November 28, 2013
The time of day and the prevailing weather have a drastic effect on the color of a landscape as well as on our moods.
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November 10, 2013
The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an architectural wonder built on the Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg. Scheduled to open to the public on September 20, 2014, the Museum is certain to be a popular destination for tourists from around the world.
American architect Antoine Predock's concept of the Museum was heavily influenced by the Canadian landscape. Elements such as prairie skies, northern lights, snow, icebergs, tree roots and bird wings featured prominently in the design, as well as elements of Canadian culture.
I spent many hours this summer and fall capturing different views of the CMHR for various clients from different angles, various vantage points, at different times of the day and in different seasons. Being such an interesting building, it offers tremendous potential for photography. The weather alone provides such diverse imagery.
In the fall, I was commissioned by the German company 'Gartner Steel and Glass' who provided the principal materials for the 'cloud'. I covered a lot of territory walking about to capture wide angle views of the building in the context of the city skyline as well as capturing more intimate and abstract details of the architecture. If you think the exterior is something to behold, wait until you see the inside! I am looking forward to photographing the interiors in the very near future.
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The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights has changed Winnipeg’s skyline once more. It’s been a decade now since the Esplanade Riel Bridge was completed and offered onlookers a very different look of the city skyline from the east end. The two major ‘architectural wonders’ are situated on either side of the famous Red River, linking downtown Winnipeg with St. Boniface, Canada’s largest francophone community outside Quebec.
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!