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Light (Two Photographs)

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In the study of photography and painting you learn a fair deal about the direction of light. You will see in many paintings that the light is coming from impossible directions to light the subject. In photography it’s a sign a photo has been altered without thought to logical lighting. In an effort to brighten the leaves in this shot it may appear in the colour version that the light is coming from below. It’s not as noticeable in black and white. A lesson learned and shared.


Cabbage White Butterfly (Two Photographs)

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I found these old photographs of a cabbage white in my files and while I wait for their season to begin in earnest, I decided to publish these. Such magnificent looking creatures. The trick is to shoot them when they are busy and distracted.


Modern 1 (Two Photographs)

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I was reading up on on black and white photography and one of the suggestions was that modern buildings make great black and white subjects. In another article I read how to make them more abstract. This is my take on the two suggestions.


Turtle (Two Photographs) and Some Fun with Processing

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There is no harm in occasionally trying new things in software, of course the only danger is going further than you want and having to start again. In this week’s post I have tried a few new things to see where they will go. One thing that has always intrigued me is adding fake lights to a photo. Luminar has a filter called sun rays and you can see it best in the black and white.


Water Lily

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This is the last of my water lilies for 2018. It’s a bit odd in colour, the green was simply awful. So I decided on Black and White and emphasizing the lily, a bit overdone but then a little drama never hurts.


Pink Flamingo (Three Photographs)

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You don’t see many pink flamingos anymore. I had one for years in my apartment. I saw a sea of them in Tanzania. So I was delighted to see this one in a garden in Ottawa. There should be more to bring a smile to most dour of faces.

 


Umbrellas (Two Photographs)

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I have seen some photographs of umbrellas hung over a street and I understand there are several places where this is done. In this case, Gatineau, Quebec. It makes for a very nice venue. As you can see from the colour version it is not a bad shooting opportunity. However in black and white I think the impression and perspective change dramatically.