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.
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.
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.
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.