Art

Abstract (Two Photographs)

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These are the result of my working with hard contrast. When I saw these plants in the field I knew there was something I wanted to work with. I wanted to try some radical edits that take the original subject and make the results somewhat more abstract rather than realistic. Working with contrast and sharpening tools did the trick.


Field (Two Photographs)

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I think these would make good murals. They are the kind of photographs that calm the mind. The background is important and because it’s farther away from the subject than the camera is, I used a relatively small aperture. I got a great out of focus background even with a cropped sensor camera.


Mural (Two Photographs)

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I pass this mural often but only infrequently is it not obscured by cars. I like it because it’s hard to tell what is part of the mural or not. Composing a photograph that takes advantage of the mural but has context makes it your own take on what you see.


Bird Mural (Two Photographs)

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On the same walk as the photos I took for yesterday’s post, I came across this wall art. While it’s beautiful in colour, my eye saw that black and white was better at capturing the quiet of the neighbourhood and the details in the building and street.


Inuksuk (Three Photographs)

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The creator of this innovative piece gave it a common name of Noah. To me it looks like an Inuksuk, used by the Inuit to provide directions. In the far north you see them, often large and small and the symbol is on the flag of Nunavut. Here in an urban environment, using urban materials it made quite the impression. I’m a big fan of the alleyways of Montreal and their art work. My first post on WordPress was on that subject. In this case I took three photos of the installation before settling on the black and white you see here. I have included the colour shots just for interest sake.


Wall Art and “Personal Work” (Three Photographs)

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A Photo Editor, that is a person who hires photographers for commercial work was asked what they look at in a new photographer and one of those things mentioned was “personal work,” Work that is uninfluenced by creative direction of a magazine or advertising agency. Having been in photographic studios where the photographer was directed, I still think personal work and amateur photography is where the fun is even if you don’t make any money at it.


Purpose (Two Photographs)

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I may have shot this scene before but with the door open and with people in it. Just a lovely bit of scenery. I wanted to do it justice in both colour and black and white, though my preference is the black and white, given the detail and texture.