 112mm, handheld.
22/11/10 12:06 Filed in: Rivers
A very early morning, mist laden image captured with a group of photo enthusiasts from Waterloo Region. The spot was Kiwanis Park situated on the Grand River just before sunrise, before the suns rays could burn off the morning mist .
I enjoy the cool, muted colors, typical of an open shade composition, but I especially enjoy the effect the band mist has on the background, rising up but not quite making it to the tree tops. And of course I really like how the whole scene is mirrored, yet neatly compressed in the reflection in the water.
08/01/11 11:39 Filed in: Street
On a morning walk in early summer I happened to catch a glimpse of this lone dew drop hanging precariously from the top of a single blade of grass. Ample side lighting and a large aperture allowed me to make this blade stand out against a blurred background of other grasses. Despite being a hand-held image I managed to capture a great deal of clarity and definition–enough that you can actually see the street-scape clearly inverted the dew drop.
22/01/11 13:29 Filed in: Parks
This image, of which I am very proud, resides in the archives at The NewYork Institute of Photography. When submitted as a first term project, my instructor, Elinor Stecker-Orel, was quite taken with the image and its use of motion while retaining a certain clarity and vibrant color.
This is another shot from my days on film, a time when I feel that shooting images was considerably less technologically involved. I could concern myself more about composition and capturing light then worrying about histograms and white balance.
22/08/10 10:35 Filed in: Rivers
I don't remember the exact place this shot was taken but I do recall that we were on our way home from Niagara on the Lake one summer evening. This beautiful vista presented itself. Unfortunately, due to the time of day and lack of light, I was not able to capture the whole range of colors in one exposure so I was forced to snap a series of images that I would later compose into an HDR image.
The result was more "electric" then my minds eye remembers it but it's still a worthy image for those that didn't see what I saw.