Sunday, November 30, 2014

Recent Projects

Here is an interior photo of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed performing arts centre in Camrose.

When the contractor (who commissioned these photos) turns a building tlike this over to the owner there is usually a period of several weeks required to make the building ready for it's intended use.  Here, there were miles of cable to put in place, lights to be rigged and a host of other behind the scenes tasks to perform.  All those boxes on stage under the proscenium arch contain stage draperies.  They were in a most inconvenient spot for my purposes.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Recent Projects

The new Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose was recently opened.  Peter Lougheed was premier of Alberta from 1971-1985.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Recent Projects

This catholic school opened to students this past autumn.  Can you see the cross in this sculptural element?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Recent Projects

This school serves a junior population in Airdrie, Alberta.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Recent Projects

This seniors centre was recently opened in Stettler, Alberta

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Recent Projects

This School in Red Deer was completed last spring and received it's first student in September.  I took several photos from the more obvious vantage points but I liked this view from across the water best.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Recent Projects

The architect who designed this building told me the photos made the building look juicy and full of flavour.  I decided to take it as a compliment.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Recent Projects

The show room at Drive Products is consistent with the building exterior and with the type of activities that occur here.  They customize trucks for industrial use so the building interior reflects that; if this were a medical office these finishes and details would be a little peculiar.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Recent Projects

Ain't no secret about to whom this building belongs.  Drive Products specializes in customizing trucks for industrial purposes.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Recent Projects

This bar is part of one of Edmonton's most fashionable restaurants.  Photographed just before service began; the chef and staff where finalizing the evenings offerings as I took photos.  Made me very hungry.  And thirsty for Barolo.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recent Project

This commercial office space is home to a government financial group.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Recent Projects

This medical professional building recently opened in west Edmonton.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recent Projects

I have a corporate client that uses these kinds of photos in their marketing endeavours.  This is Scott; who I know through other channels besides photographically.  There are a couple of ways to achieve this kind of photo; you can photograph the subject against an all white background or you can use a chroma key background (these are usually green) and cut the subject out after.  Because I took this on site and not in a studio and I did not want to lug along a bunch of extra backdrop stuff I simply positioned Scott in front of a fairly plain wall.  I used to Elinchrom strobes triggered remotely to light him.  Then, I digitally 'cut' Scott out using Topaz Remask software.  Then I placed the cut selection onto a white background.

Canon 1Dx with Canon 85mm L series lens.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Recent Projects

This portrait of the bride is one of my favourite images from the summer wedding I photographed.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Recent Projects

I don't consider myself to be a wedding photographer nor do I aspire to be one.  From time to time I get asked to shoot a wedding though, here's a photo from such an occasion back in August.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Recent Projects

I'm particularly pleased with this photo of a church in east Edmonton.  The building has stood there for a good long time so the landscaping has grown in nicely.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Recent Projects

Despite having been away a far bit over the summer there were a load of architectural and commercial interior photos taken - like this one for instance.  This building belongs to a company that supplies infrastructure components to the oil and gas industry.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Addio a Milano

We'll make this the last in this series of photos from Milan and surroundings.  Thanks for the usual indulgence to you all for engaging with the photos and to Maria, Patrizia and Mauro for their company in Milan.  And of course grazie mille to my piccolo angelo Terri for her encouragement and support.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vintage Postcard from Milan

This photo looks like an old postcard or photo found in the back of a long forgotten drawer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

A Green Roof covers the National War Museum in Ottawa.  Appropriately enough the roof is seeded with poppies as you can see on this photo I took in 2007.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Streets of Milan

This photo was made from our apartment balcony in Milan.  Canon G15 image edited in Adobe Lightroom and with black and white conversion via Nik Silver Efex Pro.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Doors of Bellagio

I have a vast collection of photos of windows, doors and doorways.  Usually they feature ornate or derelict doors with loads of peeling paint, broken glass...maybe some graffiti.  This door features none of that but I like it all the same.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bellagio on Lake Como

If you've been paying attention you'll know what a fan I am of the iPhone pano camera setting.   I used it to create this photograph in Bellagio on Lake Como.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Living in Style on Lake Como

This house - comprised of 4 buildings that one can see from the lake - would do me just fine. Apart from all the ferry passengers staring all the time.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Castello Sforzesco

This photo of Castello Sforzesco in Milan was made with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In the Streets of Milan

This is one of several photos I took from or apartment balcony in Milan.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stairway to Heaven or ???

This is a detail photo of an all-glass stairway.  The laminations of glass are stacked on the vertical then cut to form the stair itself.  It's a bit grubby but stunning none the less.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Como Train Station

All aboard!  Well in a few minutes maybe.  Train from Como to Milan due along anytime now....

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Milanese Roof Tops

Sure there only roof tiles, but I like the repetitive nature of this photograph.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Old and the New

I like the contrast in this photo of the old statue and the new skylight-adorned roof top beyond.  Observed in a piazza in Como.