Posts tagged “Architecture Photography

A Little Off (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs show the same subject in very different ways. The ability to emphasize detail, texture and tone in black and white in a photolike this make the mundane interesting. In colour making use of the colour palette with a bit of vibrance and saturationmakes the doorjump out while not losing the detail.  The title refers to a series of photos I am doing that have some elements that are just a bit odd, here it’s the step that seems to be an afterthought.


Nothing to See Here (Three Photographs)

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Lets call this type of photography intimate urban landscape. I have known photographers who do this work. Apparently it sells well. Far be it for me to defend a genre or a price range, but I do like to shoot this sort of photography.


Profile (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs were processed slightly differently with different approaches to contrast. The second has a bit more contrast using a push processing preset. Thepoint here is in walking about a city, buildings sometimes provide an opportunity for a unique perspective, part of the fun is finding that perspective.


Some Reflections and Further Comments on Aperture (Two Photographs)

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Shot with a Fuji XT-2, and a 23mm lens (aspect ratio equivalent to a 35mm lens) at F8. You will notice that pretty much everything is in focus. In landscapes and photographs of events, crowds, and large objects it is not always feasible to use a small F Stop like F 16 and get sharp pictures and everything in focus. A depth of field calculator could provide, for any given  F Stop a definitive distance to focus on ( say ten feet out) called the hyper-focal distance that would make sure everything is in focus. Or if fiddling with your smartphone is too much, use this rule of thumb, focus one-third into the scene this should get most everything in focus, not as much as the calculated hyper-focal distance but good enough. When we use larger apertures (smaller F Stop ) we get the exact opposite effect; selective focus (where your focus is on something close and everything behind is more or less out of focus). A large aperture also allows more light to reach the sensor therefore avoiding having to use a higher ISO and generate noise.


The Doorway (Two Photographs)

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I found this down an alley and could not resist the opportunity to capture this piece of art. It deserves to stand alone and not be in a series. It’s amazing the trouble someone must have gone to to create this wonder that very few will ever see. I have not done much to this except correct the exposure. And it looks just as good in black and white!


Window Reflections (Three Photographs)

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In my meanderings about town this summer and fall I have found a few unique window reflections that struck me as fine modern art. Oddities, including reflections are favourite subjects of mine. Until the snow gets too deep, I’ll keep walking. 


The Good the Bad and the Ugly (Three Photographs)

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On a road trip out-of-town we ran across these old buildings that reminded me of an old movie set. I wanted that old western style of photo. Gives a bit of character to the abandoned. The buildings are on a hill you pass just as you enter the town of Renfrew, Ontario. Given the location one would think something could be made of this location and buildings. They do have some character.