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    December 12, 2012
    My bedroom drapes, normally a plain beige colour, were transformed into a tapestry the other evening as the setting sun shone through the drapes backlighting some frost that had formed on the window the previous evening as temperatures plummeted to about -27 degrees Celsius.
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    November 30, 2012
    Remember the non-energy efficient windows? They were wonderful canvases to work on! On very cold days, I can still capture frost patterns on one of the bedroom windows. Look especially at sunrise/sunset when the contrast between warm and cool colors is quite evident.
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    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.
    Posted In:Contemplations
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    October 23, 2012
    On a few previous monirngs I had noticed the morning light shining through the living room drapes. I liked the way the light created an interesting pattern this morning and decided to create an image by making three seperate exposures via the HDR (high dynamic range) technique.
    Posted In:Contemplations