December 6, 2012
A rose pogonia flower photographed northeast of Winnipeg. Many orchids, like this particular one, grow in wet, often mosquito infested areas which bring about its own challenges photographing them. I replaced the beautiful pink colour of the blossom by bringing the image into the 'FX Photo Studio' app and applied a sepia glow effect.
December 3, 2012
White roses from an anniversary bouquet
December 1, 2012
The old gas pumps in Baljennie, Saskatchewan were photographed circa 1981. Baljennie is the town my wife's paternal family settled in when John Rayner immigrated from England in 1903 and founded 'Bolton Farm'. The farm remains in the Rayner family today.
November 20, 2012
As much as I love to photograph outdoors, often it simply isn't possible for any number of reasons. But that does not mean I can't or don't photograph! I often explore for abstracts in my house and I have accumulated a rather large portfolio of this work over the years which I will present under the category 'Contemplations'. This image depicts a shadow created from the sun passing through a baby gate and projected onto a mahogany closet door. It was quite a challenge to try and keep up with the 'moving shadow' as the rising sun continually changed position. The tight space I had to work in necessitated that I use a tilt/shift lens and photograph the pattern from a rather sharp angle. I ultimately made 5 exposures at different focus points and merged them into Helicon Focus software to create a sharp image from edge to edge. Photographing often keeps your skills sharp and allows you to work quickly when required.