Friday, August 26, 2016

Recent Projects

Here's a follow on to last weeks post featuring a common area at the NAIT Centre for Applied Technology.  Scenes where there are multiple light sources (daylight, LED fluorescent etc) are a challenge as the colour temperature varies widely. Accounting for the daylight coming in from the windows and the deep shadows in some areas and a big effort is needed to get an image that looks properly exposed from margin to margin and natural.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Recent Projects

This is the newly completed Centre for Applied Technology and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.  Things have come a long way since my days at NAIT (Arch Tech '78)!

Canon 1Ds with Canon 24mm TSE lens.  Camera support via Gitzo Explorer Tri-pod with head and camera bracket by Really Right Stuff.  This is a composite photo made from four images; only the focal length (f/14) is static.  RAW File editing done in Adobe Lightroom with JPEG images merged in Photoshop CS6.  Black and white conversion done using Oloneo Photo Engine.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Recent Projects

This recently opened seniors/assisted living residence was photographed for the architects.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Dayllilies in Summer

Summer time means - among other things - daylilies.  They're a ubiquitous perennial of the genus Hemerocallis.  There are thousands of cultivars our there but the standard yellow/orange is robust, low maintenance and disease free.  The blossoms last a predictable 24 hours with new blossom appearing on the same scape (stock) the next day.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mountain Parks Details

There's a spot in Jasper National Park that has some special meaning to my family.  I had a chance to stop by recently and I took this photo with my iPhone.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hidden Gems

Most cities have a hidden gem in the form of a downtown park;  this one is in downtown Edmonton at ATB Plaza.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Big Prairie Skies

Several years ago I was introduced to the work of an artist from Saskatchewan who has produced many paintings featuring dramatic and expansive prairie skies - other things too but it is these sky paintings that first appealed to me.   He renders them in an almost three dimensional and outrageous way that features over-the-top colour with oozing paint that seems to be sculpted onto the canvas.  They are utterly fantastic and I often think of these paintings when I see the clouds rolling in.   For this weeks post I went to the archives to see if I had something that speaks to this whimsical and dramatic way of looking at the skies that we prairie folk know all too well.