The time of day one photographs has a definite impact on how the light colors the subject being photographed. These three images of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg illustrate this very well. From left to right, the images were made at 5:50 AM, 6:39 AM and 10:15 AM respectively. As the sun rises above the horizon, the color of the light is very warm, ranging from pinkish to yellowish to more orange, depending on other weather conditions. As the sun rises higher in the sky, the light becomes more neutral and much cooler! The color of light also has a definite bearing on one’s mood; I always have a ‘warm and fuzzy’ or cheerful feeling early or late in the day when the light is also warmer in color. It’s not that I particularly like getting up at 4:30 AM to make those sunrise photographs, it’s just the price I pay to be an outdoor photographer. Once I’m up though, all is good!
I re-discovered the accompanying image searching through my slide collection recently. Still intrigued by what this image might represent, I picked up my copy of 'Kaleidoscope Sky' by Tim Herd, well known meteorologist and naturalist, and browsed throught the vast collection of most interesting images to see if I could identify this phenomenon. I suspected the image was displaying a phenomemon called 'iridescence'.
Reporter Tara Krzysztofik of PortageOnline.com published the following story about Mike's exhibition 'Prairie and Beyond' currently showing at the 'Portage and District Arts Centre' in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The exhibition is sponsored by the Manitoba Arts Network and based on Mike's latest book of the same name, published by Turnstone Press.
Svjetlana Mlinarevic of The Portage Daily Graphic talks about Mike Grandmaison's photographs of 'Prairie & Beyond' I Traveling Exhibition currently showing in Portage La Prairie at the Portage and District Arts Central Gallery until June 26, 2013. A number of the prints in the exhibition 'Prairie & Beyond' can be found in Mike's coffee table book 'Mike Grandmaison' Prairie & Beyond' published by Tursntone Press.
Mike Grandmaison's 'Golden Light' is currently showing at 'La Maison des Artistes' in St. Boniface (Winnipeg), Manitoba. Mike is a member of the centre for francophone visual artists which features some of its artists' artwork in an outdoor display called LA BOITE LUMINEUSE. 'Golden Light' will be on display from May through October, 2013.