Thursday, November 02, 2017

Quebec City

Just back from a medical conference in Quebec City. Wonderful place. Spent two hours walking in the rain and mist and dark after arriving, shooting hand held with the Olympus EM-1 Mark II.

Most of the images were made at 1/4 second and the results are very pleasing. I did stop in at a cafe and begged  napkin to dry my lens but quite like the water droplets showing in the second image, of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel.

Last time I saw this hotel I was sailing by, on the Empress of Britain as I immigrated with my family to Canada from Scotland at age 8, 1958.

I was using the Olympus 12-100, a lens that combines it's own image stabilization with that of the camera body to make efforts like this possible.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Editing Tribune Bay

Seems to me that the image I uploaded yesterday looked weaker on the blog than it did in Photoshop. This happens sometimes, perhaps part of the toning. Here's what happens when I edit the uploaded image. It particularly seems weak on the right side so that is where I did most of the work. I had thought to lighten the light areas but in darkening the dark, it has the same effect without weakening the detail in the light parts.

Thoughts? Too heavy handed?

Before, then after.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Have You Tried It In Black And White?

Cliff asked 'had I considered the image in black and white?" I did try it, but didn't even save the image, preferring the colour version. I've redone the monochrome image, adding a bit of contrast, but still prefer the colour photograph.

I think there is more to be done with the black and white image, but I doubt that at any point it will become better than the colour, and if so, why bother. Definitely not always the case.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Print from The Gordon Lewis through

Gordon's image was previously featured on The Online Photographer, and when It came time to do my book Why Photographs Work, it was one of the first images I chose to discuss. It really is a lovely photograph and I can't recommend it enough, and a print for $149 is a bargain. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER - BY 10 PM

Link torThe Online Photographer

And the wonderful photograph:

Monday, October 02, 2017

Three Valley Gap

Selection of images from Three Valley Gap, south of Revelstoke B.C.


This was a large boulder inclusion in a sandstone formation on Hornby Island, about six feet across and overhead. Two high res images with the Olympus EM-1 Mark II

Othello Tunnels

Part of the Kettle Valley Railway, near Hope, B.C. and now a short hike with views of the Coquihalla Canyon and River.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lancaster Continued

The second image is a re-edit - I'd been living with a print for the last week and it was too dark. The upper image is a gun turret from a Lancaster bomber, shot from the inside.