Posts tagged “Architectural Photography

Don’t Look Up (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes looking up is amazing and capturing that feeling in a photograph isn’t difficult. I took a direct approach, making the near symmetry in each photo work for me. The sun coming over the top of the building was perfect.


Montreal Windows (Two Photographs)

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Montreal is a a bigger, busier city than Ottawa and provided more opportunity and some additional challenges (like traffic) for my kind of city photography. Both photos are HDR, originally shot in B&W, processed in colour and filtered back to B&W.

 


Homes (Two Photographs)

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Shooting houses is an interesting opportunity to learn what a difference angle of view and other framing options provide. Years ago I was asked to shoot a house that might be rented for an exterior in a TV commercial. I was told they wanted it to look odd and a bit creepy. Great assignment for a teenager just getting into photography. I shot 12 sites I thought might work. I was amused when the people I was working for had a hard time choosing among three of the locations. From that and other experiments, I learned a bit about moody architecture shots, e.g. that the results depend as much on the foreground as the subject.


Simple (Three Photographs)

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I read an article that argued for simple photographs. The examples were not helpful in terms of defining simple. But I get the main point, sometimes the most simple compositions have an impact. In this series of windows, I kept it simple. Although I used Photoshop HDR pro to do all three from bracketed shots, the simple applies to the composition.


Brutalism or Compromise (Three Photographs)

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Brutalist architecture, like art nouveau or Bauhaus are loved by some hated by others. I am sure cost is a reason why glass and concrete are so widely used and more complex approaches are history.  Of these the standing pipe is a favourite of mine, the brutal windows are simply a bad example of modern architecture, and the wall etching too mechanical to be real art and just a distraction from glass and steel construction.


Antique Finds (Two Photographs)

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I took these shots with my Fuji XT-2 at an antique fair in an old barn. I have seen quite a few photographs like these, especially kitchenware in museum collectionssimple, detailed and concentrating on shape and form.