Friday, November 27, 2015

The Mercer Buildimg

A perspective control or tilt shift lens is indispensable in architectural photography for a variety of reasons, one of which is the option of taking two or more images and fusing them together afterward.  This shot is made in such a way.  The very large tree at the top of the frame prevents simply moving back to get the entire facade in one image.

This is the restored Mercer Building in downtown Edmonton, photographed with my Canon 17mm TS-E lens on my Canon 1Ds camera.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Commercial Interior Photography

This may look like the interior of a stylish, modern office but it's actually the working show room of a major commercial office furnishings dealer.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Ghost Sign

There are several buildings in Edmonton that feature old hand painted advertising graphics on the exterior walls.  Some people refer to them as Ghost Signs.  This one is on the side of a derelict building called the Koermann Block.  These days there seems to be only one tenant left in this old building - a barber shop that, like the ghost sign, has seen better days.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Edmonton International Airport Fire Hall

This is the new airside fire hall at Edmonton International.  The building itself is not that imposing but the equipment within is pretty awesome; even more so with a foreboding storm clouds overhead.  Conversion to black and white made using Oloneo Photo Engine.