Friday, December 8, 2017

Ah, Ektachrome

I was searching around on the internet for a template that would replicate film negatives and I came across one for Kodak Ektachrome film.  Ektachrome was a colour slide film manufactured by Kodak until the autumn of this year.

The sister product of Ektachrome was Kodachrome and although the two colour positive (as opposed to a negative) films had different technical characteristics one of the principal differences was that any motivated person could process Ektachrome whereas Kodachrome could only be  processed by Kodak.  Readers of National Geographic will recognize the look of a photo taken with Kodak Ektachrome film.

I took this photo with the iPhone Hipstamatic and framed it in Photoshop with the Ektachrome border.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Recent Projects

This car dealership has been open on this site for a few years and I have to say it presented a few challenges photographically.  Apart from the GM entry arch there's not much to it; and there's no landscaping close to the building which I totally understand; after all it's a car dealership and there's no place for trees and shrubs among the inventory.  One just has to work a little harder to get 'the shot' in these circumstances.

Another issue with photographing car dealerships is that the photos can become dated quickly as the vehicles change over time.  Astute car people will now that this photo was taken in the autumn of 2017 because some of the cars in the shot are from the 2017 model year and others are from the 2018 line up.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recent Portraits

I first photographed these young people in 2009 and we've reconvened for more family photos every year since.  When I'm photographing families I like to take them places that offer some options for the setting of the photos.  This corrugated black metal wall is on a pavilion in an Edmonton park and seemed to provide the perfect contrast to the other photos I took that featured autumn leaves and green grass.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

In my opinion one of the best buildings in Canada is the National War Museum in Ottawa.  Among its many virtues is the green roof which, fittingly, features a good measure of poppies. At the end of a day spent in the museum a visit to the roof is a must.  On my visit the sky was a sombre shade of gray which seemed fitting enough.  The spire on the horizon is the Peace Tower on parliament hill.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Recent Projects - Sherwood Park Volkswagen

Last week I posted an exterior photo of this new VW dealership; here's a shot of the new car show room.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Recent Projects - Sherwood Park Volkswagen

This new Volkswagen dealership recently opened in Sherwood Park, Alberta  This elevation faces north and in the autumn it's in perpetual shade.  I took several photos in full daylight but I like the dusk shots best.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Recent Projects - Seniors Living in Red Deer

This seniors living development in Red Deer has been open for a little under one year.