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 theonlinephotographer.com

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.

Boulder


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.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Lancaster Bomber Again





The first image is what happens when you shoot a rotating propeller with the camera in high res mode - but hey, I liked the effect. The other three images are turrets from the plane.

I'm particularly fond of the second and fourth images, and that last one is quite abstract, about light and form - definitely not illustrative.