Architecture

Errors (Three Photographs)

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I am calling these photographs errors, let’s just say happy errors. In the first I wanted to accentuate the distortions in the windows, as well as show the mural. I never noticed the light leak in the left top corner. Lens hoods are supposed to fix that. But I like it (by the way some software allows you to make your own light leak, but I have never tried that.) It’s as good a photo in black and white as in colour. The second shot was going to be just an abstract, but as I processed it, it became clear that someone had thrown paint at a mural of a moose. It’s amazing what the camera sees.


Spaceship (Two Photographs)

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The black and white is the final product though the colour version has its appeal. The idea for the photo hit me when I was experimenting with a wide-angle lens. Lenses in the 10-35mm range allow for creativity in perspective, angle of view etc. A little known fact is that you can focus quite close with most wide-angle lenses. The standard wide-angle is 24mm, for street photography 35mm. With a 20mm and down the exaggerated optics become more obvious. By the way the photo is of a skylight in a modern building.


Shadows (Two Photographs)

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Fall light, harsh angled light creating interesting shadows. I could not resist taking these shots trying to isolate the subject from the world around it (a cross walk and busy sidewalk). XT-3, HDR Pro, Photolemeur, and Tonality CK, just the right mix.


Mundane and Simple (Two Photographs)

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Found along one of my walks. I like the plain and simple look of these as well as the perspective. I recall a series like this was bought and placed in a corporate boardroom. The CEO who bought them was quoted as saying something like “they should remind us of the city we live in”.


Surreal Windows (Three Photographs)

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These photos should speak for themselves. I just wanted to say that the one with the ladder does have a colour-cast, sometimes they actually enhance the photograph. Once in a while working on photos that are somewhat abstract is refreshing.


Mailboxes (Three Photographs)

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It seems my catalogue has a significant number of photographs of mailboxes. I am not sure why I take so many but very often the boxes have some unique style or special lighting. As I weed through them I will post more.


Little Things (Three Photographs)

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We walk past the little things; those things the song says we won’t miss until they’re gone or broken. Urban environments are full of this kind of mechanical sculpture. I may take many similar photographs like this but few survive the cull.