Sunday, February 25, 2018

Unusual Portraits

It would be hard to dispute the Josef Karsh was one of the top portrait photographers of all time.  He photographed so many famous people in his lifetime; his portraits of Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy and countless others are instantly recognizable.  He took a photograph of composer Jean Sibelius ( that featured the subject with his eyes closed.  So if Karsh can do it I reckon I can too.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Industrial Abstracts

I was on a roof top the other day and there was bits of stuff left over from various repairs scattered all over.  I had only time for a few quick photos, I'm rather fond of this picture featuring a coiled up wreath of rusty wire.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Abraham Lake with a Twist

I've had a few photo outings to Abraham Lake over the years; I've been there in the dead of winter, the late autumn and in the spring.  There are great photo opportunities all along the lake shore - and in winter, out on the frozen surface.  The are also loads of canyons and trails leading away from the lake all over.  This is a fairly typical view of the lake at dusk.

Although this looks like a view I would have photographed this image is not mine; it was taken by my father, Donald Dobie, in August 1978.  I came across this picture as I was going through dad's old photo, it was shot on Kodachrome slide film and I scanned with my Epson V700 scanner.  I removed one or two little dust specs in Photoshop but otherwise this is how the image looked when it came back from the lab almost 40 years ago.  I can't be certain but I'm pretty sure this image was taken with dad's Pentax ME Super which is sitting on my desk as I write this,

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tenth Anniversary - A look Back

In 2008 I was asked to photograph a few parking garages for the structural engineering company that designed them.  It was the dead of winter when I shot this structure at the northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and the only thing I remember about the event was how ruddy cold it was,