Friday, May 27, 2016

Strange Overtones

I took this photo on a demolition site a week ago.  In my mind this twisted pile of steel studs was going to be a high contrast black and white image but when looked at it afterward I realized that there actually a lot of subtle colour in play.  All I did was increase the saturation a little to make this image.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Prince of Wales Armouries

Completed in 1915 the Prince of Wales Armouries was originally known as the Edmonton Drill Hall and was a training centre for the Department of National Defence until 1977.  The building was given the name Prince of Wales Armouries in 1921 and in 1982 ownership was transferred to the City of Edmonton.  It has served a variety of organization over the years and is currently the home of the City of Edmonton Archives.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Virtues of the Last Minute

Most of the time, getting organized to take interior photos takes more time than the on site photography itself.  When a client asks for a rapid turn around on completing an assignment I usually think it'll be impossible because there are just too many things to organize and other people that have to cooperate.  Such was the case with this assignment.  I had just two days to organize the photography of this restaurant which is a two hour drive from home.  The owner was very obliging and I was allowed in about 40 minutes before they opened the doors for the lunch rush.  The request for photos came to me on a Thursday afternoon.  The photos were completed the following Saturday morning and the finished package was sent to the client by midnight Sunday.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Not The Valley Zoo I Remember

Here's another photo from my recent assignment at the Valley Zoo in Edmonton.  This concrete sturgeon is in the admissions-paid plaza area.