Posts tagged “Fine Art Photography

Tulip Festival (Two Photographs)

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Back in May we had our annual Tulip Festival. Holland’s monarchy took refuge in Canada during WWII and in gratitude they send us tulips for the festival. I must say every year it gets more crowded, and this year because there were fewer tulips at the beginning due to cold weather, it was even more crowded. Using a 105 mm lens helped isolate things, taking the same photo at different apertures also helped. Flowers like these sometimes tend to halo along the edges and that can detract from the photo. Similarly some colors do not translate easily onto the web so there is some time involved in editing them. I will post more as time goes on.


Mourning Dove (Two Photographs)

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I usually see mourning doves on the ground foraging. This was the first time I saw one in a tree. It was lit from behind, hence the halo and glow. It suits the bird as does the bokeh. One thing about the doves I have found is you can get quite close to them. They seem very confident about their security.


Murals (Two Photographs)

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I was recently in Montreal, walking about taking photographs I came across this development and saw these murals. They are definitely out-of-the-way and off the main streets. Besides showing pride in community, at least one of the murals may show what the neighborhood looked like before modern developers arrived. I have tried in both photos to place the murals in context and not just show the murals alone.


Raging Goose (Two Photographs)

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This is a Canada Goose in full screaming rage. As Canada is a country known for its politeness it’s a wonder why they call them Canadian at all. This goose could be heard down the lake and I am not sure if it was in anger or in fear of some other goose, but it howled and came almost right at me. But on the other hand, it is good comedy.


A Raccoon (Three Photographs)

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Tired at the end of a long day in the reserve I turned a corner to find myself being stared at by the largest raccoon I have ever seen. Someone had put sunflower seeds on a stump and the raccoon was happily munching away. It was only scared off when someone came up behind it. I managed several interesting shots and may do a few in black and white later on. In any event this made my day!


Showing Off (Three Photographs)

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I had never seen a wood duck dive under water before. As usual when ducks or geese go under they come out and shake off the water making quite a remarkable display. Unfortunately it lasts for less than a minute so you have to be on your toes so to speak. The golden color of the water reflects the cloudy cool day.


Back Alley (Three Photographs)

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We live in town with only a few back alleys. These are from the better of the lot. I think back alleys have a certain draw for photographers because there is so much detail, things out of place and almost everything creatively weathered. In larger cities I have seen more than one photographer in the same alley looking for something unique. In this series we go from the hyper-modern to the old and tired.