Posts tagged “Architecture

Macro: Some Garages – And a Last Tip on Stability (Three Photographs)

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The garages clearly have nothing to do with Macro or close-up photography, they are just a series I wanted to post.

One way I make sure my camera is stable enough to get sharp photos, when hand-held, is that it is firmly held against my glasses. To do this I use an oversize eye cup on my cameras made by Hoodman, (I am sure there are other brands). A firm hold on the camera and well seated on your face with the eye cup, really makes a difference. Also the large cup blocks light and makes it easier to use other camera features.


The Jellyfish In the Queen’s Lantern (Three Photographs)

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They replaced the Tower of the Victoria Building with the “Queen’s Lantern” and in the Lantern they have hung inflated animals tied to various exhibits. This is a jellyfish, the exhibit was on bio-luminescence. It’s still there. Regardless of how you look at this installation, it has a certain spooky nature, hence my deciding the photos looked better in B&W. In color they looked like something out of a science fiction movie.


Facades (Three Photographs)

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These were taken within a few blocks of each other, in one of the more photographic neighborhoods. I have done several facades on this blog, but these are the first where the word can be interpreted in more than one way. This is one of the things that make architecture/street photography interesting; the photographer and the audience get to be a little more judgemental than usual about the subject. I have walked past these places more than once, and their flavor did not really change with the different times of day, these were taken in the noonday sun.


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. 


To the Left (Two Photographs)

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These were taken within a few feet of one another in a small town. Thematically, juxtapositions and commonalities can have impact. These two photos have one thing in common that links them regardless of subject. I have seen some great exhibits based on this premise. I suspect if these were in one room and on opposite walls, people would unconsciously connect them.


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.

 


Light, Dappled and Shadowed, Shaken not Stirred (Three Photographs)

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Photography is all about light: quality, direction, etc. Every book on photography goes into this in detail, then moves on to time of day, studio lights etc. I think dappled light is underrated for the most part because it causes chromatic aberrtion in many colour situations and complicates exposure (because of the limited dynamic range of light cameras can see). Similarly, strong shadows can be interesting to work with. All good ideas worth exploring.