So here is the same location that I posted last week. Only the composition is horizontal instead of vertical. The sculptured piece of shoreline is more prominent in the composition. The lighting is beautiful from the overhead cloudy skies. Very even lighting. I just added a small portion of the right shoreline for depth.
I received a Special Merit and Special Recognition awards at the 3rd Annual “Nature” Art exhibition by Light Space and Time online gallery.
You can view the entries here
I will be attending the Quest Art 9th Annual Juried Show. I had a selection for this show.
I had a small book of photos published on Amazon that you can view here.
My book A Wilderness Experience Through Photos And Poetry is available at Blurb as a hardcover or ebook.
Well that is it for now. Until next time happy trails.
I was on the road for most of the day yesterday doing business. On my way home at about 2:30 that afternoon I crossed a bridge over a creek. Glancing up the creek I took note of the patterns I saw along the water’s edge. I decided to head home and get my camera. I live only a couple minutes away. Once at home I enjoyed a cup of coffee first before grabbing my camera bag and heading out the door.
Yesterday was a cloudy day with lovely lighting. On the left side of the creek the shoreline had an interesting spot that really caught my eye. There was grass exposed under the snow. The snow texture was great with some neat patterns to it. On top of that the water was calm, allowing for great reflection to add to the pattern. Shot by itself was not going to create a good composition. I set up my tripod and camera and shot the above scene as a vertical. I used the right shoreline as a lead-in and placed my main point of interest in the top right hand of the photo. Of interest was the outline of a face made by ice on the water. As I processed the photo a touch of magenta showed on the snow that I had to tone down. The city of Sudbury has a far number of lakes and streams within its boundaries. Sudbury is also noted for its Nature trails that can offer photographic opportunities.
Be sure to check out my book A Wilderness Experience Through Photos And Poetry over at Blurb
Well that is it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time happy trails.
Colorful rocks and fast water make for some wonderful compositions. I purposely kept this shot tight. I just showed enough vegetation at the top to add color and a bit of framing. I chose a couple rocks for the foreground for added depth. Then I recorded different shutter speeds but left my f-stops at f22. At the pace of the water coming through here I need a shutter speed to stop the fast flowing water. This how you can create what I call character with flowing water. You make the water come alive with power and movement. You want that water to be vibrant.
After you get home, upload your shots to the computer. Then it is just a matter of selecting the composition that turns you on and process it. I am a photo artist so my work for the most part does not look like a standard photograph.
The above scene was taken on the Aux Sauble River just North of Massey Ontario
I have just published a book at Blurb consisting of my photos and poetry. You can check it out here.
Well that is it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time Happy Trails
A beautiful Fall evening. The sun is below the horizon. I had looked to the North side of O S A Lake and saw the beautiful colored sky that you see above. I set up my tripod and Canon 7D and composed the above shot. Scenes like this are always wonderful to see. The colors in the sky are fleeting, so you have to be fairly quick about getting these shots.
Well that is it for now. It is a rainy day here in my part of the country. Plus freezing rain and snow.
I just finished a new book on Blurb. I created this book using my photos and poetry. To view it go here.
Until next time happy trails
Two years ago my wife Maureen and I made a five day trip into David Lake by Bell Lake in Killarney Provincial Park. After carrying over the first portage with our canoe and gear we took an extended break. This was Maureen’s first trip out since before the kids were born. That is going back at least thirty years now. I spotted Silver Peak to my left. There was a piece of narrow swamp leading my eye to Silver Peak. So I thought this might be interesting. Keeping some shoreline on the left to lead the eye to the swamp which you then follow up to Silver Peak. Silver Peak is the highest elevation in the La Cloche Mountain Range. It rises to a height of 1782 feet. Silver Peak is a very popular destination for hikers to take in the view from the top.
I have just completed a softcover book through Blurb. There is also an ebook available as well. Check them out here.
Well that is it for this week. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time happy trails.