Posts tagged “Landscape photography

Mundane and Simple (Two Photographs)

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Found along one of my walks. I like the plain and simple look of these as well as the perspective. I recall a series like this was bought and placed in a corporate boardroom. The CEO who bought them was quoted as saying something like “they should remind us of the city we live in”.


Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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If someone created this it would be called art but it’s probably all natural. So much the better, weather generated art. Infrastructure aging not gracefully perhaps but certainly in an interesting way. Just for the record I will give it dignity and call it wall art.


Refections (Two Photographs)

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West Block on Parliament Hill reflected in the windows of the Bank of Canada Building. Shot in black and white, processed in Adobe standard colour. HDR bracketing and reprocessed in black and white.


City Landscape

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I wanted to try my HDR technique on modern buildings. It worked well, with a few issues concerning very tiny details I decided to remove. There is still a school for the wild HDR that focuses on colour tones. But I think that going a more natural route works nicely for the things I like to shoot in town.


Three (Two Photographs)

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I was reading an article about landscape photography and making use of the foreground, specifically about anchoring your photo with three things. I thought it might be fun to take a series of photographs of three things. The next day in the park I saw what became this photographtwo lilies, the island bush and the reflections. It’s a start on the project.


Shadows (Two Photographs)

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Shadows are under appreciated in photography. When I see a photograph with great shadows it’s the one thing that is almost never discussed. I think this is because there is noise in shadows and photographers choose not to focus on noise. Here is a photograph that but for shadows there would be no photograph.


Forest Light (Two Photographs)

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The lighting in forests is extraordinary. Because there is a canopy that only lets in some light there are various effects that mimic studio lighting. For example, rays of light that break through the canopy and act as spotlights which is the case here. Photography is all about light and we have several options in naturetime of day, shadows, spotlights, overcast soft lighting. All worth exploring. One trick is to bring down the highlights and exposure in processing to emphasize the lighting, a better solution than a vignette in my view.